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Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

She won us over playing Drucilla ‘Dru’ Winters in The Young and the Restless. Now Victoria Rowell has created her own table and continues to soar as a writer, director, and businesswoman with a strong gravitational pull on Jamaica. In Negril for...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

The third staging of The Skylark Film Festival’s first night saw former The Young and The Restless actress and Blackjack Christmas writer and director, Victoria Rowell, calling for tax incentives to bolster the local film industry. The film...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Doing it for the love and not the likes, Olympian Yohan Blake is as focused on bettering Jamaica as he is on track and field. It’s a lifestyle. Through his YB Afraid Foundation, the soft-spoken sprinter is determined to help the less fortunate in...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

My colleague Stephanie Lyew looked at my outgrown manicure with alarm and said, “What’s going on there?” My retort, with the knowledge that my nails were not in their usual form and in dire need of a new polish was, “I know, I haven’t had the time...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Don’t play with Alexis Nunes when it comes to sports – she knows her stuff. As ESPN’s lead Europe-based soccer and cricket reporter, the Jamaican is living out her dreams and constantly crushing goals. Born at Nuttall Hospital in St Andrew, the...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Sporting a blue shirt with denim shorts, white trainers and shades, Top Boy actor Micheal Ward is reminiscent of the Chronixx song Cool As The Breeze while at The Gleaner headquarters. There is no big entourage accompanying him, instead, he’s...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 7:51 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Debbie Allen is a living legend and deserves her flowers. The dancer, actress, choreographer, director and producer has played a pivotal role in shaping the creative arts sphere for almost half a century and is showing no signs of slowing down....

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Sitting poolside on a property she once dreamed of owning, Natasha Mayne, who is also known as The Vogue Attorney, is as illuminating as the sun that is shining behind her. It is this radiant energy, coupled with a positive attitude and impeccable...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Adopted at three months old, actor, model, and basketball player Christopher Wilson wanted for nothing while growing up with his loving parents in the United States, yet, he still had a curiosity to identify his roots and find out who his...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Philosophical Greek heroine Diotima taught Socrates about the art of love, so it’s no surprise then that a namesake fashion label, founded by Jamaican Rachel Scott, is receiving international adoration. Love is the moving force behind everything...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

The countdown to Christmas is on, and many have yet to secure gifts. So, with the help of lifestyle trend watchers who double as Santa’s helpers, we’ve rounded up a list of unique Jamaican products to help you get your loved ones a present they’ll...

Published:Sunday | November 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

It’s only fitting that the world’s first female master blender’s name is Joy. Rum, after all, can be such a delight. With a love for chemistry, apt sensory skills, a photographic memory, and excellent drive, Joy Spence has, in her 40 years with...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Providing tranquil ambience with unpretentious luxury, Steppa and Peeniwalli are two beautiful new Treasure Beach villas from the Kotch collection that seamlessly work as one, giving visitors all the amenities needed for a relaxing trip to Jamaica’...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Personality, kindness, and innovation are words that come to mind when thinking of Stephanie Scott, the lifestyle doyenne and Restaurant Week (RW) ideator who passed away due to a vehicular accident in February 2021. Before pivoting became a...

Published:Saturday | October 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

With events forced to take a back seat due to the pandemic, throwing a gathering for your loved ones or co-workers can present numerous concerns. But while keeping safety paramount and following the protocols set up by the Government, local event-...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

In 2013, Lindsay Stuart started Glam Expressway as a website, selling fashion jewellery and accessories online and at pop-up shops. “I remember seeing the Essence Festival setting up in the neighbourhood from my apartment window. I would run over...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

She’s your Jamaican girl. Dr Terri-Karelle Reid has won us over without even trying. Being your authentic self allows for that, and one thing is for certain, Reid gives off genuine vibes. The TV presenter, host, social media guru, human Ethernet,...

Published:Saturday | August 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Wray & Nephew white overproof rum is iconic. Singer Christopher Martin is a Big Deal, and streetwear brand Alife is legendary. Mix them together, and you get a spirited merchandise collaboration that represents Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Jamaican model Stacey McKenzie has faced numerous rejections in life, but is living proof that loving yourself, and never giving up, pays off. She’s now on a mission to empower children to value their uniqueness and find their voice through her...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

New York Fashion Week is around the corner, and Jamaica-born Theophilio designer Edvin Thompson is busy pounding the Manhattan pavement to scout a location for his slated September show. The theme? None other than the now-defunct yet adored...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:33 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

South African Zozibini Tunzi’s 2019 Miss Universe win was historic. While she wasn’t the first Miss South Africa to win the coveted crown, she was the first melanin-rich queen to don a natural-cropped hairdo while securing the win, challenging...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 1:17 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

On a sweltering day in Brooklyn, New York, Jamaican handbag designer Brandon Blackwood is seated in his new office. Dressed in all black, he doesn’t exude the omen energy reminiscent of Lil Kim’s verse in It’s All About The Benjamins; instead, with...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Dialogue about the COVID-19 vaccine is trending, and with everyone’s lives affected in some way or another due to the pandemic, it’s understandable why. Questions ranging from “Did you get your jab?” to “How were the side effects?” are all normal...

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