Fling Back Friday #fbf to the Jamaica Tallawahs winning at Sabina!

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Photo: @yellojm

Congrats to our Jamaica Tallawahs for winning both CPLT20 matches at home at Sabina Park last Tuesday and Wednesday. They beat the St. Lucia Stars and Chris Gayle’s St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Perhaps Gayle should have never left.

Best of luck to the Tallawahs for the rest of the tournament! It continues in Florida and other islands.

Check out the CPLT20 Schedule here!

The weekend kicks off with the St. Lucia Stars vs. the Barbados Tridents tonight in St. Lucia at 9pm!

***Tonight’s matches and matches in the schedule below can be watched on Sportsmax***

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Current Standings:

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Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com

Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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National Rum Day Special!

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrate with Mystic Thai, Montego Bay!

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Did you know?

● National Rum Day is observed annually on August 16th.

● Rum originated in Papua New Guinea.

● Rum is the 3rd most popular spirit in the United States, following Vodka and all kind of Whiskeys.

● Tax on Sugar, Molasses and Rum (The Sugar Act 1764) by the British on American colonies, helped to start the American Revolution.

● Rum is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice.

● Rum is a clear, distilled alcoholic beverage that turns brown in colour after being aged in wooden oak barrels following the fermentation and distillation process.

[ Source: https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com ]

*** Please celebrate, but drink responsibly 😊 ***

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-633-6535

Website: http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga revisits Blue Ridge Restaurant in the Mountains

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Suga’s Ratings for Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages

Date and time of visit: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3:30pm

No. of diners: 4 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★☯️ ☆☆ (3.5)

Serving amount: ★★★★☆

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Comments: Panoramic view of the mountains, good service, tasty cocktails and savoury dishes and desserts with excellent presentation at a high price. Prices could be reduced for full value for money. Also, quite a few items were unavailable from the menu. Perhaps more preparation should be made for busier periods when the cottages are full and persons drive up to escape the heat on the flats.

Suga’s Breakdown

After some disappointing visits earlier this year in April and May from Suga Bears with regards to poor quality food and slow service, I was relieved to have a pleasant experience last Sunday from start to finish. I was impressed with my first visit to Blue Ridge Restaurant almost 3 years ago, so I was curious about what could have changed. I was told that one of their Chefs is no longer there for about two months now. We may not know for sure, but that could be one of the reasons. General Manager, Zoe Alexander was present and seen overlooking operations of the restaurant. Kudos to her and her courteous staff for a memorable visit.

What did we have?

Appetizers

My husband, Randy and Suga Bear friends, Ashleigh and Tennyson Arnold, started off with a tasty Tortilla soup, tomato based with black beans, corn, carrot and Chipotle seasoning, topped off with crunchy tortillas and cheese ($850 JMD + Tx+S.c).

However, I think everyone was quite jealous when I had the very last Creamy Crab dip that the restaurant had to offer. It was served with artichokes and roasted garlic ($1600 JMD +Tx +S.c). The taste of the crab was rich and it was delicious.

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Cocktails

The cocktails were excellent. We had Sangria, Mojitos and Moscato infused Strawberry slushies.

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Suga’s Moscato infused Strawberry Slush

Entrées

Tennyson enjoyed his Land and Sea Special, which was Chicken breast stuffed with seasoned crab topped with grilled shrimp and creamy garlic sauce ($4300 JMD +Tx+Sc).

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Linguini with Shrimp in creamy cilantro sauce ($3800 JMD+Tx+Sc.)

My husband Randy enjoyed his Shrimp pasta. The sauce was not too heavy and was zesty with the right amount of herbs.

Ashleigh and I had the Salmon fillet in cilantro cream sauce ($3800 JMD + tx+Sc.) with a side of garlic mashed green banana ($400 JMD tx +Sc.).

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Potatoes may be scarce at this time of year, but the mashed green banana as a side needs to be replaced. It was too chunky with no evidence of garlic.

We were quite satisfied with the healthy serving of well cooked Salmon served on veggies, that was enough on its own.

Dessert

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Oreo Cheesecake ($1200 JMD+tx +Sc.)

I was going to pass on dessert, until I took a bite of Randy’s Oreo Cheesecake and ordered my own to pile on those calories that were definitely worth it.

Ashleigh and Tennyson fought it out too. It was a similar situation, where Ashleigh probably regretted ordering the Hot Chocolate, although she enjoyed that too.

It was a great day out and a refreshing break from routine activities and the humidity of the flats. If you decide to head up there and give them a try or revisit, ensure that you go up early to make it back before night-time and in a vehicle that can handle the rocky road.

Make the best of the rest of summer and head on up to Blue Ridge Restaurant, because they are once again, Suga Endorsed!

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***Reservations recommended***

Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages

Location: Salt Hill Lot 9 East Rural, St. Andrew, Blue Mountain

Ph: 876-562-7580

Website: www. blueridgeja.com

Email: info@blueridgeja.com

Instagram: @blueridgeja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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FREE Back to School Medical this Saturday!

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Take the Children (Ages 3 – 16) out this Saturday to New Kingston Rotaract Club’s FREE Back to School Medical at Nannyville Community Center by Mountain View. Take advantage of all the FREE Services and save!

The children will get FREE Dental checks, Eye screening and Medical checks.

***Immunization Cards or Health Passbooks are Required***

Directions to Nannyville Community Centre:

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Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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GW Art is in Things Jamaican Stores!

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GW Art Tabletop/Desktop pieces that are currently in Things Jamaican Stores in various sizes, L – R: ‘Cheers’, ‘Mi Ackee’, ‘Coffee Fix’ and ‘It’s Always Wine O’Clock’

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), one of the premier business support organizations in Jamaica, has distributed GW Art Tabletop/Desktop pieces at their Things Jamaican store locations islandwide for sale and décor.

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GW Art at Things Jamaican, Devon House

Things Jamaican represents products that have been produced in Jamaica and serves as the marketing support services unit of the JBDC. Gabby a.k.a Suga is extremely happy to have GW Art amongst other products representing Brand Jamaica for tourists to take a piece of Jamaica back home with them.

GW Art tabletop/desktops are compact (5×7)”, (8×10)” and (9×12)” pieces convenient for souvenirs, gifting and travel and are in Things Jamaican stores near you!

Buy Jamaican and Build Jamaica

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Things Jamaican store at Devon House

Things Jamaican Locations

Devon House . Norman Manley International Airport . Sangster International Airport . JBDC’s Corporate Office (14 South Camp Road)

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

Facebook: Suga Lifestyle (GW Art Album)

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Artist)

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Rotaract St. Andrew gives over $70,000 worth of Toiletries to the Golden Age Home

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Two Sundays ago, the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew visited the Golden Age Home on St. Joseph’s Avenue in Kingston. They handed over about $70,000JMD worth of toiletries and fellowshipped with the residents.

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Members of the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew fellowshipping with Residents of the Golden Age home two Sundays ago. They had a fun-filled day.

If you would like to also donate to the Golden Age Home,

Ph: 876-928-1017; 876-928-4312; 876-618-0021

Location: 3 St. Joseph’s Avenue. Kgn. 3. Ja. W.I.

How can you join or assist and keep up with the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew?

DM and follow them on Instagram: @rotaractstandrew

Facebook: Rotaract Club of St. Andrew

Attend their meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Footprints Cafe, New Kingston

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Workshop for Jamaican Start-ups Seeking Angel Financing

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Are you the Founder of an innovative Jamaican venture seeking Angel financing to start or expand your business?

Sign up for Development Bank of Jamaica and Biz Tactics Ltd.’s Investment Readiness Workshop to be held on August 11 and 12, and you may be on your way to success!

Click on the link below to sign up:
https://t.co/hntNuoqNyF

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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