Category Archives: IYIP 2016-2017

One month later…

It’s hard to believe that the internship ended a month ago. Sitting back at home, returning back to a routine of seeing family, friends and loved ones make it feel surreal that for over half a year, I was living … Continue reading

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Much Needed Review of the Sexual Offences Act Currently Underway

In Jamaica, the Sexual Offences Act of 2009 along with the Offences Against the Person Act of 1864 provide the legislative basis for all crimes of a sexual nature. I remember, quite vividly, reading all about these two pieces of … Continue reading

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Happy Earthstrong-Reggae Month in Jamaica

Happy Earthstrong! (Happy Birthday!) What better way to close off our last month in the internship by celebrating Reggae Month! For the entire month of February, the Government of Jamaica announced in 2008 that it was to be a celebration … Continue reading

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“Out of Many, One People”: The Chinese Jamaican Story

Happy Chinese New Year! Saturday, January 28th, 2017 is marked as the New Year by the lunisolar Chinese calendar otherwise known as the Spring Festival. It is the Year of the Rooster for those who are born in 2017, 2005, … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Refresher Training Days in Aboke, Northern Uganda

  This past week was a busy an exciting week for me here in Uganda, with facilitating HIV/AIDS training sessions for work during the week and running mountains for fun on the weekend.

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So Pack Light

I have always envision myself on television telling stories. You know like Barbara Walters but with a whole lotta’ chocolate. Growing up I would learn the steps to almost every top 10 Billboard Chart hit that made my body want to … Continue reading

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Eyes open, heart full in Kibera

Last month Jennifer and I made the trek to Nairobi for a week of work with a CAP-AIDS Uganda partner organisation, Kijiji Cha Upendo (KCU) – Swahili for Village of Love. KCU is a grassroots community based organisation operating in … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2016

December 1, 2016, was a day to remember. Weeks and weeks of planning, long days and nights, hundreds upon hundreds of emails and phone calls, all in preparation for December 1, 2016 – World AIDS Day. We began planning the … Continue reading

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Diving head first into Lesotho.

Lately there has been a constant theme of, “where did time go?” Since arriving in Lesotho, more often than not I find myself thinking about how quickly the weeks go by. A new life in an unfamiliar country, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Deep in the village with the King of Lango

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend an official clan leader inauguration ceremony for Omolo Atar Odyakol clan in Ogedi village, Kole District. A friend and I were picked up in the morning to make our way … Continue reading

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