The Jamaica Labour Party and its contribution to the turning tide for women’s political leadership in Jamaica (2016 & 2020): Lessons for an equitable future

May of 2017, in a blogpost Listen: The six-letter word to election victory, I wrote about the soft revolution I believed was taking place in the JLP.  During the August 29, 2020 national leadership debate, Andrew Holness in responding to a question about gender equality in political leadership had this to say:  “I think it’s a simple … Continue reading The Jamaica Labour Party and its contribution to the turning tide for women’s political leadership in Jamaica (2016 & 2020): Lessons for an equitable future

400 Days

Just over four years ago I became actively involved in advocacy, specifically LGBT rights advocacy. Just over two years ago I became actively involved in gender equality advocacy. Just under a year ago I aggressively took on the issue of sexual violence. I am now on my way out of activism, and I've learned that … Continue reading 400 Days

Let’s be kind to our children

Since the widely circulated video of a mother repeatedly hitting her child with a machete, the conversation about the abuse of children has intensified. More recently, UNICEF reports show that Jamaica is a violent place for children. Just last week, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information - Floyd Green announced that … Continue reading Let’s be kind to our children

The Myth of Homogeneity in Political Parties

I 've come to realize that while Jamaica has a first past the post electoral system that has long favoured the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, we continue to make the mistake that each party is homogeneous. We also continue to pretend that if someone supports one party over the other, it … Continue reading The Myth of Homogeneity in Political Parties

‘Waging War’

There is a 'waging war' on Twitter about employees who seem to have a 'bad' attitude towards their work and the cause possibly being an unkind work environment and not being paid well. I tweeted the following in response: If you are an employer, create an environment that allows your employees to work with dignity … Continue reading ‘Waging War’