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Stories by Latara Boodie

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:05 AMLatara Boodie

As a woman, we are told we need to be soft, sweet and gentle which are just a few adjectives associated with being feminine. These connotations were bestowed upon us by society from the minute we received the double x chromosome which dictated our...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:15 AMLatara Boodie

Art not only allows us to portray our interpretations of reality but also gives us the ability to travel through time and provide a distinct convolution of colours that can depict the past, present and future. Illustrator and painter...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:05 AMLatara Boodie

Earlier this year, the head boys and girls of some of the most prestigious high schools in Jamaica joined forces to implement change within their communities.After weeks of planning, they orchestrated the first...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:04 AMLatara Boodie

In celebration of all things Jamaican, Indigo Soul has launched its brand new Emancipendence line in correlation with this year's patriotic festivities.Indigo Soul, designed by Paula Hurlock, is a...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The world is trending towards being more environmentally conscious of not only our impact on the planet, but also what we put inside and on our bodies. Products are becoming more organic and simplified in their make-up....

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Thursday, JN Bank hosted its Design Your Mortgage (DYM) Corporate Mingle at a 'Sip and Clay' session, held at the JN Fund Managers headquarters in New Kingston. The event was part of JN Bank's efforts to...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Imagine being able to shop for stylish work, appropriate maternity clothes and having a one-stop shop for all your mommy-to-be needs? Gina Tomlinson-Williams, owner of Mother's Choice, located at Shop #13...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

"Treat people like how you would like to be treated," is the philosophy of 90-year-old Inez Blake, past secretary of Jamaican Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante and Premier Norman Manley. This outlook on life has allowed...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Reggae Sumfest Director and Deputy Chairman Robert Russell helped to create the renown music festival in 1993. He is an integral member of the Sumfest family and enjoys the phenomenal performances and exuberant display of Jamaican culture each year...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Reggae Sumfest is synonymous with amazing vibe, great live entertainment and authentic Jamaican music that many have come from far and wide to witness. It's that time of year again where our little...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Sunday, Funland Jamaica commemorated their first anniversary with one of the largest family-inclusive events in Kingston - Cariburst Brunch 'N' Play. The theme park which was once known as Coconut Park, decided to pull...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Known for its white sandy beaches, relaxing ambience and picturesque ocean view, Westmoreland, Jamaica, is the epitome of tranquility and relaxation, which makes it the perfect getaway destination for tourists. On the most western end of the parish...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The ugly truth about having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is that there is no easy fix to managing this type of mental disorder.ADHD has become one of the most prevalent mental disorders...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Saint's International Style Week 2018 featured an array of exclusive designs from Jamaican creatives scattered across the globe. At their grand finale, Fashion Block, Rick Bailey Designs made an unapologetic entrance as models garbed in their...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Michelangelo once said, "The best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell; the sculptor's hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone." For Lorrian McMaster, art is...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Most persons are aware of the top dinner etiquette rules that must be observed when dining out. However, how many of us are aware of the unspoken DON'TS that must be followed. Here are the top five unspoken rules for...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Procrastination is one of the top productivity struggles many of us face on a daily basis. It has a way of rearing its ugly head whenever an important task is to be completed. Many will admit to...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Let's face it, things and times have changed drastically since the days of our parents. Today's children have lives that are almost equivalent to a CEO running their own company. This involves meetings,...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Being inspired requires putting yourself in contact with people, places and things that give you the drive to be the best version of yourself. For Roxanne Rose-Genas, creator of Thou Art jewellery collection, her inspiration came from a series of...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

"Maybe if I pulled the straps a little tighter, I would get a better lift.""The band is too high and everything feels so tight and uncomfortable.""Why are we forced to wear these unbearable contraptions? Isn't our time of the month enough?""Bras are...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Antillean Charm, created by self-taught artist, Symerna Black, offers an array of ceramic wall art collections, which brings the vibrant outdoors into any living or office space. The name, 'Antillean Charm',...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Mothers are known for lugging around overstuffed handbags resembling the notorious magic tote seen in Mary Poppins. Most of them will say you never know what you would need and carry items ranging from a pin to a hairdryer on a daily basis. If your...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Our economic climate has driven many persons into a state of unrest due to an increase in the cost of goods and services. Most persons have accepted that their primary source of income is not...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

For functional porcelain pieces and handmade lighting fixtures, Baughaus Design Studios has a new line of dynamic and exotic pieces that will add character to your everyday life.Their...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

When it comes to feeding toddlers, we all have our tricks to get that 'no' to turn into a 'yes'. You might start off with the airplane motor, transition into the cookie-monster voice, or turn dinner time into a catchy...

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