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Stories by Krysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2024 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Rooted in faith, United States navy veteran Jason Mills has found immense joy in dedicating his time and talents to a higher purpose. With a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees under his belt, he has written six books, and recently completed a...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2024 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Courtnie Ashman always saw herself as a fashionista. So, it came as no surprise when she strutted her way down the runway of a thriving fashion career. Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner, the London model, who is of Jamaican descent, talked about her...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2024 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Elizabeth Jones has spent close to a decade working in English-Spanish language education in destinations like Colombia and Spain. Now that she has crossed over to corporate, the former teacher wanted to pay homage to her passion, bringing her life...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2024 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

A grand fanfare that paints dreams of jetés, plies, pirouettes and silhouettes in glitter and gold fashion. That’s what awaits patrons as the University Dance Society (UDS) celebrates its 50th season with a tapestry of art meets movement dubbed ‘...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

From the moment Pamella Chang could hold a pencil, she began creating art. Since then, she has been harnessing and honing skills, taking her studies of the subject all the way up to the tertiary level. Three years into the profession, this young...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2024 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

For Laura Fung, art awakens all the senses. This is evident in everything we see, touch, hear, smell and even feel. So it came as no surprise that she would make the world her canvas and embark upon a journey worthy of ‘champagne popping’...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2024 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

‘Gangsta’ isn’t just a moniker for Yvonne Reid; it had become her way of life. Reid faced numerous traumas growing up, including molestation, rape and drug and domestic abuse. Finding strength within the struggle became her superpower. And today,...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2023 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

It was the first weekend of December, when one by one, audience members rolled out in sophisticated fashion and found their seats on the roof of AC Hotel in anticipation of the long-awaited event of the season. Groundbreaking in a refreshing...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Lashawndla Bailey-Miller beamed with great pride as she watched her loving husband, Kevin, walk the stage to receive his master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from The University of the West Indies, Mona campus. But, she wasn’t...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

While her father was bedridden in the hospital, Millicent Lynch received an interesting request. Her father, a passionate visual artist, asked her to create a painting for him. She gladly fulfilled his request, taking a blank canvas and turning it...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2023 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

At age 30, Kaydia McKoy never imagined that the lump she felt during a shower was a possible sign of breast cancer. Initially, she dismissed it as a symptom of premenstrual syndrome and did not seek medical advice, a decision she later regretted....

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2023 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Breast cancer changes you. For some, receiving the news alone can have devastating and crippling effects. But, in the case of individuals like Terry-Ann Chippy, facing the battle head-on activated an inner warrior, creating a healing space, one...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Revelling in the liberated feeling of experiencing new cultures, foods and languages, Tara Pouyat took her first solo trip at 16 years old to Costa Rica. Since then, Pouyat, who goes by the moniker Tara Mango, is excited to go on sweet adventures...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2023 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

At the age of 16, brave warrior Ashlie Barrett underwent laparoscopic surgery, a medical procedure that would prepare her for the fight of her life with endometriosis. Despite the trials and tribulations that came with this diagnosis, she rose like...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2023 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Keisha Bailey grew up in a loving, extended family household. It took a village to raise her family and she enjoyed being in the company of cousins and aunties. But when she met her husband, Jermaine, he introduced her to a different side of living...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2023 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The true mark of any great mentor is the ability to motivate, educate and change lives. Standing proudly as the beacon of hope for his alma mater Jamaica College (JC), Rohan Cruise’s return to the classroom as a teacher at the school inspired him...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2023 | 1:04 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Andria M. Thompson is the true embodiment of beauty, style and grace. The Jamaican-Canadian has had her fair share of hardships and emerged victorious on every occasion. She spoke with The Sunday Gleaner about family, motherhood, endometrial cancer...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2023 | 1:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Kevin Powell was ecstatic to meet his soulmate, Marsha, and grow their beautiful family together. But when tragedy struck, and his love lost her battle to breast cancer, Powell found himself grieving her untimely death, while raising not one, but...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2023 | 1:49 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

It is with great knowledge and understanding that Tremaine Hemans has been able to champion the cause of the international judicial system, with the hope of making a difference. “I currently practise United States immigration law, representing...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2023 | 1:19 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

“Some say you are too painful to remember. I say you are too precious to forget. I held you every second of your life.” It is only with great joy and insurmountable loss that one can truly understand the miscarriage of maternal justice. For Adele...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2023 | 9:34 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Pegasus hotel’s newly renovated pool, pool bar, and lounge is officially open and getting rave reviews for its swinging benches, beautiful murals, exquisite aquatic features, and luxurious lounge. Pooling the expertise and resources...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2023 | 12:54 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

In advancing the welfare of others, Dr Franz Collins decided to bridge the gap between private and public patient care. When he is not busy with his practice during the week, he spends his weekends innovatively providing medical services for...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2023 | 1:11 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

“She is a mother to me.” That was the heartwarming refrain sung by many when asked about Sister Maria Goretti. Born and raised in New Zealand, she spent over two decades in Jamaica transforming the lives of inner-city boys at the Alpha Boys’ Home,...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2023 | 12:56 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

With eyes filled with anguish, a young Kempton Lewis went into survival mode on the streets, hunting down basic necessities; food to eat. It was one misfortune after the other, until he was picked up by the police. That’s when things took a turn....

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 12:26 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

According to her mother, she spent her formative years drawing on the walls. With no recollection of those acts of expression, she recalls making mud pots, sculpting the dirt into unique shapes, only for them to lose their forms to the rain. Today...

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