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.

She started her adult life at age 21 and for many people that is an ideal age to venture on your own.  However, the former singer of the Groundation music group said she fled from her home because she...Read...

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 this installment of Our Stories, deaf Jamerican, Anton Abraham explains how he became a deejay. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and attractive...

When she was 17 years old, her father, Mark Beckford was robbed and murdered. The news of his death was hard to accept as Queen JoJo identified her father as a defining figure in her life. As she retraces...

In this installment of Our Stories, upcoming artiste, Trey Mallee shares how his mother indirectly encouraged him to become an artiste. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture,...

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...

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...

Many Jamaicans identify role models in foreign entertainers, politicians, philosophers, freedom fighters…inspired leaders across the waters. However, for this 23-year-old Dancehall artiste, his drive to make it big in the music industry is fuelled by the story of his neighbour,...

In this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican business owner, Rory-Craig Walker shares how a Facebook post influenced his business idea…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich...

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...

TALKS WITH TESS

As you read from the title, this will be a two-part series. I mean, how can we shatter stereotypes of fat Caribbean women in...