The pride of a nation
I am in Jamaica, as a guest of the government here, and also for some of my projects in girls’ education. Like many other countries in parts of Africa, they have some social challenges - teenage pregnancy, poverty, some crime etc. I had to say these things, because these are real, and it’s what I have seen. But if I were a news reporter, that's what all my story would be about. But I'm not a news reporter. I am a girl, a filmmaker, an education advocate, a youth, and I say things as I see them.
A Brief Profile Of The Igbo People Of Jamaica
Wah gwaan bredrin, everyting ire? Ever heard the word “red eboe” in Jamaica? Your suspicion is true. “Red eboe” was used to refer to the Igbo slaves in Jamaica because of their light skin. Jamaica witnessed the influx of the Igbo race between 1790 and 1809, a time when the British had just passed the…
Jamaican institution partners Nigeria on maritime education
A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. The initiative, which received the support of the Nigerian Government…
Anthony Joshua storms Jamaica, keeps fit in gym
Anthony Joshua showed off his ever-imposing physique while on holiday in Jamaica as he continues to soak up the sun during his brief hiatus away from the ring. The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champions of the world overcame his most recent challenge back in September when he felled Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round…
Rainbow Medical Centre trains doctors, other health workers on diabetes foot
Determined to equip Nigerian doctors, other health workers and people living with diabetes with basic knowledge and skills on diabetes care and to stem the steady increase of diabetes foot, a major complication of diabetes mellitus, in the country, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other…
Blake set to face Bolt's wrath after Commonwealth flop
Sprint legend Usain Bolt on Thursday accused fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake of "panicking" in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres final -- and can't wait to tease him about it.
Reflections on brotherly love
In July of this year, my younger brother, Raphael Douglas Barrett (Rae), Grenadian-born resident of Jamaica, travelled to Nigeria.
Jamaican speedster Bolt says retirement will be a joy
Usain Bolt has no regrets as he prepares to hang up his spikes in August and says he is looking forward to watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a spectator.
Jamaican sprinters brace for life after Bolt
Usain Bolt's imminent retirement is a blow for athletics, but a new generation of Jamaican sprinters is ready to try to fill his golden shoes, Olympic champions Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod said Friday.