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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The Versatile Blogger Award – A Little Appreciation

Well, my kind fellow blogger nominated me for this, and although I am not keen on awards in general I decided to participate, this time. I thought it was about time I shared with my readers some of the blogs that I enjoy. They are really an odd mixture. I have my favorite Jamaican blogs (many … More The Versatile Blogger Award – A Little Appreciation

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

As some of my readers (and all my friends) may know, I am a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club, the greatest club in North London and possibly the world. We “Gooners” (as we call ourselves, after “Gunners” – who are members of the actual team) are, like most football fans, deeply devoted to our … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

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The Spirit of Budo: An Upcoming Exhibition on the History of Japanese Martial Arts

Well, as a former student of Japanese, who lived in Japan for a while, I am always excited when this kind of cultural exhibit comes up. It refreshes my memory – and I suppose I will be forever “hooked” on Japanese culture. So now, here is one to look out for, early in the New … More The Spirit of Budo: An Upcoming Exhibition on the History of Japanese Martial Arts

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Reneto is the People’s Choice, Vybz Kartel Makes a Career Move and A Deeper Kingston Harbour: December 26, 2016

Boxing Days are designed for doing nothing much. Christmas Day itself can be quite hectic – unless you are so well off that you have servant to direct to do things for you. Today is very low key for us – apart from our three young dogs, who are non-stop hyper. It’s ten days since … More Reneto is the People’s Choice, Vybz Kartel Makes a Career Move and A Deeper Kingston Harbour: December 26, 2016

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Is Social Enterprise About to Take Off in Jamaica? Yes, With More Policy Support…

It was a distinctly chilly and wet night in Half Way Tree. Yet, in the parking lot of Jamaica National Building Society, a glow of bright colors under a tent lit up the darkness. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming as we entered, for an absorbing rap session organized by the JN Foundation, Let’s Talk Social … More Is Social Enterprise About to Take Off in Jamaica? Yes, With More Policy Support…

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International Men’s Day: Some Thoughts

Today (November 19) is International Men’s Day, and fellow blogger Wayne Campbell just shared the following piece that he and colleague Kurt Hickling put together. Wayne is an educator with a particular interest in gender issues. The theme for this year is male suicide, and I have just read a short but poignant news story … More International Men’s Day: Some Thoughts

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