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Stories by Rocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:05 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Cancer. It’s a dreaded word that makes many of us quiver. Place the word breast before it, and some will tumble both emotionally and physically. Feared by many, this detrimental disease is one of the leading causes of death among women in Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

It’s the season of intense excitement, merriment and fishing. The 56th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament is well under way. Organised by the Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association in Portland, the week-long thrilling tournament kicked...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

What if Jamaica had it’s very own Amazon? This is what guided Bancroft Wilson, an information technology specialist, to make a full commitment in crossing over from employee to employer. So, he thought of Wilson’s List, an e-commerce website that...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

There’s a new and exciting play in the job-seeking game. It’s one you’ll absolutely appreciate. It’s called Sabu. Insightful, revolutionary and fitting, are just a few words to describe this innovative concept of creating a pool of substitute...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Days go slow, years go fast. It's a never ending joy-filled, yet terrifying adventure learning and growing everyday in the wonderful world of parenthood. It's about creating legacy. So you start with changing diapers. But at some point, the...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

A trip to the hair salon should be fun and relaxing for children. If you’ve had to comfort a screaming and kicking child during a haircut or hairdo, you’ll definitely agree. Tamara Lawrence Edwards, a mother of an eight-year-old, understands the...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

There aren’t enough words that can adequately describe what fatherhood means to Dajorn Commock. Happiness was one word that came to mind as he sought to describe the feeling of being a dad. Still, the 33-year-old father of six doesn’t believe ‘...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:08 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Oji Jaja is popular in the culinary landscape for his exceptional service in combining love and passion to create masterpieces. But the executive culinary artist is also a hero. A super dad of two boys, Akili and Mahari, Jaja shares with Outlook...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

‘Nanny goat neber scratch him back till him see wall.’ Sounds familiar? Proverbs, words of wisdom, or old-time sayings, call them what you may; there’s no doubt that these adages send strong messages of survival. For Kristina Bookall, a young...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Mickailia Peck is determined to succeed. She’s an educator by profession, but is fuelled by an entrepreneurial spirit that enlivens her soul. Already with two businesses in full operation and a ‘nine to five’, Peck has, yet again committed herself...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Tracy Jackson Blake is a clever, creative woman who is ingeniously making masterpieces from recycled fabrics. An educator by profession, the Canadian has surrendered wholeheartedly to her ingenuity, allowing it to take control as she produces...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Jannel Alexander-Reid is known for making dreams a reality. In fact, it’s her talent. Many identify the young go-getter as merely an educator; however, there is much more to the cunning trailblazer. Fusing her passions, education and events...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:08 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Faith Hope Love (FHL) Designs is making fashionable waves with the Lovable Spring and Summer Collection. In celebration of mothers, it offers an array of eye-catching and stylish pieces that makes audacious statements. The new assortment mirrors...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 5:29 PMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

As the jubilant occasion approach to celebrate mothers across the land, several cancer survivors were recently feted in fine style at a mid morning Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch. Hosted at the Alhambra Inn in Kingston by the Insurance Company of the...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Sabrina Prendergast and Craig (Serani) Marsh are the owners of the intimate eating house, Plates By Sab. The restaurant provides homestyle cooked meals. Starting out as a home based establishment, the fairly new restaurant is now strategically...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

They painted, sipped, snacked, and produced sheer magic. Done in the name of fun, it was Pickney Pampering’s latest attempt at creating admirable looks of pleasure on the faces of young boys and girls. The child-grooming sanctum recently executed...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Ask him anything about his talent and David Simms will tell you about his relaxed world. An effervescent countenance marked by a smile as wide as the ocean and bright, engaging eyes filled with passion when he speaks about his drawing abilities....

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

In her teenage years, Collena Doctor lived in the shadow of her friends at Holy Childhood High School. Keeping up a front, the inner-city youngster posed as a wealthy heiress just to fit in with her classmates from upscale communities. But it did...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Scores of testimonies that fill the purple walls of Fashionable Wigs and Hair Clinic are the first things you’ll see when you step into the haircare sanctum. Exuding a strong sense of authority and control over hair loss and skin troubles, it’s...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:06 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Imagine watching a simple art piece coming to life with the use of technology. That’s what Kianne Hutchinson does for her livelihood, changing the concept of still art. Making her debut into the creative industry, focusing on animal photography...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

In celebration of its seventh anniversary, The Deborah NOW Ministries, recently staged its annual awards banquet. Although the clouds darkened and it rained forcing the poolside event to transform into an indoor adventure, nothing could have...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

It’s not easy living in a man’s work, if you’re a woman. Though Chorvelle Johnson keeps proving many wrong. With over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, Johnson, the chief executive officer of Sagicor Bank, sits at the helm of...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

Mentor mom, Monique McDonald, is always on duty. As a survivor of sexual abuse, having been repeatedly rape by her uncle, she’s made it her responsibility to help others overcome similar traumatic experiences, especially young women living with...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:07 AMRocheda Bartley - Gleaner Writer

“I believe that art imitates life and that is what I like about it the most. I only get to appreciate it through working at our store. I see it drawing from real experiences and moments. It’s just human life on canvas,” proclaimed the store...

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