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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

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...

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...

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