I have never been accused of being a union buster, and I am certainly not a member of the high management team in its ivory tower. Yours truly identifies with the blue-collar folks more than you might think, especially because I see first-hand how difficult some of them have it. I know people who have …

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It is said that nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is just that: beautiful. And making show-stopping contributions towards this refreshing approach to living in exquisite fashion is TWOriginals. Flair invited the founder and fashion designer Tishari Williams to walk our ‘red carpet’ and tell us more about her journey …

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Ashley Wong considers motherhood to be an honour that she will never take for granted. Set on sharing stories that would help others like her on their journey, she created a safe space, called Just Mommying Ja. “I wanted to share my experiences on this motherhood journey, so that other moms would feel less alone. …

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Jacqueline Stewart Lechler’s office is a treasure trove filled with pictures of her loved ones. Family is of utmost importance to her, and she considers them her blessings. As a director of Stewart’s Auto Sales Limited, she grew up in the male-dominated car dealership industry, and now, along with her mother Diana, is at the …

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Working in corporate can be very demanding for persons who are parents, and particularly mothers. For some, creating a balance between work and the requirements of motherhood is still a pipe dream. Two mothers at communications and entertainment firm FLOW Jamaica share how they have been able to create that elusive work-life balance, while maintaining …

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Debra Lopez-Spence always knew she wanted to be a mother, but she was also very focused on her career. She started having children in her mid-thirties, a little later than she anticipated, but nevertheless has been enjoying the journey, teaching her children valuable lessons in love, empowerment, compassion, and humanity. “I have two young children …

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Parenting consultant Michelle ‘Boss Mom’ Gordon and Marian Ammar of Sterling Asset Management share financial tips Life before having a baby can include some level of financial freedom – date nights, travelling, shopping, and the latest all-inclusive parties. But that usually changes once you’ve realised you’re expecting. So what’s the game plan?After having a baby, …

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It’s a Sunday evening, the day before school, but Tamiann Young is headed to the Freedom Skate Park in Bull Bay with her children. “We do the most random things as a family,” she tells Flair. “The whole beauty of it is that even if we arrive a little late, the persons who operate the …

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A mother’s treasure is her daughter. That’s a sentiment that resonates in the minds and hearts of mother-daughter duo, Carlene Smith and Crystal Davis. Davis, who considers Smith her very best friend, would agree that her mother is her greatest treasure as well. Twenty-three years ago, life as this dancehall queen knew it changed for …

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