Removing sugary drinks from schools- Is it enough?

June 13th, 2018

Sugar used to be king in Jamaica many centuries ago.  The cultivation of sugar cane was a staple among many areas on the island. Even though times have changed, you can still see the impact that sugar has had on our lifestyle. Popularity of Sugar Jamaicans have always loved using sugar in their preparation of [...]

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Should schools be allowed to force students to take the CSEC exams privately?

June 23rd, 2011

The education system in Jamaica has many drawbacks.  At the end of five years many students leave high school without basic literacy skills.    Now we could rail against the powers that be all we want, but what it boils down to is how we motivate our students to improve their academic performance.   The [...]

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Football Fever

September 18th, 2010

  Football has always been a sport that I enjoyed watching.  I must admit though that I am not as hard core as the fans of Jamaican school boy football.  The Manning and Dacosta cup are now in full swing with fans coming in droves to watch their favourite teams.   I think that this is something we [...]

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