Rockin’ Your RootsWestern societies have found ways of incorporating African prints into trendy fashion pieces that we’ve now made part of our everyday wardrobe. Whether it is Ankara or Kente, men and women have found a way to rock these African prints with existing items in their closets. Here are some ways you can rock your african prints and still look trendy:
Getting to Know Joseph M. MatalonRecognized locally and internationally for his role at the head of ICD Group Limited, a well-established holding company that manages many diverse businesses in the Caribbean and North America, as well as for his contribution on any one of the many boards and committees on which he sits, Mr Joseph M. Matalon (Joe) is no stranger to the public eye. Here are 10 interesting facts about Joe Matalon:
Dr. Damien King the Man: Ten Things You Didn’t KnowStraight talking economist, lecturer and the Co-Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), Dr. Damien King will, on January 27th, be inducted into the Campion College Hall of Fame at the Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Here are 10 interesting things we found out about Dr. Damien King, Campion College Alumni’s newest Hall of Fame inductee
Bobby Montague: Drop the PR and Just Get to WorkThe Minister has been talking tough and has been announcing a number of measures to reduce crime, the restructuring of the Constabulary and allocation and reallocation of resources, etc. However, these have for the most part been just announcements. The Minister, as he stands presently, is now at the risk of being just an announcer and not a doer.
What's Your New Year's Resolution?It is only five days into the the New Year and already many ‘resolutionists’ are ready to flush their new year’s resolutions down the toilet. The Desk at 13 West went on a quest to find out resolutions, if any, were made and broken since the start of the year. Here’s what we found out:
Top 10 Memes of 2016As 2016 draws to a close (not that we’re completely sad) we can’t deny that it gave us many things- namely, hilarious... even borderline corny Memes. At The Desk, we have a team member we consider a human meme-generator and in true year in review fashion, asked him to give us his pick of the top ten Memes of 2016. So, in no particular order, here’s what he came up with:
Coldwell Banker gives back to Jamaica Society for the BlindColdwell Banker Jamaica Realty handed over a newly refurbished kitchen to the Jamaica Society for the Blind on the 21st of December. The project which started in October was completed earlier this (December) month with the help of sponsors Active Traders, Tile City, Enerbiz and Architect, Radcliff Jones.
Butch Hendrickson's Philanthropic Footprint2016 has been an astounding year for the astute businessman behind National Baking Company, CEO Gary “Butch” Hendrickson, with his most recent accolade being the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award for corporate philanthropy. Hendrickson’s 2016 efforts were firmly focused on enhancing early childhood education and supporting local manufacturers.
1000 vector control aides trained1000 Vector Control Aides have been trained, certified and temporary employed as community Vector Control Aide by the HEART-NTA and the Ministry of Health. The Vector Control Aides were on Saturday (December 10) certified having successfully completed an eight (8) week training programme which represents part of the Ministry of Health’s response to tackle the Zika virus in Jamaica.
National Health Insurance Scheme Still a PriorityThe implementation of a National Health Insurance Scheme remains a priority for Jamaica. That’s according to Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton who said the Government has started the process to implement the national programme to ensure universal health care for all Jamaicans.
New Exhibitors 'cash in' on A Jamaican Made ChristmasAs busy shoppers bustled along ‘Eggnog Avenue’ and across ‘Ham Highway’ to stock up on the wide range of Jamaican products on sale, exhibitors were on a high and made every effort to capitalize on the heavy traffic. Read how exhibitors amassed over $9million in sales overall.
The difference a 'Chupse' makesRead how with every accessory made from the heart and perfectly hand crafted, 'Chupse' gives its customers a story of love and affection in each piece of lanyard, key ring, bracelet, earring and necklace produced using coffee beans donated by the Jamaica UCC Blue Mountain Coffee Company Limited.
5 of our favourite booths from A Jamaican Made ChristmasIf you missed this year's A Jamaican Made Christmas, then you definitely missed out! There is nothing more amazing than an authentic Jamaican one-stop shopping experience...and before Christmas too! The Desk had a wonderful time at each booth; check out 5 of our favourites.
5 reasons to get off your blessed assurance and vote in local government electionsLocal Government elections are coming up and while the candidates have been out daily campaigning for your vote, there are many people who don't see the significance of it. We asked Norman Manley Law Student Markel Virgo to help us tell you in 5 points why you should go vote.
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