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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Elsa Jarrett is an adventurous nature lover and has always had her sights on soaring as an entrepreneur. With more time on her hands, instead of purchasing house plants, she did some research and started to grow them. “Firstly, I fell in love with...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When Bradley Richards thinks about his childhood spent watching his mother Erica Badley getting ready to take on the busy day, he fondly recalls her love for the finer things in life. He also recalls how hard she worked to fill her closets with...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Local start-up Green Gourmet has a lot on its plate – correction – a lot in its bowls. It’s one of the newest restaurants on the block, promoting a healthy lifestyle with a menu that offers a wide range of meals, most of which are primarily served...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 9:50 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Not your grandma’s hand soap” is a statement that Tafari Roberts stands by even though her brand, Rove, was inspired by her own grandmother and mother, who she describes as the typical hard-working Jamaican matriarchs. “Because of my grandma and...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Drumming to the beat of the holiday season, Island Kings is eager to spread some cheer the best way they know how. The all-male trio’s drive first drew attention with the release of a cover of Yaksta’s hit single Ambition recorded in a car. Now...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Projexx’s smooth style of serenading women and being able to maintain the respect of the strong male personalities in the music industry earns him more than one stripe. As an emerging artiste trying to erase the status quo of the music permeating...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Twenty Tivoli Gardens High School students were gifted with tablets purchased through alumni donations at a special handover ceremony last Tuesday. Addressing the ceremony, Cleve Laing, president of the Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Somewhere in-between the imagination of a seven-year-old boy playing the role of a talk-show host entertaining an audience of stuffed animals and action figures in his childhood bedroom, and being a distinguished sports journalist, interviewing...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ghanaian hitmaker Stonebwoy has been in a “happy” mood. He has contributed to three albums nominated in the Best Reggae Album category for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, and there were no other words to describe how he was feeling at the time of...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When the origin and meaning of your surname is composed of the words ‘home’ and ‘power’ and your first name and even nickname translates to God’s grace and peace, it may seem serendipitous to find yourself in the world bringing something into the...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Songwriter, performer and recording artiste Jesse Royal circumvented the traditional record deal at an early stage in his career, opting first to pursue music on his own terms. Hailing from the rural farming community of Maroon Town in the parish...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over 25 local artists will showcase their art collections today at the Art Gallery Décor VIII in a one-day exhibition dubbed Artist Way. The Kingston-based boutique art gallery is known for highlighting works – from older masters to the eclectic...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Through his music career and volunteerism, Cleve Aman Laing, better known by the moniker Lt Stitchie, has educated many through his messages of determination, righteousness and unity, making him one of the most respected artistes of the reggae-...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Queen of Dancehall Spice could hardly catch her breath after singer-songwriter Carly Pearce announced that her debut album 10 was nominated for a Best Reggae Album Grammy. The full list of nominees include Pamoja by Etana, Positive Vibration by...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Two of Marcia Griffiths’ sons have poured their hearts out to her and sent messages of love on behalf of the family as they celebrate her 72nd birthday today. According to Errol Thompson Jr, the eldest of Griffiths’ three sons for singer-...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Kimberley Johnson has always been spurred by excitement. More than anything, Gary Dockery always wanted an experience of fulfilment with a woman he loved. Kimberley is that woman, and she knew that adventure was just a doorstep away when she...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In chronicling the evolution of the luxury vacationer, local businessman and architect Andre de la Motta has tracked the transition of tastes by those desiring the most expensive to the most thoughtful of experiences and views. “Where the market is...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Social media personality-turned-entrepreneur Starr Dawkins has taken the fun and innovative approach she uses to turn a concept into a profitable business to the studios. By adding the titles of recording artiste and songwriter to her name recently...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:53 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Koffee’s manager Tammi Chang, has nothing but congratulations for this year’s MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) nominees. Chang said, “I’d like to say congratulations to all the artistes nominated this year, especially for a noted talent such as...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:52 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From the stoplight at the entrance to Jacks Hill, the sounds of reggae rhythms can be heard echoing from a speaker inside Barbican Jerk...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

She is no enigmatologist, but New York City-based recording artiste Disney Amyka is piecing together a musical puzzle, which she says will create one large picture that tells a story designed to make people feel good. The Hawthorne Foundation (...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

If, as the Chinese proverb tells us, ‘Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still,’ then there should be beauty in having small things blossom into cohesive designs for home décor. Terrariums are built in bottles, jars, fish-...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Modesty is not something one usually associates with high-flying entrepreneurs. But spend a few moments with Lifespan Company Limited’s Nayana Williams, and it becomes clear she is not your average businesswoman, and that modesty, along with charm...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

‘Bienvenido! En Arepa House todos somos familia. Come bien y disfrute su ambiente.’ These are the words written in liquid chalk and signed by Jamaican-Venezuelan Natalia Leon, owner of the recently opened bistro. It translates in English to, ‘...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At the centre of AC Hotel Kingston sits its bar. The hotel’s commitment to art, innovation and music sets the stage, but cocktail culture fuels its social energy and makes it the heart of the hotel. “It is a feature; our guests can tell we are big...

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