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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When the coronavirus began spreading across Jamaica, sending many into quarantine and lockdown, Jodian Duhaney stepped up to the plate to assist those who were unable to provide for themselves. Duhaney’s initiative, Just4Charity, started small,...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

As October comes to a close, we highlight the unique story of friendship, love, hope, and a heroic battle with breast cancer. Marsha Norman first met her best friend, Marie Demetrius Baker, at The Temple Hall Mennonite Church. There, the two...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When spicy filling meets perfected pastry, you know it’s time for a fresh-from-the-oven patty. The hot and enticing treat, indulged in as a snack or a full-fledged meal, resonates in the heart of many Jamaicans, from ‘yaad’ to abroad. It also...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

No sentiment has rung truer for the food of the tropics than, “You have to taste the culture to understand it.” One restaurant in the diaspora that has been using indigenous herbs and spices to create euphoric waves of fresh and bold flavours is...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jodi-Ann Tucker has always taken an innovative and creative approach to lifestyle. From fashion to beauty and, recently, home decor, you name it, she claims it and stamps her unique signature spin, maintaining glam in both her style and...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the global pandemic still in full swing, many have been faced with no choice but to depend on the digital space for work, school, shopping and yes, dating. If you’re wondering how you can really get to know somebody virtually, it’s much...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:26 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Make-up is art. Beauty is spirit. Blending them all in majestic fashion is the lovely Kayan Merritt. Merritt is no stranger to creativity. Growing up, she was so fascinated by beauty and style that she became the go-to for her sisters and friends...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A.A. Milne once said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” For Nigerian High Commissioner Janet Omoleegho Olisa, that something is the sweet island of Jamaica. Olisa has officially said goodbye to the place she had...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s important for parents to share bonding time with their children. And the best way to achieve a mission of this magnitude is through creative activities. Mother-daughter duo Rasheba Edwards and Ramanyea Waugh are inviting parents and children...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If award-winning Hollywood actress Halle Berry can take her health regime to new levels by adding the tropical favourite, Mango, to her Fitness Friday summer playlist, then it’s clear that this young reggae artiste is definitely making a huge...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The term ‘ring di alarm’ in music signals the start to a very powerful message, and looking to sound off by using reggae as his platform for change is recording artiste Trapycal. Yulando Bentley Mitchell, also known as Trapycal, first discovered...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If rum lovers are seeking a happy ending to this weekend: the enjoyment of quality entertainment while savouring a spirited drink, then you have come to the right place. Sunday, August 15 is National Rum Day; and to mark this special occasion,...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

To carry on a musical legacy is no easy feat, but she does this with great passion. Her talent, tenacity, drive for success and rare beauty know no bounds. And already, she has earned the respect of others in this predominantly male industry. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s difficult to see the sunshine in the eye of a storm. And nothing has caused more chaos and created more mayhem than COVID-19. But sometimes, facing a crisis gives you the time to slow down, reflect, recharge, strengthen bonds and make your...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“The sun, the sand and a drink in my hand.” Well, if you can’t have the luxury of exploring this euphoric trifecta, let’s see if we can find comfort in achieving two out of the three. There’s nothing more satisfying than quenching your thirst on a...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:25 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It has been said that, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that is pretty much the same thing.” Who can attest to this? So many! Ice cream has an amazing way of lifting a person’s mood or making every occasion even better....

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Cooking in COVID became a delightful pastime for families and friends. From ‘cheffing’ up old-time Jamaica favourites like peas soup, fried chicken and curried goat to new recipes involving shrimps, ribs and pastas. The delight, however, quickly...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer Thomas Keller said it best when he said: “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” Since the JMMB Goal Getter Series has gone live, following the lockdown from the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When you hear of sensual artistry in motion, Latin dance immediately comes to mind. Embodying sultry moves and putting on passionate performances onstage, on the dance floor, and in the studio is Rashida Bignall. More popularly known as ‘Rash...

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