“Endo What?” Documentary Film Highlights A Misunderstood Disease

April 12th, 2017

I recently attended the Caribbean premiere of a new documentary film – the first ever – on the often misunderstood and ignored disease of endometriosis. The screening of Endo What? was shown by the B.A.S.E. Foundation. Last month (Endometriosis Awareness Month) was an intensely busy one for B.A.S.E. founder and CEO Shauna Fuller Clarke, herself an “endo” […]

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Acknowledging Our History Should Be More Than Grand Speeches

January 4th, 2017

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey Jamaica’s history is a turbulent one, like the histories of many nations. Colonialism, slavery and conflict dominate the landscape. However, this is what made us. Here we are today, at the beginning of 2017, […]

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Jamaica AIDS Support for Life: Celebrating Its 25th Birthday in Style, and Despite Challenges

November 29th, 2016

Thursday, December 1 is World AIDS Day. This piece is my personal, small (and probably very inadequate) tribute to all the men and women who have worked so hard to establish, build and maintain a non-governmental organization that has had more than its fair share of trials and challenges: Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL). […]

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Is There a Right and a Wrong Way to Celebrate National Holidays?

July 24th, 2016

The Independence and Emancipation Day holidays are nearly upon us (I refuse to use the word “Emancipendence.” Whoever thought that one up?) How quickly the year has passed! It’s as if the holiday is a kind of marker; from here on, the year just slips away until Christmas arrives. Another year done! Tempus fugit. Recently, […]

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The Tweeted Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Lacey-Ann Bartley

May 10th, 2016

I find Jamaican tweet chats most enlightening. I am a tremendous advocate for Twitter and its many uses and applications – although I know the so-called “Twitterverse” remains a mystery for some. Why do I enjoy tweet chats? Well, because they are structured conversations that can take you in different directions and lead to insights, […]

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On the Joys of “Multi-Potentialism”

November 19th, 2015

I recently attended a training session for schools in the Kingston and St. Andrew region that are participating in Katalyxt Jamaica’s Youth Innovators Competition. Katalyxt is an inspired initiative, the brainchild of businesswoman Winsome Minott. She is an accountant by training, who runs her own company, Mint Management and Finance Services Limited. A woman with […]

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