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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract New Kingston’s Art-tivity Project with the Deaf Kicks off to a great start!

Beyonce and Matthew paint their pieces after they completed their draft, as Matthew’s Mom looks on.

Part 1 of ART-TIVITY got off to a great start on Saturday! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills.

The children were quite excited and motivated, absorbing everything that was signed to them as they produced items from how they were guided. This project not only allows us to learn and communicate via sign language, but also aims to create awareness of the deaf community thereby reducing
stigmatization within the society at large. We want to create
new friendships through socialization and art and wish to inspire students to be more comfortable pursuing their dreams and goals without boundaries.

Jonathan shows off his finished Painting (8×10)” Acrylic on Canvas to hang with Gabrielle Burgess, founder/owner of Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

Their items reflecting the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s 2019-2020 theme, ‘Impact through Unity’ will be showcased amongst other talented, local artisans at Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus from 12 noon – 7pm, where all proceeds will go towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure.

Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-Is Of Bianca guides the children with Jewellery making last Saturday,

Please save the date to support a great cause, buy local and buy Jamaican.


By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Yah Suh Fitness is having a FREE Open day Today!


Yah Suh Fitness is having a FREE Open day Today!

Yah Suh FitBox is located at the Barbican Sports Complex on East King’s House Road.

Check them out and see what their classes are all about. They are sure to keep you in tune and energized. There are many to choose from and they are all FREE. #SugaEndorsed

See more information below here:


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

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GW Art available for Purchase at Rituals Coffee House NOW!


GW Art’s decorative ‘Untitled’ acrylic on canvas painting is AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW at Rituals Coffee House in Village Plaza, Constant Spring Road (Shop 5).

Get GW Art in your space today!

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery):


Instagram: @gwartbygabby

Facebook: Suga Lifestyle

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Artist)

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Workshop for Jamaican Start-ups Seeking Angel Financing


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:

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Register for Branson’s Workshop for Creating Operational Excellence!


Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: The Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston.


General: Branson – $4500JMD; Public: $6000JMD

Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean will be hosting a workshop to allow entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs to learn the framework for creating operational excellence for both service and manufacturing companies.

The workshop will last half the day and  should provide focus on using innovative process improvements to create a sustainable value chain.

Ready to make the first step in your organization’s journey to industry-leading performance? If so, check the link below:


***REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 10, 2018***

For more Information:

Ph: 876.632.5134 

Email: info@bransoncentre.co

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga will be on RJR Fm at 7:45am Today!

Suga a.k.a Gabby will be on RJR Fm this morning at 7:45 to 7:58am. Tune in if you can! Hear all about Gabby’s Personality and Careers.

Last Wednesday, Gabby’s Entrepreneurship story was featured on the Vitamin M Box’s Instagram page, @thevitaminmbox.

The Vitamin M Box is about bringing brands owned and produced by people of colour- Melanin to your doorstep in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle brands. So check them out too and the lady behind the box, Kerry Yanique Croft, her story and how you can purchase your monthly prescription on http://www.thevitaminmbox.com.

Repost via @thevitaminmbox:

Gabrielle Burgess (Suga a.k.a Gabby) from Suga Lifestyle

Get your dose of Vitamin M!

Today’s spotlight hails from Kingston, Jamaica! I tease Gabrielle all the time because I seriously don’t know what she can’t do. Read how she’s managed to escape to her creative side while still working in the hardworking medical field.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a Doctor (Obstetrician) and do Art on the side. I eventually realized that even though the income would be great after the initial struggle of paying off a hefty student loan, I would not have the time on my hands that I would desire to be the Free Spirit that I am. I still entered the field of Health Care as a Radiologic Technologist. It’s a skill and I enjoy the field. But it wasn’t enough for me as a young adult who just started working in 2010, that used to be the President of at least 2 service Clubs, while sitting on the committee of others, also engaging in modern dance and other sporting activities. I felt like I also started life 3 years behind my high school peers who did not do a 2nd Degree and who were fortunate enough to have their parents pay their way through tertiary education for them. While I had not one, but two degrees worth of Student Loans.

My walls were empty when I moved out on my own into my apartment and I said, ‘Why buy paintings when I can paint them myself?’. I officially started my company, GW Art with seasonal Collections, that has grown so much since then and still has some way to go.
I started to help a friend train her Boot camp (aerobics) class in 2011 too. She had to leave the country for a year and I did so well administering and training classes that I eventually branched out on my own. I got certified in both Personal Training and Sports Nutrition. After a timid start to do this on my own, I thrived by seeing positive results in my clients and being a part of and changing person’s lives. I am now confident and in demand in the Fitness Industry in Jamaica.

I currently find ways to express my 3 fields along with Hobbies, which include Restaurant Reviews, Sports and more on my Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com. This continuously inspires me and makes me feel like I can branch out even more! #blackentrepreneurship #blackexcellence

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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NKRC’s Rotaract Mingle is tomorrow !

This week is all about New Kingston Rotaract Club (NKRC). Young professionals doing big things, working together in a non-profit organization to help improve their communities, themselves and other professionals around them.

Rotaract Mingle is now an annual event hosted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club that showcases businesses and talents of young professionals and entrepreneurs, while also providing an opportunity for young professionals to learn more about starting their own businesses and to network in a relaxed and comfortable setting. NKRC wishes to attract over 100 young professionals and entrepreneurs to help with Professional Development of their members as well as to foster Networking. Sponsors and businesses who showcase their branding or products will also benefit from ongoing marketing efforts leading up to and during the event.

The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Desmond Mitchell, a pitch consultant with Start-Up Jamaica. He will focus on Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Mentorship.

The following Businesses and more will be participating:-

● Envi i Designs – Hand crafted Jamaican Jewellery for bold, Afro-centric Clientele

● Haiku Health and Beauty Services – Facials and Massage Therapy

● GW Art – Paintings suitable for Decor of homes, cafes, offices and hotels

● Pop-Up Gourmet Jamaica – Offers an Advantage Card to get Discounts at your favourite Restaurants and Bars

● Splash by Sash – Trendy and Sexy Swimwear

● Tou-Khan Naturals – Natural products for Hair and Skin

● Project Management Global Institute – Aids in advancing your Project Management Skills

Please come out and support the Businesses of Jamaica’s young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.