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 this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican multimedia professional, Tyrone Simms shares how he overcame illiteracy. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food,...

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...

I’m not even going to lie. When you realize that things are not going your way because … the reality is that like myself, people are used to some sort of structure in their life and COVID basically shifted that structure. So, I found...

There was a JUTC bus (Jamaica Urban Transit Company) that was coming up the road, I stepped into the road and at the last minute, I pulled myself back. That was when I realized I...

In 2007, the Canadian government ordered him to return to Jamaica after living in the North American country for 15 years. The music producer said he expected the deportation order because he has been charged multiple times for minor...

So I was wrestling with the father God at that moment about my situation and the fact that I'm going to be heading back to Jamaica, how can I provide for my family? And so...

I carried the pain of my parents' broken relationship and I just could not shake it. It affected me to my core. I also lost confidence in my ability to do well in the university because of the challenges I faced in completing assignments and also the fact that my family was broken and we were living apart from my dad. In spite of it all, I...

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...

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, 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...

TALKS WITH TESS

“The time will pass anyway.  You can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want. ...