To the one who has long been the backbone of Caribbean societies, picking up the slack where others may have let go. And to the one who has decided to put her dream on hold so that she can help her child live out his or her dream. And to the one who is suddenly not hungry anymore when her child wants a bite of her food. And to the one who loses sleep trying to … [Read more...] about A Tribute to Mothers
developing the Caribbean
by Guest blogger, Mariana Leytón With a clear vision of the importance of sharing development and progress information, the Jamaican government created a Dashboard of Indicators that visualizes the progress made on each national outcome established in the National Development Plan “Vision 2030 Jamaica”. The plan (the country’s first long-term strategic plan, which can be … [Read more...] about An interactive dashboard to monitor Jamaica’s Vision 2030 National Plan
What exactly is an energy-efficient home? A more efficient home implies a reduced use of energy and other resources, such as water. How can an energy-efficient home benefit your personal economy and the environment? First, when we reduce the consumption of energy at home, we help to reduce the impact of climate change on a global scale because we produce fewer … [Read more...] about Five low-cost technologies to make your home more energy-efficient
Like both my parents, I am an engineer by profession. I was born and grew up in Haiti where I attended an all-girls catholic school. I was exposed to the world of construction from a very early age, either at my mother’s office where, as an architect, she would draw large blueprints for commercial buildings and houses, or on our occasional visits to actual construction … [Read more...] about Hey, Aren’t You the Flag Girl?
On a recent visit to a Jamaican School, I was transported back in time to my childhood. I grew up in a rural area. Our house sat in the middle of a quintessentially English village with gardens and fields, a river, rolling green hills which abruptly turn into limestone cliffs and then tumble into the sea. Given my rural upbringing in a particularly beautiful part of the … [Read more...] about Putting biodiversity education in the fast lane in Jamaica