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Stories by Krysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Like many, the stress of COVID-19 weighed heavily on Shantal Symister’s mind and her heart. With anxiety knocking at her door and making an entrance, she started looking for avenues to reduce its frequent and unwelcomed visits. Creative prospects...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Seize the moment. Do what you have to and live in the now.” With this lesson, Jamaican actor, theatre practitioner, and drama educator Akeem Mignott has shone a light at the end of the pandemic’s dark and winding tunnel, spearheading a weekly...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

During the throes of the global pandemic, many restaurants are grappling with the harsh realities placed before them, closing their doors for good. One jerk restaurant is ‘fiah-ing’ up the innovation with an authentic pan jerk fast-food drive-...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jamaican native Gregory Henry has always had a unique relationship with food, one filled with love and flavour. But it developed to even greater depths after he migrated from home to pursue university studies in Canada. What he never saw coming was...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Attorney-turned-content creator and the host of the recently wrapped YouTube series, The Social House, Rushane Campbell, is no stranger to the spotlight. His bold and effortless approach to every venture he explores is nothing short of spectacular...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

One of the many joys of visiting Las Vegas is experiencing the melting pot of flavour. But something was missing for a set of talented and proud Jamaicans, who joined the culinary scene to offer authentic Jamaican dishes. Now it’s official: you can...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Name any country in the world and it’s guaranteed to have a Jamaican roaming its streets. Collin McKoy did more than just roam Thailand. The military veteran set down some roots and opened a Jamaican restaurant in the Southeast Asian country....

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:26 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s national fruit, more popularly known as ackee, is a household favourite, especially when paired with salt fish and corned pork. Now, picture this Jamaican staple as an ice cream flavour. Chef Rameish Desouza, the confectioner behind this...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

As the messengers of all things culture, recording artistes and creatives alike have a tall task of delivering hot tracks, all while trending and staying relevant in this fast-paced world. Fame aside, these hitmakers are not only excited to be...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Cooking is love made visible. In the case of Chef David Rose, cooking is love made incredibly palatable. Since his recent rise to culinary fame overseas, the Jamaican descendant is now filled with excitement over his upcoming recipe book, which...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“Giving back means creating opportunities for those in need in order to add value to society.” Brittany Brown embodies this in her active role at the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN). But her love for...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

From drastic climate changes to incomprehensible diseases, we are truly living in some unprecedented times. The doom and gloom that the world is experiencing is only being exacerbated by all the negativity which continues to plague all walks of...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

After-party street food played a huge role in the local entertainment scene pre-COVID. If there wasn’t a soup man present at an event, chances are you could find a jerk man close by, standing in a sea of smoke, bellowing at passers-by to put in...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s easy to forget that there is a world outside of the refreshing oasis known as Blue Brews Bistro. The sweet smell of Blue Mountain coffee wafting in the crisp country air; lush greenery overlooking sunny or sometimes foggy skies, and a host of...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The laughter, the smiles, the revelry. Jubilation was at an all-time high among eager patrons who finally stepped outside on Wednesday for the first staging of I Love Soca since December 2019. The long-overdue event is the largest of its kind since...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The act of ‘adulting’ often comes with many responsibilities. One of which often includes renting a home, either for your personal freedom or to start a family. According to Realtor Associate Kimberly Irons, since the start of the pandemic in 2020...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With an old sheet or blanket in hand, fast food, fruits and a bottle of wine – Aliana Tomlinson would often venture to hidden gems all over the island. It’s no wonder that this explorer turned her hobby into an opportunity by starting her very own...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

If your dining experience is rooted in expectation, consider it met and exceeded at Julie Mango Restaurant. Think of a symphony of flavours playing a sweet melody on your taste buds. A melting pot of herbs and spices, the popular eatery explores a...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Hidden gastronomic gems are just waiting to be discovered once you rove the streets of this beautiful island. In fact, we found one in the parking lot of Premier Plaza — Central Smoothie — home to one of the tastiest shakes in Kingston. As we...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

When approaching a music career, vocalists are motivated to find their voice and sing out loud. After spending years nurturing young minds, Michael Sean Harris is hoping to help other performers do just that with his first book, Mike’s Pocket...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Brunching has become the top social event of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with a mantra like ‘Eat. Drink. Chive’, excitement is a natural feeling when considering taking part in Chive’s summer brunch offering. “Chef Paul Bennett’s carrot French toast...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Skydiving in the United States, swimming with sharks in Curaçao and climbing pyramids in Belize – Joni Wedderburn lives for the adventure. But when the pandemic placed a pause on travelling privileges, the adrenaline junkie took her explorations...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

It’s all fun and games until a pandemic sends the world into complete lockdown. Queen of the pack, Charmaine Radway, realised that if she played her cards right, she could create something special in this anomalous time. So she came up with an...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

An exciting experience awaits food aficionados who walk through the doors of Oceano. From the fascinating sushi bar, boasting a wide array of rolls to the sophisticated and diverse Japanese-Jamaican menu, the restaurant has garnered the attention...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Shaping minds and bodies through movement, Ivy Baxter is the foremother of modern contemporary dance in Jamaica. Now, her rich history will be told in a documentary by Johnnoy Johnson. A dancer, Johnson said it was important for him to share the...

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