This is a link to the BBC World Questions session that occurred last week in Kingston.
There are a lot of inspirational speakers out there. Some move you to change your ways for a few days. Some get you to dream. And very few touch your heart with their sheer will to not only survive but thrive. This was the case for me when I heard Juleus Ghunta speaks seven years ago. I had just moved to Jamaica and was not even close to beginning to understand anything about this country. I’m starting to begin to understand now that I don’t really understand a whole lot. Anyway, Juleus gave me hope. As simple as that. For my time in Jamaica. For the youth. For life itself. And if we do not have hope, we have nothing
This is a lovely feature on Juleus on BBC. And check out my story on his book of poems here.
This is a pretty good piece on Forbes that manages to look beyond the cliched reasons to visit Jamaica. Check it out here
Is this paid for content? If so, it should be made clear.
It is a piece on “two Jamaica’s” by a travel consultant from Germany.
A sweet story…
From 18 Degrees North:
HIGH BANKING FEES. LET’S DISCUSS!
Meet us at UWI Law Faculty on January 17th to weigh in on the conversations.
Purchase your tickets online or at Pastry Passions.
DO HIGH BANKING FEES HURT THE NATION’S GROWTH?
See you there!
It seems the man who continued to rob Delroy Patrick Thomas has finally been arrested. Thomas still needs help, however. It will cost $30,000 to fit him for prosthetics. Check out his story here.
The government has declared a dengue outbreak. Unfortunately, there have been a number of deaths. This is a good video, but perhaps too late. Although people are already aware of dengue and how to prevent its spread. How much of a role should government play versus personal responsibility?