Our Hopes and Dreams

Based on the current status of the salary negotiations with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the Government of Jamaica, it is uncertain as to the colour of Christmas for the island’s teachers.


The value of a superstar : The case of Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and Brand Jamaica

On Wednesday August 23 2017 starting at 6pm. Di Institute for Social Leadership will host a reasoning titled " The value of a superstar; the case of Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and Brand Jamaica". This reasoning is sparked by conversations and research about Usain Bolt's net worth as he retires from track and field and… Continue reading The value of a superstar : The case of Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and Brand Jamaica

What do we do now with centuries of religion, tradition, patriarchy and misogyny?

Most of Jamaica is rural, but the shame for our backwoods reality would have us forget our “countryness” and maintain a general orientation towards Kingston and its urban fixtures. Churches and schools dignify tiny Jamaican towns and their negligible nooks. These churches and schools deflect from the prevalence and persistence of poverty in rural Jamaica.

The Spice Trade: Salt from China and Ginger from Jamaica

"It is frightening what is happening. When you imagine that Jamaica at one stage was the third-largest producer of ginger in the world... Jamaican ginger is the standard by which other ginger in the world is judged up to today, [yet] we are now importing 70 per cent of every ounce of ginger we use… Continue reading The Spice Trade: Salt from China and Ginger from Jamaica

Post Colonial Labour market strategies-“The Internationalization of the UWI”

He said, “This is a benchmark development in the internationalization of The UWI.  China is a key strategic partner for us as we seek to diversify and globalize the UWI experience. Having Chinese students among us enhances the exposure of our students and expands the network of global contacts they will have upon graduation.” https://stluciatimes.com/2016/12/17/uwi-degrees-now-recognized-china

A new “crime” vocabulary for the Caribbean 2017-2025

homicide- when one human being causes the death of another human being homicide tools- material or object used to commit the homicide homicide motive- reason committing the homicide femicide- the murder of a woman. the killing of women. femicide-suicide - kills the woman then kills themself intimate femicide- murder of a woman committed by a… Continue reading A new “crime” vocabulary for the Caribbean 2017-2025

notes for a different map of the caribbean

 Bight of Biafra Gold Coast Bight of Benin Central Africa Senegambia Jamaica - Akan- Ashanti Trinidad- Igbo , kongo, malinke Barbados -  Igbo, Ibibio, and Efik;  Akan; Ewe and Fon;  Kongo. Dominica- Yoruba, Ewe, Fula, Kongo and Wolof

What is the education philosophy of Mr. Ruel Reid

How many Education Ministers has Jamaica had? How many Education Permanent Secretaries has Jamaica had? What is a education philosophy ? Why is an education philosophy important? Where does an education philosophy come from? What is the education philosophy of Jamaica's newest Education Minister(2016-2021) Mr. Ruel Reid?  

What did Christianity learn from Jimmy Swaggart?

"Jimmy Swaggart, America's leading television evangelist, has resigned from his ministry after it was revealed he had been consorting with a prostitute" http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/21/newsid_2565000/2565197.stm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxB6-HnXZEU