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Past Wards Of The State On A Mission to Motivate

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Tanisha EsmanTamian Beckford and Tanisha Esman, past wards of the State, are on a Mission to Motivate - a drive to inspire others by relating their own journeys of trials and triumphs in the hope that their stories will help children to pursue purpose.

An initiative of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) 10th Anniversary Celebration, Mission to Motivate aims to encourage all children, specifically those in state care and parents, to aspire for  greatness,  and rise above their current situations despite the cards life has handed them. The team hopes the initiative will be received as a catalyst to building resilience and most especially, breaking the cycle of negative behaviours that can have lasting consequences. Through various  gripping presentations which began in May, the duo has spoken to at-risk teenagers at the Re-Birth Project, parents at the National Parenting Support Commission’s (NPSC) Public Forum and reaching larger audiences via television. Tamian also recently spent some time reading with children at the St. Andrew Prep School, discussing good parenting and child appropriate behaviours utilizing the children’s novel,  ‘No Boy Like Amanda’.



CB Pan Chicken Championship Kicks Off In Manchester


CB Pan Chicken MandevilleIf the 2014 CB Pan Chicken Championship's Central Regional Elimination is a predictor of what is to come, Jamaicans can anticipate a well-executed, fun-filled season filled with stellar events.

The annual cooking competition with concert hosted by CB Chicken kicked off at the Manchester High School on Saturday, the first of three elimination rounds before the massive Grand Final in November. This weekend alone saw thousands gathered in what was possibly one of the event's largest season openers offering attendees non-stop excitement, give-aways, delicious food and great music bettering last year's event which was affected by intermittent showers.


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UDC Collaborates With TEF and PAJ to Improve The Historic Town of Falmouth

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to improve the streetscape aesthetics of the Historic town of Falmouth in the parish of Trelawny.

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Saturday, 09 November 2013

For many developing countries, foreign direct investment is viewed as something very positive. International companies can bring cash, skills, technology, and high ethical standards to a host country. But others do not always regard such investors...


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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

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