World Cerebral Palsy Day: Christine Staple-Ebanks Says Quality of Life is Key

Jamaican Christine Staple-Ebanks has much to say for World Cerebral Palsy Day. Christine advocates for greater awareness of the issues affecting those living with CP and their families. Christine founded the Nathan Ebanks Foundation in 2007; it is named in honour of her own son, who has CP. We need to build more support for children … More World Cerebral Palsy Day: Christine Staple-Ebanks Says Quality of Life is Key

Very Special Children: A Visit to the S.T.E.P. Centre

It is a bright morning with an energetic breeze – the weekend’s rains all blown away. White butterflies from the lignum vitae next door bounce around in the wind. As I enter the S.T.E.P. Centre, the pounding of a Rihanna song reaches my ears. Nika, a blue-haired Dance School student, is getting the children moving. … More Very Special Children: A Visit to the S.T.E.P. Centre

Our Yale World Fellow Did Well, Bolivar Wheeled Out Again, Bloggers in the Making: Sunday, September 6, 2015

There have been one or two surprises in the past few days: a big rain shower in Kingston, for example, and the Reggae Boyz’ 3-2 loss at home to Nicaragua in a World Cup qualifier. But it has been mostly an “I told you so” week. Predictability rules. As if we didn’t know things were … More Our Yale World Fellow Did Well, Bolivar Wheeled Out Again, Bloggers in the Making: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Running, Walking, Pitching, TEDxing Weekends in Kingston

Just a quick note… What’s coming up in Kingston, come rain or shine? Here are three exciting events that I would ask you to support: Startup Weekend Jamaica will be staged on October 4th-6th, 2013 (THIS WEEKEND!) at the PCJ Auditorium, PCJ Building 36 Trafalgar Road in Kingston. See their website at http://jamaica.startupweekend.org for more information, including … More Running, Walking, Pitching, TEDxing Weekends in Kingston