RISE and the EU: A Partnership to Strengthen Civil Society

March 27th, 2017

On International Women’s Day, I was happy to see a lineup of four women at the head table for a workshop on the Civil Society Boost Initiative (Strategies and Tools for CSO Sustainability). At the opening ceremony, the partnership in this initiative was represented by Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Jamaica, Ambassador […]

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Voices From the Inside: JFJ Explores the Humanity of Jamaicans Behind Bars

November 3rd, 2015

Jamaicans have been talking a lot about prisons, in recent weeks. Many have moved on now to talk about hospitals; but the many issues surrounding our prisons remain, even if we put aside the brouhaha surrounding British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent visit. A few weeks ago, I attended a public forum organized by Jamaicans […]

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Christine Staple-Ebanks Brings a Message of Inclusion

April 29th, 2015

As I sat down at Christine Staple-Ebanks’ table, she was taking a big sip from a large cup of coffee. I ordered a drink of similar proportions. There was much to talk about, I realized, concerning the development and education of our children with disabilities. Christine is the mother of four (although she truly does […]

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