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Stories by Krysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

“Poverty is not an accident,” the great Nelson Mandela once said, adding, “It is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” Power couple Nastassia and Jamar Wright echo a similar sentiment, having broken every chain to build on...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Tamara Cuthbert Daley picked up a passion for painting at the tender age of five years old. Drawing on that unique creativity, she grew fascinated by home and garden programmes via television and social media. It’s no wonder she went on to become...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

There’s no sweeter feeling than finding a game that you love. For some, it’s football. For others, it’s basketball. But, for Sekou McDonald, he found a home with an unlikely sport – polo. Discovering the game in the face of tragedy, the Jamaica-...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 1:11 PMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Sending positive vibrations over the airwaves was a natural calling for one of Jamaica’s most beloved radio hosts, Lady Rennae. The vibrant newcomer-turned-veteran showstopper went above and beyond the call of duty in traditional media, sharing her...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The late National Hero Marcus Garvey once wrote, “A people without knowledge of their history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” Ricardo Horatio Nelson chose to lead his life by that rubric. The Jamaica-born-and-raised photographer...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Tanya Ferril is a Jill of many trades, wearing the hat of coordinator at the General Legal Council, minister of religion, justice of the peace, marriage officer and event planner. While executing all these roles, she answered the call to start her...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Weight loss doesn’t begin with the gym; it starts with a change of mindset. Tru-Sha Dixon, who was once an overweight child, recalled the trauma of being teased at school. As she got older, she took matters into her own hands by embarking on a life...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The Don Dada of three-dimensional art, Bonito ‘Nito’ Thompson, is looking to take dancehall across shores with an international tour. “The Jamaican brand is well known around the world for sports, music, and food. Now, it’s time for art,” Thompson...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Family means everything: the comfort of familial and nurturing love, teamwork among partners and siblings, motivation on the best days, and therapy on the worst. But don’t take my word for it; these are the sentiments of Juliann, better known as...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

After spending almost three decades in telecommunications, veteran businessman Kevin Gordon made a switch to cybersecurity, taking his vision and life’s savings across borders to battle online attacks in the Caribbean. “I saw an increase in...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Crashing waves, clean and cool air, sand or stones between your toes, the enticing aromas and the revelry of relaxation. There’s no denying the pleasure of the beach. But Caleen Diedrick took her love one step further, using the treasures she found...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The highly anticipated Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) is scheduled to take place tomorrow in the nation’s Second City, Montego Bay, at The Aqueduct, Rose Hall. With many looking forward to the vibe, booths, concert, and, of course rum, in the midst of...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The quest to find a father who not only dedicated time and effort to raise his children, but played a paternal role in his community led us to Berlin in St Elizabeth. There, we were greeted by a pleasant local farmer who goes by the name Garfield...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Life before being a dad for Errol Stevens was all about being a professional footballer, furthering his career and building his life with his wife, Ekaterina Nikiforova. But everything changed when he became a father. Stevens gave up the sport and...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 12:36 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Donna Parchment Brown is not your typical political ombudsman. Seeking to fulfil her roles in a fair and unbiased manner, she has taken economic matters a step further. Making it her point of duty to spread awareness of the importance of societal...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 7:49 PMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

It's the first Monday of May and there are so many M words that immediately come to mind: memorable, monumental, milestone, majestic and magical. All are uniquely associated with an iconic event that bears the same significant starting letter: Met...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Dr Racquel Palmer always understood what it meant ‘to serve and protect’, giving back to the community through her family business and protecting her mother while she bravely fought cancer. But her enrolment in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

O live Downer-Walsh has dedicated over three decades to the growth and development of Jamaica’s agricultural sector. Born and raised in rural Jamaica, the deputy chief executive officer of Hardware and Lumber watched her father earn an honest...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Tamarica Washington uses artistry in ministry, combining God’s work and her own life experiences to explore surreal sculptures and create soul-shaking and truly inspiring pieces. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, the creative recalled showcasing...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

The unexpected can always be lurking around the corner, ready to pounce when you least expect it. Doneeka Brown St Dic left Jamaica for the United States, settling into her life as a wife, a new co-homeowner, and a banker. After contracting and...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Portrait photographer Bradley Banner’s extensive work is synonymous with big names in the entertainment industry. Capturing beauty resonated at the heart of his artistic expression, and he stays true to bringing unique and exquisite fashion into...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

When Cherie Warner-Richards was sewing bags in her mother’s kitchen in Tobago on a borrowed sewing machine, she never saw herself having her designs in one of the largest shopping malls in Toronto, the CF Eaton Centre. But she dreamed big, and all...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Not everyone pursues their true calling. But trendsetting designer Andrew Chuck saw it fit to explore the construct in which fabric moves and shapes our lives, taking his journey full circle with Gemma the Collection. "What I love the most about...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

Positively impacting the diaspora through fashion, Supermodel Nini Amerlise modelled her way to achieve the 2021 Breakout Model of the Year honour at the Ghana Model Awards. This was just the icing on the cake for Amerlise, who is also celebrating...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson - Staff Reporter

During the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition, Khamara Wright was asked the question: Do you believe patois should be taught in schools? Not only did she agree passionately with that view and go on to win the pageant, but she also took...

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