Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wha Gwaan

Wha Gwaan

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

A key part of the assessments done in the twenty communities explored awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actions being done to incorporate them into community development. Here indigenous people from the Surama Village in Guyana share cards with the 17 SDGs.

Twenty rural community groups in two countries were recently assessed by the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through its Pilot Beneficiary Group Capacity and Programme Assessment. This intervention, which targeted 12 communities in...
(From left) Beaches Negril Front Desk Agents, Donovan Miller and Sidean Quarry were hydrated and ready to donate at the recent blood donation initiative held on resort.

In an effort to continue raising awareness of blood donation, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa recently hosted a health fair in partnership with the Jamaica Blood Bank, aligned with the Cornwall Regional Hospital which saw over 50 team members...

Team members from Sandals Resorts Montego Bay region have launched the resort’s Mentorship 2.0 programme at the Flanker Primary and Infant School by sharing special sessions with the school population inclusive of Grade 6 students who will be sitting...
Steven and Christie steal a sweet kiss in the midst of their wedding celebrations.

It was a moment lost in eternity as Steven John Adams (38) and Christie Alysha Chuck (33) stared longingly into each other’s eyes as they waltzed across the lavishly appointed grand ballroom of Sandals South Coast to R&B crooner,...
Sandals South Coast Entertainment Supervisor, Adam Powell shows student leaders from A.Z Preston Hall, UWI (Mona) the latest dance moves during the group’s visit to the luxury-included resort.

Life on campus should be one of the most empowering, fun-filled, insightful times of one’s life, and this semester, just over 300 students of the Aston Preston Hall of Residence, at The University of the West Indies, Mona, will...
Air Canada, Senior Manager Regional Sales Global Sales Air Canada group, Edna Ray, handing over a donation of items for teen moms to Sandals Regional Public Relations Coordinator for Montego Bay Ashley Simms, who accepts on behalf of the Sandals Foundation.

Air Canada Vacations has reaffirmed its commitment to the island, staging its first senior executives and agents’ junket since the Covid-19 pandemic, at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. The series of workshops and excursions, held recently also saw the...
Wisynco’s Director of Marketing, Francois Chalifour (left) and Half Way Tree Primary School Principal Carol O’Connor Clarke (right), shake hands during the presentation of two 1,000 gallon water storage tanks to the institution on Thursday, January 19. The request from the institution’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was granted as part of Wisynco’s Bigga Soft Drink brand’s drive to support proper sanitation in schools which have a challenge with access to consistent running water. Looking on are Half Way Tree Primary School’s PTA 2nd VP, Tresha Hamilton Dunkley (centre); Head Girl, Erica Bernard (2nd from left) and Deputy Head Boy, Adjae McHugh (2nd from right).

Half Way Tree Primary is the first of several schools across the island to receive water storage tanks from Wisynco through the company’s Bigga Soft Drink brand’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative: ‘Bigga Sanitation in Schools’. Wisynco’s Director of Marketing,...
(From left) Broughton Primary School students Amari Whyte, Rodger Williams Anise Anderson and Jordan Subaxon were elated to receive fans for their classrooms donated by the Sandals Foundation.

In continuing its support of local schools and ensuring they are more conducive to learning, Sandals Foundation Ambassadors from Sandals and Beaches Negril Resorts recently donated fans to the Broughton Primary School in Westmoreland. The donation, according to the...
Jacqueline Clarke pictured on the job at Sandals Negril

Two decades contributing to any career is never a small feat, some may even say it becomes routine and uninteresting. But, for Jacqueline Clarke, executive administrative assistant at Sandals Negril, her 25 years with Sandals have been the ideal...