So, You Want To Start Your Own Business

Of the many things we are learning through this COVID-19 experience is that having a job is no guarantee of security. There is growing interest now to own a business. Working For The Man Even before many countries were locked down, starting in March 2020, a lot of people were thinking about starting their own … Read More

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Education For Girls Is Not Problematic But Neccessary

Education for girls is not problematic. We have been talking and writing about this for years. This conversation began years ago under another context. It remains relevant. It’s A Crime – Education For Girls You might recall the 2012 vicious attack on Malala Yousafzai. Then she was a young girl living in Pakistan. Her only … Read More

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Desperate? That Is The Problem

Desperate for money, a job or a better one, a man (or woman)? Desperate to migrate to greener pastures? That is the source of your problem – that feeling of desperation. Let me explain. Life In The West Many of us living in the Western Hemisphere aspired to certain things as children. White picket fence, … Read More

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Seventeen Lessons Learned In 2017

The year was 2017 and my blog was under a different name. Going back now in 2020 to see whether any of the lessons are repeating themselves. A firm believer in understanding the past to avoid making the same mistakes, here are some of the 2017 lessons. There is no doubt in my mind that … Read More

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How To Open A Thrift Store And Become A Boss

With a storied past, two things about me on this particular topic of thrift stores: I worked for one, was in training to become a General Manager I helped a friend to set up one in Jamaica It is on this latter “experience” that this post focuses on but let me give a little background … Read More

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Why We Serve – Clara Brown

“We can’t help EVERYONE but EVERYONE can help SOMEONE.” Unknown I grew up in the deep rural hills of Gibraltar located in North West St. Ann in Jamaica. The community was predominately a farming community to varying levels and scales. Farmers would meet and irrespective of what crops each grew, they would share their ideas … Read More

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Why We Serve – Beverly Sukie-Martin

I am here to let you know why I serve and it takes me back to growing up in rural Jamaica, in Clarendon where I saw my grandmother share her farming crops with her neighbours. She would always do that whether it was breadfruit, sugar cane, yams, bananas. She would reap her crop and share … Read More

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Why We Serve – Claudette Esterine-Campbell

My mother did odd jobs after her small hairdressing business crashed. We constantly moved house, hiding from landlords who she owed rent, bill collectors and everyone she borrowed money from. During all this time, I was the target of her anger that resulted in a knife and other scars on my body. As if that … Read More

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Hi! Come right in. We love visitors. Did you bring us something to eat? Yes, I am the foodie among us, although probably the one who eats the least. Our first post here but not the first time that we are sharing the story and journey of Daughters of Sheba Foundation – DOS as we … Read More

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