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The Cosby Show Debuts September 20, 1984 “The Cosby Show”, popular family sitcom from the 80s, premiered on NBC-TV on this day in 1984. The African-American tv family that we all know and love portrayed timeless achievements, struggles and aspirations inherent to all black families. Admit it, you wanted Cliff and Claire Huxtable as your parents too!

Jamaica joins the UN September 21, 1962 The Jamaican flag was unfurled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today in 1962, after the country’s entry into the body as a member on September 18th. The flag’s unveiling was audibly appreciated by then Prime Minister, Sir Alexander Bustamante, who applauded as the island’s black, green and gold flag was unfolded.

The First Black Nobel Prize Awardee September 22, 1950 Ralph Johnson Bunche became the first black awardee of a Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1950. Bunche, who was born into a poor family, transformed his adversity into perseverance and worked within prestigious peace-keeping bodies such as the United Nations. His mostacknowledged work was his successful attempt at reconciling the confrontation between Arabs.

William Ramos Name:

William Ramos


Brand Manager, Bacardi Corporation


American, with Puerto Rican ancestry

Describe your best weekend so far: I don’t really have one best weekend. My best weekends are basically just barbecuing with good friends, good company and good spirits – good rum!

DRINK OF CHOICE: Bacardi 8 in snifter

W hat are the weekends like for William Ramos, Brand Manager of the Bacardi C orporation?:

Spending time with my family. Basically, my weekends are comprised of what my wife wants to do.

In which country have you experienced your best work trip and what did you do?

I really enjoyed the Orient. I like China – I enjoy the culture, it’s very disciplined; and the architecture, it’s very beautiful. I’m mystified by it..

W hat are you looking forward to the most while in Jamaica?

What I’m trying to look forward to the most is creating advocacy and product knowledge - not only about Bacardi rum, but about the spirit business and production in general. There is a great deal of people involved in the industry but they know very little about the product themselves.

W hat does the “Bacardi Belief ” programme entail and how will it benefit our local participants?:

The Bacardi Belief programme was developed by our President, Joaquin Bacardi, and the Vice President of Bacardi Corporation in Puerto Rico, Maggie Matias, as a program to train people including our own staff - on the knowledge of our spirits. This program will give Jamaicans the opportunity to learn and better understand spirits and which are most suitable for them, as retailers and mixologists.

Being a family man, how do you balance your work and family on weekends? Get your family involved in knowing what you are and what you do the most. You have to be true to yourself and true to your family and, if they understand what you do, you’ll have no problem.

Are you a foodie, techie, or sports fan?

I’m a little bit of everything, though I’m not that much of a sports fan. I enjoy technology, reading, the arts and music. Oh, I’m a great cook! If I wasn’t in the liquor industry, my second passion would probably be food.

W hat occupies your general free time the most?:

My girls. Like I said, my wife decides what we do on weekends, and the girls dictate it. Besides that, I like taking long walks in the country, I enjoy country life – it’s simple.

“2 Hidden Scenic Locations within Kingston and St.Andrew

Mount Edge Guest House The hills of St. Andrew are enough to have you mesmerized. However, the Mount Edge Guest House will be vying for your attention with just as much authenticity and beauty. The Guest House, strategically perched by the mountain side, consists of a collection of wooden buildings located just 40 minutes from Kingston. The main building houses two private rooms with a shared bathroom, and a spacious living and dining room. The remaining cottages all contain double beds and private bathrooms, with the exception of one building housing bunk beds for four.

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With a total of six rooms, residents are granted an increased level of privacy and tranquility, as well as a hillside patio that allows guests to have the ultimate dining experience - bathing in the subtle glow of sunrise and sunset each day. Mount Edge also offers a wide variety of activities that prevents you from feeling as if you are stuck in the bush, • • •

Old Tavern Coffee Estate Tour Mountain Bicycle Tour Hike to river

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Cultural mingle in nearby communitydrinks & dominoes Bird and butterfly-watching Nature hikes at Holywell National Park A visit to the nearby School of Vision, Rastafarian community 17 Mile Post, Newcastle St Andrew Tel: 1 (876) 944-8151 1 (876) 351-5083


While driving along Hope Road, you might have whizzed passed a myriad of red, green and gold, and the smiling face of Reggae Legend, Bob Marley, upon first glance. The Bob Marley Museum is one of Jamaica’s hidden scenic loctions doubling as a culturally amazing tribute to Bob, and a historically fulfilling experience for visitors. Situated on the site of the legendary musician’s home, the museum is housed in a wooden 19th-century building and displays several personal items of the late musician, as well as crafted tributes honouring his life and music. The property, which was turned into a museum by his wife Rita Marley, also features an 80-seat theatre, an art gallery, and a gift shop selling various Bob Marley memorabilia. The museum also offers local grub from its Legend Cafe.

Bob Marley Museum

ADM: Non - residents: US$20 (adults), US$10 (children) Residents: JM$500 (adults), JM$250 (children)

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays. 9:30am - 4pm 56 Hope Road Kingston 6 Tel: 1 (876) 978-2929

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The Cari- Folk Singers Concert Season 2013 Clad in cultural frocks, the Cari-Folk Singers sashay front-stage with their annual concert season, belting traditional folk songs inextricable to the Jamaican culture. This year, the singers celebrate 40 years of togetherness and performance while honouring contributors who directed and conceptualized a timeless vision. The folk group, which started within the Excelsior High School in 1973, is known for their annual productions, as well as the more recent, biennial Concert Season, Culture Fest. For this year’s season, entitled “Celebrating 40”, patrons can expect to be thrilled by culturally moving theatrical presentations complemented by colourful costumes, “uniquely styled” choreography and “dynamic dramatisation”.

“...experience the vibrancy of the Cari-Folk flavour in a range of folk forms inclusive of Nine Night, Dinki-Mini, Kumina, and Mento.”

The Cari - Folk Singers’ 2013 Concert Season is musically directed by Angela Elliot, Grub Cooper, Godfrey Taylor, Hugh Douse and Noel Dexter; artistically directed by Winston ‘Bello’ Bell; and choreographed by Kevin Moore. Enjoy the season, starting this Friday at the Little Theatre!

Tel: 341 7356 (See event details in listings)

Parsley Pesto Penne with Sausage ingredients

8 ounces uncooked penne pasta 3 ounces spicy pork Italian sausage, casings removed 4 garlic cloves, crushed and coarsely chopped ¼ cup olive oil, divided 1 ounce fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated and divided (about 1/4 cup) 5 cups fresh parsley leaves, divided ½ teaspoon kosher salt


1. Boil 4 quarts of water in a large pot or saucepan. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving ¾ cup of the water. Discard the remaining cooking liquid. 2. Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet and add the Italian sausage to pan. Sauté for 6 minutes or until brown, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan, reserving oil in pan; drain on paper towels. 3. Add garlic to oil in pan and sauté for a minute. Add ½cup reserved pasta water to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil; cook for 30 seconds. 4. Add pasta to pan and toss to combine. Cook for another minute. Remove from heat. 5. Combine about 2 tablespoons of cheese and 4 ¾ cups parsley leaves in a blender or food processor. Chop/process until f inely ground. While processing, add the remaining ¼ cup adapted from


Bottoms up!

Bacardi Daiquiri Ingredients:

1/2 cup Bacardi Superior Rum 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 heaped tsp caster or granulated sugar Cubed Ice Crushed Ice


1. Put Bacardi Rum, lime juice and sugar in a shaker. 2. Add 1/2 cubed ice and 1/2 crushed ice and shake vigourously until chilled. 3. Strain into a chilled or frozen glass.

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5 ways to Unplug on wknds

Summer’s over, how about a tech detox? the wkndr provides you with 5 easy steps to tossing your smartphone, tablet, laptop and other buzzing devices into a box, locking it with a combination lock, forgetting the combination and sticking that box to the farthest corner of your closet. Ready?

Put your phone on silent, permanently: Get rid of your email: Your inbox should have an option to send out an automated message if you are and will be unable to reply to messages over a period of time. Let’s activate that option. This prevents you being labeled as that friend or associate who ignores everyone.

Not vibrate, silent. Turn off all notifications, updates, alerts, reminders. Flushing your phone down the toilet does all that for you - in case you needed an alternative method. process a lot easier.

Become a full-time, certified hermit: You might need to write down a number of excuses to tell your friends whenever they ask you to go out. To really unplug and relax - you will need to give up clubbing and the fast life for just a couple of days. Warning: don’t exceed 5 days, else you might forget the ways of life and turn into a pale, schizophrenic creature obsessed with finding a ring.

Enjoy the good life!: Followed all the steps? Now that you are unplugged, enjoy a free, unwired life.

Steer far from all social media: Deactivate your accounts on all social sites - yes, Instagram too. Disable all syncing, automatic updates, buffers, everything! Why don’t you just go ahead and move into a cave? It’ll makes this process a lot easier.

Friday “Tenk God Fi Miss Lou” Tribute Manchester High School Auditorium Perth Road, Manchester 10am - 5pm Cari-Folk Singers 2013 Concert Season Little Theatre 8pm ADM: $1300 Games Night Bookophilia 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6:30pm ADM: FREE Happy Pickins Happy Hour Usain Bolt Tracks and Records Marketplace 67 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 4pm - 7pm ADM: FREE

Heineken Happy Hour Macau Gaming and Lounge and Bar 28 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston 5pm - 10pm ADM: FREE

Children’s Story Time Bookophilia 92 Hope Road, Kingston 1pm ADM: FREE

Friday Happy Hour Uncorked 29 Barbican Road, Kingston 5pm - 7pm ADM: FREE

V for Vendetta Movie Screening Bookophilia 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6:30pm

MVP Fridays PULS8 8pm - 2am ADM: FREE Uber Club Privilege New Kingston 11pm - 4am ADM: $1500 (ladies), $2000 (men)

saturday Leveraging Digital Marketing for Innovation Conference Mona Visitors Lodge UWI Mona Campus 10am - 4pm ADM: FREE Break The Ice 2013 Fitness Session YMCA 21 Hope Road, Kingston 10am - 1pm ADM: $3000 (registration only) Register at: breaktheice2013

ART: FILMS: PEACE 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston 7pm - 10pm ADM: FREE Cari-Folk Singers 2013 Concert Season Little Theatre 8pm ADM: $1300 Jamaica Festival of Peace UWI Mona Bowl The University of the West Indies 1pm - 6pm ADM: FREE Live Music Saturdays Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit 12 Waterloo Road, Kingston 5pm - 7pm ADM: FREE Smirnoff QUO House Party V CLUB Portmore 10pm - 3am ADM: FREE (guestlisted), $500 (general) rsvp:

sunday Jamaica Cycling Federation Training and Development Track Series A National Stadium Track National Stadium Kingston Bridal Week 2013 Super Dress 1pm ADM: $500 (with drivers’ Sale 5 Bedford Park Avenue, Kingston license), $1000 (without drivers’ license) | Registration only 9am - 5pm Registration: 11:30am - 12:30pm ADM: FREE Jamaican Folk Singers Concert 2013 Little Theatre 6pm

Kingston Bridal Week 2013 Bridal Retreat Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel 17 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10am - 4pm ADM: $2500 (presold tickets only) Rally Sprint 2013 Trade Winds Citrus Bybrook Orchard Bog Walk, St. Catherine 10am - 4pm ADM: FREE “Navel String” by Adrian Augier Book Launch Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1) UWI Mona Campus 1pm ADM: FREE

Cari-Folk Singers 2013 Concert Season Little Theatre 4pm ADM: $1300 Post Happy Hour BIN26 Wine Bar Devon House 4pm - 10pm ADM: FREE



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