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Save the Date Foodies!

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The Caribbean’s No. 1 Urban Food Festival starts Saturday, October 20! 

Save the dates and look into securing your tickets! Season bands are on sale this year too.

All days should be a treat. If you must choose, stay tuned to your favourite Chefs and Restaurants’ social media pages and see where they will be.

The website,  http://www.jafoodanddrink.com may feature them soon and tickets are on sale now on the website.

Here are your JFDF Ticket Ambassadors and Outlets:

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Did you know?!

> This year, JFDF will be 100% plastic free!

> Part Proceeds of the event will go towards UTECH’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Hotel Facility

The Festival will sponsor the complete outfitting of UTECH’s demo kitchen.

Enjoy 7 World Class Food Events at 7 Iconic Kingston Venues.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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St. Ann Infirmary receives a Water Tank from Rotary Ocho Rios East!

The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a Non-Profit Organization that serves in their Communities and offers various Benefits to their members, just as other Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a part of Rotary International, in particular, Rotary District 7020 with clubs from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East happily donate a well needed Water Tank to the St. Ann Infirmary in March 2018.

Earlier this year in March, Rotary Ocho Rios East donated a Water Tank to the St. Ann Infirmary. They also found time in the same month to Plant 18 Trees, representing each of their members in the Blue Mountains area.

While the Blue Mountains area has a lot of vegetation, it is also a World Heritage Site. They chose that area to plant the trees because they saw it as an opportunity to contribute to its maintenance and of course preservation of the environment.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East planting trees in the Blue Mountain area earlier this year.

Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East has a new Instagram page and I encourage readers to follow it. For my Suga Bears in Ocho Rios, if you are above 30 years, I would like you to consider joining their Rotary Club. You wouldn’t only be helping less fortunate Communities and others, but you will help improve yourselves too.

Rotary Membership Benefits

● Opportunity to give back to the Community
● Personal Growth and Development
● Continued Learning
● Networking Opportunities
● Friendship
● Fun, Fellowship and Entertainment

Keep up with @RotaryClubofOchoRiosEast2 on Instagram and see the impact they have on Communities in Jamaica, International affairs and their own Club members.

#ShareYourLoveForRotary

Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East

Meeting Location: Hibiscus Lodge @ 83 Main Street, Ocho Rios. Ja.

Meeting Day & Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm

Instagram: @rotaryclubofochorioseast2

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Why you shouldn’t use Straws!

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Photo: Earth Today

Millions of straws are used worldwide per year.

A person uses 38,000 straws in a lifetime.

A straw takes 100 years to degrade.

Straws affect thousands of animals in the sea.

See how a plastic straw prevented a turtle from breathing properly and how hard it was on the turtle when being removed. Watch video here:

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND STOP USING STRAWS

Alternatives if you like using straws

[Source: https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/straws-why-they-seriously-suck/] – Edited

There are plenty of alternatives to disposable plastic straws available if you like slurping a smoothie or shake. Many retailers today stock glass, stainless steel and bamboo straws. Biome has a huge reusable straw range that you can check out. Keeping one wrapped up in your handbag is also an option.

Educating your friends and family about how dangerous straws can be, will help motivate them to make the switch to straw-free.

Saying no to straws seems like such a simple action, and it is. But actions like these really do make an enormous difference to our environment.

Just remember, that straw could end up in a turtle’s nose!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Recycle Recycle Recycle!

Here is another drop off point for your plastics!

This initiative is coordinated by the Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plains, a non-profit organization that is also the youth arm of Rotary.

#BetheChange

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Remember to Recycle!

IMG_20180605_214630Utilise Hi-Lo Food Stores’ Drop-off Centers at Barbican, Crossroads, Portmore and Liguanea. The Centers were launched on World Environment Day on June 5, 2018.

Create a Cleaner Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Ten Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic

With all the rain Jamaica is experiencing, let us be more conscious of how we dispose our waste so our drainage system doesn’t become blocked up with debris, especially debris that is not biodegradable.

For instance, Plastic is not biodegradable and one of the easier ways to ensure that there is no blockage of our drains is to use less plastic.

Here are Ways You Can Use Less Plastic:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Support Jamaica’s Climate Walk on December 3!

Walk in aid of ‘Water for All’ on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

To register, visit http://www.jaclimatewalk.com or call 876-551-6056.

Climate change affects us all, but let us start with our Children.

All Proceeds go towards implementing Rainwater Harvest Systems in select rural schools.

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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