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 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.

When I sat down to have a chat with Jaquin, he shared his vision of a better Dancehall culture with less clashes among artistes. "All blank dem buss and dem tings deh. Yuh know some lickle chune yuh know seh...

Meet Jaovaughn "Fraze" Ball In 2008, his brother, Don Smith, who worked as a bus conductor was shoved off a moving bus after engaging in a heated exchange with his co-workers. He died on impact. Jaovaugn, who was completing his...

Meet Alistair “Alex” McIntoshIn 2012, he decided to prematurely end his tenure at the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) when he realised that his parents were struggling to pay his fees. Other first year students faced with similar...

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...