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Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for Our Island Neighbours

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Information to Send Monetary Donations to the Recovery Fund. ***Note that there is now a direct link to Paypal on the website

The Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has opened a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for the Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma.

Rotary is a non-profit organization and District 7020 consists of different territories in the Caribbean such as St. Martin, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. All territories are like a family to each other and for many years have worked together to help improve communities and assist less fortunate persons globally.

As a past Rotaractor, I am happy that my friends are alive and safe but I am truly saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused to their homes and the Islands in general.

Within the District it seems that St. Martin, St. Maarten, BVI, USVI and the Turks and Caicos Islands have been struck the worse.

Six schools have been totalled in the BVI, so the Ministry of Education and Culture is considering to reopen under a shift system.

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Destroyed Schools in the BVI

Many roofs have been taken off of the homes and buildings in St. Maarten, St. Martin, BVI and USVI.

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Properties Destroyed by Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten, BVI and USVI

The Islanders are trying to be positive and have been working hard to help their Islands rebuild. Digicel Jamaica and other Organizations have sent supplies of water and more to the Islands to give persons in communities and some supermarkets were just able to reopen.

Monetary aid is needed most at the moment though, for persons to have a roof over their head and more.

Please assist our Caribbean neighbours as much as you can in their time of need and help them to rebuild. One Love.

Please click on the link below or you can see the information how you can send funds above (N.B. There is now a direct link to Paypal on the website to make things easier):

http://7020.org/50041/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=hurricane-irma-recovery-fund

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Yoga in the Hills this Saturday!

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Zone in with Yoga and Meditation Practice by the best view of Kingston this Saturday on the lawns of Garden Cottage in Jack’s Hill.

The class will be conducted by Certified Yoga Instructor, Karin Wilson Edmonds and the cost is $2000JMD. RSVP by Email and pay at the venue.

Banyan Tribe Wellness & Yoga

Ph: 876-564-7559; 876-422-2550

Email: ourbanyantribe@gmail.com

Website: http://www.ourbanyantribe.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Pedal and Wheel Fitness has Reopened!

Pedal and Wheel Fitness, the Certified Spinning Facility that was previously located in Barbican Business Centre is back! It has reopened at a location that is by Appointment Only.

School is now in session! Classes started on Tuesday and payment is due at the beginning of each term. Term 1 ends on December 15 and focuses on Aerobic training, in particular, strength, endurance and muscular endurance. Classes run from Monday to Friday each week at either 5:30am or 9:00am in the mornings and at 6:30pm on some evenings. Some of the experienced team of instructors that you may have been familiar with from the Barbican location are back as well and you can expect their usual hands-on guidance. Drop-in classes cost $3000JMD, but packages are available for the term depending on the amount of classes you choose to do each week. The more you spin, the less you pay!

Owner, Joanne Adams had a showing of the new space last Saturday and I can’t wait to do a class! She has coloured lighting that changes according to the zone you are in and the room is cool with the scent of lavender. It’s fully blocked in from the outdoors with a projected screen to show how you are riding and more!

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The new space for Pedal and Wheel Fitness with coloured lighting for each zone

Gentlemen, if you have an important football match or sporting event to watch, you have no excuses because it will be blown up for you on the screen while you ride.

Are you ready to Wheel and Come Again?! Get your Spinning on with Pedal and Wheel Fitness!

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Pedal and Wheel Fitness

***By Appointment Only***

For Details, Call/Email:

Ph: 876-382-3170

Email: pedalandwheel@gmail.com

Instagram: @pedalandwheelja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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This Culinary Collaboration is NOT One to Miss!

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Believe it! I cannot begin to imagine how magical this Sweet and Savoury event should be. My heart started racing instantly when I saw the promotion.

Stush in the Bush and Simo’s Bread and Catering have joined forces for a Bottomless Mimosa Brunch on Sunday, October 8th in Duncans, Trelawny by Silver Sands.

Bookings are under http://www.stushinthebush.com/visit and fabulous vendors such as Reve Jewellery, Story & Myth, Deaf Can Coffee and more will be joining them.

This event is not one to miss!

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Suga’s Flashback to Stush in the Bush’s Moonlight and Simo’s Bread and Catering and Miel-Meel’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch a.k.a Heaven on Earth

Early Bird Tickets cost $75USD till tomorrow! Get your tickets now!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Hajarie, the Teapot Hit the Spot!

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Suga visited Hajarie last Saturday for Lunch at about 3:30pm. Hajarie has been open for about a month now at what I would like to call the Phoenix Avenue Complex of Eateries. Hajarie is not entirely new, but they have expanded their repertoire. They are familiarly known as The Teapot that used to be located in Sovereign Centre. A Suga Bear used to go there frequently for their refreshing Teas.

Persons have the option of comfortable indoor or outdoor dining with a scenic garden view.

I was pleasantly surprised by the detailed, exquisite décor upon entering. Volcanic rock wall tiles and light fixtures made of full bamboo. Impressive.

We were seated instantly by our pleasant, professional waitress. I observed two groups of content and comfortable diners that included a Birthday celebration. A new place pleasing big groups was a good sign already.

I appreciated the well-tailored Menu. It offered suitable variety without overwhelming options.

My husband, Randy and I started off with the Soup of the Day ($400JMD) that was a Pepper Pot Soup. It was rich in taste with the expected level of spicy.

Our dishes came out like clockwork with a little time to talk in between. Just how I like it. We had the appetizing Smoked Herring Salsa ($650JMD) that complemented our preferred side of Eggplant Chips well. The Olive wood and mother of pearl plates were a fine touch.

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Smoked Herring tossed with a fresh combination of tomato, cucumber, scotch bonnet pepper served with biscuits or preferred side option ($650)

Randy had a delish, flavourful sautée of wild mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and basil pesto tossed with freshly tien lettuce and julienne tomatoes. It was to all be served on a grilled flatbread but for some reason it was on a tortilla. He didn’t mind, however his only fault was that the olive oil was a bit overpowering in the pesto and I agreed. We informed the waitress.

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Sautéed Mushroom ($1200JMD) with added Shrimp ($600JMD)

My Avocado and Chickpea Wrap with added Chicken was perfection even though they didn’t have whole wheat tortillas. The Wrap was a sweet combination of grilled plantains, balsamic marinated cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and chickpea.

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Avocado Chickpea – wrapped ($900JMD) with added Chicken ($400JMD).

Paninis are their other choice for Casual dining, while Pastas, Salads, Kebabs and Seafood dishes serve as their Entrée options.

Hajarie serves Wine by the Bottle only.  We opted to have their refreshing White Berry and Lemon Mint Iced Teas ($400JMD each). Ginger Honey was the other option.

We didn’t have Dessert, but their Brazilian Banana Cake is highly recommended by local Chef Anthony Fleming and I need to be there the next time they bake the Apple Cinnamon Torte!

So one can eat healthy, unhealthy or a little bit of both at Hajarie.

Hajarie – The Teapot has truly evolved. Spectacular décor with an ambience to unwind, Good service, Delicious food and Refreshing teas, Decadent desserts and Reasonable prices, all in one month. Bravo and Keep it up! Hajarie may be a hidden gem, but not for long. #SugaEndorsed

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Suga at Hajarie (The Teapot Ja) last Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Hajarie (The Teapot JA) – Tearoom • Winebar • Bistro

Location: 9-11 Phoenix Avenue. Kingston 10

Ph: 876-634-9937

Instagram: hajarie_theteapot

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How You Can Help Our Island Neighbours!

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The Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has met to coordinate relief efforts to help their friends affected by Hurricane Irma.

Rotary is a non-profit organization and District 7020 consists of different territories in the Caribbean such as St. Martin, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. All territories are like a family to each other and for many years have worked together to help communities and less fortunate persons globally.

As a past Rotaractor, I am happy that my friends are alive and safe but I am truly saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused to their homes and the Islands in general.

Within the District it seems that St. Martin, St. Maarten, BVI and USVI have been struck the worse.

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Scenes of devastation in St. Martin, St. Maarten and the BVI

I am sure the Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has assessed the priority of help needed and will donate contributions respectively.

Please assist our Caribbean neighbours as much as you can in their time of need and help them to rebuild. One Love.

Please click on the link below or you can see the information how you can help here:

http://7020.org/50041/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=hurricane-irma-recovery-fund

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Champions of the Weekend!

US OPEN Women’s Final

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Sloane Stephens won her 1st Grand Slam Title on Saturday! She beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0.

Stephens was fully zoned in throughout the entire match, making very few unforced errors. While the favourite to win, Madison Keys probably had her worse match of the tournament. Her serve that is usually powerful was only on point for the first game of the match and deteriorated quickly afterwards. Her usual accurate forehand created many errors, often overhitting the ball. A lot of pressure was on her to win this title as the better player and I think it got to her mentally and then physically. Her game was completely off and just did not come together.

Thankfully the two finalists are friends and embraced each other strongly at the end of the match.

For Stephens, after being out for so long with an injury, this must be one of the greatest comebacks ever in tennis history. Congratulations to Sloane Stephens and we hope to see more of you!

CPL T20 Final

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The CPL T20 Final was also last Saturday night between the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders. Chris Gayle was only able to score 1 run for the Patriots who batted first, so you know what that means! The Trinbago Knight Riders are the CPL T20 2017 Champions! They finished at 136/7 (19.0). Congrats to them.

US OPEN Men’s Final

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Yesterday, World no. 1, Rafael Nadal won his 3rd US Open Title vs. Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4! This was Rafa’s 16th Major Title. Nadal played for his Sweet 16 with spectacular groundstrokes, net game and quickness that was just too much for Anderson to handle. Congrats Rafa!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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