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Stories by Krysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Andrzej Gardner has always been athletic, playing basketball, football, mixed martial arts, and badminton while growing up. But, somewhere along the way, he lost interest and started gaining weight. But he took a hard look in the mirror and decided...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

When Janice Riley Brown was planning her wedding, she found herself in a décor dilemma. A lover of flowers, she looked forward to copious arrangements. However, this was not in Riley Brown’s budget. Looking for options, the bride found an alternate...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

It’s hump day! The middle of the workweek and the agenda is filled with meetings, making deadlines, trying to eat right, exercising, and fulfilling spousal or maternal duties all the way to the weekend. It all can seem like an impossible mission,...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Jamaican student Andre James started studying at The University of the West Indies before accepting a scholarship to pursue studies in Brazil, with the main goal of practising dentistry. He acquired his medical degree, but after spending over a...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

You know you’re on to something when good food also makes you feel amazing. When life delivered the lowest blow of unemployment, Kemara Dunkley decided to follow in her mother’s culinary footsteps. Only, instead of specialising in seafood, she...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:46 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

From the tender age of five, Kristen Toolsie was on the go and ready to travel. She attributes her natural affinity for adventure to her exciting family who toted her to beaches, restaurants, hotels, and excursions. Today, she has carried on that...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

It is no surprise that our island is synonymous with providing a melting pot of spices and flavours for palates all across the world. But every once in a while, dining calls for stepping outside of the lunch box and trying something different....

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Dynamic, inventive, fun and effective. Personal Trainer Cecilia Murray is bringing the funk to FunKtional Fitness and her clients are falling in love with their life-changing results. “No two clients are the same, therefore, they cannot be trained...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

It was the repeated refrain, ‘Where in the world are you now?’ from friends that led Charlene Clarke to take her exciting hobby on tour. Since taking her first solo trip to Spain back in 2012, Explore with Char has gone on to visit over a dozen...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

You’ve heard about the many diets bearing celebrity names, and the very popular Atkins, South Beach and Keto diets. But how effective are they in helping you on your fitness journey? Gleaner Lifestyle shares the views of four fitness enthusiasts,...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

If fresh air and sunshine can boost the mood and mind, just imagine what would happen if you dropped exercise into the mix. In commemoration of the country’s reopening, personal trainer Patrice White has decided to host a wellness programme she...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Who said workouts have to be boring? Wellness enthusiasts are now switching and mixing up their routines to include activities they love. So music or movement lovers can now give their calories the treat they truly deserve with dance fitness....

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Toni-Ann Farquharson and Jhade Lindsay first met through a mutual friend while attending the Norman Manley Law School back in 2015. No one would have imagined that between cases, contracts, and studies, these students would go on to become lawfully...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Dancin’ Dynamites is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year and is ready to give contestants the chance to win more than $3 million in cash and prizes. Following the January 15 launch, the event’s main organiser, Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small,...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

When sickness, blurred vision and bouts of headache entered the room, Ramon Hoo decided that it was time to treat these symptoms of pre-hypertension from the inside out. His holistic commitment saw the chef losing 60 pounds, transforming into a...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Co-owners of Progressive Delight Chinese...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:27 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

When Danneill Laird bought her first ever sewing machine, she had no idea how to operate it. But she somehow stitched her way into creating beautiful throw pillows. Today, she is the proud owner and designer of Ashley Laird Designs, an uber chic...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

“ The stone which the builders refused is to become the head stone of the corner.” If the Scripture reading taken from Psalms 118 verse 22 is true to its words, then Taheera Stone is well on her way to becoming a leading host and media personality...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder was by far the hardest pill Juliet Bodley had to swallow. But with the proper treatment, she was able to plant a healthy seed of hope and grow into the sweetness now known as Julie Mango. Now the...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

When the executive manager of the fastest man in the world calls you to do a music video, you answer. And that’s exactly what photographer Jay Enigma did, venturing into uncharted territory as a videographer, editor and music director. “He said to...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Go where you’re celebrated. That’s a mantra that many like Kerry-Ann Clarke embody. When the owner of Kerry MWH realised that the world was changing, the sophisticated chic boss switched gears, but still ‘slayed’ true to fashion, celebrating style...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

He is ‘lijitimately’ one of the most underestimated kings ruling over local Twitter land, where he goes by the handle @lijitimate. This wonder of the world has been taking Japan by storm, applying his Jamaican journalistic experiences to the...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:17 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

The new normal has inspired many to become budding chefs, but this doesn’t stop the busy millennial, working from home, from falling prey to convenience. This often leads to ordering take-out, which can be costly. So, how does one create their...

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