WE-Change Celebrated International Women’s Day in a Very Special Way


Due to the pressure of other things, I was unable to attend most of the International Women’s Day events last week. There was a plethora of them, especially at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, including a lecture at Mary Seacole Hall and the UNDP’s launch of a new publication “Where Are The … More WE-Change Celebrated International Women’s Day in a Very Special Way

A Refreshing New Health Minister, Children in Crisis and Vaz’s Vybz Upset Everyone: Wednesday, December 23, 2015


It’s Christmas Eve, and the streets of Kingston have turned into a turgid struggle of humans and cars for the past two weeks. I don’t know whether everyone is simply running around in ever-decreasing circles or whether this frenzied traffic has meaning and purpose; are people actually spending money this year? As for me, I … More A Refreshing New Health Minister, Children in Crisis and Vaz’s Vybz Upset Everyone: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015


Jamaica is supposed to be celebrating Bob Marley’s seventieth birthday today. Marley is getting plenty of “blessings,” as Kingston is drenched in rain. Oh – I would also like to sincerely wish media entrepreneur Tyrone Wilson a happy birthday, too! Tomorrow evening there will be a concert with some Marley sons (I am not sure … More Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Keeping the Faith: The Bright Energy of Entrepreneurs


Feeling low? If you want a shot of adrenalin and zest for life you should get to know a Jamaican entrepreneur, soon. Just sitting down for a coffee with one (or two, in my case, recently) will give you a boost. Guaranteed. It’s a sunny midday at Susie’s Bakery (one of the original Kingston cafés). … More Keeping the Faith: The Bright Energy of Entrepreneurs

Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015


I often get the sense in Jamaica that things are repeating themselves, over and over. It’s a bit like a revolving door: People (and problems) come in, stay for a little while and then go back out through the door, only to come straight back in again just when you thought they had gone. It’s … More Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015

“Work Hard for a Cause”: Yaneek Page’s Inspiring Words to BK Scholarship Awardees


Yaneek Page is Managing Director of Future Services International, Executive Director of the television show “The Innovators,” and a trainer and consultant in innovation and entrepreneurship. She is a woman of boundless energy, drive and enthusiasm, with her feet firmly on the ground. Yaneek was invited to speak to a group of Jamaican students (21 … More “Work Hard for a Cause”: Yaneek Page’s Inspiring Words to BK Scholarship Awardees