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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

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...

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...

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