The British Council’s Boys in Education Week

What are the challenges facing boys in education – and where are the opportunities for them to excel? The British Council’s second annual Boys in Education Week is designed to give the boys the support they need – including mentoring, and the possibility of a more long term project in this area. Anyway, here is … More The British Council’s Boys in Education Week

Jamaican Professional Joins Second Cohort of Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean Fellowship Programme

Congratulations to Deonne Smith, the energetic Communications and Partnership Officer at the UN Environment (UNEP) Caribbean Sub-Regional Office in Kingston and a UN volunteer. She will join a number of other young Caribbean conservationists next week at the beautiful St. George’s University campus in Grenada as a Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean (CLiC) Fellow. Here … More Jamaican Professional Joins Second Cohort of Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean Fellowship Programme

Cautionary Note On Going (Again) After Deportees: By Professor Bernard Headley

I recently re-connected with an old acquaintance, Professor Emeritus of Criminology & Justice Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Bernard Headley. Some time ago, Professor Headley co-founded and now chairs a group named the National Organisation of Deported Migrants. I am pleased to share with you his perspective on deportees – a … More Cautionary Note On Going (Again) After Deportees: By Professor Bernard Headley

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…

Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s been an interesting week. Rain has fallen. There was a holiday in the middle of it (Ash Wednesday) when we took a little pause. The weather remains “cool” by Jamaican standards, and we can’t complain. Parliament officially reopened yesterday. The annual colonial-era parade of the two parties striding down Duke Street, while their little groups … More Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

More Digital Jammin’: The Competitors

In my last post on Digital Jam 3.0 (read it here:https://petchary.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/jammin-digitally-the-mentor/) I talked to one of the wise and wonderful mentors guiding the young participants, and listened to his inspiring presentation. During the recent mentorship session at the World Bank office in Kingston, I also met and chatted with some of the young people working on … More More Digital Jammin’: The Competitors