Saturday, August 19, 2017

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.

Although his biological parents were present in his upbringing, Antonyo said he shared a closer bond with his grandmother, Hazel Satchwell. He describes her as a woman of passion and strength! The DanceHall artiste said his grandmother was an...

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,...

13 years ago he was blessed with his 19th child. The reggae artiste, from White Horses, St. Thomas said he is not surprised he fathered so many children because he spent the better half of his teenage and early...

Her debut performance at the 2012 Chatty Chatty Awards in Toronto will forever be etched in her mind as her most memorable moment. The young, fusion artiste explained that while this was her first time performing for a live...

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 2010, the devoted mother gathered all her daughter’s belongings and rushed her to the airport to catch a flight destined for the United States of America. The child’s father, who is also a Jamaican entertainer, had successfully filed...

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 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 the year 2004 because that was when he unlocked a new level in his musical journey. The then 11-year old copped the top prize of a PlayStation 2 after winning a local deejay competition. Substance,...

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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...