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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ghettos Are Not Gated Communities

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The tides are changing and our youth are demanding better treatment for its marginalized citizens. As the number of violent encounters on...

We are the Best Agents for Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD When one is continuously exposed to the senseless killing of Black males by police in the US, Canada or any other jurisdiction,...

Keep on Trucking

BY KATHY MCDONALD  My dear readers, the way I see it educating our community is the best and dare I say, the only way to...

Reflections: A Call to Action.

As I reflect on the academic year that was I am reminded of the numerous examples of the magnificent initiatives that the PDSB as...

Gratitude, Perseverance & Resilience

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The graduation season is here so I would like to offer some thoughts on graduating and the next steps. As the parent...

Be an Agent For Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD  This weekend has truly been edifying for me and I would like to share some of the messages that resonated with me....

I Am Amazing

There. I said it. I am amazing. These are the words I wish we would encourage our young people to say every day. We...

Exams, Sleep and Stress

BY KATHY MCDONALD Have you tried talking to an IB student lately? I would not recommend it as most of them are in the throes of...

The Man in the Arena

BY KATHY MCDONALD  On April 15th I had the pleasure of attending the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Awards and Scholarships, followed by the...

Bullying

BY KATHY MCDONALD  After receiving an email from a grade six student regarding bullying on April 11th, I decided to rewrite my column. This is...

Community News

Supporting GTA Seniors A-Supreme Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grand Charity Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  Though the Jamaica Diaspora Conference came and went more than two months ago, Jamaicans continue to celebrate 55 years of independence in...

A Brand Of African Inspired Print Skirts For All Women And Girls

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  In a society where Eurocentric fashion styles and brands have predominated the mainstream, one fashion designer has taken on the task of...

SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

BY: LEANNE BENN When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public...

From Toronto to Dominica with Love

BY: LEANNE BENN Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much. Those are the words of the local Kaisoca ladies...

JN Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Fund

With all of the recent devastation that has swept through the Caribbean, businesses are rallying together to aid in relief efforts to the islands....