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The Importance of Showing Up

Have you ever been at the right place, at the right time but you were not prepared? Or have you ever been given a great opportunity but you weren't ready? Eighty percent of success comes from being prepared and showing up. Success isn't about how talented or skilled you are, it is our ability to complete our tasks regardless of how we're feeling. Even on days where you don't feel like it, just showing up can make a huge difference. Never take things for granted as you never know when opportunity comes knocking. Be bold and show up today!

Proverbs: The Bridge Between Generations

Proverbs, as defined by Collins Dictionary, are short sentences that people often quote, which give advice or tells you something about life. Not only are they clever, funny and memorable, they also express a desire for tolerance and respect: ‘Howdy and tenk yuh nuh bruk nuh square.’ Proverbs have been passed down through generations and are apart of Jamaica’s intangible culture. Many […]

The History of the Jamaican Parishes

Did you know that there was a time when Jamaica had more than 14 parishes? In fact, back then the number of parishes almost doubled what we have now! Jamaica has moved from having no parishes before the British invasion to having a total of 22! That number, however, was reduced to 14 in 1867.

Stress: Nuh Put Nuh Presha Pon Yuh Head

There are two Jamaican proverbs which speak about how people deal with stress: ‘Pressure buss pipe’ and ‘Diamonds mek unda pressure’. Which are you? Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Stress is any feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can either motivate or repress you. It all boils to the way in which you process it.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: BREAKING THE SILENCE

Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. There are many types of domestic violence, including social, physical, sexual and emotional. If you’re being subjected to domestic violence, there are a number of organisations such as the Women's Centre that can offer you help and support. #enddomesticviolence #noexcuseforabuse #domesticviolence

Marcia Moriah Skervin – The Survivor

Battered but never broken, this woman has been through the fire, valley and quite a few storms but she managed to stand tall with her crown in position. Marcia Moriah Skervin the jack of many trades, has always been the survivor long before beating breast cancer. She has survived living through poverty, failure and even sickness. We believe that this woman is one that Jamaica should make room for as she is coming to make an impact! #strengthofawoman #queen #marciamoriahskervin #survivor #fighter

Branson Centre Launches New Accelerator Programme

Recently, the Branson Centre welcomed 14 new businesses to its six-month accelerator programme, including four entrepreneurs working in the blue economy. The blue economy is defined as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, job creation and ocean ecosystem health.

Media Launch of the Digital Marketing Plan FOR MSMEs

The Digital Marketing Plan for local MSMEs have been launched. The aim of this plan is to digitize 25,000 MSMEs by giving them access to digital marketing solutions for their businesses free of cost. The sign-up link can be found on the MICAF or JBDC's website! #MSMEs #Vision2030

Sleep Deprivation

“Secure the bag and sleep later” is a popular phrase among young people. Nowadays, people are busier trying to make money and ‘live their best life’. However, can you really live your best life at the expense of your health? Sleep Deprivation is more dangerous than we perceive as it negatively impacts your physical and mental health.

Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW): Website Launch

The JASW launched their website on Friday July 19th. The purpose of the website is to help connect Social Workers through Jamaica, acting as an online hub for resource sharing and professional networking.