This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Human Issues

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Disabled, Not Invisible

By |October 15th, 2012|Community Development, Family, Human Issues|

“Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others” UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities    The lack of appropriate legislation and administration to support the [...]

Is Your Community Safe?

By |September 11th, 2012|Community Development, Economy, Environment, Family, Governance, Human Issues|

Do you feel safe in your community? Of course it depends on where you live, but it's not strange to hear rural residents say that they won't leave their communities to go into Kingston. Some people swear that they won't live in a community if it is not gated, while others will say they feel [...]

4 Lessons From the Jamaican Poor: Approaching Unemployment Differently

By |September 4th, 2012|Economy, Family, Human Issues|

If you are stressed about not being employed, maybe you need to take a few lessons from Jamaica's industrious poor.  Perhaps no one understands unemployment better than poor Jamaicans. With inadequate formal education, little resources and many responsibilities, these Jamaicans have been making a lot out of very little for a long time. What if [...]

Squatting in Jamaica: From Diddly-Squat to Homeownership

By |August 28th, 2012|Community Development, Environment, Family, Governance, Human Issues|

     "I need a roof over my head       And bread on my table…       This love in my heart,       It's love for everyone…”                                                  The Mighty Diamonds Chances are, if you are reading this you may not be homeless nor risk losing your home to bulldozers, [...]

How to Form a Community-Based Organisation

By |August 21st, 2012|Community Development, Family, Governance, Human Issues|

Community Based Organisations or CBOs, are not-for-profit groups that serve the needs of a community within a specific location. Examples of CBOs are citizens' associations and a variety of community youth groups. One person can start a CBO. Anyone who has an idea or sees a problem and believes strongly that together, this is something [...]

Building Community From the Ground Up

By |August 7th, 2012|Community Development, Governance, Human Issues, Uncategorized|

Many national development projects have been set aside since the onset of the global financial meltdown. The increase in the number of Community-based Organizations (CBOs) on the island is due to local communities finding alternative ways of implementing growth and development strategies. Jamacob offers a few tips about CBOs and how to get your local [...]

Jamaica to the World! 50 years of Independence

By |August 1st, 2012|Community Development, Culture, Arts & Sports, Economy, Environment, Family, Governance, Human Issues, Science & Technology, Uncategorized|

From the island of Jamaica to the extended reach of the Diaspora, the excitement surrounding Jamaica's 50th independence anniversary on August 6, is palpable. And in this an Olympic year, the elation is amplified for virtually every Jamaican at home and around the world.   Jamaica has a lot to be proud of. Accomplishments span [...]