Breast Cancer Awareness in October

October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness and many countries participated in various activities to commemorate the lives of those who have passed, those who survived and the families of these warriors. Pink is the colour associated with breast cancer and every year supporters, organisations and the media get creative with the colour to …

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Black Hypocrisy

It has been days since the release of Dancehall artiste Spice's image of her new skin colour which has caused quite a stir here in Jamaica and internationally.  Many bashed her for the decision and preferred her complexion before while the latter supported the new look. In a live interview conducted on her Instagram page, she …

Higglers

The play set in the downtown area of Kingston provides the life that most higglers in Jamaica experience on a daily basis. We are first introduced to Girlie who we can assume is the leader of the turf that she shares with Pearl and her nemeses Tony. Girlie who shows dominance in the group we …

HEART Trust/NTA

The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust, National Training Agency known to most Jamaicans simply as ‘HEART’ is a key driver on Jamaica’s road to development. Formed in 1982 and restructured by the amended HEART Act in 1991, the Organisation focuses primarily on stimulating economic growth and job creation. This can only be achieved through …

Growing up RICH

Bathing while overlooking  vast acres of land layered with sugarcane, and cows grazing in the open fields. Waking up to the sound of the wind and other exotic creatures. Picking cherries, guava, tamarind,  starapple,  guineps and other fruits during the summer time to snack on. Watching grandma make marmalade and cherry jams from scratch and …

It’s Time to Talk

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by …