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Stories by Shanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

When pastry chefs Wouter and Renae Tjeertes began their adventure with chocolate in 2017, it was to bring back a piece of their life in St Lucia to Jamaica. Moving to the Eastern Caribbean island, the two learnt the intricacies of making chocolate...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Converging at St Andrew on Saturday, Kurt Dunn, CEO of Body by Kurt, gathered his most physically impressive friends and collaborators for another edition of FitFest. Showcasing fitness with a fun twist, the highlight of the evening was the SamRock...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

When Vincent Moss saw Trishana Russell’s face on his Instagram feed in 2016, he knew immediately that he had to do everything to get her attention. “I saw her profile on Instagram, and I thought to myself, ‘This is the most beautiful girl I’ve...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Many residents of Port Royal see the passage of a hurricane or tropical storm as a joyous occasion and so they ignored repeated pleas from officials to vacate the low-lying coastal Kingston community as Hurricane Beryl inched closer on Wednesday....

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2024 | 12:06 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

For decades, Wait-A-Bit district in Trelawny has been the cornerstone of the yam belt in Jamaica. Producing tonnes of yellow yam, Lincoln Nicholson was always an admirer of both the dedication of the farmers as well as the provision itself....

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

When Alexia Blair was in high school, she saw the movie The King’s Speech for the first time. Although she had initially wavered between becoming a lawyer or a doctor, watching that film opened her eyes to another side of life, which gradually...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Last Friday, 19 couples gathered to celebrate their wedding day at the MSW Events 14-14-14 Mass Wedding. While this could have dampened the special day for some, for Carry-Ann Muschette and Marlon-Junior Williams, nothing could diminish the sparkle...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Last Friday, while the general public geared up to experience the offerings at Jamaica Food and Drink Kitchen’s (JFDK) Beer Fest, a select group of guests had the pleasure of a guided beer-tasting. While a few of the offerings were not at all new...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:11 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

In fashion, the term “avant garde” connotes new and daring designs that push the boundaries of the industry and leave in their wake, inspiration. For Karlene ‘Nina’ Levy, her inspiration lays merely in the weaves of thread waiting for her to create...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:06 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

For Jess Boakye, her childhood was an invariable mix of a typical African-American experience and a traditional Ghanaian upbringing. Born and raised in New Jersey, in the United States, Boakye always felt proud of her black skin and her Ghanaian...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2024 | 12:14 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Every week TikTok brings a new trend, sound, or popular figure into the limelight. Just a few weeks back, South African-German model and lifestyle content creator Nara Smith captured everyone’s attention as her videos, showcasing her process of...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2024 | 12:06 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

With 20 years of history bubbling to a boil, last Sunday night Deiwght Peters and his band of merry models took the AC Hotel Kingston by storm for the Saint Fashion Face of the Caribbean Competition. With 43 female and 38 male contestants, the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2024 | 12:05 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Across the globe, the month of May is celebrated as Lupus Awareness Month. On May 10, the world places extra emphasis on the autoimmune disease, recognising International Lupus Day. While some recognition is better than none, Jamaican lupus warrior...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:07 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

On a particularly unimpressive day in 2016, Patrick Rosado laid eyes on Vanessa Chambers for the first time. Amidst the rows of merchandise in the Home Depot where they both worked, they began a casual friendship, though Patrick secretly hoped for...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:09 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

When Jhanelle Golding became vegan in 2015, there was but a handful of resources available to her for recipes and just general support in her new life journey. After three years of trial and error she found her footing and decided to share her new...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2024 | 12:09 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Since the beginning April, Jamaica has seemingly been experiencing a flu season unlike the others we have grown so accustomed to. With cases of people being sick for as much as a month, there have been concerns that a possible new wave of COVID-19...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:06 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

The poets often say that your next big love is sometimes right around the corner. Well, for Eric Charles, his big love was right next door. In 2018, a then 23-year-old Candace Martin moved to Kingston from Clarendon. Looking back at the moment,...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:05 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

While the public may catch a glimpse of her captivating visage on the Le Champ Cosmetics billboard at the intersection of Constant Spring Road and Dunrobin Avenue, Suana Callum is more than just a pretty face. Seeking to embody the adage ‘a Jill of...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Since embarking on her weight loss journey several years ago, every facet of Kamila McDonald’s life has been dedicated to promoting wellness. Through her restaurant, Kamila’s Kitchen, she has been able to provide ital meals amidst the beautiful...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica celebrates Education Week with a special emphasis on Read Across Jamaica Day, Amplify Studios in partnership with GrassROOTS Community Foundation and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica is taking a keen look at Jamaica’s literacy...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2024 | 12:11 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Last weekend Kingston’s Latin and Latin-loving community came alive to relish in Cinco De Mayo celebrations. Likewise, Jamaica Food and Drink Kitchen (JFDK) on Friday had their second staging of La Fiesta, a street food festival commemorating the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2024 | 12:09 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

In recent years, due to both sheer market saturation and the success and innovation of designers like Rachel Scott of Diotima, crotchet has made a big splash in the world of fashion. Capitalising on this prevalence, Jhenell Stewart decided to...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2024 | 12:10 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

During the pandemic, many of us turned to hobbies to bypass the deafening silence that was amplified daily by the constant lockdowns. For medical student Rikki May Reynolds, that hobby was baking. Starting with a her mother’s favourite, carrot...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

Fresh off the deck of the Love and Harmony Cruise, Queen of Soca Alison Hinds is gearing up to make history as the first soca star to set sail on Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage. Shoving off from Port of Miami on April 27, Hinds said when she got...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2024 | 12:08 AMShanel Lemmie/Staff Reporter

For many couples, courtship is about learning about each other before marriage. But, for Nicolette Henry and Daniel Clarke, they knew instantly. And, like most beautiful things, the pair made their first acquaintance in church. “We attend the same...

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