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.

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...

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,...

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...

In 2013, she jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape her likely abduction. Birdz I, who was 23 at the time, said she boarded what appeared to be a public passenger vehicle in Half Way Tree destined for...

In this installment of Our Stories, entertainment blogger, Wade Haye shared how he started his own blog to satisfy his passion for media and entertainment. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches,...

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....

In this installment of Our Stories, photographer and multi-media entrepreneur, Dean Bartley shares how negative labels helped him to succeed. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture,...

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...

Meet Jason "Diego Di Steppa" Fuller  Jason understood at any early age that family was not limited to mother, father and siblings. Born to a young mother, he was sent to live with his grandparents in Spanish Town to enjoy...

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...