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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s always a plus when co-workers develop a good rapport. But what happens when they start yearning for more? Cassandra Riley, a gas supervisor at the time, was in charge of checking off Bryanor Duncan’s work. But Bryanor, a fuel tanker driver...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 12:44 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If home is where the heart is, then we can guarantee that many people will be leaving the cold of foreign lands to return to the land of sand, sea, and sunshine for the Christmas season. Since adventures are not only therapeutic, but the best way...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There’s no question that the act of ‘adulting’ is becoming much harder than it used to be. Many professional women are consumed by the multiple roles they occupy. So, how do you cope with achieving a right balance? The planner in Regina Morrison...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 1:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s always amazing when the passion for one profession unexpectedly opens the door to another. Kurt Dunn went from only cooking up recipes and pleasing palates as a chef to transforming lives as a certified trainer. Today, he shares more about the...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:39 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Coming from a family of farmers, Troy Beckett recalled his grandparents planting marigolds, and cutting the beautiful flowers when the time was right to take them to the market for others to purchase. Today, Beckett owns and operates a botanical...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 12:34 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The sheer joy on the faces of little ones with the most adorable requests to be present at other special occasions is all the encouragement Kimberly Edwards needs. There is power in imagination, and this teacher, mother, and partner has spent the...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Christmas is the season of giving. And designer Lavinea Gayle is doing just that with her Bold and the Beautiful collection. Still trying to decide what to wear for the holiday festivities? Let’s deck the halls in sultry yet sophisticated styles of...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 12:58 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

While many are already gearing up to celebrate the holiday season by digging right into a festive feast, come Christmas Day, Marcia Franklyn is pursuing new milestones. When she wasn’t catching flights, the first-time runner completed not one but...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:25 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Young scholar Melissa Myers spent the summer of 2016 completing her work and travel programme overseas. Upon her return to Jamaica, she joined friends on a beach trip to Fort Clarence in Portmore, St Catherine. The journey there presented a...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

From as young as 10 years old, Okello Soltau recalls offering his time and services to help those in and around his community. His outreach efforts through his church saw him carrying on this tradition in the years that followed. So it is no...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Football is a lifestyle. And that is why so many people are passionate about it. In light of this season’s World Cup, we asked Raymond Leveridge, a coach for almost 20 years, about how to train like a footballer. He kick-started the interview by...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 8:21 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

From the moment Jhevaughn Thompson laid eyes on the beautiful Shannief Belto it was love at first sight. His affections date back to Sunday school. And although she didn’t return his feelings then, Jhevaughn, who grew up to become a soldier, was...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 8:31 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The adrenaline rush of staring down your opponents, while you make your way to victory, is the most exhilarating and rewarding feeling. Who says all the fun and games must stop once you become an adult? CeejArts is bringing the excitement of the...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A great sense of togetherness comes with watching the World Cup. And what is a gathering without snacks? If you’re getting the munchies throughout the rounds and seeking somewhere to view the exciting matches, Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records (UBTR...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Putting his best foot forward, William Greenwood is your typical Englishman who fell in love with Jamaica. Although living in ‘paradise’, problematic areas in his life began hitting close to home, and one day, he decided that an all-around...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 11:48 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

What do you want to be when you grow up? That is probably the most serious question a child is ever asked. And those answers may vary from a lawyer or police officer to a doctor, soldier or firefighter. These days, we have seen an evolution in...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Abigail Morris and Chevaughn Witter’s road to becoming soul mates started when the two attended Holy Trinity High School together. As if being in the same grade and sitting in the same class weren’t kismet enough, they also got the opportunity to...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If art is food for the soul, then I was certainly at the right place, strolling on Water Lane, downtown, for Kingston Creative Artwalk on Sunday. While taking in the majestic murals on display, I saw a jerk pan neatly perched on the side of the...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Sugabuzz Ja was delighted to celebrate Flair’s 38 anniversary at the Live with Flair event that treated breast cancer warriors and other specially invited guests with sweet takeaways from the luncheon. “I’m honoured to be a part of the Live with...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say, “When our actions are based on good intentions, our soul has no regrets.” But fate has zero care for those plans. Martin Robinson, the class representative for a public speaking course in 2020 at Te University of the West Indies, Mona...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Eric Coore is an engineer by profession and has a strong interest in woodwork. His wife, Kaya, has a career in science but she is also a plant devotee. Together, the pair married their passions to produce a unique business model that specialises in...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

What’s a party without cake? Well, in honour of outside’s grand reopening, Sweetart Bake Expo made a delightful comeback over the weekend, which left young and old dessert lovers in a state of ambrosia, beckoning for more decadence. “It’s not our...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

We’ve heard the tale of food being seen as medicine. But for Jamaican New Yorker Javon Pink, food was the company, therapy, and remedy, all seasoned marinated, and cooked up in a one-pot meal. Today, he goes by the moniker Cooking With Jeff, and...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Sometimes we see our trainers as superheroes, not realising that they have their own fitness missions to achieve. Patrice J. White’s journey started out with a burning desire to become healthy. Since then, the former mixologist traded in her spirited...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Randeen Thomas has many fond memories of his time on Inna Di Mix, the reality competition that saw local mixologists go head to head. “My favourite episode is the love story episode. We learnt about food pairing and wines. That wasn’t one of my...

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