Some Marley news, Part 2: Cedella Marley kicks off new women’s football initiative with international friendly between Jamaica and Costa Rica

I get excited about football. Our Reggae Girlz are doing very well, although they don’t get the support they deserve. So, enormous gratitude goes out to Cedella Marley, who has been championing the Jamaica women’s team for years and is not only a huge morale-booster but also helping to raise the profile of the team. … More Some Marley news, Part 2: Cedella Marley kicks off new women’s football initiative with international friendly between Jamaica and Costa Rica

Hope for the Future: The Inspiring Green Team International Scholars

“How do you live in a place like Jamaica, which is all about green – and blue – and not be leaders in environmental consciousness? For us to have been leaders we would have to have had a different education. We needed to say: ‘Take a look around us, this is what we’ve got, we’ve … More Hope for the Future: The Inspiring Green Team International Scholars

Caribbean Women Congratulate Baroness Scotland, Newly Elected Commonwealth Secretary General

As you may have heard, Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC (to give her full title) was elected on November 27 in Malta as the first woman Commonwealth Secretary General. Born on the island of Dominica (the tenth of twelve children), with a father from Antigua & Barbuda, Baroness Scotland is the second … More Caribbean Women Congratulate Baroness Scotland, Newly Elected Commonwealth Secretary General

Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It’s been a quiet(ish) week so far – but that could change at any time, because in Jamaica that’s how it goes. Although the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) ‘s recent ruling on the electricity rate may come as quite a relief to consumers, looking at it from other perspectives there are concerns. The Jamaica … More Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Statement of the 51% Coalition: Defending Our Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Good Governance

Following recent events related to the National Housing Trust, the 51% Coalition (Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment) issued this press release today. The Coalition is an alliance of women, women’s organizations and partners which formalizes collaboration that has been taking place over a number of years among such bodies. The 51% Coalition seeks … More Statement of the 51% Coalition: Defending Our Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Good Governance

PowHerHouse Training in Leadership for Young Women in Jamaica: Sign Up Today!

FIND YOUR VOICE! This will be a fantastic opportunity for women aged 20 to 35 years. I can’t seem to get this flyer any larger, but this great Media and Leadership Training for Women is funded by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality and organized by the dynamic ladies at WMW Jamaica (formerly Women’s Media … More PowHerHouse Training in Leadership for Young Women in Jamaica: Sign Up Today!

Women’s Leadership: Transforming Self, Community and Country

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela E. Bridgewater gave this lecture on June 6, 2013 at the University of the West Indies. I thought I would share it with you. You can also find it on the U.S. Embassy website at http://kingston.usembassy.gov/sp_06062013.html. Good evening and my thanks to the organizers of this evening’s forum: The Mona School … More Women’s Leadership: Transforming Self, Community and Country

Many Happy Returns!

Last week, we celebrated a birthday. The child is just one year old, a mere infant. But she is growing up fast. “She” is the 51% Coalition – a coalition of “Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment Through Equity.”  The Coalition is very much an action-oriented group, committed to these goals. It has a businesslike approach … More Many Happy Returns!