Diaspora Profile: Ja’nice Wisdom

Ja’nice Wisdom By: Shauna-Kay Cassell Our passions seem to take us on a journey that cannot be quelled, not until they are accomplished. Ja’nice Wisdom, a second generation Jamaican whose mother’s lineage comes from Siloah, St. Elizabeth, knows this too well. Wisdom’s late maternal grandmother, Adella Rowe-Tomlinson was responsible for waking up the passion within…

Diaspora Profile – Dr. Alvin Curling

The currently retired Liberal Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) in Ontario, Canada and Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, Honourable Dr. Alvin Curling, is a Jamaican-born Canadian who has been actively involved in Canadian politics for over twenty years. Prior to migrating to Canada, Curling had been involved in many leadership initiatives since the age…

Diaspora Agriculture Task Force Objectives

The Diaspora Agriculture Task Force will focus on the following objectives. Support the profitability and economic viability of the Jamaican Farmer Professional Development targeted to Local and Export Market Readiness and moving beyond subsistence farming. Expanding the Export Market. Key Projects: A Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Summit and Farmers Clinic/Resource fair preceding Denbigh in July of 2016.…

Diaspora Profile – Dr. Tashni Dubroy

Dr. Tashni Dubroy is the newly appointed President of Shaw University, the oldest historically black university in the South. Originally from Clarendon, Dr. Dubroy emigrated to the United States after attending Wolmers Girls and Holy Childhood High. In addition to her career as an Academic, Dr. Dubroy is an entrepreneur, having co-founded the Tea and…

Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force – First Conference Call

First Meeting Scheduled – Sunday July 24, 2015 Meeting Recording http://callingalljamaicans.org/wp-content/uploads/recordings/agr-taskforce-jul2615.mp3 Thanks to our Presenters: -Neil Curtis, Farm Up Jamaica, www.farmupjamaica.org -Rev. Dr. Mary Nichols, College of Agriculture and Science (CASE) http://case.edu.jm -Judy Villeneuve, Supporting Education through Agriculture (SETA), seta-ja.org Other Organizations represented: -Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM), http://www.joamltd.org/ -120 Acre Farming Social Enterprise out of the…

Diaspora Profile – Neil Curtis

Neil Curtis, an Air Rights Broker and Author, grew up spending summers on his families farm in High Gate, St. Catherine.   It is no surprise then, after attending the Biennial Diaspora Conference in 2013 he was inspired to start Farm Up Jamaica.   Farm Up Jamaica, is a non profit organization with two very…