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.

This police officer is shaping a new perspective on the Jamaican Police force through his purpose-driven foundation and music career. Constable Ricardo McCalpin, who is assigned to the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is...

In 2014, Xavier fled from his home community, Matthew’s Lane (Spanglers) in Downtown, Kingston after he was wrongfully accused of killing one of his childhood friends. The versatile poet vividly recalls explaining his innocence to the family of the...

The 14th day of October 2000 will forever be etched in the mind of this entertainer as one of his most memorable. That’s the day his daughter was born. And the singer described the moment as life-changing and fulfilling...

The 21-year-old dancer said one of his most vivid childhood memories is getting some proper thrashing from a security guard for trespassing on a private property. The young member of Team Lifeline Dance Crew, who was 14 years old...

Meet Mark "Qura VX" Hyman This accomplished voice actor, musician and studio engineer has missed death on many occasions. His most vivid memory was a time when his friends plotted to kill him. Mark said during his pre-teen years he...

In his final year of high school, he sat and successfully passed CSEC Mathematics. At the school leaving ceremony other students boasted passes in multiple CSEC and CAPE subjects, but David proudly graduated with his single distinction (Grade One)...

At 18 years old, he passed the preliminary examination required for enlistment in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). This was possibly the best gift he could give his father who always encouraged him to pursue a career in defence. However,...

How did dancing help you to recover from that grieving period? Yuh see dancing, mi channel da energy deh like a mi father mi a dance fah. Nuff time mi a dance coming like a mi father mi a talk...

This multimedia genius only requires two iPads loaded with audio editing software, a table, and his car to create smashing music. From the comfort of his vehicle, Erinski has worked with local and international artistes seeking to take their...

In 2010, the devoted mother gathered all her daughter’s belongings and rushed her to the airport to catch a flight destined for the United States of America. The child’s father, who is also a Jamaican entertainer, had successfully filed...

TALKS WITH TESS

Ever since Jamaica was introduced to cable television and I had an opportunity to see entertainment from the Western culture, I became a fan. ...