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Stories by Randy Bowman

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Utilising project-management practices to effectively coordinate deals or demonstrating the ability to lead a diverse team of professionals to new levels of success in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment were the furthest things from...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Five years ago, Sachi Shitara came to Jamaica as an employee of the Japan Embassy based in Jamaica. She loved it here and decided to find a reason to stay after her 'term' ended."I was shocked and happy to find out UWI (University of the West Indies...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 9:05 AMRandy Bowman

When it comes to delectable dishes, nobody does it better than The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week, and the countdown to the nine-day gastronomic feast has begun.Despite the cancellation of a fabulous Cirque du Soleil-themed launch, due to...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Sugar and spice and all that's nice is what most, if not all, girls are said to be made of. But when you are being raised by a single mother with strong support from a workaholic uncle, there is no time to play dress up and be girly. Any spare time...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Some say you only have one life to live, but if you live it right - once is enough. Others say life is short, and so you should live every moment like the last. Whatever quotes you live by, below is a list of 10...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

When it comes to food, Jamaicans love it 'nuff'. Portion was not a popular phrase as it is today. But still, not many eateries pay keen attention to serving size, but GymsKitchen is about to change that. Located literally next to a gym on Dunrobin...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:05 AMRandy Bowman

The parish of St Catherine conjures up images of old world charm. A parish filled with monumental landmarks, it is also known for one of Jamaica's most popular fishing village - Old Harbour.Local resident Adrian Samuda, longed for a chill spot close...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

On August 21, Olympian Asafa Powell showed of his custom kicks draped in the Jamaican colours on Instagram, from English-based...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

At six feet two inches tall, Isabel Dalley stood out from the other competitors to cop the coveted title of Miss Universe Jamaica. The 18-year-old is not your average beauty queen. As a matter of fact, she is what most considers a tomboy.Born in...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

When it comes to serious business, Craig R. Williams is the man to know. Currently the Group Research Analyst at Seprod, the 37-year-old manages the corporate communications and digital marketing for Seprod's 18 consumer brands. But he wasn't always...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Every so often us women, after a haul, end up with numerous beauty products. We certainly know how to apply them, but do we know when these items expire?Similar to food, your make-up has an expiry date. But unlike food, the shelf life depends on...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Oftentimes the saying 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade; margaritas; grab tequila and salt; cut them in half and have a ball,' is so much easier said than done.This is especially hard when the diagnosis is stage four breast cancer...

Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

There are 24 hours in a day and every mom, especially new ones, would really appreciate an extra hour or two to snooze.The importance of proper rest cannot be overemphasised, and mothers, while undertaking various roles, are sometimes unable to...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Grooving to the soothing and melodious voices of Ruth Browne and Carl Scharshmidt, the annual Jamaican Bar Association banquet was engaging and entertaining to say the least.Held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

With a constant and significant increase in the demand of vintage clothing over the last two years, unlike technology, newer isn't always better in the fashion industry.But what exactly is vintage clothing? A vintage purist will tell you that...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

It's 5 a.m., the alarm goes off and you enter zombie mode - getting ready for work, school or to leave the house ahead of traffic. No time for breakfast, so you grab whatever you see. Some days it's wholesome,...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Love never goes out of style and in case you didn't realise, stores all over are looking like Cupid's dungeon as they prepare for Valentine's Day.No matter what plans you have for the fast-approaching weekend of love, Excessories Ja brings you seven...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Ann Lopez was born to teach. With a bachelor of arts degree in economics and geography, a master of education and a PhD in curriculum studies, she became an associate of the London Institute of Bankers, but it was just a matter of time before she...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

As a little girl, Constance Hoo could only imagine herself as a nurse. But today, she is Guardian Life's youngest female vice-president. "I've always wanted to be a nurse, mainly to find out how to avoid getting sick and how to get better. I also...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

As a child growing up in St Andrew, family gatherings were only done at Christmas - an occasion everyone looked forward to.The laughter, chatter and savoury aromas that filled my late grandmother's house was like no other. After dinner, the grown-...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

The soothing melodies of the National Youth Orchestra that echoed through the halls, extending to the lush gardens, was a great indication of the kind of celebration ahead - one fit for royalty.The Emperor of Japan, Akihito, will on December 23,...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

As I sat under the shade provided by the mango tree at the home of the late legend Robert Nesta Marley along Hope Road in St Andrew, the refreshing Get Up, Stand Up smoothie was just what the doctor recommended.Maurice 'Moodsky' Taylor, of the Bob...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

Hans-Peter Mullings, has made it his job to keep Jamaica's music and culture on the world map.A club owner and party promoter, Mullings is the nephew of Jamaica's former deputy prime minister Seymour Mullings, and...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

When Howard Ottey got married to Marcia more than 28 years ago, their union not only joined two families, but fused two unique cultures that 10 years later led to the creation of Homar's Roti and Grill.Currently located on the outskirts of May Pen,...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

For 10 years, the Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week has been the most anticipated food event on the national calendar.For this its 11th staging, from Kingston to Montego Bay, you will be kept full morning, noon and night with the addition of morning...

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