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Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Jamaican accountant-turned-boutique owner Marsha Fashina got her start in fashion crunching numbers for top magazines in New York, but fell in love with the creative process behind the scenes. Although she was on the money side of the business, she...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:28 AMDebra Edwards and Shantay East - Gleaner Writers

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world without mercy. Everyone has been affected somehow, and after almost two years that have included curfews, lockdowns, vaccinations, and unfortunate passings, the fatigue has set in. Is this our ‘new normal’ for...

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 2:26 AMBarry Rattray - Contributor

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a nation in Southeast Asia where many of its historic architectural treasures are coated resplendently in gold. Burmese-born family physicians Soe and Khine Naung left their country and came to Jamaica 35 years...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Following the opening of her restaurant last year, media personality and recording artiste Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett is making all of her culinary dreams a reality by dishing out her very own cookbook, titled Dining With Curvy — From My Table To...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Unruly, founded and led by artiste and entrepreneur Popcaan, and popular Amsterdam-based streetwear brand Daily Paper have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind capsule collection rich in heritage and purpose. The collaboration explores Daily...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMShantay East/Gleaner Writer

Brittany Johnson, the talented entrepreneur behind Miakalani Swim, has always been artistic, having developed her talent as a fashion designer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The Jamaican proverb – tun yuh han mek...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Leading bioethicist in the English-speaking Caribbean, Dr Derrick Aarons, recently launched his first book, Vital Communications in Medicine, along with website The Caribbean Bioethicist at caribbeanbioethicist.com, among a select audience of...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMRhea Robinson/Gleaner Writer

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has recently been made available to children in Jamaica age 12 and over. With the rapid increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases in Jamaica, and the hope of going back to face-to-face school, the vaccine for...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:09 AM

When Racquel Duncan’s plans to cruise into her birthday couldn’t materialise, let alone leave the docks, her older son Lij Tafari Smith came up with a substitute celebration fitting for her royal highness, which would also adhere to the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:07 AM

At 68 years old, Dell Wong might very well be fitter than you; each week, this retiree clocks around 20 miles, giving every step a powerful sense of purpose. “Move it or lose it. I want to see more women like me walking, running, just moving,” she...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:08 AM

SAINT International model Naki Depass is the star of the digital cover of the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Brasil. Depass also appears in a fabulous 12-page editorial special, featuring the latest Saint Laurent designs by the iconic French...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Last Wednesday, public-health nurses came out and got vaxxed at the J. Wray and Nephew Limited’s ‘Get Vaccinated Get Back to Life’ initiative. The on-site vaccination, part of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Vaccination Initiative at...

Published:Saturday | August 28, 2021 | 12:09 AM

In this dry terrain, interposed between the Santa Cruz Mountains/Pedro Plains and the seacoast of St Elizabeth, is a sleepy district known as Old Wharf. It is here that we find a lonely, far-removed house, frozen in time, representing many of the...

Published:Saturday | August 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMDebra Edwards - Assistant Online and Lifestyle Editor

Wray & Nephew white overproof rum is iconic. Singer Christopher Martin is a Big Deal, and streetwear brand Alife is legendary. Mix them together, and you get a spirited merchandise collaboration that represents Jamaica...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Lifespan has partnered with the Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation to support the Hope Zoo during difficult times. The announcement was made at an official press conference held at the zoo on Wednesday, where the spring water company also shared that...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Empowering young people from underserved, inner-city communities, including impacting some 26,000 youth over the past 10 years, is one of the achievements that the MultiCare Youth Foundation (MYF) is proud of. One of the ways in which the charity...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMRhea Robinson/Gleaner Writer

Fashionista Martina Vickers has an innate sense of style and great advice for building your wardrobe, so using her skills to open a new boutique, Closet Code, was a natural progression. Opening at Kingston’s Super Valu Towne Centre in July 2021,...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:06 AM

A smooth mixture between two shades, on one side this colour is usually associated with doom, gloom and loss. On the other hand, it may be associated with balance, neutrality and wisdom. One of Pantone’s colours of the year, we asked a few stylish...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:09 AM

The Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) launched the Tryall-CUMI Charity Golf Tournament last Wednesday at the S Hotel in Montego Bay. The inaugural charity golf tournament is set to take place on Saturday, September 11, at the...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Growing up in the rural parts of Jamaica, I was always outdoors,” says Christopher Martin. The reggae-dancehall artiste, who is a father of three – two girls and a boy – is concerned about the amount of time and socialisation his children have...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Jamaicans across the world are still running on a high after the island’s exceptional track performance at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meet over the weekend. We asked a few diehard yardies what it means to be Jamaican? Here are...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:05 AM

On the morning of Friday, August 13, Lawe Insurance Brokers Limited celebrated its hard-working and dedicated staff by hosting its annual awards ceremony at the Venetian Suite at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. Dressed for success, the specially...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 1:42 PMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter -

As we face the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, including the highly contagious Delta variant, Jamaicans have been forced into lockdown and will have to stay home for seven days, beginning today, and continuing on August 23, 24, 29, 30, 31...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Jenelle Simpson’s journey towards happiness has been filled with hairpin turns, speedbumps, and roadblocks that always seem to appear during specific development milestones in her life. A senior law clerk, paralegal, motivational speaker, and co-...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

The conversation with Andrew Walcott did not stop at watering plants and investing in the proper tools to get an indoor garden started. He lived up to his ‘Plant Daddy’ title by discussing propagation. Plant propagation simply refers to the...

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