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Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Skydiving in the United States, swimming with sharks in Curaçao and climbing pyramids in Belize – Joni Wedderburn lives for the adventure. But when the pandemic placed a pause on travelling privileges, the adrenaline junkie took her explorations...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s all fun and games until a pandemic sends the world into complete lockdown. Queen of the pack, Charmaine Radway, realised that if she played her cards right, she could create something special in this anomalous time. So she came up with an...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

An exciting experience awaits food aficionados who walk through the doors of Oceano. From the fascinating sushi bar, boasting a wide array of rolls to the sophisticated and diverse Japanese-Jamaican menu, the restaurant has garnered the attention...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Shaping minds and bodies through movement, Ivy Baxter is the foremother of modern contemporary dance in Jamaica. Now, her rich history will be told in a documentary by Johnnoy Johnson. A dancer, Johnson said it was important for him to share the...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s mango time! And the sweet pickings for fruit lovers worldwide would have to be a St Julian. Juliet Bodley, more popularly known as ‘Julie Mango’, ripened in the pandemic season on the social media platform, TikTok. And already, she is fleshing...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“If love is the rain, please send me a shower.” These words were soulfully rendered by Nazila Indira Mais, lead singer of the France-based Three Generation Blues Band. Mais’ music now is different from that of what the Jamaican girl sung growing up...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The belief that business should never be mixed with pleasure was never one that resonated with Romaine Rhoden and Tamaya Henry. In fact, the couple set aside countless hours to create their very own production company, BashaKoncepts. During his...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is said that life is like ice cream, so let’s enjoy it before it melts. Entrepreneur Shanique Bethune knew that there was no time like the present to reach for her lifelong goals, and with summer swinging into high temperatures, why not cool...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Wine and cheese have entertained many social settings. With its complementary textures and tastes, this divine food pairing has been served as a pleasing appetiser or a light main course. So when event planners Chelsea Wauchope and Amanda Mckellar...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Allison Richards took an interest in hair adornments for little girls when her princess, Malia, was born in 2012. The excited mommy found it difficult to source hair accessories that suited her taste. So when a relative of hers gave her the...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Let’s give a warm welcome to the newest couple on the ‘chopping’ block for savoury indulgence: jerk chicken and Red Stripe beer. It is no secret that locals and islanders by creed and at heart have an affinity for the smoked delight. It’s that...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“My mom is one of my best friends. We’ve always joked and said we share a single brain cell because we’re always doing something ridiculous together and dying from laughter,” Simon Tomlinson told The Gleaner about his mother Tania McDonald-...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Tameka Hill is on a mission to motivate and inspire, especially now as COVID-19 is impacting many not just physically, but mentally as well. “I’ve always believed that I am a child of the people, and that’s actually what my name, Tameka, stands for...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A singer and world traveller, Shanique Sinclair is also a bibliophile, who would often collect books on her many sojourns. With the recent lockdowns and restrictions caused by the spread of COVID-19, she sought exploratory refuge within the...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:23 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Strawberries are synonymous with romance, but Fruit Treats Ja is here to dispel that rumour, declaring the sweet, fleshy delight as appropriate for all occasions, including Mother’s Day. “To me, chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect gift...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:21 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Entrepreneur Patrice White stirred up emotions with her social media post last weekend about her days of working as a janitor at fast-food outlet McDonald’s before becoming a member of the management team and the invaluable lessons she learned...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The desire to “be what I didn’t see” is what drove entrepreneur Chad Smith to start an outreach initiative geared towards transforming the lives of young men and young entrepreneurs. Smith’s Reassemble initiative was officially launched last year,...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Driven by purpose, it’s hard to walk away from your goals when they come knocking at your door. So when his passion manifested itself in the form of economics, Etel Williams had no choice but to follow his calling. This resulted in the start of his...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Normally, the onus is placed on the woman to openly share the do’s and don’ts of dating and express her turn-ons and turn-offs. Today, Flair decided to flip the script. And while it is easy to know exactly what you want (here’s to hoping), and even...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:16 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Baking requires striking the ideal balance between ingredients and measurements. Fail at any of those steps, and it becomes a recipe for disaster. But master that sweet art, and your taste buds will thank you. Tafari Burns had made it his mission...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

What do you get when you fuse the name of Jamaica’s national tree with one of the country’s richest treasures? You get Blue Mahoe Estate Coffee and, years later, a tasty offshoot in the Blue Mahoe Estate Café. Located in New Kingston, the café...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

From signature barbecue wings, deep-fried shrimp, sorrel glazed salmon with a mango avocado salsa to creamy garlic mashed potatoes and chicken Alfredo pasta — self-taught chef Shereka Lindsay created a delicious way to marry festive flavours with...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Girl power means sharing experiences honestly while encouraging other women and girls to be the best version of themselves and [to] be unapologetic about who they are, where they are from and what they are about,” shared Michelle-Ann Letman. With...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the lockdown protocols still in full swing, many are turning up their culinary skills to flaming degrees by creating dishes fit for kings and queens. And who could blame them? It saves both money and time. One company looking to assist you in...

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

Stress can rear its ugly head in many forms, especially now as many work from home and face the great loss and health risk presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew McFarlane decided to tackle this matter with a hands-on approach, allowing...

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