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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Professionalism and Public Perception

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What is professionalism? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, professionalism is the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person or the following of a profession (such as athletics) for gain or livelihood. Continue reading Professionalism and Public Perception

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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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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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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?

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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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A Note To Sleep

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Sleep, sweet sleep, oh how I can’t get enough of you. You leave me feeling refreshed and invigorated after a good night in bed with you but alas, our relationship is not stable as I have to cheat on you with work, friends and family, who keep me up all day and even nights. Continue reading A Note To Sleep

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How To Survive A 16 Hour A Day Work Week

In order to help improve productivity and machine availability at work, this week past I decided to do some overtime which mean’t doing two 8 hour shifts for a total work day of 16 hours. Continue reading How To Survive A 16 Hour A Day Work Week

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