Felicia Persaud the Pioneering Spirit behind the Carib ID Initiative

A wise man , William Simms shared this keen insight about pioneers: “Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.” . Well, this is a great description of a pioneering woman , named […]
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Comfort in Our Season of Grieving

Over the past week, we have been lashed with  several emotional  hurricanes. The slaughter of freedom fighters in Iran as symbolized by Neda, the horrific train tragedy in DC and the passing of  several celebrity icons have ripped our hearts with a varying category of ferocity dependent on our personal affinity. . Why? Why ? […]
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Caribbean-American Month – It’s Implication

June is recognized in the USA as Caribbean-American Month.  This recognition was formalized in 2006. President Obama’s  Proclamation .The major activities of this month fall into several categories, namely: Celebration of our cultures Recognition of our achievements and stars Discussion of our political power . I have waited this long to comment on this  recognition […]
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Big Up the Jamaican Dad

  At a recent after dinner stroll,  I could not help but notice several men engaged with their kids in ordinary, but meaningful manner.  First, I noticed a pile of three parked bikes, followed by a bouncing ball.  Yes, this dad was teaching his three daughters soccer.   The kids ranged from 3 to 9, and […]
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The Next Generation Diasporians Speak

We are always a generation away from  losing our legacy. The story is told about a student struggling at the chalk board under the glare of his teacher.  He finally relented with this statement. “I’m not an underachiever.; you’re just an overexpecter.” . . We fret and worry about our kids as we shepherd them […]
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Dennis Chung, A Jamaican with much Reform Fire in the Belly

There are several models of leadership. There is elected leadership and then there is leadership that is evident from the moral conviction they bring to the community that precipitate needed change.  Mr. Dennis Chung, has journeyed into the path of moral leadership and  has written a stellar  book that expresses on paper an insightful investigation of […]
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Scamming for Dollars, a Title that threaten Our Good Name

 If you were on a game show, and the word scammer was placed on the electronic board, you would lose if you mentioned Jamaica. Will the rapidly developing scam story chance to our misfortune?  Well, we may all about to lose our stellar reputation with the emerging story of scamming. . I have received hundred […]
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Diaspora’s Secret Sauce – How will We Gain Continued Success?

On Friday, we received the dreaded news of the latest unemployment pain in the US. The media spun it as bad but better. . However there is a very telling story beyond the top level data.  It has to do with the unemployment rate as a function of education. The Wall Street Journal did a […]
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