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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Entrepreneur Audre Wisdom strongly believes that if you develop healthy hair habits, your hair growth will be inevitable. Her hair story began back in 2017, after doing the big chop and becoming a naturalista. She struggled to find appropriate...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Musician, songwriter, producer, you name it, this 21-year-old continues to do it for the melting pot of culture that he holds so dear to his heart: sweet Jamaica. As he gears up to bring back the magic of music on the virtual staging of Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:22 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is said that a tree’s roots, and not so much its branches, is where you will find its strength. Chef Noel Cunningham achieved his dream of branching out into creating his own restaurant in Toronto, Canada. Cuisine by Noel officially opened on...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When approaching any new business venture, entrepreneurs are often encouraged to get innovative, creative and think outside of the box. Two out of three are certainly not bad for Suzzanne Cousins, who decided instead to think inside the box –...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Christmas Day is one day away, and already foodies are salivating as they prepare for festive feasts. If, for whatever reason, you’re still unsure as to how to go about preparing your ham, other meats and cakes for tomorrow, don’t worry: Food has...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Elma Thompson is not your typical entrepreneur. The owner and operator of Ms T’s Hardware and Variety Store, known as ‘Miss T’ and ‘Miss Lily’, is no stranger to those living in and around Retirement in St James. In fact, her selfless pursuit of...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:25 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Newly launched hotel restaurant District 5 promises diners an electric mix of local and Caribbean cuisine and entertainment. Located at the chic R Hotel in New Kingston, foodies are already raving about the unique fare and simply breathtaking view...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Ham remains a Christmas staple for many families, every year taking its place at the Christmas dinner table as the ultimate centrepiece among other meats and sides. Whatever the type: bone-in, boneless, leg or picnic, there are a variety of ways to...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

During the holiday season, alcoholic intake usually increases in the heat of the festivities. With the new COVID normal and curfew restrictions, many fear that drinking might take centre stage at family gatherings and small link-ups. That is why...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, and bringing that characteristic holiday flavour to palates everywhere is Freshly Baked by Audrey, with home-made sorrel and fruit cake. Baking and cooking from the age of nine, Freshly Baked by Audrey...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Veteran reggae artiste Junior Moore has been working on a new melody these days. Moore’s ‘Broken Pieces’ was one of 10 murals unveiled on Wednesday, on the vibrant street of Water Lane in downtown, Kingston. Moore is a member of The Tamlins, which...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A warm fix for hunger or sickness, soup is traditionally made on a Saturday night but can be enjoyed any day of the week as an appetizer or main course for lunch or dinner. With every pot signature to each culinary maker, the custom has been...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Not Jus’ a Salad. That’s the mantra and name of the restaurant taking a healthier approach to lunchtime. With healthy food options such as lentil mushroom zucchini lasagna, the popular eatery finds creative ways to make good food, that’s not only...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Amina Blackwood-Meeks has enjoyed a lifetime of storytelling. When the recounter was young, she would look on in amazement as her parents told her stories over the weekend. “I didn’t know my parents were teaching, but they told us stories all the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

From detailed meal preparation to indulging in turkey, stuffing and other delightful dishes, Thanksgiving, for many, is a long-standing tradition of celebrating love and food with family and friends who are like family. One person who looks forward...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:18 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Imagine seeing your favourite childhood cartoon brought back to life. Your soul sister being represented in vibrant colour. Locations and situations that you know splashed with creative interpretation. That’s the dynamic and versatile artistic...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Growing up, I was an artist. I used to draw every and anything. As a matter of fact, my classmates made me draw all their diagrams for science class.” These natural artistic abilities paved the way for the beauty that is KendOll’s Artistry. In...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The general consensus is that parenting during this global pandemic has presented many challenges. After assuming their maternal roles, these superwomen go into hero mode, morphing into their children’s teachers, unofficial classmates, nurses,...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

She is a woman. She is strong, powerful, intelligent, effervescent, charming and enchanting. She is a mother, wife, girlfriend, sister, aunty and dear friend. She gives life. She is nurturing, hard-working and feeds the most inner depths of your...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When the coronavirus began spreading across Jamaica, sending many into quarantine and lockdown, Jodian Duhaney stepped up to the plate to assist those who were unable to provide for themselves. Duhaney’s initiative, Just4Charity, started small,...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

As October comes to a close, we highlight the unique story of friendship, love, hope, and a heroic battle with breast cancer. Marsha Norman first met her best friend, Marie Demetrius Baker, at The Temple Hall Mennonite Church. There, the two...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When spicy filling meets perfected pastry, you know it’s time for a fresh-from-the-oven patty. The hot and enticing treat, indulged in as a snack or a full-fledged meal, resonates in the heart of many Jamaicans, from ‘yaad’ to abroad. It also...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

No sentiment has rung truer for the food of the tropics than, “You have to taste the culture to understand it.” One restaurant in the diaspora that has been using indigenous herbs and spices to create euphoric waves of fresh and bold flavours is...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jodi-Ann Tucker has always taken an innovative and creative approach to lifestyle. From fashion to beauty and, recently, home decor, you name it, she claims it and stamps her unique signature spin, maintaining glam in both her style and...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the global pandemic still in full swing, many have been faced with no choice but to depend on the digital space for work, school, shopping and yes, dating. If you’re wondering how you can really get to know somebody virtually, it’s much...

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