Boycott and PSOJ Hypocrisy

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In light of the latest immigration row between Jamaica and Trinidad, where 12 of our citizens were denied entry, the PSOJ has decided to hijack this situation and has called for a boycott on Trinidadian goods. Though we have been having this problem with Trinidad for a while now, I find the call for boycotts from the PSOJ either hypocritical at best or manipulative and opportunistic at worst. Continue reading Boycott and PSOJ Hypocrisy

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Entrepreneurship vs Reality

CLWmpRTUEAAKTBXEntrepreneurship! The reason for expensive suits and “Chairman of the Board” status. Entrepreneurship! What you do when: “You won’t employ me despite me being fresh out of University with no experience and student loan debt? Fine! I’ll just start my own business!” Entrepreneurship! Because “I’m Mr./Ms. Top Flight bitch!” Entrepreneurship! Continue reading Entrepreneurship vs Reality

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Elections: The Political Silly Season

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The long anticipated date has been called. The Master’s “Touch” has been felt and the 25th of February will be the day Jamaicans decide who is most capable to handle the affairs of the country. Until such time however, we are subjected to party diehards(die hearted) being bused around the country to political meetings in the brashest of manner, Continue reading Elections: The Political Silly Season

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New Year Payday Worries

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Like most employed people, in December, we received our monthly salary a little earlier than usual. This early payday may have tempted some of us to splurge on Continue reading New Year Payday Worries

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Heroes Within Us.

Heroes, vision, belief, courage, faith, hope

National heroes Day is a time to reflect, acknowledge and pay tribute to great individuals who fought for our liberty from slavery, both physical and mental as well as our liberty from colonialism and the fight for nationhood. These individuals, are sterling examples of what sacrifice and courage is and shows us how the actions of one individual can lead to great change, once they fully commit to achieving a goal. Continue reading Heroes Within Us.

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Failure: Bumps on The Road to Success.

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Like most things we try for the first time, there will be failures. This leaves us with feelings of disappointment and sadness whenever our plan of action turns out unfavourably. It leads us to question whether our goals are worth the cost of failure Continue reading Failure: Bumps on The Road to Success.

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Faith and It’s Power

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Faith is the one thing that keeps us going from day to day. We have no idea if we will see the next day yet we make projections for the future as if we are guaranteed to see it. However, when it comes on to less instinctive issues like job security, money to pay the bills and our relationships, we fall short in the area of faith. Continue reading Faith and It’s Power

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Migration The Answer?

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With the Jamaican economy in shambles and as we go through this IMF austerity program, the level of hopelessness and despair increases. The dreams and ambitions of especially the young are thwarted as the general lack of jobs and opportunity prevent us from earning a reasonable wage to put plans into action and achieve our full potential. With these issues on the mind of the young, migration is seen as a solution to these issues. Continue reading Migration The Answer?

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What Is A Good Education?

College graduates May 20, 1999

During the last decade, with the rapid development of technology resulting in the world becoming a smaller place, the effects of the recession and globalisation has resulted in certain jobs and qualifications which were once highly sought after, being outsourced to foreigners/ expatriates, in some cases for cheaper than the local talent pool would charge or have been totally replaced with machines. This reality has resulted in a glut of graduates with expensive degrees who are unable to land a stable job based on their qualifications from college. Continue reading What Is A Good Education?

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