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Thirty-two community-based organisations serving rural communities in Jamaica last week participated in an assessment exercise to help them to enhance their skills and build capacity so as to better serve residents.  The exercise was carried out by the Community Disaster Risk...

There are an estimated 200,000 children living with disabilities in Jamaica and inadequate systems in place to effectively include them into society. Since 2007, the Nathan Ebanks Foundation has been on a mission to advocate for, and strengthen capacities to promote the best interests, rights, safety, education and inclusion of children with disabilities and special education needs in Jamaica. The Fairs will feature an emergency Preparedness Resource Booth, academic screening, mental Health Checks, Health Checks, Dental Services, Vision Screening, Developmental Screening, Information Booths, Adaptive Sports Games and Demonstration, Disability/Special Needs Resource Booths as well as fun games and a gospel concert.

Opportunity does knock more than once in a lifetime. At least, it did for Sandals Montego Bay’s scuba instructor Owen Brown. The certified dive instructor recently completed his Master of Science in Accounting on a fully-funded scholarship from the...

I carried the pain of my parents' broken relationship and I just could not shake it. It affected me to my core. I also lost confidence in my ability to do well in the university because of the challenges I faced in completing assignments and also the fact that my family was broken and we were living apart from my dad. In spite of it all, I...

When we arrived at the beach we were annoyed because the bumboclaat beach ground was filthy. The pollution of our beaches is an issue that we need to address once and for all...

Held on the grounds of Country Kitchen off Molynes Roads, the night had a very comfortable, laid back atmosphere. This was only helped further by rhythmic background music, tasty food on sale and a decorative string of lights which provided a warm, comforting glow. This intimate setting was...

In this installation of Our Stories, visually impaired Nigel Griffiths explains how he paints to remember this beautiful world. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise- white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

About 33 communities in the Upper Rio Minho Watershed area of Clarendon- including the Bullhead community - are slated for interventions that will help them better adapt to climate change. The interventions include the installation of check dams, 250 communal...

Recess just took on a new meaning for the over 260 students at the Culloden Early Childhood Institute (ECI) in Westmoreland after the Sandals Foundation installed a brand new play area at the school, further promoting the holistic development...

I doubt myself all the time (laughs). The thing is I go through these cycles of self-doubt, like, 'what am I doing with my life?' because, right now, I spend a lot of time at home. I’m at home making jewellery. And with a career like this, it’s not really steady. So, sometimes in the year...

TALKS WITH TESS

As you read from the title, this will be a two-part series. I mean, how can we shatter stereotypes of fat Caribbean women in...