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The Impact of "Edu-Drama": It's the Human Connection That Counts

We know. In our search to create a more just, equitable and simply livable society, we have to continually find different, innovative ways of getting important messages across - especially to our youth. One of the ways is storytelling, a tradition embedded in the Jamaican psyche. It seems to be undergoing a kind of revival - an update, if you will. It is no longer one person (usually a woman) telling an Anancy story to a group of children or adults; [...]

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Do you have a Emergency plan?

Many consumers think that they can't prepare for emergencies.  So with this mentality, they simply wait for the announcement of an impending disaster. That can be a challenge as there is a rush for basic food items and hardware supplies that could have been avoided if there had been some advance planning. What to Plan Its important to know evacuation routes to exit your home or community in a case of emergency.  Make sure that each member of the family knows the [...]

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Be mosquito free - at a cost!

A few years ago, mosquitoes were regarded as a nuisance but not necessarily with fear.  I remember being teased because I was not accomplished at killing them as they hovered and whined incessantly. Let's fast forward to 2014, and the country was gripped in the intense pain of chikungunya virus. Chikungunya virus The virus was transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes. Most commonly, the mosquitoes involved are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, two species which can also [...]

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What you need to know before you Rent!

After getting a steady income, the next step in most young adult's life is to move out on their own.  However, leaving your family's home and finding affordable lodging can be a challenging task. The truth is many professionals are still not able to purchase a home even after years of earning a steady income. They are often burdened by student loans and car loans which make it difficult to put aside the needed funds for a deposit for a home. Rental [...]

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The Courage to Lead: A Heartfelt Breakfast with UWI Students

My father sometimes came out with this extraordinary expression: "Screw your courage to the sticking-place." He was a man of great courage himself, and although I was always a little vague about where the sticking-place was, I think I got the gist of it. This is a quotation from William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Of course, the courage I am talking about here is not about murdering a king, but about determination and fixity of purpose. Minister Lisa Hanna: Leaders have [...]

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DJOKOVIC RISING: COULD ECLIPSE FEDERER

Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver. Bill Tilden with 10 is the only other tennis player in history with double-digit number of titles. The thing is you get the [...]

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What do Startup Founders Need?

What do Startup Founders Need?

by E. Stefen Deleveaux Photo IDB, by Patricia Rincon Mautner   Entrepreneurs are fairly straightforward individuals. Most startup founders that I interact with (and I do my best to speak wit...

Are you ready for Black Friday?

Are you ready for Black Friday?

If you are not familiar with the holiday Thanksgiving, it is celebrated in America every year on the last Thursday in November. The Thanksgiving holiday comes from a tradition of remembering the fi...

What drifters do on Black Friday!

What drifters do on Black Friday!

Rally Jamaica 2015 will not be overlooked! On paper, a mouth-watering treat awaits, but, Scrutineering on Thursday will confirm if what the preliminary investigations have garnered is accurate! It is...

Rwandan Women: Peace Leaders, Advocates and Implementers

Rwandan Women: Peace Leaders, Advocates and Implementers

"South-South" really does mean something, you know. To me, it means discovering links, parallels, connections you never guessed would have existed. You are not getting pre-packaged prescriptions fr...

DAWKINS ERRED WHEN HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE BOYZ

DAWKINS ERRED WHEN HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE BOYZ

In early September Simon Dawkins scored a goal that literally kept Jamaica in the 2018 World Cup campaign. Had it not been for his 89th minute strike against Nicaragua in Managua, the players who repr...

Jamaica’s Press Association looks at ‘Modern Media: Competition & Consumer Choices’

Jamaica’s Press Association looks at ‘Modern Media: Competition & Consumer Choices’

National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competitio...

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