"Usain Bolt - The Bolt!" by Nick Webb is licensed under CC BY 2.0 By Marlene Saint Martin The rush of seeing Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning medals in three different editions of the Olympic Games has not faded as yet. During 17 days, we cheered while watching our favorite athletes aspire to Olympic glory in Rio 2016. Our Caribbean athletes, many of whom have … [Read more...] about How To Win Like A Caribbean Olympic Champion
Photo credit by Everette Sweeting The excitement, the heat, the competition came back to The Bahamas for the 2nd Annual IAAF World Relays and questioned – can The Bahamas top last year? – YES, WE CAN! A week of overcast weather that included rain, thunder and lightning, led to speculation that we would have a rainy and wet Championships. That all was put to rest by … [Read more...] about World Relays – Bahamas, Round 2! K.O.! Five reasons to love the IAAF World Relays, 2015
“Wah guan Jamaica!!” President Barack Obama exclaimed as he greeted a select group of youth leaders at the University of the West Indies on April 9th. The first sitting US President to visit Jamaica since 1982 is as usual a master in charming the masses. His address at a youth forum was a part of an official working visit to the island. Nevertheless, contrary to the … [Read more...] about Obama visits Jamaica – Obamania
Can you imagine yourself walking 500 meters or even a mile every day to get water to cover your basic needs? Can you imagine thinking that every drop you use has to be efficiently distributed between cooking, cleaning and personal use and just a minimal waste can represent another trip to the nearest community water pond or water truck? Five hundred meters it’s not such a long … [Read more...] about The bucket challenge in Jamaica
The State of Statistics in the Caribbean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4afwHDCR70 In an increasingly globalized and information-thirsty world, getting the Caribbean name known will depend on good data. We all know of the great Caribbean stars: Usain Bolt is ‘the fastest man in the world’, and Bob Marley is ‘one of the greatest lyricists ever’. These opinions … [Read more...] about Known Unknowns or Unknown Unknowns?