In the West the month of December witnesses the biggest celebration of the year – Christmas. This is a period when the birth of Christ is remembered, a time when people reflect - a peaceful time.
2011 was a challenging year across the world as we battled with fallouts from the failings of the banking system, terrorism, wars, rising oil prices and subsequent higher cost of living. How then can we be at peace in this mire of trouble, uncertainty and hardships? Consciously or not,…
There is a story I would like to share. I have entitled it, The Lesson of the Butterfly. (The following story is an adaptation of an email that I read containing an inspirational message by an unknown author). I have retold the story in my own way for you to receive the message. It goes like this…Enjoy the magic in the process! (SMILE).…
Recently a friend has been talking to me about her frustrations at work. She is a very intelligent person, well educated and very knowledgeable but she is having problems managing staff and relating to colleagues in her new role. During our recent encounter she appeared to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
When I looked at my friend I realised that one of the possible reasons why she is not being taken seriously in her managerial role is because she does not look the…
I listened to you on LBC speaking to Jenny this morning, and I agreed with everything you said. Ii am a white old lady of 80 years old, and I am so concerned about the youth of this country, specially about the fact that Vocational Training Centres are being shut down. My daughter is a teacher in the Built Environment area helping boys to attain their Diploma in building, and most of the department has been shut down, due to lack of…
Leadership is about working with people, accepting responsibility, understanding people, motivating, developing and encouraging. It is also about knowing when to stand back and allow others to take the lead, for a good leader is also a follower. A good leader is not threatened by the growth and development of his staff; indeed he is encouraged by it. She enjoys empowering people and watching them grow; and she knows when and what to delegate. It is said…
The Rum and Cane Spirit takes place at this years Kensington Olympia, sample the vast array of Rums, Rhums, Rons, Cachacas of the Cane Spirit World. This event plays host to the largest range of rums including English, French, Navy,Caribbean, Spanish, Latin, Golden, White, Spiced, Flavoured,Dark and many others.
Europe’s largest event features music and dance from the Caribbean and Latin America in the weekend dedicated to all things Rum relating to culture,… Continue
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Jamaican government officials were in London as part of a trade mission to promote economic investment into Jamaica.
Afterwards that had dinner at Chef Collin Brown's London restaurant.
The Acting High Commissioner Joan Thomas had this to say.
"It's my first time here and my experience here has been a very good one, I enjoyed the fare and the presentation and one of the things that it shows me is that Jamaicans food In terms of our culture, our creative industries,… Continue
Added by web2.0 on April 12, 2010 at 1:30 —
Members of the Jamaican Government and High Commission, gathered last month at an investment forum to develop and promote inward investment into the island.
After the event Government members including Audley Shaw - Minister of Finance and Public service, Brian Wynter - Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica and Joan Thomas - Acting High Commissioner of Jamaica in the UK, all attended the restaurant of Chef Collin Brown located near Canary Wharf.
In the last Blog, I began by posing a question regards
the "whereabouts" of January and then, we were in the middle of the
month, well January is history and so is the first half of February, in
fact, the third week is well under way! So, time is now good people,
time really is now!! In this Blog I impart some important information
about what really could have happened in Haiti…Continue
Added by DJ Mr.P on February 22, 2010 at 12:30 —
Greetings, salutations and blessings to you! I hope that all's well in your world!! Can someone please tell me if there know where January is going?!! Wow!!! I can't believe that just a few days ago I was in sunny St. Lucia and having a wonderful time with hot temperatures of 30 degrees or more, great food, fantastic beaches, beautiful sunsets and wonderful night sounds - no, I'm not talking about me raving out there, I'm talking about the crickets and the frogs, the… Continue
Added by DJ Mr.P on January 25, 2010 at 22:17 —
Seasonal greetings, blessings to you and I hope that all's well in your world!! This is a short Blog and the last one for 2009. Apologies for the delay in getting this out to you, [which was due just before Christmas] as I'm abroad in sunny St. Lucia and have had difficulty regards connectivity but all is well, apart from a wild flu bug that decided to reside within me wreaking havoc with my immune system for the last few days!
So here we are: New Year and new decade. Right now millions of people - perhaps yourself included - are setting goals for 2010. But too often those ‘well meant’ New Years Resolutions to get fit, stop smoking, shed weight etc dissolve in weeks. Why do we fail and how can you succeed? Well because too often those are the goals, dreams and resolutions you ‘think you should’ pursue based on social, peer, media and other pressures. And often because ‘your’ goals out of the holistic big picture of… Continue
As I am sure you know, Kwanzaa helps us to build our self-esteem and confidence through connecting with our African traditional values. Click here to read my article about Kwanzaa. You can get lots of gifts including books about Black history, Kwanzaa and more there too.
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. I now have details of lots of Kwanzaas in the UK… Continue
Added by Zhana on December 26, 2009 at 9:30 —
Black Links Global and United Kingdom is managed and administrated by the BUC Team who are BUC members. The free Directory will be distributed across the UK annually. Nevertheless, the organisation will be stepping up their game by offering i-themed Magazines with sector related directory listings, raising public awareness with corporate and government involvement.and growing the directory across other countries.
• Recognise our Community Champions, Role Models and Business Leaders
• Create awareness via Events,Media Partners
• Achieve success