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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

You never know what surprises await at the other end of a vacation. Could it be love? For Karla Soockar, she went from catching a flight on her return to our green shores from The Bahamas in October 2013 to later catching feelings when she met...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Josh Andy is a digital creator, travel enthusiast, entrepreneur and fashionista. Between frequent-flyer miles, showcasing jaw-dropping stock, running a business, recording, production and strutting on the world’s runways, there’s an undeniable aura...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Fashion is like a canvas that allows me to paint all the masterpieces I want without asking anyone’s permission.” Echoing this beautiful sentiment is Katrina Grant D’Aguilar, who also believes that style is an avenue for self-expression, the highs...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Phyllis Kayceia Stevenson found herself in the darkest place when she made a startling discovery: she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Her initial diagnosis, stage three, released the inner fighter in her. She went into remission, but...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

On a beach surrounded by family and friends, entrepreneur Lyndon Dawes asked the love of his life, attorney-at-law Rachael Brown, to be his wedded wife. What began with the two meeting each other on a games night progressed to going on a first date...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When Patsie Rose discovered her love for gardening, she decided to grow it into a flourishing flower business. Rose’s extensive catalogue of plants include bunny ears, also known as cactus, elephant ears, big red or redheads, crown-of-thorns,...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Plates up and drinks on deck! Marrying authentic herbs and spices with sweet and spirited mixes is pure poetry for the palate. And this October 26-30, Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) promises to deliver just that through the most exquisite...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

You hear the terms ‘jumping off the beam’, ‘working the floor’, and ‘flipping off the bars’ and think, ‘There’s no way that I can fulfil my dreams of doing gymnastics as an adult.’ Well, we are here to tell you that nothing is impossible. The...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Nuh weh nuh better dan yaad,” Jamaicans often say, but how many truly understand the value of this country’s rich offerings? Reality has even shown that quite a number of citizens have never ventured beyond their parish or those made familiar...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say one of the greatest gifts you can give a child is love. This is the focus of Margo Morrison’s children’s book, which aims to nurture young minds. “Children have the biggest capacity for imagination, learning and adventure. I believe that...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

By a show of hands, how many of you have ever played truth or dare? Well, Nadia Wolfe did. And one day, her cousin gave her an interesting test. The challenge was to stop an Escalade that would often traverse their route in the mornings. Without...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If a good fragrance is synonymous with being a powerful cocktail of memories and emotions, then consider Edwin Bruce, the king of scents. “Perfumes are an opportunity to have the best form of deja vu. You will remember your grandmother’s cooking...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved. With Jamaica seeing consistently poor performances in mathematics at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, unconventional teachers are redoubling their efforts to solve the...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Who doesn’t love digging right into a great home-cooked meal? Well, O’Briens on the Boulevard delivers on cherishing those treasured moments, giving food lovers a rich rush of authentic flavour with each savoury bite. The fried chicken struck a...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Fitness is not a sprint. That’s the common refrain David Bailey uses while motivating his clients to achieve their best body and mindset for wellness. “I like to keep my clients motivated in numerous ways, like giving workout challenges with...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When love walks into your life, there’s no turning back. It was 12 years ago, during a conversation, that one friend turned to another and said he had a girl for him. Orville McKenzie, the recipient of this good news, never took the blind set-up...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Summer might be over but Chef Jemar Lyons is still bringing the heat into the kitchen. His introduction to the culinary arts took a unique journey from the call centre to all things flavour. Feeding his passion, he sizzled on to the scene and rose...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Social media continues to be the winning combination unlocking love for couples long before the emergence of the global pandemic. Rochele Spencer and Dale Gayle first connected via Facebook over a decade ago, before meeting face-to-face a year...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If a mom gets the best seat to the greatest show in town watching her children grow, then consider Kimone Brown one lucky mother because her son, Amir Nembhard, is the star of his household. His recent shining moment, caught on candid camera,...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

You can go just about anywhere in the world and find a Jamaican. But when you find a fellow Jamaican putting our food and culture on the map, now that calls for a celebration. Venice Thomas Simpson, who resides in Alaska, knew she was on to...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

You’re one decision away from living your best life. But don’t take my word for it; just ask Elizabeth Taylor. After her health began deteriorating quickly, this celebrity makeup and hair artist was left with no choice but to fix her mental and...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Some spend an entire lifetime searching for their one true love. That was not the case for Brianna Ragbeer and Romane Cameron, whose paths crossed in primary school. As fate would have it, the pair matriculated to the next level together, becoming...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The man, the myth, the jerk seasoning legend, Winston Stona, refined and redefined the way others saw Jamaican flavours and sauces, introducing the international brand of luxury, better known as Busha Browne’s, for many to savour. Going above and...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say parting is such sweet sorrow because sometimes it takes saying goodbye to bring about an unexpected hello. On Tuesday, July 15, 2013, Moya Henry’s friends invited her to a going-away party of their friend, O’Shane Davidson, who had made...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When I say rum, you say please. Rum? Please excuse me while I try to contain the excitement of basking in the sugary bliss of spirits. Tuesday was international rum day, and in honour of the special occasion, Worthy Park Estate invited members of...

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