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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

True love was certainly an endless phone call for Samantha Stewart and Jervon Blake. The pair were mere strangers at the time when they first laid eyes on each other via video, just days before Christmas in 2020. It was there that they learned that...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

On November 15, 2018, Dwayne Jacobs thought it would be a typical day at work. That was until Safari Anderson entered the room that afternoon. “She was beautiful, had a great smile and captivating eyes that made my heart skip a beat each time she...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“What are you waiting on?” was the question that Asha Atkinson’s sister asked her as the two sat down in the kitchen. The food lover had taken up the culinary hobby, but at a crossroads in career options, Atkinson baked her way into becoming the...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Cybria Henry was always one to be eloquent in speech and confident in body. But when her weight got out of proportion, she began a new journey that would transform her life forever. Thanks to the winning combination of hard work, effort and...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

First comes like, then comes love. At least that’s the case for Princess Morgan and Michael Warren. Long before social media ruled the dating scene, Princess and Michael made a connection via Facebook. According to Michael, Princess made the first...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There is no greater feeling than lounging around with refreshingly sweet aromas wafting in the crisp air following a long day or an even longer week. You can unwind from the chaos, stress and fatigue with one strike of a match. “Candles are...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say you’re one workout away from a better mood. Now, can you imagine if a hula hoop is thrown into that active mix? Instructor Melissa Bloomfield realised that she was on to something special when she decided to bring a youthful exuberance to...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Timing was everything for Kimeika Fairclough and Sean Burgess, who first met as neighbours living in Gordon Town, St Andrew, back in 2006. Casual glances and thought-provoking conversations led to a crush, which soon grew into something more. Break...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The largest festival in the Caribbean, Reggae Sumfest, is finally here. And as we get down to the final two events, we’ve got you covered with an essential weekend guide. We also spoke with influencer Shacqueal Witter to give you the most chic...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Chef Rushawn Lindo has always known his way around the kitchen. When he wasn’t busy indulging in dishes like pork and boiled dumplings, courtesy of his great grandmother’s cooking, he was honing his skills in the kitchen and the classroom. Although...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes a special someone to catch your heart. When Omar Vanzie first laid eyes on Nichelle Fiddler at a party, he was sure of one thing: he wanted her. But they were nothing but strangers at the time. With patience...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Reggae Sumfest is poised to become one of the biggest event comebacks Jamaica has ever seen. And already, the dedicated team is gearing up to bring the spice on and off the stage. For this year, it is Jamaican jerk that will ‘Grace’ the main event’...

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

It was all fun and games for Monique Francis, who met the love of her life while visiting the office of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in Spanish Town. While she was the one who made the first move, it was Tommy James who secured their love...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Simone Myrie Dawson is a mother, wife, registered nurse and author. While she prides herself in being the ultimate superwoman, stress crept into her life, particularly during the pandemic, and she found herself riddled with acne. She began...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Whether your goal is to drink your water and mind your business or be ‘out and bad’ in the name of soca, all roads will lead to the glamour and spectacle of Carnival Sunday. But given the recent break caused by the pandemic, are you fit to play mas...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When Sharlene Edwards ventured beyond Jamaican shores and explored the taste of other cultures, she realised ‘nuh weh nuh betta dan yard’. It was with that delightful insight that she created a unique food business module that catered to both local...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Love can, perchance, develop with just one glance. But then there are moments when affairs of the heart go much deeper than the naked eye. Andrene Taylor and Kempton Lewis first met under enchanting circumstances: at a wedding. Who would have...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Carnival is upon us, and with revellers geared up to enjoy a series of events leading up to a feathery fete of road march, companies like Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica and Carnicycle are encouraging socaphiles to recycle their costumes for environmental...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

We all can agree that it requires a certain skill and finesse to walk in heels. Well, Michelle Gordon did us one better; she took on the challenge of working out stiletto-style. We spoke to the B3 Boss Mom about her reason for making the bold...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Nothing is more refreshing than escaping the city to take in the cool and clean country air. On one particular road trip, I saw the most beautiful flowers on the side of the road. And the budding plant lover in me stopped to find out more about...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With a restaurant name like Coded Frolic, your palates are certainly in for an exciting and festive treat. The eatery, owned by the fastest woman alive, Elaine Thompson Herah, and her husband, Derron, prides itself on variety and versatility. “The...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Someone once told me that you will know when you are ready for marriage, but I had no idea I would have heard a voice speak to me while driving to work one cold winter morning.” This was all the sign Richard Smith needed to seal his love for Shari...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When a radio programme asked listeners what was their favourite herbs and spices to prepare dishes with, Natasha Manchan shied away from the usual onion, scallion, garlic and thyme. Instead, she texted in basil. Excitedly, she also shared...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Art is the creative expression of one’s self, and viewers got the unique opportunity to see visual artist Simone Raquel Williams live and in painting action at a recently staged Di Lot event. “Di Lot live painting event was nerve-racking, to say...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The aim of travel is not to escape life per se; it’s for life not to escape us. Sabriena Simpson understood this concept from early, exploring and bonding over island tours with her mother. She went on to journey outside these green shores and...

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