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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For many, the December holiday season is a time for giving. So, when Ortolan Powell saw the holiday season fast approaching, he jumped right into acts of generosity. This year, he teamed up with local barber Duane Curling, of Curling Cutz, to treat...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“I am going to hike 19 kilometres; let’s see if there’s anybody else crazy enough to come along.” This was the idea O’Dain Donegan transformed into an official initiative for the new year. The free journey, dubbed ‘Catch 22: Not Your Typical New...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Christmas is two days away. If you’re not feeling the festive spirit just yet, we are here to treat you to a holly and jolly time. Food enlisted the expertise of mixologists Julian Dixon and Shakiera Johnson, who whip up signature holiday drinks...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A healthy body will cease to exist if you don’t aim to have a healthy mind. This statement was just one of the powerful punches thrown by personal trainer and wellness coach, Terence Slater. Slater’s wellness story began when a dear friend passed...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Are you always this quiet?” Shanika Porter asked of the gentleman sitting two seats away from her. What she didn’t bargain for was the response that followed. “I normally observe my surroundings first,” he replied, giving her the most captivating...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the most wonderful time of the year already here and the end of 2021 fast approaching, many are looking forward to new beginnings. So, it was only fitting that Long Story Short (LSS) returned with a cool holiday theme exploring first-time...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:17 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The purest form of human expression. That is what art means to Annaleise Aiken. Proclaiming her natural love for the visual arts, she told Living, “I can’t ever remember there being an Anna without art.” Reclusive as a child, a young Aiken found...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it doesn’t get more fa-la-la-la-la than exploring the table’s main staple – ham. Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham shared a few ham tips with Food and included his brown sugar and passion fruit glazed ham...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For some, approaching a milestone gives them the opportunity for a fresh beginning. When Shaniene Campbell found herself approaching 40 years old, she decided that there was no better way to ring in the decade ahead than losing 40 pounds. Her...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say never mix business with pleasure, but working at the same agency does have its perks. Just ask Latoya Crawford and Rudolph Carroll. The pair might have first crossed paths under professional circumstances, but the office allowed them to...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

‘Nuh weh nuh better dan yard’ was always the energy behind Julie Mango’s TikTok videos, filled with Jamaican proverbs, personalities and popular pastimes. But when she shared the infamous garden photo on her Instagram account, we knew that she was...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The busy Barbican streets are no match for fiery energy illuminating the atmosphere within House of Flamez. On the cusp of celebrating its first year in business, the oasis, located at the foot of Jack’s Hill in Kingston, has already made a name...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Oh what fun it is to hike on Castleton river trail!” That’s the jingle TrainFit Club hopes to have you singing once you sign up for its annual ‘FitMas’ celebration. The brainchild of the club’s owner and personal trainer, Stokely Rose, the decade...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The mind-body complex got more complicated as the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions, lockdowns, social dilemmas and medical complications from the virus itself looming, many struggled not only mentally, but physically as...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say women love a man in uniform. But Monique Grant was definitely caught off guard when she was stopped by the police, and Dawneric Reid, one of the uniformed officers, who was on his last duty for the night, began to ask her a few questions....

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Following the creation of the Dancehall Dance Association (DDA), core members have made advocating for the rights of street dancers and performers their priority. A recent initiative sees the association working to equip dancers with professional...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The line “Dis a di season like a Maggie a di sponsor” did its rounds on social media, with hopes that one day it would become an actual track. Lij Tafari Smith did us one better. Not only did he complete the song, he released a music video for good...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“I knew he was the one when I got diagnosed with breast cancer and thought he would have no desire to stay. But instead, he chose to walk with me through the entire journey,” Lewanna Harrison reflected. Now breast cancer-free, she and her beloved,...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Creativity is often sparked by interest, but once that bridge has been crossed, the flowing possibilities for artistic expansion are endless. Actress and all-around performer Kim Friez didn’t shy away from the opportunity to extend her creative...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Food is love, and love is food. With these ingredients, Rosemarie Jackson took the biggest leap of faith and started a small culinary business. Cally J’s Kitchen offers a tantalising twist on flavour. From hot from the pot tuna fritters and...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Amoy Lawrence has a very interesting love-hate relationship with health and fitness. But when the emotional eater found herself hitting high numbers on the scale, she decided that enough was enough. Now 40 pounds lighter, she’s shedding some light...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Let’s go to a place only lovers go. To a spot that we’ve never known.” So High by John Legend was the beautiful song selection, which not only stood as the soundtrack for the newly-weds’ first dance, but it reflected the irresistibly charming...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The struggles and stresses of the pandemic hit the island by storm, crippling every aspect of the economy. Children weren’t spared from the wrath of the virus and many suffered to keep up academically, due to a lack of digital resources. As a firm...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the lockdown lifted, to some degree, many are looking forward to returning outside and living their best lives. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide on where to go and what to do locally, then make a quick stop at the travel blog,...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 1:23 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Growing up, Adrian Morris recalled savouring sweet and wholesome flavours of cornmeal porridge. His mother, he says, makes the best porridge. The delicious duo of curried chicken back and roasted breadfruit conjures up endlessly great memories....

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