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.

I started by getting scissors. Then I would use the scissors to practice cutting my little cousin’s hair who was also living in the yard. I would take my time to cut his hair and make sure that it was cut good. I also tried to remember how the barber cut my hair and do the same thing in his hair. When I was finished persons living in the yard would tell me that I did a good job and this...

In this installation of Our Stories, Attorney-At-Law Jezeel Martin speaks about his personal experiences living in an inner-city community. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise- white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

It has a very unique, smooth and refined tone; although it can sound awful when not played properly. The shape also interests me, as it is really nice to look at. I have always been...

And so, at the time when I had left, it was a big leap of faith. Like literally and figuratively. And, I don’t know, I just had prayed that God would know what He was doing when He gave me that urge to leave (laughs). And He....

He was abandoned when he was thirteen years old and spent most of his time on the street begging and doing menial jobs for people. Things got worst when he sustained severe spine injuries during a bicycle accident rendering him disabled for life. Nonetheless, Reginald has always ...

In this installment of Our Stories, university student Tenuke Doyley explains how she lives up to her name…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and attractive people. And while that image...

Photography is like a choice for me in the sense that it is not exactly my “bread and butter”. I’m still a student at the University of the West Indies that is majoring in animations so I am a student first and then I am a free-lance photographer. At times, I wished it was my...

Peer pressure made me choose Law. I mean, I did well in CAPE Law Units 1 and 2 which basically suggested that maybe I had a future in this field, however, I felt as though...

In this installment of Our Stories, Rap artist and producer, Yared Taylor expresses the rhythm and lyrics behind his art on his journey to music …For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white...

I am very strange and weird and abnormal. I’ve been called that my entire life and I like it. I think it’s just… I think they’re very beautiful labels.

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...