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...

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 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...

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...

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, Certified Ethical Hacker, Gavin Dennis shares how he became an ethical hacker. 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, 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,...

In this installment of Our Stories, Reneé Drummond shares how she earns an income helping UK residents relocate to Jamaica. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture,...

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...

In this installment of Our Stories, artiste Tiffanie Malvo explains why her father is also her best friend….For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome...

TALKS WITH TESS

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...