Jamaica’s Broad-based Brainpowering – Part 2, the Vision

“A vision is a clearly-articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction.” Zemel I had the privilege of hearing the vision of Minister Andrew Holness on educational transformation. He shared the challenges and the vision to drive us to a new reality. In part 1, we shared […]
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Unleashing the Full Capability of Jamaica’s Brainpower – Part 2, the Vision

Honorable Andrew Holness was in Washington DC and took some time to address the diaspora about his plans for continuing the transformation of Jamaica’s education system. Hon. Andrew Holness, Minister of Education In my prior post, I captured the challenges he faces.   I will now share the elements of his comprehensive solution. . First […]
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Unleashing the Full Capability of Jamaica’s Brainpower – Part 1, the Challenges

Imagine for a moment if there were nine (9) other athletes of Bolt’s capability training to represent Jamaica at the next Olympics. What would that do to boast our nation’s possibility ? What would that do to the rush on yellow yam exports? . Well, I will leave the implication of such a possibility to […]
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Appreciating the Life & Dreams of the Seasonal Worker

Ambition and the desire for a better life beat in the heart of every Jamaican. . One of our wise men Ambassador Anthony Johnson, our ambassador to the USA captured it well in his recent presentation on the history of education.   He sees Jamaicans as a dynamic bunch always on the move, be it escaping […]
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Now You are Listening Better, what @ Your Processing Skills?

I am assuming that on Saturday, you invested in your intelligence success, got a free listen coupon, and share this precious gift. . How was the interaction with your listening partner? Are you getting the information with greater clarity, but feeling clue-less; thinking  that the other person maybe from a different planet ? Before you […]
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Are You Nurturing Your Success Intelligence?

I am sure that as you surf the web you have seen the IQ banner ads.  Yes those ads that declare the IQ of Oprah or some other celebrity and invite you to find out what your IQ is. . Whenever most are asked to endorse a candidate for a position, the first words of […]
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Jamaican Agri-business, A Great Investment Opportunity

On Tuesday evening, I got the distinct privilege of being a remote fly on the wall at the agri-business seminar held in the Jamaican Consulate in New York City. I am indebted to the graciousness of Hon. Geneive Brown Metzger, Consul General, and the technical wizardry of Mr. Aubrey Campbell of the Jamaica Information Service […]
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Giving the Next Generation New Tools to Compete

Going forward, how will we equip our kids to compete? Is it getting a job with some company? What categories will these jobs take? The traditional ones –  farm, fish, mine, manufacture, manage, heal, teach, build and  defend come to mind. . Let me take you on a different journey, the journey in your fertile […]
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