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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2023 | 12:59 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

We heard from a very good source that there’s a new restaurant on Red Hills Road bearing the same name as one famous for delivering an authentic Jamaican dining experience. So let’s take a trip North West to the recently developed food mecca for...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 12:23 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s a journey of ‘bump’ and hormonal mood swings. But one brightened by fulfilment, discernment, and enlightenment. With new life comes new beginnings and Shamara Spencer has already embraced the good, the bad, and downright scary ordeals of...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2023 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is said that nothing will bring two hearts closer together than two hearts that are after the heart of God. At 21 years old, Toni Ann Taylor visited a church for youth fellowship. That church would later return to her place of worship for the...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The mouthwatering decadence of savoury and sweet notes, basking in the blissful melody of a floral fantasy fit for the ‘Gram et al. That’s the magic, beauty, and memory two sisters dreamed of creating Kingston’s hidden gem, The Alchemy. Located in...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2023 | 12:52 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani once said, “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” On Monday, The Gleaner’s Flair left no gemstones unturned, presenting the glitz and glamour of...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2023 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was an event filled with flair and flavour as The Distinguished awardees and specially invited guests graced The Jamaica Pegasus for the long-awaited gala and dinner on Monday evening. Once the elegant attendees walked the red carpet, they...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 12:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Author Stephen Covey said it best, “We should live our lives based on a compass, not a clock.” And Mischa Christie is a firm believer in this mantra. From a tender age, Christie would tag along on international trips his parents made for work. His...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2023 | 12:57 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Chivalry is certainly not missing from the road march as Yard Mas reveller Stefan Tanghow helped his girlfriend, Naija Dewar, with her costume. The two were spotted on the road in their Oya costume. The Miami-based couple, who is playing mas for...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

This was by no means a small fête. It was the official return of Carnival in Jamaica and costumed masqueraders paraded the streets of Kingston intent on playing mas. But being a ‘socavivor’ one or two days later may also mean enduring new aches and...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Do you have a pen I could borrow?” This simple question that Kerry-Ann Bennett asked of her colleague, Denmar Daley, became the catalyst for their romantic chapter written thereafter. No one could have imagined that these soulmates were only...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is often encouraged to ‘never say never’ because practising doubt can not only limit you and your fears but hold you back from tapping into your magic. When Marketing Specialist Nasha-Monique Douglas’ friend began speaking enthusiastically about...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2023 | 12:34 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There’s a new ‘pastaria’ in town bringing the taste of Italian-infused cuisine to the local market. Exploring the concept of presto, a quick way of preparing dishes, Presto Pasta is looking to change the way you savour the unique flavour. “It’s a...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2023 | 12:55 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When you hear ‘Jamaica’s viral carnival queen’, the name Christina Gonzalez comes to mind. More popularly known as ‘Chriss Choreo’, Gonzalez emerged on the soca scene in 2018, blazing the stage and changing the face and landscape of costume band...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2023 | 12:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Signing up for co-curricular activities means engaging in personal growth and development. But, for Bianca Hislop and Jason Morris, it was also the ideal opportunity to connect with others. Before they knew it, they went from being members of Key...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2023 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Bedecked with streams of gorgeous white designs that enveloped the lush greenery of the Sunken Garden in Hope Gardens, Le Champ Brunch enchanted patrons with delectable bites, alluring cocktails, and idyllic photo-worthy backdrops. This was the...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

As a child, Mikhail Gittens was always active in the sporting arena, which ignited his passion for wellness. Once he got older, fitness became even more important. Today, he prepares himself and others for a healthy future. “I wanted to start...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2023 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

As captain of the Manning Cup football team at Meadowbrook High School, Curtis Marsh attracted the eyes of many, but he found himself in a staredown with one of his fans: Krystal-Gail Crooks. That gazing game went on for almost a year until he...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2023 | 12:36 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

At the age of seven, Jerome Tomlinson excitedly went on his very first trip to the happiest place on earth with his family. Disney World in Orlando was such a blast that he had made it his goal to go on new adventures every summer since. It was...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Ebony Heritage Boutique is embracing black culture through creativity, artistry and fashion. “Your outfit starts from your ears down. So it’s very important to start there and dress accordingly. Many of my pieces are dedicated to strong leaders in...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 12:45 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“She had me at ‘hello’,” Shawn Hibbert said when recounting his first encounter with his now wife, Davia McCarthy. The feeling of enchantment was certainly mutual for Davia, who knew Shawn was the one from the moment he sat beside her on that first...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2023 | 12:25 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When one thinks about a uniform, tradition, equality, and discipline are some of the words usually associated with the standard clothing. But for David Howell, the scholastic suit has been both the starting and career reference point. Today, he...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 12:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jerk chicken and curried goat: what do they have in common? They’re distinctly Jamaican and are two signature dishes for Chef Nicholas Stennett. The culinary creative’s migration to Canada gave him the opportunity to spread his wings and provide...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2023 | 12:23 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

At a time when the world came to a complete halt, Abigail Sinclair was restoring faith by encouraging others to get up and dance and pursue their goals — whether it is related to physical, mental or emotional health — right from the comfort of...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2023 | 12:22 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Denille Ashwood has always been a hopeful romantic, but she never imagined that love would be waiting for her so close to home at a sleepover. Rushane ‘DJ Zen’ Bahadosingh wasn’t exactly a stranger. He was Denille’s best friend’s other best friend...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2023 | 12:28 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was Saint Augustine who once said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This quote continues to resonate in the heart of Tonya Williams. Seeing the rest of the world up close and personal was always something...

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