Renewal & Rasta Man Riddles

Today I am grateful for the Rasta man that came to my gate to sell jellies (young coconuts), jackfruit, and Jamaican apples. I am grateful for the riddles he told, offering free fruit in exchange for the answers. And I am grateful that I did not answer any of the riddles correctly so that we could laugh …

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One Month ~ One Love

Today I am grateful for Jamaican music, Jamaican apples, and having time to relax. I've been living in Jamaica for a month now and it's definitely starting to feel like home. Last week we (the 14 environment volunteers) moved into a new community in the eastern region of Jamaica to continue with more sector specific …

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Music Spotlight – Al Third & MaJaH Bless

Yesterday the ears and eyes of the volunteers in group 88 (eightygreat) were treated to some amazing performances by Jamaican artists Al Third (reggae) and MaJaH Bless (dub poet and rapper). Both have some serious talent and great energy - check out samples of their music below and/or click on their names (above) to get to their ReverbNation profiles …

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Kraas Kolcha Day & Goodbye Hellshire

Things I am grateful for today: Cool mornings, windy days, ice cubes, and coffee. Yesterday was Kraas Kolcha (cross culture) day at training where we had the opportunity to learn about other regions of the US that trainees in our group are from in a series of presentations and to learn more about Jamaican culture through …

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Music Spotlight – Tanya Stephens

This week during PST bootcamp we've been training and discussing extensively on the topics of gender & development, safety & security, and Let Girls Learn (LGL). Jamaica is a Peace Corps focus country for LGL, which is a US program "employing a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community …

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