Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Wha Gwaan

Wha Gwaan

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

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...
(from left) Arianna Whittingham and J’Heneilia Powell from Mount Airy Infant School were clad in their depiction of the Tianos at the school’s recently held heritage day celebration.

In continuing their Heroes Day celebration; Mount Airy Primary and Infant School hosted a day of heritage celebration under the theme “Re-igniting greatness through our heritage.” Students at the institution were also treated to prizes on behalf of Sandals Negril and...

As their year of celebrations continues, Founder/Artistic Director fabian m thomas and Tribe Sankofa, a performing arts collective of multi-talented, vibrant and eclectic performers will hist the world premiere screening of their documentary Hair So: black hair, here in...
Beaches Negril Open Water Scuba Instructor, Kimberley Saunders in deep concentration as she went through the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, (CPR) refresher training.

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure team members remain current on all water sporting best practices, Sandals Resorts recently partnered with Divers Alert Network (DAN) to execute training sessions for 24 hand-picked team members across Jamaica.  The...
Philanthropist and Chair of Stewart’s Automotive Group, Diana Stewart shows off a fresh copy of her first literary work, Dunsinane: A Memoir. Mrs. Stewart, who dedicated the book to her late husband Richard, launched the book on September 28 during a prestigious launch event hosted at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom where it was announced that 100 percent of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity. Dunsinane is available for purchase online via Amazon Kindle or at Stewart’s Auto Sales Limited, 49 ½ South Camp Road via jhannam@stewartsautosales.com.

Diana Sherry Stewart has written her first book entitled ‘Dunsinane, A Memoir’ which is in memory of her late husband Richard Stewart. It is a tribute to the many memories shared with him, family and friends at their home...
Dawn Smith, General Manager of Sandals Royal Caribbean, representing the Sandals Foundation, showing off a section of the newly refurbished computer lab at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica in Montego Bay.

With the aim of strengthening the employability of teen mothers in today’s digitally-driven world, the Sandals Foundation last Friday handed over a newly outfitted Computer Laboratory to the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica, Montego Bay Branch. The computer lab will...
Great Shape! Inc. volunteer conducts an eye exam on a small child during an iCare clinic

Residents along Jamaica’s South Coast will soon be seeing more clearly with access to free eye care at the Great Shape! Inc. iCare clinic from September 26th through to 30th. The clinic will take place at the Triumphant Hope Apostolic...
Pell River students Dejanae Pearce and Jaheim Jerry shared that they love their new fountain that was donated by the Sandals Foundation.

It is said that learning is strengthened when it is facilitated in a space that encourages the mind to be at ease. In continuing its efforts to positively impact education in Jamaica and the Caribbean; the Sandals Foundation recently...
The team pauses for a quick photo with the over 40 bags of garbage which they collected on International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Volunteers from Sandals South Coast along with members of the Jamaica Defence Force, Cadets from Black River High School and members of the Kiwanis Club of Whitehouse Classic came together during a cleanup at the Whitehouse Fishing Beach in...
Tennis Pro, Norman Hall shows Khamiela Atlan how to correctly manoeuvre the racquet.

The Tennis Courts at Sandals South Coast were recently abuzz with the faint smashing of racquets and tennis balls. This time, however, it wasn’t tennis enthusiasts vacationing at the award-winning resort; instead, it was youths from the surrounding communities...