Luckiest Jamaicans outside of Jamaica?

Happy St. Patty’s day and the luck of the Irish to you! Ireland has a growing community of Jamaicans who are making Ireland their away home. First, let us get a bead on Ireland. Ireland is a country adjacent to England. It has a population of 4 million people with a third of the people […]
Continue reading…

 

The Easiest Means of Positively Affecting Your Community

Over the next 30 days, we will be deciding to invest 10 minutes to answer 10 questions that will have huge implication as to how $4 Trillion will be spent in communities around the United States.  Around tiny leverages swing big consequences . . Yes, it is time for the census again, and  in a […]
Continue reading…

 

Preparing for the Upcoming Immigration Debate

Two of the most heart-wrenching calls I have ever had was associated with immigration.   It still resound like yesterday when a friend called and asked me to go pick up her child from school as she was detained.  She was a single mom, and I was thrust into the role of provider for a lad […]
Continue reading…

 

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 […]
Continue reading…

 

A Snapshot of Jamaica’s Human Development, Lots to Consider!

For the past nine years, the UN’s have invented  a multi-dimensional metric that reflects a measure of well being beyond GDP. The three key components are: Life Expectancy Adult Literacy Purchasing Power Parity . Overall, Jamaica is  ranked 100th. out of the 182 counties considered. The top ten countries listed on the index are: Norway, […]
Continue reading…

 

My Reflection on the 4th of July

 Even with the generosity of the Reggae genre ,singing does not rise to the top tier of my talent bank.  So it is easy for me to refuse the invitation of join a choir, especially the grievance choir.  Yes, the grievance choir whose music sheet only comprise the down notes of the US experience with […]
Continue reading…

 

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 […]
Continue reading…

 

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 […]
Continue reading…

 

Appreciating the Life & Dreams of the Seasonal Worker

Ambition and the desire for a better life beat in the heart of every Jamaican. . One of our wise men Ambassador Anthony Johnson, our ambassador to the USA captured it well in his recent presentation on the history of education.   He sees Jamaicans as a dynamic bunch always on the move, be it escaping […]
Continue reading…

 

Caribbean Perspectives on the first 100 Obama Days

On the eve of the 100 day milestone of the Obama presidency, A group of Caribbean networks met on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to network and access this young presidency.  This was a reception hosted by the Virgin Islands Development Institute and the Caribbean Professional Network. Invited guests included: Members of the Caribbean diplomatic […]
Continue reading…