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.

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...

When I sat down with the fusion artiste, he explained how a personal decision by each resident led to the restoration of peace in a troubled residential area in Kingston. 1.Why did the violence end between Sherlock and Brook Valley?...

In this installment of Our Stories, Dancehall artiste, Real Verb shares why he has lived in Jamaica’s 14 parishes.

Meet Fabian "Young Garvey" Findley                     So how did the record label start in prison? Mi decide seh when mi reach back a my country, mi aguh tek on di music ‘cause mi a changed person. In prison in America you’re allowed...

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. ...