Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In this installment of Our Stories, Dashiki Trendz' Owner, Horace Collins shares how Africa inspired his new perspective on business and life…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

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...

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....

Our Stories is a feature which sheds light on a real, social issue in Jamaica through the inspirational stories of Jamaicans with lived experiences. Are you a Jamaican with a story to share? Contact us ourstoriesja@gmail.com.

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...

He will never forget that afternoon when he and his friends were almost laced with gunshots. The Jamaican, recording artiste described hanging out with some colleagues when suddenly a group of armed men approached the scene and....read more

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...

The evening of July 12, 2010 will always remain in her memory because that’s when she spent the final moments with one of her sisters. Talsia recalls strolling home with her two sisters on Olympic Way in Kingston 11, with...

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...

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...

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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...