A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

The Mayor has a vision for the City – as all good mayors should. I manage to secure a half hour with His Worship the Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Councillor Delroy Williams, on a busy afternoon. He is in between important visitors departing, and pressing matters brought to his desk by Town Clerk … More A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

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Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

The Kingston Buttercup has a small yellow flower. It grows with determination by the roadside, prickly but ignored. Ann-Margaret Lim’s title poem in her second collection of poetry Kingston Buttercup describes a glimpse of this little city flower as a kind of release from the pressure of traffic, winding down from her home in Red Hills. It’s … More Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

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Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

Last but not least, let us go across the waters to the United States. I wanted to tell you about the most gorgeous, glorious publication, which is at once a photography book and a unique historical record. It is Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World. It is a labor of … More Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

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Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica

Here is Dr. Marcia Forbes’ presentation at Jamaica House on International Women’s Day, when the Prime Minister hosted a large group of women for lunch. It is direct and to the point. Marcia tells it like it is!  March 8, 2017 Written by Dr. Marcia Forbes Greetings – Prime Minister, Ministers, Colleagues: Thanks for inviting … More Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica

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Tango Dancing

“It’s very easy for a woman. So yeah, the hard part of tango is being a man.” via Tango Dancing 101 With Sofia Sanchez de Betak — WWD So here’s a splash of colour for today. There’s something about this photograph that I love: The way the woman is looking directly at the camera, I think. … More Tango Dancing

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Science Learning Through Dancehall: Revolutionary and Quite Possibly Swaggerific

In July 2016, the JN Foundation produced an exciting School Leadership Summit. It was one of the most lively two days one could imagine, with the tagline Join the Education Revolution! One of the revolutionaries who spoke at the conference was Dr. Christopher Emdin of Columbia University, a science advocate and founder of the #HipHopEd social media movement. Now, … More Science Learning Through Dancehall: Revolutionary and Quite Possibly Swaggerific

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