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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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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Jamaica shows Improvement in Global Corruption Index

The global coalation against corruption released their 2010 report on corruption on October 26, 2010. These folks measure how well 178 countries are faring, given the financial instability that is still roiling the world. Money is the mother’s milk of corruption so this index is used as a means on how effectives countries are doing […]
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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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Suffragan Bishop of Kingston Delivers a Stiring Sermon

Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Robert M. Thompson delivers the sermon at a thanksgiving service to mark Jamaica’s 48th year of Independence and 176th year of Emancipation, on Sunday, August 1, at the Dumbarton Chapel, Howard University, Washington D.C. Photo by Derrick Scott (JIS)
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US Jamaican Embassy Kicks off 48th Independence Celebration

Sunday, August 1 was declared ‘Jamaica Day’ in the United States capital, by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Adrian Fenty. Mayor Fenty read the proclamation at a Thanksgiving Service to commemorate Jamaica’s 176th year of emancipation as well the country’s 48th year of Independence, at Dumbarton Chapel, Howard University, in Washington, D.C., on August1. In […]
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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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How Do We Manage Care for a Parent from a Distance?

Our village is now the globe and even with communication capabilities that shrink our planet, and jet travel that can get most of us back to Jamaica in hours, but we have done little to eliminate the emotional distance we feel when mom or dad need our support as they enter their golden age. There […]
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