When Tiona Henry-Wynter was nine years old, she was already earning her own money by ironing clothes for people in her community. “I just had to do something”, she says.  Growing up, Tiona watched her grandmother work tirelessly, even...

The iBloom Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on mitigating the societal incongruities faced by the disadvantaged and disparaged individuals through meaningful partnerships. The 7-month-old foundation has been creating waves through various initiatives aimed at the betterment of the...

You're trying to break that whole cycle of the single-parent home that you grew up in and that was my reason for keeping the family together and I could see that..

We, graduates of the Live well Jamaica programme embarked on a six-week campaign entitled Man Up JA, in an attempt to uplift Jamaican young men, into a mental place of determination and self-appreciation. Campaign managers Julisa Sterling who is...

When you think of the acronym TLC the first thing that comes to mind is Tender Loving Care right? So what would you think about Mental TLC? If you thought ‘giving your mental health some tender loving care’ you...

The Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) was awarded third place for exceptional execution – excellent project planning and delivery in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Project Execution Challenge.  Project Manager, Dr. Winsome...

I honestly just wanted more money outside of my lunch money; the lunch money that I was getting couldn’t do what I wanted. Things like getting...

I don’t think it’s a fear. It’s a culture change. Not anything to do with fear. Jamaican men are culturally less likely to...

Jamaica AIDS Support Life (JASL) will now be offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an additional preventative option for people at substantial risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The organisation has officially launched its PreP programme via a...

They are afraid that if they bring certain things up with their doctor, they will be view less than a man. At the end of the day, it seems like our men care more about...

TALKS WITH TESS

If you’re fat (yes I said fat; you will be seeing this word a lot in my posts and I will tell you later...