Thursday, January 26, 2023
Wha Gwaan

Wha Gwaan

Updates on positive developments, events and activities in the island.

Both couples enjoy their reception dinner with their closest family and friends

We share a lot with our siblings; the same genetic pool, a home, and lunch snacks, but can you imagine sharing a wedding date? That was the reality for sisters, Malorie and Maddison Welch from Alabama in the United...
West End Infant students Raphael Salmon (second left) and Ajess Thompson (second right) shared they were excited to play with their toys gifted by Sandals Negril’s Monique Munroe (left) and Maxine Henry.

As Jamaica and the world at large usher in the Christmas season, the Sandals Foundation and its ambassadors from Sandals and Beaches Negril, ventured into communities and schools to assist Santa and his elves in delivering close to 1200...
Khari-Grace Andries, student from Negril Primary School being taught on plate placement by Sandals Negril’s Keithia Duncan.

Celebrating their Girl’s Day under the theme “Reignite the Village - Goal Inspired Role Models Creating Transformational Leadership,” the Negril Primary School feted their young ladies to a day of personal development sessions, prizes, and surprises. On hand to spearhead...

As part of their 10th-anniversary commemorations, performing arts collective Tribe Sankofa has initiated a youth mentorship program It takes a Tribe. The program is the brainchild of Fabian M. Thomas, Founder/Artistic Director of Tribe Sankofa, who says it is...

The Westmoreland Cricket Association (WCA) recently hosted the inaugural launching of their 2022-2023 Cricket Competitions, including the Primary and All Age School competition, at the Paradise Cricket Ground in Westmoreland. In attendance were students and chaperones from 18 participating...
Taxis now frequent the community since the road has been fixed

Up to three years ago, people were moving out of Epworth – a small farming village 8.6km from Ocho Rios in St Ann - due to the deplorable condition of its only access road and the attendant...
Delegates-at-the-UN-Climate-talks-in-Egypt-last-week-scaled.

Stakeholders from Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS) have welcomed the decision to establish a loss and damage response fund from the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt. “We have literally exhausted all of our efforts …...
Dr Mark Bynoe and colleague at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Ethlyn Valladeres, take a breather in the Caribbean Pavilion at the UN Climate Talks which got underway in Egypt today (Monday, November 7, 2022).

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) is throwing its weight behind safeguarding the introduction of a financial mechanism for loss and damage and progress on scaled-up financing for adaptation, at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). COP27,...
Shane Smyle, a Physiotherapist from the Board of Supervision in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development checks the blood pressure of a homeless man on World Homeless Day at the Drop-in Centre in Black River.

Theodore Roosevelt once said “This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” It was with that thought in...

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...