As a young teen, she dreamt of a life of service to God and so she applied to become a nun after finishing 5th form at Alpha Academy. The Mother Superior wisely told her to wait a year and see if she had the same convictions and you guessed it, during that period she met the man who would become her future husband. Though she did nt get to wear a habit, she instead cultivated a different habit, one of service to the nation as Jean Lowrie-Chin has blazed several professional and philanthropic trails that is a living testimony to her faith, fortitude and fearlessness.
Recently someone came up with the clever phrase ‘Jamaica is not a real place’ and at first it made me raise my eyebrow but then upon reflection I get the message it is sending: things in Jamaica are sometimes way stranger than fiction. Case in point – the new 17 million dollar sign out by Montego Bay round-a-bout. Now in all things common sense, why does a sign cost that much money?! What in the beans and burritos happened in that calculation to run it up to that amount? Is there gold dust mixed into the cement?! Enquiring minds definitely want to know.
So it’s a new year and after the hoopla and flurry of good wishes died down we are left with this new ban on plastic bags now known as ‘ban-xit’, a play on the British term (for their withdrawal from the EU) ‘Brexit’ cuz a so we Jamaicans nuff bad. So here is my two cents on the matter of the plastic bag ban.
So I watched the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series, all six parts of it and it was beyond disturbing. At parts I got angry, others I was in shock at the sheer brazenness of this man and at one point when a mother had to help her daughter ‘escape’ his clutches, my heart ached for that family.