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+ Bacchanal Beach J’ouvert


he countdown to carnival begins! This will definitely be ample warm up for the line up of events that Bacchanal Jamaica will be hosting in the days before carnival. Soca junkies should be heading to Ochi this weekend for what some say is the best part of the carnival season. This staging of Beach J’ouvert will feature Machel Montano HD and Patrice Roberts and so it’s sure to be full of vibes. And with the likes of DJ Bambino, DJ Smoke and Sparkles Productions spinning tunes, you can expect to be getting on bad way after the sun goes down. Another perk of the event will be some new elements added by the title sponsor, Smirnoff. They have promised to make this staging even more exciting than ever with a treasure hunt where patrons can win cash prizes. So those of you who want to jump up with the Bacchanal crew can head to James Bond Beach in Oracabessa on Saturday April 7 to take in ‘more fun. . . more fete. . . more Bacchanal.’ Get tickets from Ammars (King Street, Sovereign and Mall Plaza), Training Camp (Manor Park), Mega Mart (Waterloo Road, Portmore, Montego Bay), L G Service Station (Constant Spring Road) and General Foods (Ocho Rios). Admission: $4,000 (pre-sold), $5,000 (gate), $6,500 VIP

#mywknd What is your typical weekend?

+ Nathan GeddesMorrison

This Ochi-based attorney let us in on his weekends. . .

Friday nights are normally spent at Scotchies with the family, where I attempt to keep pace with my 96-year-old grandfather aka Gdadz. Saturday revolves around watching the footy (football) on TV. I have recently been rediscovering the river flex at Blue Hole and Spanish Bridge located on the White River. The latter has a new 30ft swing that I am determined to conquer next week. After the guilt subsides from not going to church again, it’s family lunch and then volleyball at Rooms on the Beach.

Do you have a weekend must see/do/eat?

Must do would have to be playing volleyball on Sunday and trying to relive the glory days. Must eat, ‘a proper country food’ from Soldiers Restaurant in Pineapple. It’s small but it’s open 7am - 11pm and the breakfast is awesome. Try it this Easter weekend. It’s cheap too! Must see, hmmm... I guess it would be between a belly full of laughs if I actually spiked the ball over the net, the several baptisms in shower caps and the hulk Rasta that refuses to be discouraged in his attempt to lyrics Rosey O’Donnell in her G-String.


CHOICE: Single malt Scotch

What has been your best weekend ever?

U 6-0 on Saturday and everyone who reads this to visit my villa website on Sunday and book it for Easter weekend. Thanks in advance everyone.

Who are your weekends usually spent with?

What spot/event/ activity would you recommend for any given weekend?

February 17, 2012. I got married to my dream girl Melissa YapChung – simply the best memory ever.

Family mostly. Friends visiting us or on their way to Mobay and Kingston affords us the opportunity to entertain most weekends. We encourage our friends to avoid their St Ann visas being revoked in exchange for having a bite to eat before the journey in.

What would be your ideal weekend?

Dancing with [Melissa] all night on Friday, Chelsea beating Man

Scotchies, Mykonos Greek Restaurant and John Crow’s Tavern, Evita’s and Ms T’s Kitchen are the notables. The Blue Cantina (tacos) and Calabash Ital Restaurant on James Avenue are hidden secrets. Jerking at Taj and Express in Taj Mahal are something new as well as Caliente (formerly Coconuts and Baywatch) and the Roxborough Sea Food Restaurant near to the Cool Oasis in St Ann’s Bay.


+ Oxtail from John Crow’s Tavern


ohn Crow’s Tavern is a must when in Ocho Rios! Besides being in one of the best locations in town (right on Main Street), which makes it perfect for people-watching, you can relax, eat, drink and also watch sports. They offer a variety of menu items including sandwiches, pizzas, hamburgers and cooked food. Every visit to John Crow’s should warrant an attempt to try something new but the oxtail never disappoints. Served with rice and peas, the dish is perfectly prepared. Always ask for a side of ‘scotchie’ because everyone knows how the pepper can nice up the thing even more! The tavern has a lively atmosphere where you can eat and drink and take it easy, but it is the oxtail that keeps me coming back every time.

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+ What to do this wknd WAVES SOCA RAVE MARLEY BEACH, BOSCOBEL, ST MARY – FRIDAY, APRIL 6 This will be the ultimate soca beach party with Rum Fire inclusive bars. Admission: $1,500 (general), $2,000 (gate) and VIP $4,000 (pre-sold) UBER CLUB PRIVILEGE – FRIDAY, APRIL 6 The Easter edition is dubbed Uber Bun No Cheese. Admission: $1,000 (ladies) and $2,000 (men) BACCHANAL BEACH J’OUVERT JAMES BOND BEACH, ORACABESSA, ST MARY – FRIDAY, APRIL 7 Bacchanal fans will be getting on bad with Machel Montano HD and Patrice Roberts. Admission: $4,000 (pre-sold), $5,000 (gate) and $6,500 (VIP) ULTRA INCLUSIVE SATURDAYS TOP FLOOR QUAD, NEW KINGSTON – SATURDAY, APRIL 7 Get on the guest list for this Saturday’s staging when Ultra offers a premium all-inclusive bar.

@ the movies American Reunion Over a decade has passed and the gang return to East Great Falls, Michigan, for the weekend.

DAYDREAMS BEACH PARTY LANDOVERY BEACH, ST ANN – SUNDAY, APRIL 8 This super all-inclusive party will feature a premium bar and catering. Admission: $3,500 (pre-sold) and $4,500 (gate) KAMPAI TOAST TO THE NAPE DUNN’S RIVER FALLS PARK – SUNDAY, APRIL 8 It will be an ultra all-inclusive event with premium bars and eats. Those not in Ochi can catch round-trip transportation by Knutsford Express for $500 from Mobay and $1,000 from Kingston. Admission: $6,000 DOVER CIRCUIT RACING DOVER RACEWAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 8 - MONDAY, APRIL 9 Sommerbell versus Gore part three in Jamaica’s premier circuit racing. Admission: $1,500 (general) and $2,500 (pit)

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April 6, 2012 issue

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