|Rachel Cunningham - Living with lupus
It takes hours for Rachel Cunningham to get dressed each day. Every morning, she awakes to pain and is forced to wait a long while before she can get her joints to move. Attractive and articulate, the 28-year-old has been thwarted from her dreams of being independent - she hopes - only momentarily.
A rebel and his lawyer
Patrick 'Tony Rebel' Barrett is regarded as a 'Rebel with distinction', who ignites audiences locally and internationally with his conscious reggae lyrics, such as Jah By My Side, Sweet Jamaica, Loyal Soldier and Fresh Vegetable.
Single in the city - It doesn't hurt to be fabulous
I was watching the coverage of Bacchanal Carnival on television two weeks ago, and the presenter asked a reveller if her feet were hurting from all that jumping. She replied something along the lines of, "Why would it hurt to be fabulous?" She and her friends then ran off laughing. Indeed, why would it hurt to be an empowered woman, who is among her friends and having a fantastic time?
Doctor's advice - She has had enough of men
Doctor, I am a 38-year-old woman, and I am totally 'fed up' with men! All my life they have brought me nothing but trouble. I am a successful businesswoman, I have earned plenty of money, and I suppose I am pretty attractive. But my various 'associations' with men over the years have mostly brought me disappointment, frustration, fusses, pregnancy scares, jealousy, worries about sex infections - and even, on a couple of occasions, violence.
Richie Stephens balladeer's heart
To hear Richie Stephens tell of his relationship with his mother is disarming. There is nothing so attractive as a man who adores his mom. "The day when she came to live me was the happiest day of my life," he says. It was from Carmen Farquharson, he said, that he inherited his voice and his passionate love for music.
Outlook Youth: Sakina and Lawrence -The youngsters from 'Uptown Bangarang'
The talent of Sakina Deer, stage name 'Precious', and Lawrence 'Max' Woodham of the play Uptown Bangarang - Part II have had patrons lapping up their act. For their performances, Woodham was given the Best Supporting Actor award at the Actor Boy Awards in 2007, and Deer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
Dear Jamaica - Indecent liberties
Dear Jamaica: Me dear mam, ebry day a one ting me haffi seh. God bless Jamaica. For it teach me nuff tings. Like fe know libaty when we seet. For me dear mam, if nuff foreign yardie woulda honest, dem woulda confess seh a nuh lilly libaty try tek a dem. For libing a foreign come een like y'affi walk pass dis bad dawg ebryday.