Monte Sahlin, a Seasoned Voice on dealing with the Haiti Tragedy

We are at the two week mark of the devastating earthquake that leveled Haiti.  The videos and images keep resonating in out hearts. The stories of miracle rescues are quickly blighted by the dust, stench, and growing human despair. . We on lookers to this terrible catastrophe have remote after shocks going off in ourselves.  […]
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Jamaica Ranks 57th in World Economic Freedom Ranking

 Here is a new measure of Jamaica’s viability in the  economic world. . For over a decade, The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s preeminent think tank, have tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom. What is economic freedom? Economic freedom is the fundamental […]
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The Questions of the Haiti Tragedy

The category 7 tragedy of Haiti has delivered continued after shocks as we witness the spiraling, wrenching human pain. I have  mentally stepped aside from the gruesome, helpless scenes to  think about the last few days. . Listening to my Haitian colleagues through tear-stained   sharing have given me an up close tearing at the […]
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What My Daughter did for Christmas

One of the sentiments we all seem to cherish in our hearts is being home for Christmas. It is a time where the  home hearth, being close to family and friends  takes on added, eager meaning. We share our love by sharing gifts and cherished greetings. . Well, some folks are practicing an alternative tradition […]
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Yes, that is the growing drumbeat of Caesar

There is something eerie about early January.  The euphoria of New Year’s day has faded quickly into the stark reality of winter. The bonus monies of December is consumed by the Christmas shopping. Little Johnnie is cleaning the grungy car splattered with the salt of winter ware. The credit card bills start to roll in, […]
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On the 12th. day of Christmas a Jamaican gives to you – Determination

As we take down the Christmas  tree, and put away the decorations, look what we found under the tree, unwrapped, waiting to bless you.   It is the gift of determination. This wonderful gift is given by a a teenager. . Her name is Kayla Moffett. She is just 13 but possess a deep determination […]
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In This New Decade – Repair, Rebuild, Restore

The term I use to describe the last decade is one of  shock & awe as our sensibilities on so many fronts were shaken at their foundations.  I can personally testify to this experience as in one year of the last decade, I experienced shock & awe in marriage, health and employment .  Around our […]
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