Yasmin Anderson-Smith, Giving Every Girl Global-Conquering Power

One of the most painful tragedies to watch is that of a young person, filled with inspiring hope and promise get detoured in the ditch of despair, and seeing a dream of a life die. . Let’s call her Tony (changed her name to protect this victim).  This young girl had the Midas touch.  She […]
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Big Up Northern Caribbean University!

 One of the hidden gems of Jamaica is our University tucked away in the hills of Mandeville.  Over the past few years we have seen some world-class software endeavors through the school’s Microsoft competition.  Well, now others are realizing that Mandeville is Brains Hill.  Look here! . NCU, an Adventist University on the Caribbean island […]
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Is the Economist Story True?

Whenever my buddy Karl sends me a link, I pay carefuly attention because it always contain some gem. Well, this link was the November 12 story from the Economist entitled – Gloomy Jamaica, Unfixable? Click to read the story . I not only read the story, but I also read the comments. No one had a big […]
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Trevor Smith – Leading the Way to a Winning Future

I am sure you remember the story of the little boy who declared , “The Emperor has no clothes!” Ever wondered what happened to that little boy? . Mr. Trevor Smith,  of Extended Disc – Caribbean Well his spirit of honesty for the betterment of all lives on and can be found in Mr. Trevor […]
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Jamaica Benefits from Univeristy of Michigan Social Ingenuity

As an alumnus of the Univeristy of Michigan , I was indeed proud and delighted to see the initiative carried out by students from the Wolverine tradition. . Recently, University of Michigan College of Engineering students led several initiatives for sustainable development in Jamaica through BLUE Lab (Better Living Using Engineering Lab). Students worked on […]
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Before there was Usain, there was …

This was a high week-end in Washington DC as we celebrated the achievements of folks of Caribbean heritage who are contributing to the richness of American life.  This is the 16th. year of this awards ceremony coordinated by the Institute of Caribbean Studies. . Usain Bolt was honored with the Vanguard Award for his  phenomenal […]
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The Multiplying Power of Modelling

His mom yanked him by the hood of his jacket unto the train. She sternly pointed at an open seat demanded he rest himself in it.He casually flung himself into the seat not noticing that his backpack was disturbing his seat partner.At the next stop, the passenger beside him disembarked . As I took her […]
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Ms. Dale Pilgrim-Wade – Taking the pain out of Your Move to Jamaica

Jamaicans are always been a people on the move.  We are a people who have a magnet for opportunity where ever it may be located. . The continuing global economic tsunami has created a new momentum for a significant movement of peoples, from the diaspora:  Loss of wealth from our 401K and home equity  Increasing […]
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Dr. Bertram Melbourne – Pioneering the “College Educate Our Sons” Initiative

 It was her birthday, and I wanted to affirm my friend on her special day.  She however was excited about something far different.  Her nephew had successfully been accepted in a local university and had joined the rich tradition of her family of making college an imperative.  This was the third generation of college attendees […]
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