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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Two hearts beating as one in synchrony and harmony, that’s the love story of Jeremy and Debbie Chung. But it’s never a done deal until you receive full blessing from those closest and dearest to your heart. Older daughter and bridesmaid Danhi took...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“You eat with your eyes, but it is the taste you will remember.” This line resonated with Kelsey Fenton so much that it became the slogan for her business. The baker always had a love affair with cheesecake. But it took feasting on the most...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The start of the new year is already here, but it isn’t too late to set plans in place for a nourished mind and a banging body by the end of 2022. We asked a few fitness enthusiasts about their health and fitness resolutions this year. Here is what...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Love is the greatest gift one can give and receive. The Huies unlocked that secret the moment they became high-school sweethearts. As teens, O’Shane received the best early birthday present when Tavia became his girlfriend. Then years later, it was...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When Tara Montaque woke up from her mastectomy in March 2020, she came face to face with the most beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid, blooming white. You can call it love at first sight for the breast cancer survivor, who shared that it added great...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Food from the sun. Dr Aris LaTham is a firm believer of only consuming food naturally grown from the earth and baked in the purest oven: the warmth of daylight. Panamanian with Jamaican roots, Dr LaTham recalls the days of spending time in the...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

An accountant by day. An artist by night. Jason Lewis strikes a nice balance, chartering his way into the creative world, and fans are loving every minute of his natural expression. “I balance the two rather seamlessly. During the day, I’m in...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 restrictions might have put a damper on the entertainment arena, but when it came to matters of the heart, couples were up in the aisles saying I do. And who could blame them? The virus had this uncanny way of drawing lovers even closer...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Visiting 12 countries in 12 months is the new goal for entrepreneur Andre Whittaker. Known as the Witty Traveller, he told The Gleaner that he developed his love for exploring other territories from his parents. Lovers of a good road trip, he was...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For many, the December holiday season is a time for giving. So, when Ortolan Powell saw the holiday season fast approaching, he jumped right into acts of generosity. This year, he teamed up with local barber Duane Curling, of Curling Cutz, to treat...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“I am going to hike 19 kilometres; let’s see if there’s anybody else crazy enough to come along.” This was the idea O’Dain Donegan transformed into an official initiative for the new year. The free journey, dubbed ‘Catch 22: Not Your Typical New...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Christmas is two days away. If you’re not feeling the festive spirit just yet, we are here to treat you to a holly and jolly time. Food enlisted the expertise of mixologists Julian Dixon and Shakiera Johnson, who whip up signature holiday drinks...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A healthy body will cease to exist if you don’t aim to have a healthy mind. This statement was just one of the powerful punches thrown by personal trainer and wellness coach, Terence Slater. Slater’s wellness story began when a dear friend passed...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Are you always this quiet?” Shanika Porter asked of the gentleman sitting two seats away from her. What she didn’t bargain for was the response that followed. “I normally observe my surroundings first,” he replied, giving her the most captivating...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the most wonderful time of the year already here and the end of 2021 fast approaching, many are looking forward to new beginnings. So, it was only fitting that Long Story Short (LSS) returned with a cool holiday theme exploring first-time...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:17 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The purest form of human expression. That is what art means to Annaleise Aiken. Proclaiming her natural love for the visual arts, she told Living, “I can’t ever remember there being an Anna without art.” Reclusive as a child, a young Aiken found...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it doesn’t get more fa-la-la-la-la than exploring the table’s main staple – ham. Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham shared a few ham tips with Food and included his brown sugar and passion fruit glazed ham...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For some, approaching a milestone gives them the opportunity for a fresh beginning. When Shaniene Campbell found herself approaching 40 years old, she decided that there was no better way to ring in the decade ahead than losing 40 pounds. Her...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say never mix business with pleasure, but working at the same agency does have its perks. Just ask Latoya Crawford and Rudolph Carroll. The pair might have first crossed paths under professional circumstances, but the office allowed them to...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

‘Nuh weh nuh better dan yard’ was always the energy behind Julie Mango’s TikTok videos, filled with Jamaican proverbs, personalities and popular pastimes. But when she shared the infamous garden photo on her Instagram account, we knew that she was...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The busy Barbican streets are no match for fiery energy illuminating the atmosphere within House of Flamez. On the cusp of celebrating its first year in business, the oasis, located at the foot of Jack’s Hill in Kingston, has already made a name...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Oh what fun it is to hike on Castleton river trail!” That’s the jingle TrainFit Club hopes to have you singing once you sign up for its annual ‘FitMas’ celebration. The brainchild of the club’s owner and personal trainer, Stokely Rose, the decade...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The mind-body complex got more complicated as the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions, lockdowns, social dilemmas and medical complications from the virus itself looming, many struggled not only mentally, but physically as...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

They say women love a man in uniform. But Monique Grant was definitely caught off guard when she was stopped by the police, and Dawneric Reid, one of the uniformed officers, who was on his last duty for the night, began to ask her a few questions....

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Following the creation of the Dancehall Dance Association (DDA), core members have made advocating for the rights of street dancers and performers their priority. A recent initiative sees the association working to equip dancers with professional...

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