WANT Les Essentiels founders

The journey of award winning Canadian designers, the Peart twins, is one for the business books. From Jamaican roots to owning a global brand, Fortress magazine shares their tale...

Networking for a stronger Caribbean

Looking through the Wild Tamarind.

300 seconds with Mara Made Designs

August 21, 2016

Tamara Harding is the sparkling designer behind Mara Made Designs (MMD). Here is a snippet of 300 seconds with her: Fortress: Which comes first as you decide what to make – the material, location, imagination, or a customers request? MMD: For commissioned pieces the request comes first, then I find a suitable slab of wood […]

Fortress scores an international exclusive

August 19, 2016

Gale Peart founded the now defunct My Elite Grocer, which landed a Jamaica Observer feature in 2010. The newspaper was circulated at West Indian grocery stores across North America and a copy of the feature made its way to McGill University in Canada where a relative’s wife, whom Peart had never met, made contact. The […]

Summer 2016 Book List

August 9, 2016

Be inspired to flourish spirit, soul and in business in this 30-Day Guide to Living Happy. Get a daily dose of motivation, make a declaration and take an inspired action on the road to living happy in every area of your life. This guide provides insights on enjoying the simple things in life, honoring how […]

Bringing People Together

Through quality networking events


Sharing Stories

Through Fortress Business magazine


Honing Digital Skills

Through our internship programme


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