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.

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...

Jamaica, and the world at large, continues to struggle with a destructive monster- Domestic Violence. However, in recent times, this monster has become more noticeable in Jamaica. There has been an upsurge of reported cases of Jamaica women becoming...

In this installment of Our Stories, upcoming artiste, Oniezel explained how he almost lost his life…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and...

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, entrepreneur Kadeem Petgrave explains how he is using games to educate Jamaica. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome...

In this installment of Our Stories, young entrepreneur, Shadai Myrie explains how she left her 9-5 to operate her business. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

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.

In this installment of Our Stories, singer Lady Phylea Carley explains why she turned down a career in Medicine….For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

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,...

In 2000, his grandmother took her last breath in his hands. The reggae artiste described the experience as a significant moment in his life because his grandmother was his best friend. In her passing, Anthony recorded a song in...

TALKS WITH TESS

For the life of me, I could never understand why some persons thought the term 'body positive' was only a buffer for fat people;...