I haven’t written a news update since Easter! With so much happening, I should never have left it so long. I can only say that I have been overwhelmed with all kinds of commitments and things that have dragged me away from my regular news focus. Here’s an update for the last week (or perhaps … More Jamaica on Saturday, July 21, 2018: Energy Worries, Dreadlocks Annoyance and Drought Biting
The street is lined with the razor-wired walls of factories and warehouses, downtown. Not far away, two long-necked cranes on the wharf lean into the sun. Trucks rumble down the road. I arrive at a heavily secured gate. The setting is a little forbidding. But the gate is shaded by a mango tree, and the … More The God of Second Chances: Voices for Jamaica Today Foundation Supports Inner City Youth
The last few weeks have been busy, and though the heart was willing I didn’t make it to some special events. Here I am catching up with one that you may also have missed… “We are innovators, we are job creators!” This was the mantra at the first round of Judging for the Katalyxt Youth Innovators … More I’ve Missed Out on a Few Things… Including the Katalyxt Youth Innovators!
I really missed out on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on December 3. I simply did not get a chance to write on the topic. So I am glad fellow blogger Wayne Campbell addressed the issue of disability rights in this article, which gives much food for thought on the way forward. Wayne … More Empowering the Disabled Community: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell
Do you know Bartley’s All In Wood? Lacey-Ann Bartley is a highly focused, determined, hands-on young Jamaican entrepreneur with a clear vision for her company – and for her country. She’s innovative and ambitious, and is now seeking funding to expand her business and employ more young men in the rural community where she works. I … More Young Jamaican Entrepreneur “In Wood” Seeks Funding to Expand Her Business
“We Build.” This is the motto of Boys’ Town, an institution on Collie Smith Drive, Trench Town that has attained close to legendary status. It has now reached the grand age of seventy-five, and a special event at the Spanish Court Hotel last week recognized this fact. The discussion was lengthy, and yet it seemed … More Boys’ Town at 75: Building Human Beings
This is somewhat belated – I am tripping over myself at the moment trying to catch up on things happening. And this was a most important happening that I was unable to be a part of. “My bad,” as they say. But belated and warm congratulations to the winners of the Lignum Vitae Awards, which … More Congratulations to the Winners of the Lignum Vitae Awards!
Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
One of Jamaica’s few programs that helps boys get off the streets is in peril after being told it must move out of its current location. The Possibility Program is in “limbo”, says Leroy Campbell, who has run the program since 2001. That’s because Heart Trust (which partners with Possibility…