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Stories by Latara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

The name Alicia Foster may not be a household name in Jamaica; however, it is one that is ubiquitous in the health insurance industry. After spending 25 years as a senior executive in the industry, inclusive of more than 12 years at Guardian...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

The recovery of the Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) is considered one of the greatest success stories in conservation science. Presumed extinct since the 1940s, a tiny population was discovered in 1990 in the remote, tropical dry forest of the...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Hidden in the crevices of our island are a number of promising young souls who have the potential to increase the prosperity of our great nation. From the volatile community of Hendon, Norwood, in St James, rose a young man who believed that better...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

The Blue Mountains of Jamaica are known for their tranquil vistas which span the parishes of Portland, St Thomas, St Mary, and St Andrew. Home to one of Jamaica’s most diverse montane forests, the Blue Mountains contains a number of hidden gems,...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Imagine being among a group of women that are focused on empowering other women by guiding them with real life experiences, and tips on overcoming the many curve balls in life. Last week, She Speaks, launched its invigorating lecture series at...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Traditionally, maternity photo shoots focus on the beauty involved with the evolution of the female body. The scenes are usually glamorous, soft, feminine and typically adorned with flowers and a flurry of flowing silk. However, for the co-owner...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

The most important bond you will create is the bond with your child. Having an open and honest relationship with them is crucial to their development. However, there are certain actions that will cause a strain on the relationship you have with...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

It took a near-death experience and the love of his son for Christopher McKenzie to end his 15-year hiatus from the art community. His brilliant interpretations of life, paired with eclectic designs, have made his paintings a topical and somewhat...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

As a new parent, there is nothing more heartbreaking than witnessing your child having problems going to the bathroom. Constipation among children is very common, and helping them with relief can be tricky. Pooping is literally the hardest part of...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:43 PMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Expecting your first baby is an amazing and exciting experience. This is the time where each day of baby's growth in the womb is a fascinating journey of much physical change, funny cravings and for some, persistent nausea and fatigue. Every...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

The truth is, the realities of adulthood are notably overwhelming, and managing our own time as well as our children’s is an exhausting balancing act. From coordinating car pools, packing lunch bags, scheduling after-school activities, dinner,...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:07 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Consumers are often forced to settle because of immobility, lack of food options in their immediate surroundings or wait upwards of three hours for something simple (like pizza) delivered. Pekkish, decided to make this easier by launching their...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

What does it mean to live a sustainable lifestyle, and is it possible to do so in a developing country? Sustainable living describes a way of life that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources. People...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Through his lens, Jik-Reuben Pringle is able to capture the essence of Jamaica and the richness of its culture. His work conveys messages filled with purpose that has been acknowledged by local and international photography agencies across the...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:28 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Dinnall has been thriving within the poultry farming industry for over 11 years. The young entrepreneur started earning an income from age 17, selling mangoes from the farm, buying and selling electronics, and buying-repairing-selling...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:27 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Being the leading lady in your own life takes a lot of gumption, which livestock veterinarian, Dr. Gabrielle Young, is no short of. As the only female among 15 men within her field, Young is an expert at commanding respect with grace and...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:25 AMLatara Boodie - Gleaner Writer

Kamala McWhinney knows what it takes to rise above. How else would this vibrant, smart and enjoyable creature of passion, be able to not only kick cancer, but create a lifestyle brand which aids in cultivating self love and being a rockstar at your...

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