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
Entrepreneurship! 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
The results are in and the Andrew Holness lead JLP have been declared the winner of JA Elections 2016. The people of Jamaica have exercised their civic duty (actively or passively) and the preliminary results favour the JLP to form the next Government of Jamaica. Continue reading Elections 2016: Throwback to 2007?
The people of the world are beautifully and wonderfully made in the creator’s image. The Caribbean and the Americas have benefited from the various cultures brought by various racial groups from around the world, making it the most diverse and racially homogenous part of the world. This has resulted in the creation of very beautiful people of various shades, hues shapes and sizes Continue reading All Shades Matter
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
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.
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
Materialism, according to The Free Dictionary is defined as “The theory or attitude that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life”. We as a people tend to look up to the individuals among us who have managed to attain worldly possessions in abundance. Continue reading Materialism: Measure of Accomplishment?
Perception is the process by which people judge a situation, place or most importantly, a person. It is amazing how differently people can perceive you to be, dependent on the background of the person doing the judging. Lets not kid ourselves, for we all judge each other based on a comparison between ourselves and what we know of the person. Continue reading Perception and How It Affects Us.
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?