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.

This police officer is shaping a new perspective on the Jamaican Police force through his purpose-driven foundation and music career. Constable Ricardo McCalpin, who is assigned to the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is...

Photography is like a choice for me in the sense that it is not exactly my “bread and butter”. I’m still a student at the University of the West Indies that is majoring in animations so I am a student first and then I am a free-lance photographer. At times, I wished it was my...

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 this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican plus-size model, Tessenie Mowatt talks about the struggles she faced with body image and self-confidence. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

In this installment of Our Stories, a makeup artiste, Kandice Ambersley shares how she became involved in make-up artistry at the young age of 16. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful...

I started by getting scissors. Then I would use the scissors to practice cutting my little cousin’s hair who was also living in the yard. I would take my time to cut his hair and make sure that it was cut good. I also tried to remember how the barber cut my hair and do the same thing in his hair. When I was finished persons living in the yard would tell me that I did a good job and this...

And so, at the time when I had left, it was a big leap of faith. Like literally and figuratively. And, I don’t know, I just had prayed that God would know what He was doing when He gave me that urge to leave (laughs). And He....

In 2014, his younger sister, Kenya died while giving birth to her son. This was possibly a blessing and a curse for Hardio who revealed that he was extremely close to his sister. The reggae artiste admitted that Kenya’s...

In this installment of Our Stories, deaf Jamerican, Anton Abraham explains how he became a deejay. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and attractive...

In this installation of Our Stories, Craig Chung shares how he navigates life's unpredictability. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise- white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and...

TALKS WITH TESS

“Black women are made out of brown sugar, cocoa, honey and gold. And the strength of ten thousand moons”. ~ Unknown We have to accept...