Month: May 2014

Gordon Swaby: Changing Education Through Technology






The name Gordon Swaby is quickly becoming synonymous with youth entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Jamaica. The 23-year-old is most famous for EduFocal, the online social learning platform he launched in 2012, which has helped numerous students pursuing the Grade Six








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Kute Kids: I Love Animals!






Our final ‘kute kid’ of Child Month 2014 is young animal lover James Wemyss-Gorman, who shows off one of the many rabbits being housed at the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA). The JSPCA is currently looking








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 30, 2014






Boys Abused In Silence. A senior official of Women Incorporated in western Jamaica has decried the cloak of silence that results in many cases of sexual and physical abuse against boys going unreported in the society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Top-10








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 29, 2014






PJ Urges Tolerance – Former Prime Minister Calls For Understanding In Gay Debate. Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is urging that the debate over Jamaica’s buggery law be framed within the context of current world trends and the realities that various








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2014






Make Portmore A Parish – Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has called for Portmore to be made Jamaica’s 15th parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com ‘Stop Locking Up Persons For Ganja’. Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI),








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Economy Update – Deflation In April






The latest information for the Consumer Price Index, as published by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that there was a 0.3 per cent decline in April 2014, in other words a deflation of 0.3%. This was the lowest inflation rate








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 27, 2014






Let’s Make Movies! St Thomas Film Lot Reels In Funding. A partner in the United States-based entity that is poised to break ground near Morant Bay, St Thomas, for the construction of a film lot at the site of the old








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Jamaican Children’s Booklist






“Reading maketh a full man,” according to English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author, Francis Bacon. Indeed, reading opens up a world of experience outside our own and helps develop our imaginations, vocabularies and may even lead some to








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 26, 2014






One Money Transfer Away From Poverty – Scores Of Jamaicans Depending On Remittances To Survive. For many Jamaicans, a life without their regular remittance from relatives in the diaspora would be devastating… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Uptown Light Thieves – Tomblin








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Kute Kids: I Take My Art Seriously






This week’s ‘kute kid’ is Isabel Chang (then five years old) a student of La Galerie de Sebastian, a Mandeville-based art programme run by Sebastian Elliott. The youngest member of the class began drawing at two. Her favourite things to draw are








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