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Oliver Samuels recently earned a doctor of letters degree from The University of the West Indies, but, with more than five decades in film and theatre, he’s also earned a special place in the hearts of many Jamaicans as the local king of comedy. Samuels, 73, has appeared in 13 pantomimes and more than 30 …

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It’s a scary thing to leave the safety of the familiar in pursuit of the heart or, in this case, the art. For many years, Chad Hammond waltzed with the dream of leaving his job as a graphic designer to be a full-time digital artist. He told himself he’d wait until he had the capital …

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Don Dada is back by popular demand. But this time, he has amplified ‘fi wi’ culture by transforming his groundbreaking art pieces into fashion. According to the digital artist Bonito Thompson, better known as ‘Don Dada’, art, fashion and cultures are inextricably and infinitely linked, “We, as Jamaicans, dress up every day, in three-quarter pants …

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Now, here’s a trending style making waves on and off the shoreline: hats. Enormously gorgeous, big and beautiful, cut out for a fantastic strut, or petite and just as sweet. There’s no denying straw hat’s popular and pragmatic nature, given our weather forecast for our island home – summer all-year long. Flair enlisted the fashion …

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Some may remember Cecile McCormack as a talented table tennis player who represented Jamaica in her youth. Now the revenue assurance manager for the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is somewhat of a ‘hidden figure’ when it comes to Jamaica’s landscape of pioneers and achievements. Her accomplishment pertains to her contribution in the area of utilities, …

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Deandra Matherson always dreamt of becoming a news anchor. But life led her down a path of beauty, event planning and entrepreneurship instead. However, with great frequency, she was asked to speak at events, and when she obliged, she was often complimented for her engaging presentation. It wasn’t long before her childhood goal translated to …

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Four words that every woman fears hearing after a medical check-up: you have breast cancer. But many fight through one storm after another to finally be free from the restraints of the binding and life-threatening illness. Ruth Powell is one such survivor, and, with the assistance of Jamaica Cancer Society, she was treated to a …

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