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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

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

When did you find out that you were the other woman? Recording artiste Bella Blair addresses that issue in her new single, On the Side. Pandora’s ‘Caribbean Artistes to Watch 2022’ told The Gleaner that her aim for this track was to break away from...

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The soul-stirring scene began when two powerhouses joined forces for a leadership training project. Paired to do a presentation for the operations manager role at their company, it was all business at first until the sweet combination of leisure...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Spending quality time in the great outdoors has certainly been a breath of fresh air for husband-and-wife duo Kimberley and Hakeem Atkinson. The travelling journey first began with spontaneous road trips across the island. Before they knew it, they...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was a typical day of running errands for Sashanna Ingram when she bumped into Jermaine Rowe. Caught by surprise, that experience stands as proof that you never know where love might find you. Sashanna and Jermaine’s chance encounter resulted in...

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

When Soumoya Mattis took her first trip overseas, she knew that she would take another in no time. “I didn’t always see myself travelling. Before my first trip, I didn’t even think that what I’m doing now was possible. But the moment I booked my...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The key to any good drink is finding the right balance between flavours, creativity, secret ingredients, technique and, of course, high spirits. Today is World Bartender Day, so let’s drink to this special occasion with local bartender and...

Published:Thursday | February 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Threshaka Troup always knew she was capable of whipping up magic in the kitchen. But the culinary enthusiast never dreamed that life would land her in the dessert lane with the establishment of Something Sweet. “Something Sweet Ja offers custom...

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

With Valentine’s Day splashing into Monday from the weekend, couples have more time and ways to celebrate. We asked seasoned travel blogger Jhunelle Jureidini to share sunshine or starry possibilities for lovers to tour. Seeking options different...

Published:Friday | February 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For some, art plays the role of pastime, a means of easing the burdens of reality by escaping to a world of wonder, colour and fantasy. While, for others, it takes centre stage. Sara Palmer always saw herself as a creative and innovative individual...

Published:Thursday | February 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Sometimes, the way to your lover’s heart is through tantalising their taste buds. With Valentine’s Day almost here, Julie Mango Restaurant is honouring the day of love by giving couples the most exclusive gastronomic gift: love boxes. “We have...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Sunny skies, falls and beaches, friendly people, rich culture and music rooted in history and reality resonates not just with tourists and local islanders, but warms the hearts of those living within the diaspora as well. To bring a taste of home...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The sweet sight of smoke permeating the clean air of Portland could only mean one thing: there’s a jerk stand nearby. With hunger consuming the best of us, my friends and I headed to a popular food spot on the stretch known to locals as Seaside...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When people embark on a health and fitness journey, they tend to focus on the physical – eating well, while balancing that nutrition with targeted exercises to shed fat and sculpt the body. But what many seem to neglect is the mental element, an...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Laughter was certainly the best medicine for Drs Danielle Levy and Arillon Chrysostom, who first met in 2013 while on duty at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. The medical practitioners took their love all the way to ‘I Do’, tying the knot six years...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When Tara Osborne had her son, she vowed to incorporate creativity in his growth and development. Her hands-on approach to learning caught the attention of the teachers at his school, Meadowbrook Preparatory, who requested education materials from...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Active in her approach to life, Dianne Brown took the fundamentals she learned in her modelling career and applied them to fitness. She currently works with women 200 pounds and over to actualise their wellness dreams. “Dobfitness (DOB) has a very...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Two hearts beating as one in synchrony and harmony, that’s the love story of Jeremy and Debbie Chung. But it’s never a done deal until you receive full blessing from those closest and dearest to your heart. Older daughter and bridesmaid Danhi took...

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

“You eat with your eyes, but it is the taste you will remember.” This line resonated with Kelsey Fenton so much that it became the slogan for her business. The baker always had a love affair with cheesecake. But it took feasting on the most...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The start of the new year is already here, but it isn’t too late to set plans in place for a nourished mind and a banging body by the end of 2022. We asked a few fitness enthusiasts about their health and fitness resolutions this year. Here is what...

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

Love is the greatest gift one can give and receive. The Huies unlocked that secret the moment they became high-school sweethearts. As teens, O’Shane received the best early birthday present when Tavia became his girlfriend. Then years later, it was...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When Tara Montaque woke up from her mastectomy in March 2020, she came face to face with the most beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid, blooming white. You can call it love at first sight for the breast cancer survivor, who shared that it added great...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Food from the sun. Dr Aris LaTham is a firm believer of only consuming food naturally grown from the earth and baked in the purest oven: the warmth of daylight. Panamanian with Jamaican roots, Dr LaTham recalls the days of spending time in the...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

An accountant by day. An artist by night. Jason Lewis strikes a nice balance, chartering his way into the creative world, and fans are loving every minute of his natural expression. “I balance the two rather seamlessly. During the day, I’m in...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 restrictions might have put a damper on the entertainment arena, but when it came to matters of the heart, couples were up in the aisles saying I do. And who could blame them? The virus had this uncanny way of drawing lovers even closer...

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

Visiting 12 countries in 12 months is the new goal for entrepreneur Andre Whittaker. Known as the Witty Traveller, he told The Gleaner that he developed his love for exploring other territories from his parents. Lovers of a good road trip, he was...

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