Home Sweet Home

I made it! After about 11 weeks of training, Peace Corps Jamaica Group 88 volunteers were sworn in last Friday (the live feed was recorded and can be viewed on the Peace Corps Jamaica facebook page). Afterwards we enjoyed cake and food with our PC staff and site supervisors then all the volunteers got into …

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Likkle by Likkle

Week 6 has been my favorite week of training thus far. Rain and storms have been a common weather theme all week - but that certainly hasn't kept us inside! Every day of training this past week, we have been outside working in the dirt, learning from farmers and our fellow volunteers in "Climate Smart Agriculture" (CSA) …

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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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