Get Safe Online – and Learn Some Life Skills

March 8th, 2020

The Broadcasting Commission is doing a grand job with public education. I do love their television ads, which are vibrant, well targeted and have a big dose of Jamaican energy and humor. Their “What If?” commercial (here’s the hip-hop version) is very well crafted, targeting youth with their warnings about the use or misuse of […]


A Conversation on the Move: Talking Media (and Ackee Walk) with Makeda Bawn

April 17th, 2016

Makeda Bawn and I are dodging raindrops on the campus of the University of Technology (UTech). We move from the Island Grill outlet (where a noisy game of dominoes dominates) to a set of waterproof concrete tables and chairs under a small tree. Warm, wet drops start falling. So, on to the Library, where Ms. […]


Padmore Primary School: A Love Story

September 30th, 2015

“I was a likkle tomboy,” says Ms. Keisha Hayle, with a wry smile. “I gave a little talk.” Ms. Hayle is talking about her school days, on a warm September evening at the University of Technology (UTech). Now, Ms. Hayle’s tomboy days are long past, and she has taken on the responsibility of a school herself. […]