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Suga Taster, Stephen amongst Elite Company at the JHTA Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisines in MoBay!

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Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort
Last week Saturday, August 24th, Suga Taster, Stephen Greig had the pleasure of attending The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay Chapter’s Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisines on the lawns of the Rose Hall Great House.
The food and wine pairing event is considered as one of the top culinary social events in Montego Bay and was well supported as expected. The event is also for a worthy cause, as proceeds go toward various Charities in Montego Bay, such as the SOS Children’s Village, Montego Bay Learning Centre and the Save the Child Programme.
The Great House was colourfully lit to enhance the ambience of this elite foodie affair and patrons could get a guided Night tour of the Great House. It is rumoured you have a greater chance of seeing the witch at night!
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Rose Hall Great House lit up for the night tour.
The real attraction however, was the food and wine and there was an abundance of creative and delicious dishes on offer courtesy of booths from Holiday Inn Resort, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Half Moon, RIU, Secrets, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, VIP Attractions, Goddard Catering Group, The Tryall Club and Deja Resorts amongst others.
Highlights
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Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort.
Jerked Lobster on cucumber and the Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort courtesy of Chef Omar Gordon.
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Jerked Lobster on cucumber from Holiday Inn Resort.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas had Vegetarian Flatbread on the grill, Vegetarian Chilli and Beans as well as Breadfruit Taco shells with choices of Chicken or Pulled pork. A variety of toppings included sour cream, cilantro, bacon bits, cheese and  salsa.
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Vegetarian Flatbread on the grill from Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Half Moon featured Roast Suckling Pig!
The Tryall Club had an interesting array of Appetizers including a Pineapple Cold Soup, which Stephen wasn’t really a fan of, but he enjoyed the Vegetable Caponata Tartlets, the Curried Vegetables with Roti and the Hummus with Cocoa bread.
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Vegetable Caponata Tartlets from The Tryall Club.
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Hummus with Cocoa bread from The Tryall Club.
RIU had Oxtail Patties!
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Oxtail patties from RIU.
Also on show were decadent Desserts from the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa and RIU Hotels.
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Aren’t you ready to visit one of those Hotels now?!
Get to know a little bit more about the Suga Taster, Stephen Greig who was responsible.
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[Photos and Review contributed by Suga Taster, Stephen Greig]

Suga Taster, Stephen Greig is an Attorney-at-Law whose favourite dish is Singapore Shrimp. His preference is Seafood, so enjoys casually eating at Sharkies out of town. But his favourite place to eat out of town for an occasion is Stush in the Bush, and if in Kingston, Steak House on the Verandah at Devon House. The country he has travelled to with the best Food is Thailand and he is always open to new food experiences.

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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The Lions Club of Mona Improves the Health and Environment of the Mona Commons Community

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There was an annual Back to School Treat and Health Fair in the Mona Commons Community courtesy of The Lions Club of Mona and Mona Social Services last Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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Eye Testing, Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Tests were conducted.

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Members of the Lions Club of Mona with their collected recyclable plastics.

The Lions Club of Mona continued to keep busy in their community last weekend with their Bottle Collection and Recycling Project, a partnership with the Church of Ascension.

Plastics contribute to a large amount of solid waste and take many years to break down in landfills or the ocean. So recycle and help to reduce landfall, conserve energy and conserve the environment.

Kudos to the Lions Club of Mona, Mona Social Services and Church of Ascension, as they continue to build a better community.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Many symptoms of Lupus mimic those of other illnesses and can come and go over time, making diagnosis difficult. For instance, Lupus is often misdiagnosed as Anaemia.

If you have any of the following Signs and Symptoms, see a Rheumatologist as soon as possible. Lupus can affect any organ system of the body, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, blood, joints and skin. So it is important to detect Lupus early.

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For more information, keep up to date with,

Lupus Foundation of Jamaica

Location: 7 Barbados Avenue, Kingston 5. JA.

Website: http://www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org

Ph: 876-754-8458

Instagram: @lupusfoundationja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Initiative makes the Paper!

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Article published in the Jamaica Gleaner – Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston are extremely proud to see the young women from our Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop have their own story, journey and success be highlighted today in the Jamaica Gleaner! Check it out! Hard work yields success.

They also made Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Craft Village event write up two Sundays ago!

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Kudos to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston for inviting me to help execute this initiative.

Kudos also to Craft Cart Jamaica for providing us with the opportunity to showcase their products at their trade show.

Thanks to everyone who supported this initiative by purchasing art pieces, helping with their promotion and more!

Much love and respect.

XoXo,

Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau Combine Efforts to Give Children Comfortable Beds to Rest Each Night

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Members of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau after a day of varnishing, fun, laughter and Community service on April 7, 2019.

A few weeks ago, Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of East Nassau came together to varnish beds at the Ranfurly Home for Children in the Bahamas, which were put together by their sponsor club, Rotary Club of East Nassau.

Kudos to Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau for executing this iniative. Our Children are our Future.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for this Craft Village!

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What is Craft Cart Jamaica?

Craft Cart Jamaica is a locally based organization with the sole aim of promoting our local artisans and their craft to the rest of the world. Craft Cart believes that our artists are some of the best this world has to offer, where their precision, passion, craft and true excellence are unrivaled. Craft Cart also believes that our art has the ability to sculpt a nation and it will do so through their platform, one story at a time.

Like Suga Lifestyle, in the past few months, Craft Cart has shared the work of many of our talented artisans on Social Media via their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as their website. However, on Saturday, April 13th at Campion College Auditorium from 10am to 6pm, they will be hosting their 1st trade show, ‘Pop-Up Craft Village’ with over 50 local artisans! Suga is always in support of genuine efforts to support and market Brand Jamaica.

The entry cost is $200JMD, where part proceeds will go towards the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).

Suga Lifestyle will have a booth with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston presenting the artwork of ‘Phenomenal Women United’. Stay tuned to hear about this initiative. 

Please Save the Date and get ready to view the works of talented Jamaican Artisans and Buy Local. 🇯🇲

Craft Cart Jamaica

Instagram/Facebook: @craftcartja

Website: http://www.craftcartja.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotaract St. Andrew donates to Dress for Success Jamaica

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Members of the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew handing over their donation of Professional wear to Dress for Success Jamaica last Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Rotaract is a worldwide non-profit organization made up of young professionals between the ages of 18
and 30 years old. There are over 7,000 clubs in more than 163 countries with membership exceeding 180,000. In Jamaica, there are about 20 Rotaract Clubs, of which the Rotaract Club of St.
Andrew is a community – based service organization, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Andrew. It is comprised of young professionals committed to the commonality of improving inner-city communities and creating opportunities for promising individuals within the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Rotaract provides opportunities for Personal and Professional development of its members as well.

Last week was World Rotaract Week. Every year, Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week with various activities during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first club in 1968. It was a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract programme.

Last Thursday, March 14th, the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew donated Professional Wear to Dress for Success Jamaica as a part of their World Rotaract Week celebration.

Dress for Success Jamaica is also a non-profit organization. They empower women by providing them with work attire, training and support so that they can achieve economic independence.

Kudos to both organizations on the charitable work they continue to do to help build a better Jamaica. For more information or to become a part of these organizations, please see their information below.

Dress for Success Jamaica

Location: 237 Old Hope Road. Kgn. Ja

Ph: 876.547.4356

Email: jamaica@dressforsuccess.org

Website: http://jamaica.dressforsuccess.org/

Instagram: @dfsjamaica

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Rotaract Club of St. Andrew

Meeting dates and time: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:30pm

Meeting Location: Footprints Cafe, New Kingston

Instagram: @rotaractstandrew

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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