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Jamaican talent, Dalton Harris wins UK X Factor 2018!

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CONGRATULATIONS to 24-year old Jamaican and former Rising star, Dalton Harris who was announced as the winner of the UK X Factor 2018 show yesterday!

The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent and the odds were in our Dalton’s favour to win.

Dalton performed duets with Emeli Sande and James Artgur for the finale.

What did he win with the title?

Dalton is set to be rewarded with a recording contract with Syco Records, Simon Cowell’s label owned by Sony valued at about 1 million pounds!

Scarlett Lee came second after a stunning duet with previous X Factor star,  Leona Lewis.

Anthony Russell reached third place after a collaboration with singer songwriter, Tom Walker.

What’s next for Dalton?

The singer is releasing a rendition of The Power of Love in a bid for Christmas Number One.

Congrats Dalton, Jamaica is proud of you!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Past Jamaican-Born British Olympian, Germaine Mason Dies in Bike Crash

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It is certainly a sad day for the athletic world, friends, family and fans, as retired High Jumper, Germaine Mason died suddenly this morning in a bike crash.

Jamaican-born, Germaine Mason still holds the National record for Jamaica in High Jump. He migrated to the UK and represented Great Britain after 2006.

He won the Silver Medal in High Jump at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 for Great Britain.

This morning, Germaine lost control of his motor bike along the Palisadoes road, crashed and died on the spot.

Rest in Peace Germaine.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga started the New Year with Dinner at Tamarind Continental

Tamarind Continental was one of the few places open on New Year’s Day for a late dinner so I was thankful.

Tamarind Continental, Saffron and Tamarind Indian all fall under the same umbrella, however Tamarind Continental’s menu offers cuisines other than Indian as its name suggests.

Their menu consisted of Soups, Salads and Appetizers in the range of $695 to $1395JMD. The Appetizers looked interesting with items such as Stuffed Mushrooms, Grilled Chicken with Olives, Fish strips, Shrimp bites, Zucchini fries with Onion rings and more.

Their main menu had a range of Pastas (Make your own), Burgers, Pizzas and a variety of Chicken, Salmon, Lamb, Shrimp, Fish and Pork dishes. Mushroom dishes were available for Vegetarians too. Prices were from $1100 to $2495JMD.

I peaked over at 2 tables nearby and the Pizzas didn’t look so enticing so I skipped over that part of their menu.

My husband and I started off with the Mushroom Cappuccino ($695JMD) and Shrimp Bisque ($795JMD) Soups. We thought the wait somewhere between 20 minutes and half hour was too long.

We were happy when they came though. Big servings and the Soups were freshly made and flavourful.

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Shrimp Bisque (above); Mushroom Cappuccino (below)

I wanted something simple for dinner and since I avoided fries during the holidays I enjoyed their Lamb Burger with fries ($1500JMD) even though the whole wheat bun was not available that night. It was not a big burger but I was satisfied since I had their huge Soup before it.

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Lamb Burger ($1500JMD)

My husband enjoyed his dinner as well. He had the Chargrill Sage Garlic Chicken Breast served with mashed potatoes and vegetables ($1500JMD). It tasted just as delicious as it looked.

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Chargrill Sage Garlic Chicken Breast ($1500JMD)

Service throughout the night was good, not great, but I liked the quality of the food and prices were manageable, so I will return. The use of Indian Herbs and Spices in European cuisine gives the food a unique, flavourful taste. My husband already returned for lunch!

Tamarind Continental European Fusion

Location: Shop 14, Orchid Plaza. 18-22 Barbican Road. Kingston

Ph: 886-620-5301; 876-620-5336

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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