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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2023 | 1:40 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Vanassa Metzger sat in her master’s class minding her own business when the man who would become her husband walked into the lecture room. Tasked with group work, a classmate suggested to Vanassa that Khamar Facey join them because he was handsome...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2023 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With temperatures set to rise to new levels this summer, it’s a great time to cool things down and make the holiday memorable with creative and educational engagement. Amashika Lorne is aiming to do just that with a summer camp set to run from...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When adventurer Travis Rhooms began receiving requests to share his location, he decided to share his passion for travel with others in the most unique of ways — through a travel app dubbed Island Destinations. “Island Destinations is a new local...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2023 | 1:01 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Hearing that you don’t have to be a size two to be beautiful is one thing. But seeing that concept rocking the runway in confident fashion is truly a sight to behold. Leah Carruthers is the pure embodiment of tropical style, serving one fabulous...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2023 | 1:16 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Whoever said baking is a piece of cake has never met these Battle of the Giants contestants. Delivering on exquisite taste and show-stopping presentations, five bakers duked it out at the seventh staging of the SweetArt Bake Expo held at The...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2023 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Always save room for dessert, they say. For pastry chef Winston Murdock, his deliciously sweet renditions of Jamaican favourites are mainstays that resonate in the stomachs and hearts of many after just one bite. Finding desserts such as ice cream...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2023 | 12:44 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Imagine having chikungunya (chik-v), only to discover that your ailment is far worse than you could possibly fathom. This was the case for Breon Barnett-Green, who was told weeks later that she also had rheumatoid arthritis. Her nightmare wouldn’t...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2023 | 12:44 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Lovers rock veteran Beres Hammond famously sang about what one dance can do. And for Jamaicans Corazan Ennis and Ruel Elliott, sharing a steamy first dance at the dry cleaners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, became the unexpected catalyst for their...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2023 | 12:42 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If all jewellery has a story to tell, we wonder what Tricia Gordon-Johnston’s pieces would say of her journey as a jewellery maker. “My jewellery lines are inspired by my personal taste. If I wouldn’t wear it, I wouldn’t put it out there. I enjoy...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2023 | 1:04 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Once you hear the word ‘woiyoi’, it can only mean one thing: it’s time to dig into some exotic and mouth-watering dishes boasting rich and unconventional island flavours that are truly out of this world. Viral sensation and chef, Rameish Desouza,...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2023 | 12:14 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was a night that Mouricia Morris would cherish forever. She was celebrating her 29th birthday and had recently received her master’s degree in business administration. So it came as no surprise that her beloved, Darren Edghill, would invite...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2023 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

For so many of us, the first person to show love and care is our mothers. This unique bond knows no bounds and blooms in very different ways. It certainly proves true in the partnership between mother and daughter Jo-Ann and Charmaine Morris, who...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2023 | 1:03 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

A mommy and me photo session focuses on the special bond between mother and child. For these moms, their shots were the perfect reflection of their journey — where they’ve come from and where they could go — together. GRADUATION DAY College...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2023 | 12:59 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

We heard from a very good source that there’s a new restaurant on Red Hills Road bearing the same name as one famous for delivering an authentic Jamaican dining experience. So let’s take a trip North West to the recently developed food mecca for...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 12:23 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s a journey of ‘bump’ and hormonal mood swings. But one brightened by fulfilment, discernment, and enlightenment. With new life comes new beginnings and Shamara Spencer has already embraced the good, the bad, and downright scary ordeals of...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2023 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is said that nothing will bring two hearts closer together than two hearts that are after the heart of God. At 21 years old, Toni Ann Taylor visited a church for youth fellowship. That church would later return to her place of worship for the...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The mouthwatering decadence of savoury and sweet notes, basking in the blissful melody of a floral fantasy fit for the ‘Gram et al. That’s the magic, beauty, and memory two sisters dreamed of creating Kingston’s hidden gem, The Alchemy. Located in...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2023 | 12:52 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani once said, “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” On Monday, The Gleaner’s Flair left no gemstones unturned, presenting the glitz and glamour of...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2023 | 12:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It was an event filled with flair and flavour as The Distinguished awardees and specially invited guests graced The Jamaica Pegasus for the long-awaited gala and dinner on Monday evening. Once the elegant attendees walked the red carpet, they...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 12:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Author Stephen Covey said it best, “We should live our lives based on a compass, not a clock.” And Mischa Christie is a firm believer in this mantra. From a tender age, Christie would tag along on international trips his parents made for work. His...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2023 | 12:57 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Chivalry is certainly not missing from the road march as Yard Mas reveller Stefan Tanghow helped his girlfriend, Naija Dewar, with her costume. The two were spotted on the road in their Oya costume. The Miami-based couple, who is playing mas for...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:38 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

This was by no means a small fête. It was the official return of Carnival in Jamaica and costumed masqueraders paraded the streets of Kingston intent on playing mas. But being a ‘socavivor’ one or two days later may also mean enduring new aches and...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Do you have a pen I could borrow?” This simple question that Kerry-Ann Bennett asked of her colleague, Denmar Daley, became the catalyst for their romantic chapter written thereafter. No one could have imagined that these soulmates were only...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2023 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It is often encouraged to ‘never say never’ because practising doubt can not only limit you and your fears but hold you back from tapping into your magic. When Marketing Specialist Nasha-Monique Douglas’ friend began speaking enthusiastically about...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2023 | 12:34 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

There’s a new ‘pastaria’ in town bringing the taste of Italian-infused cuisine to the local market. Exploring the concept of presto, a quick way of preparing dishes, Presto Pasta is looking to change the way you savour the unique flavour. “It’s a...

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