Our Stories

Our Stories

The inspirational stories of Jamaicans in business. Our Stories is intended to highlight and promote the positive in challenging and life-altering experiences.

By then, we were both cornered by the police. I looked dead, straight down into the nozzle of the M-16 and I saw...

It was a breakup of a four-year relationship that happened two years ago. I needed it because I was not ‘one hundred’, holistically. I had breakdowns - mentally, emotionally. I was also...

There was a JUTC bus (Jamaica Urban Transit Company) that was coming up the road, I stepped into the road and at the last minute, I pulled myself back. That was when I realized I...

During attending university, I had difficulties paying. However, I was able to get my degree in marketing. My problems were far from over as I was unable to...

Because I've had very distressing times where the workload, everything about school has just been-- it has made me feel distraught and stressed and everything that has been bad, while, you know, there have been times when I...

You're trying to break that whole cycle of the single-parent home that you grew up in and that was my reason for keeping the family together and I could see that..

I honestly just wanted more money outside of my lunch money; the lunch money that I was getting couldn’t do what I wanted. Things like getting...

I don’t think it’s a fear. It’s a culture change. Not anything to do with fear. Jamaican men are culturally less likely to...

The absence of my father plus the effect that it had on my relationship with my mother made me vulnerable. For me, it made me weaker and less...

In this installment of Our Stories, food and beverage manager, Chad Robinson shares how he managed to remain an awesome leader while enforcing COVID 19 safety protocols for his resort workers.…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island...

TALKS WITH TESS

I think it is time we remove the labels placed on beauty.  Jamaican women are beautiful because of our differences. The Caribbean has always been...