Vere Technical High School Wins Katalyxt Youth Innovators’ Competition

In a recent article on the Gleaner blogs page, I wrote about the need to listen to, and include our young people. We also need to encourage them and nurture their ideas – not in a patronizing way, but to really give them space. I always think that Winsome Minott and her small, but dedicated Katalyxt … More Vere Technical High School Wins Katalyxt Youth Innovators’ Competition

It’s Getting Beta: Young Tech Entrepreneurs in Jamaica

The world of Information Technology is a “borderless world,” a sphere of endless and as yet unimagined possibilities. No horizons. Perhaps for this reason, and despite my advancing years, I have had a fascination with technology for some time now – ever since I started using a computer. So I found myself last Friday ensconced at … More It’s Getting Beta: Young Tech Entrepreneurs in Jamaica

We Are the 51 Per Cent

A few weeks ago I attended a very important and powerful training session for women serving on public sector boards, conducted by the 51% Coalition in association with the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – see the link to my earlier post on “Madam Director, Madam Chair” below. I promised a … More We Are the 51 Per Cent

Howdy Pardner

“Partnership” is a word very much en vogue.  Perhaps because it’s used in a vague kind of way and covers a lot of things…agreements (some more concrete than others), business arrangements (some more profitable than others) and, well, relationships of various kinds between human beings (some more successful than others).  Not necessary equal.  Governments just … More Howdy Pardner