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

In this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican style enthusiast, T’Ka Walters explains why fashion designing is her destiny. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

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...

In this installment of Our Stories, makeup artiste, Kedesh McFarlane explains how she escaped financial troubles with makeup artistry. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

In 2010, he lost his adopted brother and best friend to an unusual illness. OneDon Masimo said his brother, Kemoy who was struggling with this illness for several months, had just made arrangements to travel overseas for medical attention....

It is often said that as a boy matures, he begins to value the importance of his relationship with his father or a respected, adult male in his home or community.  He looks to a grown man for the...

In this installment of Our Stories, entertainment blogger, Wade Haye shared how he started his own blog to satisfy his passion for media and entertainment. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches,...

Meet Lennox “Villa Flamez” Hales Long before he learnt how to spell violence, Lennox could easily spot the barrel of a gun, he painfully witnessed his neighbours being laced with gunshots and learnt how to “duck” from stray bullets. For...

In this installment of Our Stories, recording artiste, Alborto explains why he wants to be a better father than his dad. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

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...