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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Carifta Swim team member Leanne McMaster in a picture perfect dive phase during her training session at the National Aquatics Centre on Monday.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
by Racquel Porter

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Island Grill patrons having meals in the soon-to-be-replaced plastic Yabba containers

JAMAICAN-GROWN fast food chain Island Grill is planning to trade in its plastic food containers for earth-friendly biodegradable boxes, the company announced recently.

The new boxes -- made from recycled paperboard -- are to replace the black squarish containers in which the Satisfaction and Yabba menu options are currently served.

The top-loading boxes are microwaveable and laminated to prevent leaking, the company said. It added that the paper construction will reduce condensation and by extension, maintain the flavour of meals, as well as allow for easier and healthier microwave reheating.

Island Grill first made the announcement at the launch of the Jamaica Environment Trust's 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica' campaign at the Jamaica Conference Centre, last month.

Yesterday, company spokesperson Lauri-Ann Grant declined to say exactly when the switch would take effect, but she said everything was on track for an April roll-out.

CEO Thalia Lyn said the company's resolution for 2015 is to find news ways to reduce its plastic and styrofoam use.

"We know we should care about our environment and we are distressed to see the pile-up of plastics on our beaches, in our gullies and in our streets," according to a release circulated at the launch quoting Lyn.

"If we can make a shift in how we do things at Island Grill by using packaging that is more environmentally friendly and that won't end up in our dumps, we feel our customers will support our efforts to help keep Jamaica beautiful," she continued.

The new packaging will be designed with Island Grill's signature red pepper, and will feature JET's 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' campaign logo.

"To serve our meals in environmentally friendly packaging continues our 'Eat good. Live food' mission to offer a quality dining experience to our customers," executive director Michael Lyn added.

Island Grill is the first fast food restaurant to join the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' public education programme intended to improve the attitudes of Jamaicans in general, but those living in resort towns in particular, toward their environment. It is a year-long drive being funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund at a cost of J$34.5 million.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
by Racquel Porter

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The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) awardees (from left) Therese Turner-Jones, Inter American Development Bank Country Representative; Marjory Kennedy, president of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association and chairman of the SOS Children’s Village; Commander Antonette Wemyss-Gorman of the Jamaica Defence Force; Thailia Lyn, chief executive officer of Island Grill; Eleanor Jones, director of Environment Solutions Limited; Eva Lewis, president of WLI 2015; Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of delegation for the European Union to Jamaica; Dr Polly Bowes, chairman of the Special Education Committee of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association; Dr Mona Webber, marine biologist and lecturer at the University of the West Indies; and sculptor Laura Facey-Cooper show off their plaques at Monday’s awards ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

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SUPPORTING A WORTHY CAUSE: Digicel ambassadors, Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Paralympian Alphonso Cunningham, were out to support Digicel Foundation’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26, in downtown Kingston.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Island Grill’s CEO Thalia Lyn (centre) hands over a cheque of $1 million to founder of Mustard Seed Communities Monsignor Gregory Ramkisoon (left) for the organisation’s annual Christmas treat to be held on Christmas Day. Assisting is Andrew Mahfood, executive director in charge of group finance at Wisynco. (Garfield Robinson)

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