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.

In this installment of Our Stories, we will explore Shavane Daley’s journey to realizing his dream of becoming a music producer. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

In this installment of Our Stories, we will take a look at the life of inspiration and upliftment lead by Afifa Aza. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and...

In this installment of Our Stories, we explore Moya Gabbidon’s journey to a life of independence and personal success. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich...

In this installment of Our Stories, Joan Steadman shares how she transitioned from a single mother struggling to provide for her children to an entrepreneur with a successful cake business. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island...

In this installment of Our Stories, Ricardo A. Mills, tell us how serving time behind bars has made him a better person even after been deported back to his homeland Jamaica to start over. For many people, Jamaica is...

It was scary. I did not know what to expect. It was a big thing for me. But I wanted the experience badly. And I wanted to come out as a success and earn myself a job. So I spoke to...

Before starting the Bible college, CSEC was my testing ground to see whether I could still be of any use to the world. After being locked away for so many years you lose your...

The name comes from two sources. Nadine Hall, our classmate, sister, friend, our family. She passed away on March 16, 2006, while we were in the 8th grade. Only days before we all participated in a class pantomime and she played Harriet Tubman. It was such a devastating experience...

In this installment of Our Stories, Former Physical Education Teacher of Calvary Preparatory School, Head Chief and business owner Cerine Bernard shares her story as a single mother. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise –...

Honestly, my father was quite scarce during my childhood years. Though we would speak on the phone on a few occasions, the physical father figure I needed; being susceptible to all the wiles that had existed, was not there. Drugs began to look

TALKS WITH TESS

As you read from the title, this will be a two-part series. I mean, how can we shatter stereotypes of fat Caribbean women in...