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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From as early as six o’clock, it is possible motorcycles and cars will be outside the walls of Morris Cookshop on Barbican Road, waiting for the shutters to open. The chef is a pleasant man with a passion for cooking authentic Jamaican dishes. It...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The milkshake was an iconic symbol for sweetness, bonding and young love in 1970s to 1990s pop culture films. For the owners of Karuso, a new establishment that is shaking things up in the heart of Kingston’s shopping promenade, milkshakes are the...

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

Moving anywhere new will offer some unique challenges, and Vietnam is no exception. Gabrielle Nain was born and raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica, though today she makes her home in the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam. Nain tells The Gleaner that...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Rebecca Dudley’s down-to-earth exuberance as she speaks about Jamaican music is contagious. The DJ and television and radio presenter for MTV UK and Apple Music, more popularly known as ‘Becca D’, shared that the intense passion and love she has...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Two weeks ago, at the beginning of the new workweek, I found myself craving a cup of crayfish soup. Naturally, I looked up a name that has been on the tongues of Kingstonians – Bulbie – and as luck would have it, crayfish was the Monday soup...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Restaurants promising an appetising Jamaican menu are a dime a dozen, but the most memorable ones are those that are able to provide that authentic, cultural, and comfortable dining experience. It was refreshing to discover a charming café like...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four-year-old Miqueal-Symone Williams took her last walk as the Miss Universe Jamaica queen during the 2021 coronation night on Saturday at the Riu Hotel, Montego Bay. In her interview with The Gleaner after handing the crown to her...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Daena Soares of the Junction community in St Elizabeth is Jamaica’s new representative to the 70th Miss Universe pageant, which is scheduled to take place in Israel on December 12. The 22-year-old, who wore the sash Miss Icon Megastore, was crowned...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Grammy Awards first round of voting which opened exactly one week ago will end on Friday, November 5. Comparing the Olympic Games to the process of being nominated for a Grammy Award, industry professional Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards said, “It is...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 3:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Trench Town, the community credited for being the birthplace of rocksteady and reggae music, is to become the backdrop for a major charity showcase in December. The event is aimed at ending gang violence and developing the community. Ras Lance Ho-...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The chaotic streets of Bangkok stood still for Stephanie Hazle as the man she had envisioned to be her husband in the future, Demar Lyle, made the proposal of a lifetime. No. It was not for her hand in marriage, but for her to become his girlfriend...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Charly Black has several accolades and achievements to his name, but his raison d’être is far from fulfilled. When the gravelly voiced entertainer was asked if he had specific goals set to achieve with each milestone year, he said: “It wasn’t a...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and a touch of ginger escapes through the door of The Porridge Shoppe, bringing back childhood memories for many who enter the establishment. Few breakfast foods have universal memories for Jamaicans like...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall entertainer Kemar Highcon is levitating after attending Verzuz’s ICONZ concert series at the Barclays Centre in New York over the weekend. The 30-year-old entertainer was a guest at the concert, which marked the return of dancehall legend...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When Serika Sterling’s triplets were born premature at only 27 weeks, little did she know it would be the start of a long journey in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Two of her three sons did not make it, she says, but her time at the...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There are plenty of businesses that sell candles. But Massana Collection stands out with its dedication to ‘exciting spirits’, as its tag line reads. Made from scratch, using paraffin or soy wax with essential oils of various scents, the candles...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The career of reggae-dancehall entertainer Jah Cure was plunged into fresh turmoil over the weekend. The entertainer was reportedly arrested by Amsterdam police following an altercation between him and a promoter. Jah Cure, whose birth name is...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Despite the Australian police confirming the Richie Stephens rape case has been closed, Elaine Lim is vowing to continue her fight. It was midnight in Singapore when The Gleaner spoke to Lim, but the former soldier in the Singapore Armed Forces,...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

He first came to Jamaica as an exchange student at the age of 15. After one year traversing the hallways of high school and adapting to the country’s lifestyle, Charles Blanvillain became infatuated with the music and the women. “Seeing the island...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cellar 8 is giving wine and food lovers everything but the vineyard with its latest selections. Collaborating with its new executive, Chef David Wellington, the bistro unveiled its new appetisers, entrées and desserts for the season, with...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ten ladies are now vying for the Miss Universe Jamaica crown. Out of the 16 semi-finalists, only 15 could make it to last Saturday’s elimination presentation, says pageant director Mark McDermoth. Lloyd-Ann Daley, who was selected from the overseas...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

South Florida-based recording artiste Beach Boii is often thought of as a rapper. From his style to having inked skin, the entertainer’s image is what most use to define him, but there’s one signature tattoo that explains what he is trying to...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

His mother gave him the name Shevin Jarrett, but he was given the title ‘1Word Boss’ in the streets. It’s a title dancehall entertainer Jafrass could not escape, often having to correct people any time his stage name was miswritten. It soon became...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Our Place Restaurant, Lounge and Jerk Centre believes that sharing a home-cooked meal is fundamental to connecting with its customers, said Operations Manager Lisa Love. “There’s always food here, up to closing time. We serve authentic Jamaican...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It has been said that the pandemic resulted in a global athleisure boom, and that more and more fitness fashion brands are emerging that promote health, wellness, and deliver comfort as a result. Reggae-dancehall entertainer Barbee was not to be...

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