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The action of the constables is similar to that taken in … <a href="http://anniepaul.net/2018/02/19/jamaica-constabulary-force-under-pressure/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Jamaica Constabulary Force under Pressure"</span></a> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:16:56 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Bwe7m5ZJE I'M SICK AND TIRED OF THIS BIG BELLY! IT HAS TO GO! @missnikigaga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Bwe7m5ZJE Hey earthlings, thanks for stopping by today's video. I really hope you enjoyed. Don't forget to rate it, comment and SUBSCRIBE...yaasss I love to see new people joining me. Have time in Nikiville! </p><p></p><p>FQA'S: </p><p>Where are you from? Paradise SVG</p><p>How old are you? 26</p><p>What do you do for a living? live ....Business Studies Tutor, Trader</p><p>Do you believe in God? Yes</p><p>Favourite colour? That will be pink or yellow (it varies on the season)</p><p>Type of hair: natural hair</p><p>Kids? Nope</p><p>Married? 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Check out a preview here.  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:18:24 -0600 https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/thats-news-to-me-a-glimpse-of-what-the-world-is-saying-about-jamaica/ That’s news to me: a glimpse of what the world is saying about Jamaica @dennisgjones https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/thats-news-to-me-a-glimpse-of-what-the-world-is-saying-about-jamaica/ When you’re away from your home, it’s always interesting to know what the rest of the world sees of interest …<p><a href="https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/thats-news-to-me-a-glimpse-of-what-the-world-is-saying-about-jamaica/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:11:14 -0600 http://trackalerts.com/Articles/nacac-appoints-new-development-manager/110479 NACAC appoints new development manager @trackalerts http://trackalerts.com/Articles/nacac-appoints-new-development-manager/110479 New Area Development Manager for North America, Central America and the Caribbean Athletics Association –NACAC AA The NACAC Council in its meeting February 3, 2018 chose Professor Luis Roberto Reeves as the new Development Manager in the Area Association that consists of 31 Member Federations and 4 Associate Members. 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It's made in one pot, blended to perfection and topped with coconut bacon! via (link) style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Vegan-Loaded-Potato-Soup-5-200x300.jpg 200w, (link) 768w, (link) 453w, (link) 655w, (link) 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /><p>This Vegan Loaded Potato Soup will give you all the comfort! It’s made in one pot, blended to perfection and topped with coconut bacon! It seems that ever since falling in love with soup in New York, I literally can’t ...</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/vegan-loaded-potato-soup-one-pot-creamy/">Vegan Loaded Potato Soup – One Pot & Creamy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com">Jessica In The Kitchen</a>.</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:00:04 -0600 http://damienmwilliams.blogspot.com/2018/02/sanitation-should-be-urgent-development.html SANITATION SHOULD BE AN URGENT DEVELOPMENT CONCERN IN JAMAICA @DamienMWilliams http://damienmwilliams.blogspot.com/2018/02/sanitation-should-be-urgent-development.html <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06lJp1akeRM/WoIZZEr8CZI/AAAAAAAASUc/QR8E9P2BgVcdna59-co7IADy_i1PXvmIwCLcBGAs/s1600/27788104_10155511808411871_4104326047429494247_o.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06lJp1akeRM/WoIZZEr8CZI/AAAAAAAASUc/QR8E9P2BgVcdna59-co7IADy_i1PXvmIwCLcBGAs/s640/27788104_10155511808411871_4104326047429494247_o.jpg" width="360" height="640" data-original-width="900" data-original-height="1600" /></a></div><br />This is one of the most important pieces of research that I have done,on behalf of the USAID/OFDA & Habitat for Humanity implemented urban disaster risk reduction project BRACED (Building Resilience And Capacities against emerging Disasters). It is part of the project that never came to fruition partly because of the shame associated with admitting that you do not have a toilet so that you can access the assistance and then the persons contracted to handle this aspect messed up. So, it all fell on ME. I had to do the community education around sanitation with all prospective beneficiaries. The process led me to lay hold of the training from international experts in sanitation, <a href="http://www.sarar-t.org">SARAR Transformacion</a>. The training was SUPER INTENSE and brought together development practitioners, working around water and sanitation from Trinidad, Jamaica and Guyana. Little did I know that it would be a training that would change my life and work forever (but that is for another blog).<br /><br />When we think sanitation, all we think about is "SHIT". We, for the most part, feel grossed out. But sanitation is WAY more important than we will like to think. Attached to this "non-issue" are issues of:<br /><blockquote>1. Dignity<br />2. Gender <br />3. Health<br />4. Environmental Sustainability<br />5. Poverty<br />6. Emerging Disasters.<br />7. Water Security<br />8. Sustainable human settlements</blockquote>It is no wonder that the <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/brochure/SDGs_Booklet_Web_En.pdf">UNDP</a> made it a visible sustainable development goal objective. <br /><br />A few nights ago, in response to the indiscriminate settlement at the Hellshire Beach, the Public Health Director (sic) said on National Television (Television Jamaica) that there was no concern of sewage contamination of the beach, despite reports from one of the illegal occupiers that there is the practice of open defecation. 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If you were at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival’s event, Crisp, in November 2017, you would have had the pleasure of tasting crispy Pig Ears from two Suga Endorsed Chefs! – Chef Christina Simonitsch of Simo’s Bread and Catering and Executive Chef Mark Cole of The Jamaica Pegasus, … <a href="http://sugalifestyle.com/2018/02/07/crispy-pig-ears-from-chef-mark-cole-at-the-jamaica-pegasus/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Crispy Pig Ears from Chef Mark Cole at The Jamaica Pegasus!</span> <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:43:42 -0600 https://technewstt.com/pr-lehunte-ict-plan/ Le Hunte: "We are drafting a five-year National ICT Plan" @technewstnt https://technewstt.com/pr-lehunte-ict-plan/ <p><span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label">Reading Time: </span><span class="rt-time">2</span><span class="rt-label"> minutes</span></span>Minister Le Hunte speaking at the CANTO AGM. Photo courtesy CANTO. We in Trinidad and Tobago are currently drafting a five-year National ICT Plan:” stated the </p></p><p><p>This post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://technewstt.com/pr-lehunte-ict-plan/">Le Hunte: “We are drafting a five-year National ICT Plan”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://technewstt.com">Tech News TT</a>.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:44:48 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ex4Fxu3Wd8 Upgrading from the Canon T3i to Sony A6300 // My Experience @t3smash @devonxscott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ex4Fxu3Wd8 A while back I upgraded from the Canon T3i to the Sony a6300 and in this video I share my experience as well as some pros and cons I noticed after using both cameras extensively.</p><p></p><p>Follow me EVERYWHERE @devonxscott</p><p></p><p>FOLLOW XtraordinaryWear on Instagram!</p><p>(link)</p><p></p><p>Previous Video - </p><p></p><p>Feel free to use this link to shop on Amazon to support the channel at no cost to you! :) - (link)</p><p></p><p>MY VLOG CHANNEL: (link)</p><p></p><p>Thanks for watching! 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We are in full solidarity with Ms. Farrell and those Vincentians who stand with her.</div><div class="MsoNormal">   <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">Ms. Farrell was arrested on January 4th, 2018 and charged with the use of abusive language to Karen Duncan- Gonsalves, the wife of Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves and daughter-in-law of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. After pleading not guilty, an application was made by the prosecutor for Ms. Farrell to be confined to the Mental Health Centre for two weeks for psychiatric evaluation, as allowed under the nation’s Mental Health Act. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">However, according to a statement issued by the St. Vincent and Grenadines Human Rights Association (SVG HRA) - an independent Civil Society Organization - there was no apparent supporting evidence or behavior by Ms. Farrell which warranted the prosecutor and magistrate seeking and deciding to commit Ms. Farrell to the Mental Health Center. Furthermore, it appears that medication was administered to Ms. Farrell although the Mental Health Act only speaks to observation and evaluation of persons and does not include any mechanism to oversee involuntary admission and treatment practices. Also problematic is the fact that the Mental Health Center does not currently have trained psychiatrists or psychologists on staff. After the initial observation period passed, Ms. Farrell was detained for a third week and only released on bail on January 29th, 2018.  <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The mistreatment of Yugge Farrell raises several serious concerns about the probable abuse of the existing Mental Health Act of St Vincent and the Grenadines. We ask- is commitment to a mental institution for use of insulting language a regular occurrence in SVG? We join the SVG HRA in questioning the validity of the observation report and treatment administered to Ms. Farrell. We note the alleged romantic relationship that Ms. Farrell has publicly claimed with Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves and caution those who rush to dismiss this incident as simply a matter of ‘love gone bad’ to reflect on the fact that state entities can easily use the excuse of mental instability to vilify, discredit, and institutionalize any critic or person(s) deemed a threat or embarrassment to the established political order.   <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">As human rights defenders, feminists, and persons who care about well-being and justice in the Caribbean and beyond, we condemn the actions of the judicial and medical authorities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and their violation of the rights of Ms. Yugge Farrell. We deplore the misuse of mental health policies to oppress individuals and advance goals other than the safeguarding of wellness. Now that Ms. Farrell’s detention in the Mental Health Center has ended, we support calls for an investigation into the decision to detain and medicate her. We support her family members and demand independent medical and psychiatric care for her. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">We stand with the St. Vincent Human Rights Association who urge an immediate review and modification of the existing Mental Health Act so that it becomes compliant with international norms and standards to prevent abuses and protect human rights. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Finally, we remind the government and authorities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines of their commitment to ensure their citizens’ right to free speech and protection from state persecution. The eyes of the world are watching you.   <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">There must be no more violations of the rights of Yugge Farrell or any other Vincentian. Amend the Mental Health Act of St. Vincent and the Grenadines now.  <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">In solidarity, </div><div class="MsoNormal">  <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">1. Andaiye – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">2. Karen De Souza – Red Thread, Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">3. Sherlina Nageer MPH – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">4. D. Alissa Trotz – Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">5. Jospehine Whitehead – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">6. Angelique V. Nixon – Trinidad and Tobago </div><div class="MsoNormal">7. Gordon Forte – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">8. Delores Robinson – GROOTS, Trinidad and Tobago </div><div class="MsoNormal">9. Tonya Haynes – Barbados </div><div class="MsoNormal">10. Gina Singh-Trotz – USA </div><div class="MsoNormal">11. Akola Thompson – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">12. Anya Dover – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">13. Indera Persaud – Jamaica </div><div class="MsoNormal">14. Maya Trotz – USA </div><div class="MsoNormal">15. Ronelle King – Barbados </div><div class="MsoNormal">16. Julio Thijs – Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">17. Verna St Rose Greaves – Trinidad and Tobago </div><div class="MsoNormal">18. Dr Nastassia Rambarran – Barbados </div><div class="MsoNormal">19. Mellissa Ifill – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">20. Salima Bacchus-Hinds – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">21. Fatimah Jackson-Best – Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">22. Charlene Wilkinson – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">23. Stephanie Leitch – Womantra, Trinidad and Tobago </div><div class="MsoNormal">24. Krysta Bisnauth – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">25. David Khan – Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">26. Mosa Telford – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">27. Jessica Joseph – Trinidad/ St. Lucia </div><div class="MsoNormal">28. Paige Jennan Andrew – WE-Change, Jamaica</div><div class="MsoNormal">29. Kimalee Phillip – Grenada/ Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">30. Lana Finikin – Jamaica </div><div class="MsoNormal">31. Romola Lucas – USA </div><div class="MsoNormal">32. Nailah John-Price – Leave Out Violence in SVG, St. Vincent and the Grenadines</div><div class="MsoNormal">33. Shanya Cordis – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Spelman College, USA </div><div class="MsoNormal">34. Marcus Day – St. Lucia </div><div class="MsoNormal">35. Zina Edwards – Guyana</div><div class="MsoNormal"> 36. Karen Philip – Trinidad and Tobago </div><div class="MsoNormal">37. Savitri Persaud – Canada </div><div class="MsoNormal">38. Roy Kingston – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">39. Simone Leid – The Women Speak Project, Trinidad and Tobago</div><div class="MsoNormal">40. Ayesha Constable – Jamaica </div><div class="MsoNormal">41. Kala Ramnath – UK </div><div class="MsoNormal">42. Oluatoyin Alleyne – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">43. Naicelis Rozema Elkins – USA </div><div class="MsoNormal">44. Maggie Schmeitz – Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname</div><div class="MsoNormal">45. Alicia Wallace – Equality Bahamas/Hollaback, Barbados </div><div class="MsoNormal">46. Derwayne Willis – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">47. Gerhard Ramsaroop – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">48. Raquel Thomas- Caesar – Guyana</div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">49. Vidyaratha Kisson – Guyana </div><div class="MsoNormal">50. Dawn Van Rossum – Antigua and Barbuda </div><div class="MsoNormal">51. Shonnet Moore – Guyana 52. Lauricia Akeisha Henry – Antigua 53. Michelle Springer – Barbados 54. Chantal Antoine – USA 55. Holly Bynoe – ARC Magazine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 56. Hilary Nicholson – Video for Change, Jamaica 57. Vashty Maharaj – Central Beat magazine, Trinidad and Tobago 58. Tandieka Johnson – USA 59. Reine Joseph – St. Lucia  60. Peggy Antrobus – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 61. Honor Ford Smith – Canada/ Jamaica 62. Alexandrina Wong – Antigua 63. Marlon Mills – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 64. Marguerite Allen – Jamaica Community of Positive Women, Jamaica 65. Vanessa Lumbley – Jamaica Community of Positive Women, Jamaica 66. Shaneka Allen – Jamaica Community of Positive Women, Jamaica 67. Althea Cohen – Jamaica Community of Positive Women, Jamaica 68. Olive Edwards – Jamaica Community of Positive Women, Jamaica 69. Eunice Graham – Jamaica 70. Beverly Bain – Canada/ Trinidad 71. Jean Lowrie-Chin – Jamaica 72. Erin Greene, CAFRA – Bahamas 73. Ann Maria Diran – Suriname 74. Marsha Hinds-Layne – NOW, Barbados 75. Maria Fontenelle – ECADE, Eastern Caribbean 76. Randall Theodule – St. Lucia 77. Majhon John – Mental Health Provider, USA 78. Maxine Allen – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 79. Cherrise Mcdowall – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 80. Jermain Ostiana – Curacao 81. Diane Cummins – Conscious Exchanges, Barbados 82. Nicole S. Hendrickson – Firecircle!, Trinidad and Tobago 83. Judith Wedderburn – Jamaica 84. Keturah Cecelia Babb – Order of Nyahbinghi, Dominica/ Jamaica 85. Sendy Brown – Canada 86. Arielle Aska – Antigua 87. Patricia Sheerettan-Bisnauth – Guyana 88. Sharda Ganga – PROJECKTA Citizens’ Initiative for Participation and Good Governance, Suriname 89. Mark Jacobs – Guyana 90. Nadeen Spence – Jamaica 91. Nesha Edwards – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 92. Catherine Sealys – Raise Your Voice, St. Lucia 93. Jamela Khan – Trinidad and Tobago 94. Carinya Sharples – Guyana 95. Priscila Francisco Pascoal – Brazil 96. Audrey Roberts – Bahamas <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">97. Emma Lewis – Jamaica 98. Ruth Osman Rose – Trinidad and Tobago 99. Beverly Nelson – Grenada 100. N’Delamiko Lord – Trinidad/ Barbados 101. Melissa Matthews – Trinidad and Tobago 102. Linnette Vassell – Jamaica 103. Bridget Lewis – Canada 104. Joan French – Jamaica 105. Ulelli Verbeke – Guyana 106. Jean La Rose – Guyana 107. Robert Cuffy – USA 108. Mark Moseley – Guyana 109. Derek Gomes – Guyana 110. Elton McRae – Guyana 111. Andrew Campbell – Guyana 112. John Shevrattan – Canada 113. Shayla Murrell – Barbados 114. Colin Robinson – CAISO, Trinidad and Tobago 115. Sasha Robinson – USA 116. Lisa Outar – USA 117. Bianca Wagner – Bahamas 118. Louby Georges – Rights Bahamas, Bahamas 119. Stephanie Stfleur – Rights Bahamas, Bahamas 120. Jackson Petit – Bahamas 121. Granville Knight – Jamaica 122. Jasmin Renee Wu – JRW Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago 123. Huiming Wu – JRW Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago 124. Celine Leid – JRW Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago 125. Ava Turnquest – Bahamas 126. Kevon Mc Kenna – Trinidad and Tobago 127. Winy Marango – Vanutu 128. Aroona Ramsahai – Trinidad and Tobago 129. Kenene Senior – Jamaica 130. Jean-Claude Cournand – 2 Cents Movement, Trinidad and Tobago 131. Mavis Mainu – Ghana 132. Soyini Ayanna Forde – Trinidad and Tobago 133. Alysia Christiani – USA 134. Namela Baynes-Henry – Rainbow House, Guyana 135. Tamisha Lee – Jamaica 136. Natalie Bennett – USA 137. Jamal Gilbert – Guyana 138. Rupa Singh – Guyana 139. Henna Guicherit – Foundation Women’s Rights Center, Suriname 140. Sandra Latibeaudiere – Jamaica 141. Shirley Pryce – Jamaica Household Workers Union, Jamaica 142. Marion Bethel – Bahamas 143. Carol Narcisse – Jamaica 144. Nadia Sagar – Guyana <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">145. Peta- Anne Baker – UWI, Jamaica 146. Ruel Johnson – Guyana 147. Nan Peacocke – Guyana/ St. Vincent and the Grenadines/ Canada 148. Roslyn John – St. Vincent and the Grenadines/ Canada 149. Norwell Hinds – Guyana 150. Thomas Eugene – St. Lucia 151. Delven Adams – Guyana 152. Halimah DeShong – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 153. Bianca Wagner – Equality Bahamas, Bahamas 154. Ashlee Burnett – The 2 Cents Movement, Trinidad and Tobago 155. Crystal Brizan – CAFRA, Trinidad and Tobago 156. Danuta Radzik – Guyana 157. Adriana Sandrine Isaac-Rattan – International Women's Resource Network (IWRN), Trinidad and Tobago 158. Jacqueline Hughes – Trinidad and Tobago 159. Terrence Blackman – Guyana 160. Japhet Jackman – Guyana 161. Margo King – St. Vincent and the Grenadines/ Canada 162. Alana Benjamin - Antigua & Barbuda 163. Natasha Yhap – Guyana 164. Clairmont Mali Chung – Stateless 165. Dianne Madray – Let The Women Speak, Guyana 166. Brenda Greaves – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 167. Sebastian Prescod – Canada 168. Sally Erdle – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 169. Maxine Allen – Canada 170. Sharon Watkis – USA 171. Lilian Ferrier – Foundation for Human Development, Suriname 172. M. Jacqui Alexander – Trinidad and Tobago 173. Heather. Y Deane – Past Chairman Mental Health Commission of Barbados, Barbados 174. Help and Shelter – Guyana 175. Leith Dunn – Jamaica 176. Vanda Radzik – Women’s Rights Advocate, Guyana 177. Florence Goldson – Belize 178. Indranie Deyal – Trinidad and Tobago 179. Wintress White – Red Thread, Guyana 180. Joy Marcus – Red Thread, Guyana 181. Halima Khan – Red Thread, Guyana  182. Vanessa Ross - Red Thread, Guyana 183. Susan Collymore – Grassroots Women Across Race (GWAR), Guyana 184. Paul Anthony Odell 185. Joel Simpson – SASOD, Guyana 186. Ann Harvey – Guyana 187. Andrea Weekes – Leave Out Violence Now St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Canada 188. Dennis Atwell – Guyana 189. Letitia Pratt – Bahamas 190. Shorna James – Canada 191. Amory Cumberbatch – USA 192. Jeanette Campbell – Jamaica <o:p></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal">193. Sylvia Baker – Bahamas 194. Kristina Hinds – Barbados 195. Nicole Charles – Canada 196. Kaneesha Parsard – USA 197. R. Cassandra Lord – Canada 198. Yusuf Hafejee – Barbados 199. Gabrielle Hosein – Trinidad and Tobago 200. Gralyn Frazier – The Bahamas 201. Susan Mains – Grenada 202. Leslieann Seegobin – Trinidad and Tobago 203. Chelsea Foster – Girls of A Feather, St. Lucia 204. Paul Anthony O’Dell – USA 205. Roberta Clarke – Trinidad and Tobago  206. Kaylorn Jones – USA 207. Marijke Sonneveld – Projekta, Suriname 208. Antonia Meinecke – Germany 209. Jennifer Grant Wilson – USA 210. Mark Dacosta – Guyana 211. Marilyn Rice-Bowen – Past President, Caribbean Women’s Association 212. Vanya Martha David – Dominica 213. Peter Lyte – USA 214. Nathilee Caldeira – USA 215. Foundation Womens’ Rights Center- Suriname 216. Jemma John 217. Rosie Descartes 218. Coreen Irving 219. Tamara J Savoury 220. Cordelia Goodluck 221. Joan Cuffie 222. Ernestine Watson 223. Malaika Slater 224. Summer Lewis-Clarke 225. Cathy Shepherd 226. Shanta Grant 227. Kwame Nkosi Romeo 228. Marcia Braveboy 229. Jennifer Grant-Wilson 230. Jecliz Walker<o:p></o:p></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">Jean Lowrie-Chin</p><p>Namaste = the Divine in me greets the Divine in you</div> Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:02:00 -0600 https://knowprose.com/2018/02/03/smartphone-as-dashcam/ Smartphone As Dashcam @knowprose https://knowprose.com/2018/02/03/smartphone-as-dashcam/ This is not new. Plenty of people use their smartphones as dashcams, which I have now gotten into the habit of here in Trinidad and Tobago – mainly because there are a subset of drivers that take chances, and my vehicle has a pretty solid bull bar in front. For those that don’t, or think … <a href="https://knowprose.com/2018/02/03/smartphone-as-dashcam/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Smartphone As Dashcam</span></a> Sat, 03 Feb 2018 04:47:47 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ejo9zCQ5gI DECANTED | FIVE FINGERS @eatahfood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ejo9zCQ5gI We had no idea that working on this episode would result in us gathering such a wealth of information on this local fruit that tends to get left out of the popular fruit conversation in T&T. For one we found out that Bert Manhin of La Vega Estate is solely responsible for the existence of sweet Five Fingers in this country and Five Fingers is a cure for hangovers :D</p><p></p><p>Check out this latest episode of Decanted where we find out more about Five Fingers otherwise known as Carambola or Starfruit </p><p></p><p>Visit our website for more: (link)</p><p>Follow us on Instagram for more eatahfood shenanigans: (link)</p><p></p><p>Or follow the hashtag #eatahfoodtt on Instagram</p><p>Also Like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/eatahfood Sat, 03 Feb 2018 03:23:17 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh53KWGW0-I VOGUE 73 QUESTION WITH DIHALLI | Vogue Parody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh53KWGW0-I Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PoorlyDrawnLines/~3/UVr-fMGJaEM/ – Unsure @PDLComics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PoorlyDrawnLines/~3/UVr-fMGJaEM/ <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6600" src="http://www.poorlydrawnlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/unsure.png" alt="" width="700" height="400" srcset="http://www.poorlydrawnlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/unsure.png 700w, (link) 300w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></p></p><p><div class="feedflare"></p><p><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?a=UVr-fMGJaEM:gMXIM9qBk_U:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?a=UVr-fMGJaEM:gMXIM9qBk_U:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?a=UVr-fMGJaEM:gMXIM9qBk_U:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/PoorlyDrawnLines?i=UVr-fMGJaEM:gMXIM9qBk_U:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a></p><p></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/PoorlyDrawnLines/~4/UVr-fMGJaEM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:58:20 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpi_EQQRKY Pavement Lime Carnival 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpi_EQQRKY Tameika is in Maraval Road, Port of Spain for the Pavement Lime. </p><p></p><p>We recommend watching KVTV on your Smart Television for the full 1080P HD experience.</p><p></p><p>If you want KVTV to cover your event call +1868 7710609 for excellent prices.</p><p></p><p>Become a presenter on KVTV Whatsapp +1868 7710609</p><p>It's free !!!</p><p></p><p>Subscribe to KVTV on YouTube for over 700 Caribbean videos</p><p>(link)</p><p></p><p>Please comment, tag, like or share.</p><p>To sponsor, advertise, donate or support email: kellyvillagetv@yahoo.com Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:27:01 -0600 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/JessicaintheKitchen/~3/5RDrYQIORWQ/ Vegan Loaded Nacho Cheese Fries @jessinkitchen http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/JessicaintheKitchen/~3/5RDrYQIORWQ/ <img width="200" height="300" src="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Vegan-Loaded-Nacho-Fries-4-200x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="You NEED these Vegan Loaded Nacho Fries for your next party! They are loaded with my favourite vegan nacho cheese sauce and are SO delicious!! via (link) style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Vegan-Loaded-Nacho-Fries-4-200x300.jpg 200w, (link) 768w, (link) 453w, (link) 655w, (link) 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /><p>You NEED these Vegan Loaded Nacho Cheese Fries for your next party! They are loaded with my favourite vegan nacho cheese sauce and are SO delicious!! Happy Friday before Super Bowl Sunday!!! If you’re still looking for a quick and ...</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/vegan-loaded-nacho-cheese-fries/">Vegan Loaded Nacho Cheese Fries</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com">Jessica In The Kitchen</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:27:25 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC_itJXox8 Monster Hunter World - Great Jagras Capture - Light Bowgun @jamaipanese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC_itJXox8 Capturing a Great Jagras in Monster Hunter World using the Light Bowgun</p><p></p><p>Blog: (link)</p><p>Subscribe: (link)</p><p>Twitter: (link)</p><p>Facebook: (link)</p><p>Instagram: (link)</p><p>Paypal Donation: (link)</p><p>Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.com/w/3JL5VJX1VVETG Thu, 01 Feb 2018 03:00:04 -0600 https://www.myjamaicanvignettes.com/january-2018-reading-wrap/ January 2018 Reading Wrap Up @MyJamaicanV https://www.myjamaicanvignettes.com/january-2018-reading-wrap/ <p>Hello, Welcome back to My Jamaica Vignettes. Today is the last Wednesday in January and that means its time to do a reading wrap up. Crushing My January and February TBR  This month I read 11 books. I crushed my January and February TBR. From the initial list of eight books, I read six of </p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.myjamaicanvignettes.com/january-2018-reading-wrap/">January 2018 Reading Wrap Up</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.myjamaicanvignettes.com">My Jamaican Vignettes</a>.</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:30 -0600 https://iriediva.com/express-gratitude-more-abundant-life/ Express Gratitude Each Day to Live a More Abundant Life (28 Days of Thanks Challenge) @iriediva https://iriediva.com/express-gratitude-more-abundant-life/ <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com">IrieDiva - The Life and Style of a Jamaican Dawta</a></p></p><p><p>Do you believe that by simply saying thanks, your life can change? Is it over the top to believe that the more you express gratitude is the more you have even more things to be grateful for? This is what I’ve read in a whole lot of my favourite self-help books. In fact, it is </p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com/express-gratitude-more-abundant-life/">Express Gratitude Each Day to Live a More Abundant Life (28 Days of Thanks Challenge)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com">IrieDiva</a>.</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:03:49 -0600 https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/tourism-in-jamaica-tendentious-to-the-last/ Tourism in Jamaica-tendentious to the last @dennisgjones https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/tourism-in-jamaica-tendentious-to-the-last/ Jamaica’s relationship with tourism is a sort of social elephant in the room. My current motivation to explore that tendentious …<p><a href="https://jamaicapoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/tourism-in-jamaica-tendentious-to-the-last/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:42:06 -0600 https://www.gofundme.com/helping-chael-with-therapy Fundraiser by Wendell Lawrence : Helping Chael with Therapy https://www.gofundme.com/helping-chael-with-therapy Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://jamaican-journal.com/2018/01/30/jamaica-bans-anti-gay-pastor-steven-anderson/ Jamaica bans anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson @katechappell https://jamaican-journal.com/2018/01/30/jamaica-bans-anti-gay-pastor-steven-anderson/ My latest piece for the Guardian. Check it out here Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:30:29 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxgyPFtXEHQ BIG LIZARD WARNING AT THE END! (Iguana) @BassRebels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxgyPFtXEHQ You can't say you weren't warned! I don't want y'all to say that I just snuck it up on you and scared you. Ok? cool. </p><p></p><p>Music: Misho - Never Let Me Go</p><p></p><p>→ Misho</p><p>https://soundcloud.com/mishomusic199 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:28:10 -0600 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Jamaipanesecom-JamaicaJapan/~3/CDF-QiVfvhA/ Car Stickers in Japan and what they mean @Jamaipanese http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Jamaipanesecom-JamaicaJapan/~3/CDF-QiVfvhA/ <p>Whether visiting Japan or living here; you will see various stickers on cars. Inquisitive minds like mind will wonder what the meaning of the different stickers? I am here with the answer! New/Inexperienced Driver The shoshinsha mark (初心者マーク) or Wakaba mark (若葉マーク) is the mark...</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://jamaipanese.com/car-stickers-japan/">Car Stickers in Japan and what they mean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://jamaipanese.com">Jamaipanese</a>.</p> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:41:12 -0600 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae/~3/wbsY3MKYOuM/damian-marley-wins-the-grammy-awards Damian Marley wins the Grammy Awards http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae/~3/wbsY3MKYOuM/damian-marley-wins-the-grammy-awards <p>Stony Hill by Damian Marley wins Best Reggae Album for the 60th Grammy Awards.</p><div class="feedflare"></p><p><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?a=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?a=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:-BTjWOF_DHI"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?i=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?a=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?a=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae?i=wbsY3MKYOuM:ZOHxxVkRKZ0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a></p><p></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ReggaeNewsUnitedReggae/~4/wbsY3MKYOuM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:53:46 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r8L6fUJeII You won't do it! (Adam & Jay) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r8L6fUJeII You won't hit that subscribe button. You won't do it!</p><p>Check Our Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/doublektv/ Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:52:31 -0600 https://vimeo.com/240910267 Moscow Russia Aerial 5K https://vimeo.com/240910267 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzVKjyJZdhs My Loc Crushes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzVKjyJZdhs Think I should make a part 2??</p><p>WATCH IN HD :D </p><p></p><p>Persons Mentioned: </p><p>EssenceOfShay- (link)</p><p>Locsoflove- (link)</p><p>Naturalbeauty0214- (link)</p><p>Guntherdagreat- (link)</p><p>Curlynugrowth- (link)</p><p>Keisha Charmaine- (link)</p><p>Laweezyanimal504- (link)</p><p>Aesthetic Femme- (link)</p><p>Lenna B- (link)</p><p>Lucid LivingTV- (link)</p><p></p><p>Keep up with me Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0600 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/JessicaintheKitchen/~3/9XfJE7q_mtg/ BBQ Chickpea Tacos with Kale Cabbage Slaw (Vegan) @jessinkitchen http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/JessicaintheKitchen/~3/9XfJE7q_mtg/ <img width="200" height="300" src="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BBQ-Chickpea-Tacos-4-200x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="These BBQ Chickpea Tacos make such an easy and flavourful dinner recipe! The chickpeas are coated in caramelised bbq sauce, and it's all served with pickled onions and a divine kale and cabbage slaw! Vegan and great for Super Bowl! via (link) style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BBQ-Chickpea-Tacos-4-200x300.jpg 200w, (link) 768w, (link) 453w, (link) 655w, (link) 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /><p>These BBQ Chickpea Tacos make such an easy and flavourful dinner recipe! The chickpeas are coated in caramelised bbq sauce, and it’s all served with pickled onions and a divine kale and cabbage slaw! Vegan and great for Super Bowl!   ...</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/bbq-chickpea-tacos-vegan/">BBQ Chickpea Tacos with Kale Cabbage Slaw (Vegan)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com">Jessica In The Kitchen</a>.</p> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:11:47 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8c9945NDQ Team Awesome Presents - Treasure Beach & Bluefields ft Jamaica Climate Change Youth Council (JCCYC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8c9945NDQ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://iriediva.com/valentines-day-outfit-ideas/ 5 Flirty, Dramatic and Trendy Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas Under $4 @iriediva https://iriediva.com/valentines-day-outfit-ideas/ <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com">IrieDiva - The Life and Style of a Jamaican Dawta</a></p></p><p><p>It’s time for love day! What are your plans, where are you going, what will you be doing? Luckily here in Jamaica, we’re not yet bombarded with all the Valentine’s Day promotions in the stores but oh the ads have been circulating and I’m excited! Whether you have a boo or not or you’re celebrating </p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com/valentines-day-outfit-ideas/">15 Flirty, Dramatic and Trendy Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas Under $40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iriediva.com">IrieDiva</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:30:42 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB0RRJIbtqA ADDRESSING THE TRASH IN MY LIFE | EMPTIES 2018 @missnikigaga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB0RRJIbtqA Hey earthlings, thanks for stopping by today's video. I really hope you enjoyed. Don't forget to rate it, comment and SUBSCRIBE...yaasss I love to see new people joining me. Have time in Nikiville! </p><p></p><p>FQA'S: </p><p>Where are you from? Paradise SVG</p><p>How old are you? 26</p><p>What do you do for a living? live ....Business Studies Tutor, Trader</p><p>Do you believe in God? Yes</p><p>Favourite colour? That will be pink or yellow (it varies on the season)</p><p>Type of hair: natural hair</p><p>Kids? Nope</p><p>Married? Nope...but I have a man</p><p>Live with parents...I'm ambitious though :) </p><p></p><p>Keep up me on social Media: </p><p> Follow me pon twitter: @missnikigaga</p><p>Follow me pon instagram:growwithniki</p><p>Follow me pon facebook: Growwithniki </p><p></p><p>-- Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:30:01 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MSuhWShJ08 Jamaican Sunset Timelapse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MSuhWShJ08 Timelapse</p><p>Timelapse</p><p>Timelapse</p><p>Timelapse</p><p>Timelapse Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:50:33 -0600 http://jatuner.com/south-florida-autocross-january-2018/ South Florida Autocross - January 2018 http://jatuner.com/south-florida-autocross-january-2018/ <p>We visited the Equipe Rapide Sports Car Club Autocross, held at the BB&T Center in South Florida. Seemingly dominated by peppy</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://jatuner.com/south-florida-autocross-january-2018/">South Florida Autocross – January 2018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://jatuner.com">Jamaican Tuner</a>.</p> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:48:18 -0600 https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/last-sundays-on-january-28-2018-to-feature-the-earthkry-band/ Last Sundays on January 28, 2018 to feature the EarthKry band @natgalleryja https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/last-sundays-on-january-28-2018-to-feature-the-earthkry-band/ The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for the month of January will feature a special musical performance by the EarthKry band. Visitors will also be able to view editions V and VI in our Explorations exhibition series, Portraits in Dialogue and Engaging Abstraction. January 28 will also mark the reopening of the Kapo Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:11:56 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-AbJJQStS0 You need to check out - @recarrojames https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-AbJJQStS0 Realized I have not given an introduction to who I am and what this channel is about, so here goes...</p><p>RecarroJames - Internet Personality, created this name long ago to visit chatrooms like BlackPlanet, VibesConnect, Go-Jamaica Chat, etc. </p><p>I never wanted to use my real name then so I created RecarroJames and used it as an online presence.</p><p></p><p>The channel focuses on unusual Devices/Gadgets that many might frown upon, however, I'm one of the curious persons who will acquire such and see what they can do.</p><p></p><p>STUFF I USE TO SHOOT NOW:</p><p>Primary CAM Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:23:46 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgFJCCQ-5sA New Year's Giveaway Winners!!! @Technicational https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgFJCCQ-5sA First off, I want to thank you guys for pushing the channel to where it is right now. I'm looking forward to growing the channel with your continued support. Also, a big thanks to Royale Computers and Accessories, they made this giveaway possible. So, this is all courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories telephone#: 906-1067, 906-1068, and 754-5048. You can also visit their website at (link)</p><p></p><p>Intro and Ending template: by Laurent Caccia (link)</p><p></p><p>Beats from http://trumental.com/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:00:03 -0600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrUYbnY_mLY Jamaica Classic Car Club Jan 2018 Meet - Chevrolet 3100 Truck, MG, Lotus & More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrUYbnY_mLY Highlight video from the January 2018 Jamaica Classic Car Club Meet, held at Hope Gardens in Kingston Jamaica. There was a good turn out with a few new cars.</p><p>Porsche, Lotus, Rx7's and others. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:22:01 -0600 https://paulstennett.net/conrad/ Ep. 017 Conrad Mathison: Building a Life Bigger than Success | Paul Stennett @pastennett https://paulstennett.net/conrad/ <p>The day I met Conrad for the first time, I must admit I was a bit uncertain. We were supposed to be having a pre-interview but the second we sat down, he was the one interviewing me! Question after question about podcasting and its viability in the Jamaican market. Who the heck was this dude? One thing about Conrad was ...</p></p><p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://paulstennett.net/conrad/">Ep. 017 Conrad Mathison: Building a Life Bigger than Success</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://paulstennett.net">Paul Stennett</a>.</p> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:03:33 -0600 http://anniepaul.net/2018/01/19/whos-paying-the-watchdog/ Who’s paying the watchdog? http://anniepaul.net/2018/01/19/whos-paying-the-watchdog/ Gleaner column, Dec 20, 2017 Some weeks ago the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) held a public forum on whether there was a need for a Press Council in Jamaica to oversee or deal with complaints against journalists and media entities. Titled “Who’s watching the watchdog? Media regulation in Jamaica and elsewhere” participants in the … <a href="http://anniepaul.net/2018/01/19/whos-paying-the-watchdog/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Who’s paying the watchdog?"</span></a> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:41:32 -0600 http://damienmwilliams.blogspot.com/2018/01/development-work-takes-heart-my.html Development Work Takes HEART: My Reflection on Transforming a Community @DamienMWilliams http://damienmwilliams.blogspot.com/2018/01/development-work-takes-heart-my.html <b>BACKGROUND</b><br /><br />When I just went into Naggo Head to work, I was the community’s 4th mobilisation officer. I was being offered a salary of JMD$60,000.00 BEFORE TAX. This could not even meet my monthly expenses. However, I saw an opportunity to not only make a difference but to learn and grow. The less than competitive salary package and the perception that Naggo Head was a difficult community were perhaps determining factors in the high attrition rate of mobilisers.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQ88vbGII9k/WmJT5STA-AI/AAAAAAAAR18/-KeZUzCg8qYXsn6AHZhzXGqMVP_Y1bF0QCLcBGAs/s1600/Naggo%2BHead%2BMap.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQ88vbGII9k/WmJT5STA-AI/AAAAAAAAR18/-KeZUzCg8qYXsn6AHZhzXGqMVP_Y1bF0QCLcBGAs/s640/Naggo%2BHead%2BMap.png" width="594" height="640" data-original-width="430" data-original-height="463" /></a></div><br />Naggo Head, St. Catherine (See figure 1 above)is a flat peri-urban, coastal community vulnerable to flooding; storm surges, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and droughts etc. It is located in the municipality of Portmore, in the parish of St. Catherine. The data collected by MGI also cited poor drainage, poorly constructed dwellings, use of sub-standard materials, limited (and in some instances no) sanitary conveniences and improper solid waste disposal. These conditions make Naggo Head among the most vulnerable districts within the already vulnerable Portmore Municipality. <br />Naggo Head District is divided into nine lanes (the diagram below was drawn with the help of members of the community - one of the many maps created from the participatory approach:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9eUYptSUysM/WmJUTkczBcI/AAAAAAAAR2A/KzoIsoF9APcbfqZQ6zaO3eSZkeYHvb-QwCLcBGAs/s1600/Lanes.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9eUYptSUysM/WmJUTkczBcI/AAAAAAAAR2A/KzoIsoF9APcbfqZQ6zaO3eSZkeYHvb-QwCLcBGAs/s640/Lanes.jpg" width="640" height="360" data-original-width="1024" data-original-height="576" /></a></div><b>MY EARLY DAYS</b><br /><br />When I went in, there was no local governance structure. The people needed to be galvanised around the idea of creating a better community. However, they were suspicious and wary of being hoodwinked like by another implementing agency who came and made promises that they did not fulfil. I had my work cut out for me. <br />The community had a problem with waste disposal: solid waste, waste/grey water, human waste. This meant that the community was fecund ground for the promulgation of every imaginable vector and highly susceptible to disease outbreak. High unemployment rate; high levels of truancy; teenage pregnancy; single room, single female headed households with visiting partners relationships; and poor housing solutions were among the glaring socio-economic conditions.<br />My first day out in the community left me sobbing. How could people be living in such squalor? The pungent smell of human excrement clung to the air around you and the wooden houses that too many of the citizens lived in were only short of being death traps. <br />There were many everyday social needs that the project was not in a position to meet. Jam Habitat for Humanity International 2014 Limited was established to implement Building Resilience and Capacities Against Emerging Disasters (BRACED), which is an urban Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project, to the communities of Naggo Head, Gregory Park and Newland. This introduced to the community the notion of creating a sustainable community and the associated ideas of liveable neighbourhoods, which is expected to lead to some interesting explorations towards its redevelopment. <br />There was no budget line for mobilisation efforts. The volunteers – unemployed men and women from the community- majority of whom were parents, who were the real drivers of the implementation were not given a stipend. They were working on building garbage receptacles, helping with transect walks and community mapping and for their trouble, they were being provided a box lunch. I remember seeing a number of them just pinching a morsel from it and taking it home. I later learned that they were taking it home to share among their children.<br />So, here I was, in what was considered a failing community, where everyone was looking handouts, with no handout to give and a project to implement. I took note of the sacrifices that the volunteers I had were making. In every community you will always have those faithful ones who are not looking for anything in return other than a better community.<br />My first task was to gain their trust. Many days, I would carry food stuff into the community and we would “run a boat” (do communal cooking) – rice and tin mackerel or rice and curried chicken back. It was an opportunity to bond and for me to share the goals of the project and build some social capital to get the work done. But it was also a response to the lack that I saw. Much of the money I used for mobilisation came out of the $60,000.00 I was being paid as a salary. It was important to me that I built authentic relationships at the community level – that I truly understood (and not go by the assumptions of a project document) the realities of the people I was called to serve (servant leadership). In building this relationship it was important for me to establish with the community that we were equals but they were the experts and I was there to learn how to best serve their interest.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-reicUdFtYKQ/WmJXsijSWDI/AAAAAAAAR2Q/ShtMAB002oYR1Nv-hzMbkpgXeHuj2MQ1ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180119_153310.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-reicUdFtYKQ/WmJXsijSWDI/AAAAAAAAR2Q/ShtMAB002oYR1Nv-hzMbkpgXeHuj2MQ1ACLcBGAs/s640/IMG_20180119_153310.jpg" width="640" height="621" data-original-width="720" data-original-height="699" /></a></div>Having a meal in the community<br /><br /><b>Pouring My Heart Into It</b><br />I had approached the people in the community from a position of WORTH rather than lack or deficit. Their worth were not determined by the situations they found themselves in but because of their humanity. “These people would know how to cry sob stories to you. You have to be smart,” I had been warned. However, I was insistent that they were worthy of being heard and having their stories believed. So, I began my work in Naggo Head by employing a model of affirmation #YouAreWorthy!! I looked for and praised the talents of each of the persons who came alongside me to help.<br /><br />Building Social Capital took planning and intentional effort. Though I knew NOTHING about football, I orgainsed a 6-a-side football tournament, in an effort that will also bring about community cohesion. To attract the teams, I would need prizes and to have prizes, I would need money but this effort was not along budget lines to I resorted to good old-fashioned begging for sponsorship to meet needs. We had a successful football competition and I had the ears of everyone who attended to tell them about the project and its objectives.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3SflZQnCyq0/WmJYGbo92YI/AAAAAAAAR2U/Jlw9nyh3yj4Fa0ggDKSV_lP7j7E67bKzQCLcBGAs/s1600/NAGGO%2BHEAD%2BFOOTBALL%2B162.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3SflZQnCyq0/WmJYGbo92YI/AAAAAAAAR2U/Jlw9nyh3yj4Fa0ggDKSV_lP7j7E67bKzQCLcBGAs/s640/NAGGO%2BHEAD%2BFOOTBALL%2B162.jpg" width="640" height="360" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="900" /></a></div>(In photo are the winners of the 6-A-side football competition; representative from sponsor, Rapid True Value; Community Volunteer, Ms. Deedra Harris and myself)<br /><br />The real needs were still before me and I solicited assistance to donate food to the most vulnerable and money to assist with some students going to school. It was in recognition of those material needs that cause me to partner with the community to host a back-to-school treat. However, I believe that what won me the community’s heart was the Christmas dinner and awards for BEST community volunteer. It was the acknowledgment of their efforts – of all that they had sacrificed to help me do my job effectively. I had the venue decorated, plaques made, three course meal prepared, as scores of community members were feasted and appreciated for their efforts. They learned that day that they were SEEN!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f1g78mTnKK0/WmJZyxFGrRI/AAAAAAAAR2o/BWIMfnNbZ1cYXYASnEc5v0igiBENlNJsQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0071.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f1g78mTnKK0/WmJZyxFGrRI/AAAAAAAAR2o/BWIMfnNbZ1cYXYASnEc5v0igiBENlNJsQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0071.JPG" width="300" height="400" data-original-width="1200" data-original-height="1600" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vuD72q5Ve0A/WmJZy4MAJeI/AAAAAAAAR2k/viGpN4p3IXgS-vBFW0YwjWgIklm21oJFQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0074.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vuD72q5Ve0A/WmJZy4MAJeI/AAAAAAAAR2k/viGpN4p3IXgS-vBFW0YwjWgIklm21oJFQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0074.JPG" width="300" height="400" data-original-width="1200" data-original-height="1600" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q0aJ1VdFIxA/WmJZy_1N9JI/AAAAAAAAR2g/pZBpNAVUCpwzGgFgJ-MZpZi2weoths06wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0075.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q0aJ1VdFIxA/WmJZy_1N9JI/AAAAAAAAR2g/pZBpNAVUCpwzGgFgJ-MZpZi2weoths06wCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0075.JPG" width="400" height="300" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="1200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ylAOQBMuLKM/WmJZz67Aw2I/AAAAAAAAR2s/YhoyRGrNkwQ712qAjtVZbRKQtincqOCSwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0078.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ylAOQBMuLKM/WmJZz67Aw2I/AAAAAAAAR2s/YhoyRGrNkwQ712qAjtVZbRKQtincqOCSwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0078.JPG" width="400" height="300" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="1200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gtKH9V8GZbU/WmJZzwuI4uI/AAAAAAAAR2w/cAuF5EcBvAwnOTHM-YTj4ESSLA15JnNCgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0108.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gtKH9V8GZbU/WmJZzwuI4uI/AAAAAAAAR2w/cAuF5EcBvAwnOTHM-YTj4ESSLA15JnNCgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0108.JPG" width="300" height="400" data-original-width="1200" data-original-height="1600" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4uQq_cf8VU/WmJZ0BijJSI/AAAAAAAAR20/8llA1PBhJWsW21f-eQB06kQf8VQdeNLaQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0114.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4uQq_cf8VU/WmJZ0BijJSI/AAAAAAAAR20/8llA1PBhJWsW21f-eQB06kQf8VQdeNLaQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0114.JPG" width="400" height="300" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="1200" /></a></div>Among the achievements that I am most proud of were that I was able to:<br /><br />1. Establish TWO community governance structures (a citizens association and a development advocacy group, which are registered by SDC and Benevolent Society respectively). They are both active and have been empowered enough to build on the gains of BRACED.<br /><br />2. Establish a local financial model that allows people to access low interest unsecured loans (Community Savings and Loans Plan - CSLP) for the purpose of providing affordable access to housing. (System has been set to evolve this into a community insurance to respond in cases of a disaster).<br /><br />3. Manage a research project where 468 of the 500 household participated in answering all those invasive questions because of the social capital that you built. There is a wealth of data on the community that can be used to inform development priorities for them.<br /><br />4. Manage the process, at the community level, for citizens to cooperate in the land surveying process so that applications can be made to LAMP in order to place titles into the hands of residents for the first time in generations.<br /><br />5. Help design, organise and give oversight to a model Local sustainable development plan (LSDP), which boasts a methodology that none other on the island can.<br />6. Develop a community-based training module in shelter management that increased the capacity of community members to prepare for and respond in the event of a disaster.<br /><br />7. See people who had no skill, gain skills and some set to go back to get DEGREE!!<br /><br />8. Implemented a participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation (PHAST) program that turned around waste (human & solid) disposal by more than a marginal percentage (Photos below show PHAST in motion in the community)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cX6hJuD_qEM/WmJafmMfe2I/AAAAAAAAR3M/AoXFKTpq9ks1btxbNrU_70xfMlRI_Xc0gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170609_120256.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cX6hJuD_qEM/WmJafmMfe2I/AAAAAAAAR3M/AoXFKTpq9ks1btxbNrU_70xfMlRI_Xc0gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_20170609_120256.jpg" width="400" height="225" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="900" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g28B1rjGosg/WmJafg0EyjI/AAAAAAAAR3Q/skm5LLdlz44qJgWCYKzo57rrPnpzOWWNwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170609_120311.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g28B1rjGosg/WmJafg0EyjI/AAAAAAAAR3Q/skm5LLdlz44qJgWCYKzo57rrPnpzOWWNwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_20170609_120311.jpg" width="400" height="225" data-original-width="1600" data-original-height="900" /></a></div>9. Design and supervise research project on “Dignity Through Sanitation: The Social, Cultural and Economic Barriers to Proper Sanitation”.<br />I am proud that I have served this community well and that their success is already part of my legacy. I leave behind strong local governance structures; an LSDP; a Disaster Plan; and action plans for 5 community committees. When you can do that with a community labelled as failing; when you can come from the back and see that community stand on it's own, then I guess you can boast a little, while being grateful for the opportunity to have lived your purpose.<br />I thank the people of Naggo Head (not that I don't love the other TWO) for opening up their hearts, heads and homes to me and for granting me the privilege of their trust. Your best is yet to come. 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