What Does Jamiacan Diana McCauly, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain have in Common?

Quick!! Which books shaped your moral sensitivities in high school? Sure the Bible of course, but were there other authors whose work fired your imagination and caused you to read by flashlight or a lamp, when everyone else was asleep? Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, were two authors who took me on the journey of […]
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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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Becoming a Hero is Easier than You Think!

There is a lot of buzz about a recently released documentary Waiting for ‘Superman.’”. With the dismal performance of the US educational system, this is a call to arms. The movie title comes from a recollection from Geoffrey Canada an educational reformer, who grew up in the South Bronx and who says, “One of the […]
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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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Preserving & Passing on a Jamaican Treasure

What is your reaction when these words are accompanied by the sweet rhymes of our cultural music? Goh dung a mauel road, galang bwoy fi go bruk rak stone Goh dung a manuel road, galang bwoy fi go bruk rak stone… bruk dem one by one..(galang bwoy) bruk dem two by two..(galang bwoy) fingah mash […]
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What are the Sweetest Words of August?

There are certain milestone events in human history that brings sweet music to the hearts of the attentive. August 1 should be one such day. The stores talk about Christmas in July to engage us in more commercial transaction, but we need to begin to see August 1 as a Christmas morning type period as […]
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NCU’s XORMIS Team Wins Big in Poland

In the World Cup of ingenuity, the Jamaican team XORMIS took first place ahead of Brazil, and Indonesia! The ‘Imagine Cup’ is a world-wide technology competition created to reward students for their inspirational and technological innovations. The theme of this year’s competition is “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems“. Yes, team […]
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Her Excellency Audrey Marks Launches a New USA Diplomatic Era

Jamaica’s Permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Her Excellency, Ambassador Audrey Marks, reaffirming that security threats can no longer be viewed only in terms of armed conflict, argued that the OAS must continue to emphasize the multidimensional approach to security in the Americas. This approach, the Ambassador says, must encompass economic, social, […]
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How do we prepare our boys in a verbally-oriented World?

The present recession in the US has been described as mancession as the jobs lost has nailed especially those in the manufacturing sector. Detroit is the unfortunate poster child of serious right sizing with dire consequences for many. In this brave new global economy, most of these jobs will not be returning, and cash strapped […]
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Are You Nuturing Your Child’s Geek?

You remember that penetrating question asked at the beginning of the 10 O’clock  news? “Do you know where your child is?” . Well, parents today, take no comfort in knowing where your child is, know what they are doing during their evenings. Are they watching American idol or are they doing something to truly enhance […]
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