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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Language is the unofficial ‘passport’ to one’s culture. So when Davia Hines was seeking a name that would embody what her brand stood for, she saw great value in going with Bag...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

An emergency medical technician and certified nursing assistant, Tamieka Simmonds took a chance when she invested in the distribution of healthcare apparel and supplies, and hasn’t looked back since. “I used to work at a medical company that sold...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There’s no telling when business will collide with pleasure. For Nini Amerlise and Joshua Nwosu, they met at the Congolese restaurant called Lil Africa in California. He was there with his old record label, and the 2017 winner of Supermodel Canada...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For Teika Samuda, being Jamaican means experiencing authentic adventures, infused with culture and beauty. And in so doing, she has decided to package this island’s rich history and share it with the world by creating her own tour company. The...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:24 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Four years ago, dance, the hidden language of the soul, united the hearts of Shanice Thomas and Jovaughn McConnell. Their love rehearsals began with an audition at the University Dance Society. She saw the hip-hop dancer McConnell’s video online...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 1:04 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say it’s best to manifest what you want. Living by that code, Demario Hinds went from a dreamer to a photographic achiever. He sees more than just a pretty face and displays his portraiture with uniquely dark artistry, while aiming to...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the innate ability to create tasty expressions of food, Shadae Bailey prides herself on being a lawyer who loves to cook. These days, the attorney goes from the courtroom to the kitchen, bringing justice to the culinary arts with a host of...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“After years of disappointments, I was right where I wanted to be and who I was meant to be with,” a content Jody-Ann Mitchell reflected as she reminisced on saying ‘Ido’ to the love of her life, Oshah Whyte. The two might have met under business...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Living true to the words of the Dalai Lama, “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before”, Toni-Ann McKenzie gets excited at the mere thought of unearthing her passion for travelling. But the adventure seeker, history, coffee, and culture...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Food is the centrepiece for every occasion, and Jamaican chefs, Deidre Coleman and Patrice Gilman, are firm believers in making culinary masterpieces. After all, sharing food is their love language. Raised on authentic spices and rich flavour, the...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is said that nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is just that: beautiful. And making show-stopping contributions towards this refreshing approach to living in exquisite fashion is TWOriginals. Flair invited the...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Before the rise of the global pandemic and the plethora of dating sites in existence, singles would make contact with acquaintances, family members, and friends while mingling with potential lovers online. Of all the social streams in the lot, it...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

You never know where love might find you: in a vehicle heading home after a long and hard day at work, perhaps? Or maybe making a refreshing discovery in the same neck of the woods. For Ashley Campbell and Lamar Whittle, going from strangers to...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 8:35 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Two sisters, planted in passion and purpose, continue on their mission to promote the importance and relevance of agriculture across the island. Farm Chicks with Debbie and Becky is back for a second season and is promising to be even more...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Kingston continues to be the metropolis for great taste. And with a new restaurant in town that provides an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can ignite your taste buds and engage in an exploration of exciting island...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There was an aura of opulence as the glamorous Lorraine Miller walked up the aisle to marry the man of her dreams, Otis Henry. Although the duo engaged in a three-year courtship up to ‘I Do’, this fascinating journey dates back almost four decades...

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

It was American author Minister Max Lucado who said, “A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” On its own merit, this enriching statement echoes an inspiring sentiment. And this act of faith resonates...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Work your magic with a simple and classy design. That was the mission Racquel Leslie of Everything Events Ja received for this year’s staging of The Flair Distinguished Awards, which she accepted and delivered with opulence and style. The decor...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was certainly a ‘Good Friday’ for Latania Hewitt and Andrew Binns, who met by chance on the namesake Easter holiday last year. Less than a year later, they walked the path they were both destined to take the moment they met each other: love and...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Despite the Disaster Risk Management Act measures being lifted, this year’s staging of the annual Earth Hour acoustic concert remained virtual. The showcase, which aids in spreading awareness about preserving nature, while spearheading...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The feeling of the island breeze against her face dates as one of Tasheika Mckane’s earliest travel memories. These days, she has taken her explorations to new hills and valleys, inviting others to tour across the island with her. Growing up, her...

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

What began as Whitney Walcott freshly preparing lunch from home and selling from under a tent at the front of her partner’s workplace on weekends to earn extra cash, soon grew into the chef having her own cooking establishment and creating online...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

At the height of the global pandemic, Zelania O’Haro and Jeremy Watkis found love in an unlikely place, signing up on Tinder, swiping right and matching their way to happily ever after. Human resources consultant Zelania first discovered Tinder...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Kiddist Cowans never saw herself as a fashion designer. But she became enchanted by a purpose to build a brand solely for queens. Now, she is celebrating Women’s Month with her very own clothing line, Women of Value. “I was inspired to start my own...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say, “Do what you love, and you won’t work a day in your life.” When Aaliyah Terrelonge, a firm believer of this mantra, found herself at a career crossroads, she decided that her fate was best served in delivering flavour in every ‘Playte’....

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