Pinch me twice, breakthrough on crime reduction happening in Jamaica?

I went to the event with the hope of a stage 4 cancer patient going to a faith healer. My presence was driven more by obligation and catching up with the regulars who frequent our embassy occasions. Well after the greeting and grazing period, we settled into our seats readied for a pedestrian presentation. The […]
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Lawd, How do we get Jamaica on the right list?

I am definitely a sucker for reports especially those dealing with trends. I was settling in wowing and awing about this report on the impact of mobile technology and then I came to page 99. There we are, in an infamous place like a criminal in a line up .There is Jamaica showing off itself […]
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Ingredients for a new Jamaican Success Stew

50 years minus one years ago when the independent Jamaica was a mere baby, the gust of freedom was blowing in many places. Other nations were also sensing the gust of freedom from colonial rule. This was been done in a back drop of the cold war in Jamaica’s back yard, where alignment with the […]
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The Secret Sauce of Jamaica 2.0 – Part 1

Recently, I was invited to lend my expertise in digital technologies to help combat some damming condemnation at a long-term Caribbean celebration. This annual event attracted over 400K people and generated millions of dollars in revenue to the affected merchants. The sensitive stage of this deliberation does not allow me to be more detailed, but […]
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On the 3rd. day of Christmas, a Jamaican gave to me

In recent years Christmas has been hijacked by commercialism. For Christians it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Many non-Christians celebrate Christmas too as a family time for sharing and showing love. Sharing with family should be a continuous thing. An old familiar adage says: You have to know where you came […]
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Parents Plant Seeds of Goodness that will Change Communities

Maya Angelo has a powerful statement. “ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Usually, we apply this sentiment to how we relate to others outside of our family. Imagine with me if we embrace this principle […]
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The Morgans’ Hearts are still in Tivoli Gardens

From the curbside, you know you will be engaging with Jamaicans whose hearts are far away, and at home. Don & Rubi Morgan have set up home in Washington DC, but their hearts and efforts find activity in places like Tivoli Gardens. The details of this model of Jamaica is exquisite.What is more compelling is […]
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Jamaica’s Measure of Prosperity from a Global Perspective

Jamaica has slipped 3 places to the 55th spot, below neighboring Trinidad (44th.), in the World Prosperity Index due to the measure of the economy health-care and education systems. While last year, Jamaica stood at 52nd position, according to London-based Legatum Institute that compiled the index. The Index is topped by Norway. Other countries in […]
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Caribbean Community’s Bold Vision -> A Stout Symbol in Challenging Times

What happens when a group of Caribbean folks take root in a community and develop a vision for how they can make a difference in that community? Great things! On Sunday, September 12, the members of the Metro Seventh-day Adventist church had the grand opening of their activity center. This center is the latest component […]
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