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ISSN:0799-5458
Issue11-Volume1
August2018

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( )LiberationofaNation

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SummerScenes
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Conamor...DeEspaña

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Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation;
ThePrimeMinister’sPromise

Issue11-August2018

Contents

3-PostcardTravel

4-JunctionTalent:SummerScene

5-JunctionTalent:SummerScene

6-Nature&You!

7-Home‘nHealth

8-DeliciousDelights

9-CultureClub:FeaturedCountry 20-JunctionRide!
10-CultureClub;ConAmor...DeEspaña 23-Jamaica’sJourney
11-CultureClub:MotdelaFrance 24-LiberationofaNation:
12-History&Heritage
CommendableContributors
13-Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation
&thePrimeMinister’sPromise 27-‘TweenstoTeens

18-Mind&Body 28-BuildYourBrain
19-WordonAbuse. 29-BetheArtist
30-LikkleBrawta

31-DoortotheFuture

W ordtotheReader Co l o p h o n

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Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial
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TheRioGrande,namedbytheSpaniardswhooccupiedtheisland15thto16thcentury,isoneofJamaica’slargest
andmostpopularrivers,especiallyforbambooriverraſtingomthequaintcommunityofBerrydale.

.Flowingdown om/throughtheBlueandJohncrowMountains,itwindsitswaydownthroughstunningfloraandfauna,
comingtoahaltintheCaribbeanSea,justwestoftPortAntonio-thecapitaloftheparishofPortland.

Do

3 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

JunctionTalent Getfeatured
SummerSceneIssue11-August2018 inJRtoday!
Contactinfo

atback.

Withahistoryofatleastsixyears,theMissWagWaterValleyPageant Everyyearsince2013,theWagWater
thisyearhad5beautifulandtalentedentrantswhoperserveredtothe ValleyDevelopmentAreaCommittee
finals,undertheguidinghandofMs.MoniqueSmith. (anon-profitcommunity-basedorganiza-
Ms.Smithhasbeenthetrainer/coordinatorsincethecreationofthe
pageantandaffirmsthatsimplybyentering,allthegirlsarealready tionwhichrepresents16 communities)
organisestheMissWagWaterValley
winnerswhowillwalkawaywithenhancedcharacter.
TalentandAwarenessPageant.

Itsobjectivesincludethepromotionof

Ms.ShanicePrehay,representingtheCastletoncommunity,is17years communityservice,addedexposurefor
oldandbelievesthat,“itdoesnotmatterhow harditgets,Iam going theentrantsandtheprovisionofgreater
tomakeit”.Sheisa5thform studentattheSt.MaryHighSchool.
opportunitiesthroughthecashprizes.

Pageants are held at the Tapioca

Ms.RuthannHermittofProvidenceis18yearsold.Apaststudentofthe VillageRetreat,DevonPen,St.Maryin
MarymountHighSchool,sheconfirmsthat‘thefuturebelongstothose theIndependencecelebrationperod.

whoprepareforittoday”. 2ndRunner-up

MsShamekaMorrisonis19yearsoldandhailsfrom Broadgate.Apast
studentoftheBuffBayHighSchool,sheisnow SecretaryofthePolice
YouthClub,firmlybelievingthat,“theraceisnotfortheswift,norfor
thestrong,butforthosewhocanendureittiltheend”.

Ms.AnneishaDavidsonrepresentedtheDevonPencommunity.A15
yearoldstudentoftheAnnottoBayHighSchool,sheboldlystatesthat

oneshould“neverunderestimatethepowerofay1osutnpglBalcaeckwwionmnaenr”

Ms.MoyitaLindo,19yearsoldandofScottsHallisClericalAssistantat

theScottsHallPrimarySchool.Shesaysthat“there’snolimittosuccess
1stRunner-up
onceGodisinthemidst”

Congratulations!
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 4

JunctionTalent Issue11-August2018
SummerScene

M.P.Dr.Dunnpresents
thetopgirlwithatrophy.

Mrs.Yankana,Mrs.Wilson-Patterson&Mrs.ReidpauseforaposeattheDevon MissBellreceivesagiftofappreciation
Pen Infantand PrimarySchoolgraduation which tookplaceattheTapioca from 4 yearold Jahiem during the
VillageRetreaton5July2018. DevonPenPrimaryandInfantSchool
Specialthankstothem forinvaluableassistancewiththeFunwithFrenchClub!. Graduationceremonyon5July2018.

DW

$50/150 The20ftjumpfor
Entryfeenow
thebigsplash!
enforced.

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

RIssue11-August2018 Nature&You!

ecreation
ocks!

Manyofuscheckthecalendartoseetherewill WeirdbutReal!
beafullmoon,orwhenitwillbefirstorlast SpurgeLaurel,arelativeoftheBay
quarter,tryingtoplotoutthebesttimesfor Leaf,isaninnocent-lookingorna-
plantingorreapingorevengivingvermicides. mentalplantthatisusuallyfound
However,veryfew ofushaveactuallygiventhought inPacificNorthwest,Europeand
North America.However,itisa
todoingmoon-watchingasarecreationalactivity. highlytoxicplant.Consumptionof
justa few berriescan lead to
Apast-timethathasnohealthriskandonethatallage internalbleeding,organfailureand
groupscaneasilymanagetodo,itisonethatfamilymembers deathinhours;thesapcausesskin
coulddotogether;anactivitythatcouldbringthem closer irritationandingestionoftheseeds
together,afterspendingsomuchtimeawayfrom eachother causespoisoning.
atworkandschool.
Themoonisagreattargetthatoffersendlessopportunitieseven
forexperiencedskywatchers.Thebesttimetoobservethemoon
withatelescopeisduringtheintervalwhenitisatorjustpast
FirstQuarterphase,oratorjustbeforeLastQuarterphase.
Thisiswhenwegetthebestviewsofthelunarlandscape
rightalongthesunrise-sunsetlineorterminator.

Creative Crafts Sand
Playingwithanddoingartandcraftwiththesandisoneoftheeasiest,
most-rewardingandmostfunactivitiesthatthereis.Avisittothebeach,a DW
healthy,stregtheing,barefootrun,a stick oreven fingersto draw...
Tampdampsandtogethertobuildstructures,makeasandballtoexplode
onafriend,makebeadbracelets...
Formorestructuredactivities,sandcanbedyedintodifferentcoloursand
layeredinatransparentbottle.
Itcanbegluedontoabackingboardwithothernaturalitemssuchasdried
leaves,shells,twigs,framedandusedaswallordeskdecor.
Sandcanbeplacedonaflatpieceofglassabovealightsourceforcreative
drawingsthathavenolimits.
Whynottrysandart/crafttoday?

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Home'nHealth Issue11-August2018

Learna HealthCorner
survivalskill.
One’shealthorlackofgoodhealthis
never to be taken lightly,especially
whenitcometowhatwealltremble
SafetyTipandcall“thebigC”.
Cancerhasbecomewaymorepreva-
Knowyourplants!lentthan justsome years ago and
even young children are frequently
dyingfrom thisdisease.
PlantFact
byDionneWright Whatiscancer?

Wheredoesitcomefrom?
Usuallyshunnedbothforitstasteandfor Whatcanbedonetoavoidit?
the scentitleaves behind even long after
ingestion,this medicalwonder has been Firstly,cancerisnotjustonedisease;
used forover6000 years and was even rather, it is a group of related
worshippedbytheEgyptians. diseases.Theyare characterised by
OriginatinginCentralAsia,itisamainstay thebody’scellsdividingandspreading
inMediterraneandietandfrequentlyusedin intosurroundingtissues.
European, Asian and African dishes. It Many cancers form solid tumors,
didn’t gain traction in America untiljust whicharemassesoftissue.Cancers
about75yearsago. of the blood, such as leukemias,
generallydonotform solidtumors.

Common types of cancers include:
lung, liver, breast, prostate and
colorectal.
Allium sativum,more commonly known as Allagegroupscangetcancerandits
garlic,has unmatched benefits forhome, likelihood depends on the type,
beautyandhealth. genetics, health and diet habits,
Itisusedforbeautifulhair,totreatacne active / previous infections and
and psoriasis. Around the home, garlic viruses,exposuretosunraysetc.
detersmosquitosandprotectsplants.
Healthbenefitsarenumerous,rangingfrom Toreducerisks,itisbestforoneto
decreasing blood pressure,fighting heart avoidtobacco,haveahealthydietand
disease and cancerto treating intestinal regularexercise,avoid(over)exposure
wormsandtoothache. to sunrays especiallybetween 11am
Garliccanbeeatenraw orcooked,byitself and3.30pm,precticesafesexandget
ormixedintosalads,saucesandomelettes.regularhealthchecks. https://www.cancer.gov

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Issue11-August2018 DeliciousDelights!

OurFavourite Sweetened
Foods
CondensedMilk
TherewasaBritishpatentfor‘condensation’asearlyas
1835,buttheAmerican,GailBorden,whoconcen-

tratedmilkbyevaporationinavacuum andthensold On Jamaica’s import list, there is mention of
theproductfrom openvessellikeordinarymilk,was ‘concentrated milk and cream’.Approximately 40
the true pioneer;he also produced acanned con- percentofouroverallimportscomefrom theUSA.
densedmilkwhichwaspreservedbytheinclusionof Ousideofunhealthymilkfrom veryillcowsthatarealso
sugar. http://www.beveragehistory.com/2011/04/history-of-condensed-milk.html beingfedGMO foods,whichandjusthowmuch‘sugar’

aretheprofit-hungrycorporationsfeedingyou?
(Sweetened)condensed Milkisnow anundisputed Onmanyingredientlists,onewillalsofindaproduct
favouriteforcountlesshouseholds.Itisused inthe called‘carrageenan’.This is obtained from the red
makingofsweetdesserts,asasweetnerforhotdrinks seaweed.However,mostofthatfoundonthemarketisa
andcoffee.HereinJamaicaespecially,itisa‘delicious’ degradedquality.Italsofurtherdegradesinthegastro-
additiontocarrotandsoursopjuice.Cookingsweet- intestinaltractandliver.Formany,itcancauseserious
enedcondensedmilkcanproducecaramel.
inflammationandintestinalabnormalities.

Thesesideeffectsarewell-knownamongthescientific
Highincalories,fatandcarbohydrate,thereisalsoa communityascarrageenanisgiventolab animalsto
goodamountofcalcium butlittleprotein.Itisadvised produce inflammatory symptoms in order to test
thatthis‘treat’beusedsparingly.
anti-inflammatory drugs. The World Health

.Condensedmilkiscow’smilkfrom whichwaterhas Organization’sInternationalAgency forResearch on
CancerandtheNationalResearchCounciloftheUnited
beenremoved,andthensugaradded.Soundssimple Stateshavedeemedcarrageenantobeacarcinogen.
andclearenough.
https://bodyunburdened.com/carrageenan/

Let’sreadthatlabelagainanddigalittle deeper,as Youwillalsofindtoo,thatthe‘justmilkandsugar’ideais

indeed,learningmakethaMan. notreal.Alsoaddedisdipotassium phosphate,which
wasoriginallyderivedfrom animalbonesandurinebut
‘Althoughbannedinmostotherindustrializednations nowextractedfrom phosphaterock.
Eventhoughdeemedas‘safe’with‘nosideeffects’,a
duetothehealthriskstohumansand harm tothe 2012 scientificstudy found that“accumulating phos-
animals,Monsanto’sgeneticallyengineeredrecombi- phatesin the body can cause organ calcification in
nantbovinegrowthhormone(rBGH orrBST)isstill peoplewithrenalfailure,and eveninpeoplewithout
injected intodairycowsintheUStoincreasemilk kidneyproblems”.
production.Milkfrom rBGH-treated cowshasmuch Didyouknowthatthissamewatersolublesaltisusedas
higherlevelsofIGF-1,ahormoneconsideredtobea afertilizer?
highriskfactorforbreast,prostate,colon,lung,and
othercancers.’

https://responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education/gm-hormones-in-dairy-2/

Shop right.. 1packpowdereddrinkmix:$60
Fish(fresh-from-the-sea)T(ewaithunhealhtyartificialcolouring)

MoneyTight!!! VS

CallaloostuffedroastfiCshh,ilsleerdvesudgwaritchanroeajasutiycheaemal&thryoa&strriepferepslhanintgainsnack

1lbW atermelon:$60Coconutblissice-cream(home-madeintheblender)

Bananacakewithhoney-almondnutbuttericing(home-made)

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CultureClub Issue11-August2018

&Sponsoredby: [email protected]

Draw themap!!

___________________

LocatedonthecontinentofEurope,andborderingBelgium andGermany,isacountryoften
referredtoasH____________.Itscapitalis_____________________.In1815,Belgium was
actuallySouthernNetherlandsbutthenin1830,itsecededandaseparatekingdom was
formed.
Ofallthecountriesoftheworld,theNetherlandsisthelargestexporteroftomatoesand
tulips.Thebicycleisthepreferredmeansoftransportationfortwenty-fivepercentofthe
populationandthecolourorange(thecolouroftheDutchRoyalfamily)isusedtorepresent
thecountry.
AsapartoftheEuropeanUnion,thecurrencyusedisthe______________.Thepeopleofthis
kingdom speakDutchthetotalpopulationisestimatedatjustover17million.Someisland-
countriesintheCaribbeanthatspeakDutchare:________________,__________________
and______________________.

(Pastepictures)!From theNetherlands: HHGHMeIooolyllwowoodnvaabetrmoyeyeoeysuoaisuy.?.:-.---h-vahmaliolkaioejrnvwganeanalaajtemhheiots?u...

Donkervoort

NoLimitShipsJachten

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Issue11-August2018 CultureClub

Con amordeEspaña.

Hola.MellamoElviraSardàBosch,tengo38años,soy
profesoradeEducaciónInfantil,tambiénestudiéAnimación
Socioculturaly Administrativo,pero actualmente estoy
trabajando como maestraaunaguardería.Megustaleer,
escribir,escucharmúsica,conocergentenuevadetodo el
mundo,practicarlosidiomasquehablo,conocernuevasculturas
ytodolorelacionadoconelpais,lalengua,suhistoria,sus
tradiciones,fiestas, comidastipicasymuchascosasmás.

IliveinSpain.MycountryisamemberoftheEuropeanUnionandislocatedinsouthern
WesternEuropeandalsoinNorthAfrica.InEurope,itoccupiesmostoftheIberianPeninsula,
knownasmainlandSpainandtheBalearicIslands(inthewesternMediterraneanSea);inAfrica
therearethecitiesofCeutaandMelilla,theCanaryIslands(NorthEastAtlanticO cean).

TheSpanishterritoryshareslandborderswithFranceandwithAndorratothenorth,with
PortugaltothewestandwiththeBritishterritoryofGibraltartothesouth.InitsAfricanterrito-
riesitshareslandandmaritimeborderswithMorocco.SharewithFrancethesovereigntyoverthe
islandsofthePheasantsatthemouthoftheBidasoaRiverandfivePyreneanfaceries.

Itisformedbyseventeenautonomouscommunities,formedinturnbyfiftyprovinces.

TheSpanishcommunitiesare:Andalucia,Aragon,Asturias,IslasBaleares,IslasCanarias,
Cantabria,Castilla-La Mancha,Castilla y León,Catalunya,Comunidad Valenciana,
Extremadura,Galicia,LaRioja,ComunidaddeMadrid,Murcia,PaísVascoandCiudades
autonomasCeutaandmelilla.

IamfromthecommunityofCatalunya(Catalonia),locatednortheastoftheIberianPeninsula.
ItlimitsthenorthwithFranceandAndorraandtotheeastwiththeMarMediterràni,tothesouth
withtheComunitatValencianaandtothewestwithAragón.

Catalunyaisformedbythe4provincesofBarcelona,Girona,LleidaandTarragona.

ItscapitalisthecityofBarcelona.

InCataloniawehaveourownlanguage.WespeakCatalà....

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CultureClub Issue11-August2018

Penpals
Doyou
wantapenpal

too?

Contactustoday!

Starta
FunwithFrenchclub
atyourschool/online!

Bandol,SouthofFrance-DW Bandol is a beautiful, serene
commune located in the Var
department,PACA region,south-
easternFrance.Itwasfoundedin
1595 and builtaround a small
military fort.Bandolisone of
Provence’s most internationally

recognizedwineregions.

LIVEFRENCH!-SUMMERRECIPE FRANCEIN JAMAICA

Saladeniçoise

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Issue11-August2018 History&Heritage

ByTeonaThomas

Nuhstonedem,kildemorharmdem!!!Mekwipreserveourcultureandhistory!!!

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TantalizingTales
Issue11-August2018

Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation&thePrimeMinister’sPromise
FromChesterfieldtoCastleton.Andback.

Indayslonggoneby,hardwork,familyvaluesandhappinessweregreatlyvalued.Longbeforetherewas
“technology”asweknowit,morepeoplelivedhealthilytoaripeoldageandcrimewaspracticallynon
existent.
HereintheJunction,therewasathrivingandprosperouscommunitycalledChesterfield.Ithaditsown
shops,schoolandchurches.Andeventhoughtherewasnoelectricityorpavedroads,lifewasgood.
Abandcametothesquaretoregalewithitsinstrumentsonspecialoccasionsandsugarandliqourwere
madeinthecommunitysoonewasalwaysmerry.
Theinhabitantstherereliedmostlyonfarming-producingawidevarietyofcrops.Sugarcanewassent
downtothefactoryatGraysInn,AnnottoBayandeveryotherweek,threeorfourtruck-loadsof
bananaswerecollected.HighergradebananasweretakentoAnnottoBayWharf(PortAntoniowhen
operationsceasedinAnnottoBay),tobeshippedtoEnglandandtherestsenttoKingstontobesold
locally.HugecoffeefarmsflourishedunderthecareoftheBaxtersandevenbambooshootsweresoldto
Asianrestaurants.
Yes,lifewasindeedgood,butitcouldhavebeengreat-andsustained-hadtherebeenroadsandabridge
foronetohaveeasierandsaferaccesstotheoutsideworld.
Afterdescendingwhatwasforsomemilesfrom thehillsofChesterfield(andWilliamsfieldfurtherup
andbehind),onehadtocontendwiththecrossingoftheriver,especiallyduringrainyseasonwhenit
becameverydangerous.TraversingviathebridgeattheCastletonsquarewasnosolutionofitself,as
thereremainedtwospringsthatbecamedangerousentitiesafterheavyrainfallandtherewerenobridges
forthem.Also,thisrouteledonemilesoutoftheway,overhillsandthroughmuddypaths.Asolution
wasneeded,butformanylongyears,nonecame.

Mr.StanleyEdwards(left),Mr.CliftonNugent(right)andMr.RuddyHowell,
justlikeMr.GeorgeGranthadglisteningeyesastheyspokeofapastlong
forgottenbymany,butsopreciouslyheldintheirhearts.Theyspokeoftheir
belovedcommunityofChesterfield,wherebothmenandwomenfarmedand
qualityoflifewasgood.Theyspokeoftheirwonderfulteachers(twoofwhom
wereMrs.MercellaMallettandMrs.Bogle)whostoodproudinthelittle
schoolroom builtofstonethatalsoservedaschurchonSundays.
Ahandwavedinthedirectionoftheacresandacresofbamboothathavenow
takenoverthehills.Bamboothatwasoriginallyboughttoserveonlyas‘sticks’
forthemanyacresofyam farmsthatexistnomore.Themanytreesgrownfor
lumberhavealsodisappeared.

October5-7,1963,hurricaneFlorahitJamaicaandleveledsugarcaneplantations,bananafieldsand
causedwide-spreadflooding,neverbeforeseenontheisland.ThepeopleofChesterfieldwatchedthe
WagWaterriverriseuptothelevelofthemainroad,takingeverythingthatitcamenearto:citrus,
chocolateandcoconuttressweresweptaway,aswellastheoriginalbridgeatGrandyHole.
ThewallalongtheroadwasrebuiltbyMr.LesHartbutthebridgethatwouldagainconnectthem tothe
road(landtheyusedtowalkonwaswashedaway)keptbeingpromisedyearafteryear.

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Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation&thePrimeMinistersPromise:
FromChesterfieldtoCastleton.Andback.
Issue11-August2018

Indayslonggoneby,thepeopleofChesterfieldwouldgatherrocksby
theWagWaterriverforthebuildingofroads.Theywouldsitandcrack
oneaftertheother,someworkingbythelightofthemoonafterdoing
otherdutiesduringtheday.Therockswouldthenbepackedintoboxes
andpricesagreedonbasedonthesizeofthebox.Withbetterroads
cameincreasedmobilityandgreaterpossibilitytoreachotherswith
theirgoods.Still,regularlytransportingtheloadsfrom Chesterfield
acrosstheriverandtotheroadbecameburdensomeformany,espe-
ciallyafterlongharddaysatthefarm,andsogradually,thecommunity
incheddownhill,closerandclosertotheroadandthenacrosstheriver.

WithmigrationtoEnglandortoCubatoworkincanefieldsoreventoPanamatohelpbuildthecanal
aswellasfurtherdownhill,soon,veryfewremainedinthehillsofChesterfield;wattleanddaubhouses
crumbled,thechurchwhichdoubledasaschoolduringtheweekbecameabandonedandtrailsbecame
overgrownandblocked.

Whiledevelopmenttookplaceinsurroundingareas,apavedroadwasofferedtotheChesterfieldcom-
munity.Thiswasrefusedonthebasisthatitwouldgivecriminalseasieraccess.Intheend,theverysame
communitymembersandtheiroffspringsufferedfrom thischoice.Thisdecisionslowedandeventually
broughttoahaltthedevelopmentofthecommunity,forcingmoreandmorepeopletomovedownand
away,closertoopportunities.
Chesterfield,thoughnow justafractionofwhatitusedtobeandseeminglysmallespeciallywhen
viewedfrom theJunctionroute,stillfightsonandavisit‘acrosstheriver’exposedabeautifulcommu-
nitywithshopsandlotsofplayspaceinyards.
Theplightofthiscommunity,especiallyinrainytimeswhentheWagrages,hasbeenrepeatedlyhigh-
lightedbyvariousmedia.
Overtheyears,thesepersons-poorforthemostpart-havebeenriskinglifeandproperty(forcedtostrip
offbothprideandclothingdowntojustunderwear)whenfootingitacrosstheWagWaterriver,inorder
tocarryoutdailybusiness.

Overtheyears,theyhavebeenbeggingassistancefrom thegovernment,withtheirpleasseemingly
fallingondeafears,despitethemanynerve-wrackingphotospublished,showingthemriskingtheirlives
intryingtobeproductivecitizens.Many,includingthepreviousMinisterofParliament,accordingtoan
irateresident,advisedthem tomoveawayfrom Chesterfield,theonlyhometheyhaveeverknown,the
onlyplacesomewouldeverown.Moveontowhereandtodowhatwithnothingandamongststrangers,
especiallyastheeconomygottougherandjobsmoreandmoreuncertain?
Inaddition,theirprideinknowingtheirhistoryasfoundationandtheirhopefordeliveranceneveronce
waned.Daysofpleadingbecameweeks,months,years.Chesterfieldbecameaneglectedcommunity,
butitspeopleremainedsteadfast,understandingthevalueofwhattheyhad.

TheyoungergenerationnowspeaksofCastletonwithpride,listingitsamenitiesandservicesbutmany
donotknowthatChesterfieldwastheoriginalcommunityandplaceofchoicetolive.
TheyoungergenerationwhenaskedaboutChesterfield,justwavevaguelyacrosstheriver,havingno
ideawhatChesterfiledreallywas,somesaying,“What?!?Mibawnhereandlivehereallmilifean’neva
knownutt’n‘boutdat!”

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Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation&thePrimeMinistersPromise:
FromChesterfieldtoCastleton.Andback. Issue11-August2018

Butthosewhoremainedacrosstheriver,lonelyandforgotten,theyneverforgottheirhistory.Andthis

fuelledtheirdream.

HundredsofpersonsnowresideinthegroupofdistrictsknownasChesterfield.

ThecommunitycommencesattheSt.Andrew/St.MarybordermarkedbytheGeorge’sSpring just

aftertheCastletonPrimaryandJuniorHighSchoolandcontinuesdowntoGrandyHole.

Mr.ClivePryce,apartoftheinstrumentalgroupthatgotthingsmovingsaidthecommunitymembers

justgottiredofbattlingthewater.“Kidscan’tgotoschool,theillcan’tgotothedoctor,pregnant

personsnearduedatehavetorelocate...Enoughisenough!”

Hisbrother,Damionandahandfulofothercommunitymembersechoedthesethoughtsanddecided

toact,usingpersonalresourcesandtheassistanceofcommunitymemberswhowerewilling.This

group,comprisingtwelveindividualswhohadtheirregularfulltimejobsbutcametogetheronSundays

toworkonthefootbridge,wasChesterfield’sversionofthe“ATeam”.

Itissaidthatduesandotherfundswerecollectedovertheyearstogetsomethingstartedbutthoseto

whom itwasentrustedforsafekeepmisuseditandthentherewasnothing.

Andso,theyhadtostartfrom scratch,withsomeassistancegivenbyM.P.Dr.NormanDunn.

Theresilienceofthe‘ATeam’innotjustspeakingupforthepeoplebutalsoinactingforthem,ledto
thehistoricaleventofthePrimeMinister’sPromise.
Eventhoughjusta‘littleJunctioncommunity’,theCastleton-Chesterfieldvoterscouldmakeorbreak
aMinisterofParliament’sdream.Thiswasquicklyrecognizedandstrategyemployed,intheform ofa
visitfromthePrimeMinisterhimself,accompanyingtheMPcandidateDr.NormanDunn,rightacross
theverysamespotthatposeddifficultiesforthepeopleofChesterfield.Everyvotewasnecessaryfora
wininthetightby-electionracethatcameaboutafterthesuddenpassingoftheMPoftheopposing
politicalparty.Abridgewaspromised,sotheywouldnolongerhavetochant,“nobaddycannacrassit
crassit”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hknVoAoyy-k

Thispromisewaswell-received,but,withagrainofsaltasone
wouldsay.Onewaitedtoseeifitwouldmaterialize.
Still,theysurmised,thePrimeMinisterhimselfpromised,sothis
time,thebridgewouldcome.Intheirmindstheypledgedthatif
theirheartsandhopeswereagainbroken,thisPrimeMinister
northisMPwouldneveragaingettheirvotetobeabletowin
anotherterm inoffice.
PbNerWiongAgraCmsohmuierecf.eEdxeucnudtievreJwvwaOtehhihrdfoye-efMpihcrpMeaiegiknrnh-agYgEjaeloeGh2ovr0fSeHolIepnuodurvfufonrecdiatnnaeusttirtrcierostrsusneabcsaoiyttdl.nusDGretdheirroviaasnipptDcnheltaeehiscyveaW,ednbglerdoarisgipirrgdhnemngtesoerehaiunnnairsgdtdceaaas
TheChesterfieldpeoplweheraevealbsoeesnhoinwfcoarsmede,dasthwaetltlhaesyFwreinllcha-lEsnogbliesh-
gettingamile-longroaPdaftrooisminttherisprbertidnggeanindtogutihdeirsecrovimcems.unity.
Ofcourse,thisopensupaworldofopportunitiesandpossibili-

TheMostHon.Andrew Holnessties,rangingfrom vehHicelelpstboebinugildaJbalmeatiocata-kbeuythreeamlJaamcraoicsasnwquitahlity
-PrimeMinisterofJamaicaand theirheavyloadstoaitnatfefronrdetabsleerpvriicceesftroommJoarhe-Mbeuks-YianhesSsoeusvetnoirs:
MPDr.NormanDunn(behind).itnhcorseeakseedeplianngd.pricefos(rodeftthsigotnose,yess,deuldlcieanstkgiona&anld,dinegctreoerarp,treeartceclrae,nsgsdouirdvieeas)l,uesefrovirces

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Forefathers’ForgottenFoundation&thePrimeMinistersPromise:
FromChesterfieldtoCastleton.Andback.
Issue11-August2018

Inthemeantime,asbothchildrenandadultscontinuedtorisktheirliveseachdaytogettoworkor
schoolorthemarketorwherevertheyhadtogoasgettingtotransportationandfacilitiesmeantcrossing
theWagWaterriver,theATeam forgedaheadinbringingasolutiontotheproblem.
Community membersatthe forefrontofthismajordevelopment,namely Mr.George Hunt,
Mr.DamionPryce,Mr.ClivePryce, Ms.Prim,Mr.OwenBatton(Judge),Mr.CliftonNugent,
Mr.Davis,Mr.DavidHunt,Kirk,Evrol,Michaelandofcourse,thewelderfrom GoldenSpring,
workedtogether,mostheavilyinvestingfrom theirpockets,aswellasencouragingothercommunity
memberstochipin.Manuallabourwasfurnishedbyall,none“toogood”togettheirhandsdirty,inan
efforttoputinplaceadecentfootbridgewhichwouldnotjustlastevenbeyondthepromisedtimeforthe
‘officialbridge’butwouldalsoinscribetheirnamesonthetabletsofHistory.

Thehumblebeginningofahard-earneddream cometrue: Mr.GeorgeHunt&Mr.ClivePryce,
anemptyspacefollowedbythebuildingofcolumnsand keyplayersintheconstructionofthe
layingofsteelbarstocreatethecommunity-madebridge communitybridgethatonenow uses.

thatlinksChesterfieldtotheJunctionroad.

Asseenfrom adistance:the
community-madebridgethat
linksChesterfieldtotheroad.

Alittlegirlcrossestheriver
bywalkingonthe

community-madebridge.

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FromChesterfieldtoCastleton.Andback. Issue11-August2018

AccordingtoMr.StanleyEdwards,“...yearsnowwefightingforabridge.Wehadtomakeitbyour-

selves.WhenthePrimeMinister(AndrewHolness)came,hesaidit’sthefirstcommunityhesawwhere

peoplewerereallymakinganefforttohelpthemselves.Thebridgewasgoingtobehighupontopofthe

columnsbuthestoppedusandpromisedabridge”.AyoungmanknownasLikklecorroboratedthis.He

waspresentthedayofthePrimeMinister’svisitandnotedthattheofficialgroupwasfacedwiththe

difficultyofcrossing,andthencametheirunderstanding.

ThepeopleofChesterfield-likeMartinLutherKing-hadadream,onewhichhelpedthem tocarryon

from daytoday.Theydidnotsitidleanddream awaytheirtimehowever.Theyworkedhard,investing

from theirownpocketstomakeitareality.ActionswhichwerehighlycommendedbythePrime

Ministerhimself.

Ofcourse,therewerethosewhorefusedtoassist,astheywantedavehicularbridgetomiraculously

appear.Andwhiletheywaitedandwaited,theycontinuedtorisklivesandpropertywhencrossingthe

WagWaterriver.

ThecourageofthosewholikeGreatMen“toiledthroughthenightwhiletheircompanionsslept”has

notgoneunnoticed.Variousmediahouseshavecoveredthestoryandevenifthoseweremissed,

passers-byontheJunctionroutepushedheadsfrom vehiclestogetabetterviewofthisunusualfeat.

Onesmallgroup’scourageanddedication,whilebelievingthatasmallstonecanbethefoundationofa

greatmountainifonejustkeepsbuildingonit,confrontedtheWagandmadethatdream areality.

Workfinallybeganonthe‘officialbridge’endJuly
2018withworkersbeingunabletogiveaspecific
enddate.
Formanywhohavelongedfor,forthosewhohave
lostlots(includinglovedones),forthosewhonever
believedtheywouldlivetosee,itissuchahugeand
unbelievableevent,thattheygatherdailyjustto
watchtheexcavatorandotherheavymachineryat
work.

Withthisbridge,maybetheforgottenfoundationoftheforefathers

canonceagainspringtolife.

Withthisbridge,maybeoneday,theschoolyardwillagainhave

childrendancingandsingingastheylookdownthehillatthe

Castletoncommunity.Withthisbridge,maybeoneday,therolling

hillsnowcoveredwithbambooafarastheeyescansee,willagain

haveflourishingfarmswithhighqualityproducetobeexported

aroundtheworld.

Withthisbridge,startedbydedicatedcommunitymembersand

completedbythetheMostHonourableAndrewMichaelHolness,

Mr.DerrickEdwards,presidentofthe currentPrimeMinisterofJamaica,onegoesbeyondthesavingofa

Castleton/ChesterfieldCitizensAssociation countrysidecommunitytotheliberationofanation.
standsbyacolumnonthecommunity-made
SpecialthankstoMr.GeorgeGrant,Mr.ErrolSinclairandothercommunitymembersforthe
bridge.HeexpressesthankstothePM &theMP. information;toMs.DenaeNugent,Mr.ClivePryceandMs.RashedaTennantforthephotos.

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Issue11-August2018 Mind&Body

It’sbacktoschooltime!Ifyouareaparentorguardianofaschoolagechild,you
arebusybuyingbooks,uniform,shoes,schoolbag(veryimportant,therightschool
bag).Yourchildisprobablynotlookingforwardtotheendofsummer,unlessshe
isoneofthoserarechildrenwhoactuallylovesschool!(Sometimescalledbook-
wormsornerds).

Thereisonepieceofequipmentthatyourchildneedsthatyoucannotbuyinthe
store.Everyparentcangiveittotheirchildrenandsinceitcostsnomoney,it
doesn’tmatterhow muchyouhave.Thisimportanttoolforlifeandschool,is
calledconfidence.Confidencecanmakethedifferencebetweensuccessandfailure
andeveryadultwhoraisesorinfluencesachildcaneitherhelpitgrow,orcutit
away.

Thereareseveralthingsyoucandotobuildconfidenceinyourchildrenandtoday
wearelookingatonlyone.
Thisis:encourageyourchildtogetinvolvedinanextra-curricularactivity,andonce
hehasfoundonethathelikes,insistthathepracticesregularly.
Schoolsoffermanyopportunitiesforengagementoutsidetheclassroom.Itmaybe
music:singingoraninstrument.Orasport.Debatingclub.SpellingBee.Asocial
club.Brownies.GirlGuides.Anythingthatallowschildrento developanon-
academicskill.
Studiesshow thatwhenchildrenhavesomethingthattheydowell,theyhavemore
confidenceandaremoresuccessfuladults.
Whichiswhatweallwantforourchildren,right?

Remember,thismustbesomethingyourchildlikes,notwhatyou

dreamtofdoing.
Now,childrenmaylikesomething,butlackthedisciplineto
practice/attendmeetings-todowhatittakestobesuccessful.

Thisiswhereyoucomein.Helpthem todevelopthatdiscipline
andsupportthem asmuchasyoucan.Theywillbesograteful
thatyoumadethateffortintheyearstocome!

RosemarieV oordouw

RegisteredAssociateCounselingPsychologist&PublicRelationsDirector
JamaicanPsychologicalSociety(JamPsych)

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KnowMore! Issue11-August2018

awordonabuse: (Famoussurvivors)

Abuseistheimpropertreatmentofonehumanbeingbyanotherandcanbefinancial,psychological,
physical,verbal,andsexual.Allformsofabusehavealastingandharmfulimpactonanindividual.
Effectsincludedepressionandasenseofworthlessness.
Overtime,itbecomesdifficulttodealwithsuchabuse,andevenmoredifficulttocomeforwardand
reportit.Beingabusedalsobringsalongwithitafeelingofhelplessness,wheretheabusedoftenfeels
thereisnowaytoovercomeit.Thepeople,whoareabused,oftenfeelisolatedandalone.

TeriHatcherwassexuallyabusedbyher
uncleRichard Stone.Shewasmolested
from theageoffivetillshewaseight.

Asachild,OprahWinfreywassubjected VirginiaWoolf,whenachild,wassexually
toabjectpovertyandwasboughtupby exploited by her halfbrother Gerald
her single mother. She was sexually Duckworth.
abusedbyhercousin,uncleandafamily
friend.Theabusebegan when shewas TinaTurner suffered severebeatings,
nineandcontinueduntilshefinallyran wasraped and had cigarettesstubbed
away from herhouse atthe age of outonherbodybyherhusband.
thirteen.
Eve Ensler was both physically and
TylerPerry’sfatherwouldbeathim often sexually abused by her own father.
leavingbruisesandweltsacrosshisbody. Thoughthesexualabusestoppedwhen
Asaresultofwhichhetriedcommitting
suicide. Not only was he physically JunctionRideCommunity Magazine
abused byhisfather,butfourdifferent
adultssexuallyabusedhim whenhewasa
kid,threeofthem beingmenandoneof
them being his friend’s mother,who
sexuallyassaultedhim whenhewasonly
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Ileanedoverthecounteroftheshopandinawhisper,withanodtowardsthemountains,Isaidtoher,“I
didit”.Hereyesopenedwideinastonishmentandthenaslowgrinspreadacrossherface.Inoddedmyhead
inconfirmationandshelaughedoutloudandsaid,“Minahdoit!”

Itisoftensaidthatoneman’sjoyisanotherman’spain;oneman’slossisanotherman’sgain.
WiththepromisedupgradingoftheJunctionroutewellunderway,manyadjustmentshavehadtobemade,
bothforpassers-byandthecommunitiesthereonthewhole.
Whilesomepersonsareenduringnoiseanddustpollution,losingpropertyastheroadwidensandeven
changescourse,othersarebeingchallengedindifferentways.
Still,weallknow andacceptthattherecanbenodevelopmentwithoutchange.

ThesignthatgreetsoneatTempleHall. ThesignthatmarkstheJunctionroute ACastelton/AnnottoBayroutebuswaitsat
/Scott’sHallrouteintersectionat GrandyHolewiththehopeofgettingenough
passengerstomakethejourneyworthwhile.
GrandyHole.

Outofcuriositytoexperienceyetanotherpartofmycountryandbecauseofthemixedreactionshadfrom
commutersandcommunitymembers,IdecidedtohaveatripdowntoAnnottoBayduringthedetour
hours.Somepersonsdirectlysaidallbusiness/travelsduringthisperiodwerecancelledandtheywaitieduntil
after3pm togetactive.SomecancelledallbusinessthatsidealtogetherandjustwentintoKingston.Those
whohadnooptionscomplainedbecauseofthedrastichikeinfareswhichcausesaproblem withtheirstrict
budgetinatimewhenmoneyissohardtocomeby.Otherscomplainedabouttheaddedtraveltime&
distance,whichresultedinthem wakingup/makingpreparations/leavinghomeatleastanhourearlier.
Still,overall,therepairing/buildingoftheJunctionroad-oneofthemostimportantroutesinJamaicabeing
theonewhichconnectsthecapitaltotownssuchasAnnottoBay,PortMaria,BuffBayandhundredsofother
communities-hasbeenhappilyreceived.

Istoodbythesideoftheroad,tryingtoshelterfrom theswelteringsununderamangotreeatsomeone’s
gate.Abusthatnormallywentfrom KingstontoAnnottoBaycamedowntheroadandIfranticallywaved
atit,gladtobegettingaquickride.HappinesswasshortlivedhoweveraswhentheconductorheardI
neededtogettoAnnottoBay,heshookhisheadinpityandthebusspedoff.
ACastleton/AnnottoBayroutebuscameshortlyafterandIagainjumpedforjoy,justtobetoldthatitalso
wouldnotbepassingtheintersectionatGrandyHolewherethedetourtookeffect.
Iwaitedandwaited,beginningtolosehope.Anotherroutebusfinallycamebutthedriverseemedtobe
weighinghismind,scoutingoutpossiblepassengersanddidnotstop.Itwentondowntheroad,circledand
cameback.ThedriveraskedifIwaswillingtopaya100percentfareincreasetogettomydestination.

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Desperatebythistime,Isaid,“yes!”andhoppedin.

Hedroveslowly,scouringthelittlesidestreetsforadditionalpassengers.Hedidnotwanttomakethelongtrip

viathedetourwithtoofew toresultinalossforhim asthiswouldtakemorethantwicetheregularamount

offuelthatnormallycoveredtheroute.HeparkedatGrandyHolewherepeoplewhowantedtogodownto

DevonPen(afterthedetourpointbutbeforewheretheroadwasclosed)eagerlyrantowardsthebus.

Thedriverrefusedthem -itmadenosensetogodownthatfarandthentohavetoreturntowherehewas

now,tobeabletocontinuedowntoAnnottoBay.Hewaitedandwaited,thenwithnoincreaseinthenumber

ofpassengers,hestartedthebusanddejectedlycrawledforwardtoFriendshipGapwherefamousfoodstops

stoodsilentandempty.WithonelastclutchatHope,hecalledafellow driverat10.20am,askingifvehicles

werestillbeingsqueezedthroughtheroadwhichisofficiallyclosedoffat9am.Ongettinganegativeresponse,

hespunthebusandreturneduptheroad,gettingjustonemorepassengerforallhisefforts.

At10.26am,weturnedoffattheScottsHall/Junctionrouteintersection,markedbyahandfuloffruitstalls,
snackshopsand ofcourse,thefamousGrandyHolebridgewhich wasfeatured in theJamaican movie
‘TheHarderTheyCome’.
AstheToyotaHiacebusclimbedthenarrow,windingmountainroadthatisoverhungbybambooandother
beautifulplants,myexcitementgrew.Themountainouslandscapewasabsolutelybeautifulandonecould
easilyseehowandwhytheMaroonswereabletoescapefrom slavemastersandsurvivebylivingofftheland.
ThisdetourroadtakesonerightpasstheentranceoftheScottsHallMaroonTown.
Otherswhoknew theroutedidnotsharemyexcitement.Thelessexperienceddrivers/themanywhodonot
know theroutehadfacesthatwerelongandlinedwithworryastheyscreechedtoabrupthaltstorefrainfrom
hittingoncomingtrafficaroundacornerormissedtherouteentirelyandhadtoturnback.
At10.30anelderlywomanwhomountedintothebusexclaimed,“Miupderefram 9ahclack!”.
Onseeingadriverhavingdifficultypassingourbuswhereitwasquitepossible,shesaid,“Deycoward!Likkle
mos’twodrivahcrashwhileahwaswaitin’.Dey‘fraid-deydoanknow diroad.”
Anotherpassengerchimedinthatsignsshouldhavebeenplacedatstrategicspotstoguidecommutersasthere
weremanyroadsthatbranchedofftootherplaces.

Still,therewerethosewhorejoiced:theadditionalthroughtrafficbroughtanincreaseinincometolong
forgotten/unknowncommunitiesandpeoplelinedtheroadwithanassortmentoffruitsandothernatural
foodswhileshopswerestockedwithsnacksandcolddrinks.

Amongstthosewhohavebeencryingarethe’taximen’ontheScottsHallroute,ascommutersnolonger
neededtoconnectbecausethedivertedlong-distancebuseswentstraightbytheirgatesduringdetourhours.
“Taximandem getabeat!Heheheheh!”,laughedawomanonthebusasshecranedhernecktolookbackat
them whenthebusspedby.Amusement,aseventhoughthefaresanddistanceviathedetourweremorefor
her,theadditionalwaittime‘tilconnectingtheScottsHalltaxiwouldgetafullloadwaseliminated.

Thegreatestlamentshavebeenfrom thefoodshopsatFriendshipGaphoweverasthethousandsthatnormally
wentbybetween9am and3pm werenow passingviathedetourthroughthebushes.Thosewhopassedafter
3pm morethanlikelyhadalreadyeatenlunchandsoeventhen,salescouldnotbebroughtup.

Thepainofthesecooks/restaurantsatFriendshipGap View offoodstop, View offoodstop,
directionAnnottoBay. directionKingston.
hastranslatedintogainforthoseacrossfrom thefamous
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CastletonBotanicalGardens.Here,anarrayofsnacks,

drinks,escovitchfish,bammy,roastedbreadfruit,‘jelly

coconut’,soupsandmorecan behadtostartthe

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Thebusjiggledandvibratedasitnavigatedthecornerswithhornblaringtowarnothers.At10.48wepassed
theRockRiverPrimarySchoolandInoticedthatthefurtherwewentfrom theJunctionroute,themoreafflu-
encewasreflectedthroughthestyleandsizesofthehouses.
Thefurtherintothemountainsandawayfrom theJunctionroutethatwewent,theharderitbecameforthe
FLOW mobilephonestofindasignalandworkand15minutesintothejourney,allsignalwaslost.
ItreturnedinthevicinityoftheRichmondPrison,passedat11.05am andtheJamaicaConstabularyForce
Area2Garage.
Aswetraveled,eachwithhisownthoughts,anotherwomansaid,“Goodtingdem yahroadroun’yahso!
Wewuddahaffiwaittildem opindiroadoddawise”.
Afterpassingtherehabilitaedcocaofield,anotherchimedin,“Abaycoolielib‘rounyahso!”,alludingtothe
factthatmanypersonsofIndiandescentlivedinthatarea.
Alleppo,featuringahistoricalbridgewaspassedat11.15am andat11.21wedrovepastRobbie’sBucket
CocktailLounge;notcertainwhatisofferedtherebutworthacheckforrefreshments.
At11.24am therewasanotherinterectionandweturnedrightagain,justlikeattheprison.Lookingback,I
saw asignshowingthatwherewecamefrom ledttoAlleppo,Richmond,Kingston...
Now onawider,bettermaintainedroad,thesppedofthebuspickedupandtheaurachanged.Oneknew
theendofthedetourroadwasnear.
Abuildinglabelledasanemargencyshelterwasseenshortlyafter:itclearlyneededemergencycareitselfwith
itsmissingorshatteredwindows,noroofandscattereddebris.Itlookedmorelikeaframethanabuilding.

At11.31weallbreathedasighofreliefhavingfinally
gottentotheWestmorelandBridgewhichconnected
tothelowerpartoftheJunctionroute.Drumswere
usedtoblockaccesstotheupperpartandbeyond
them,heavymachinerycouldbeseeninoperation.

FurtherenquiriesinAnnottoBayrevealedthat‘taxi’
farestoKingstonhadincreasedfrom $300to$600/
tripandbusfarefrom $250to$400/tripviathe
detourroute.

Takenintoperspective,itisadifficultsituationwhichwillbeinplaceforafourmonthperiod,atleast.

Travelerswithverytightbudgetshavetodobusinessbefore9am orafter3pm,cancelortrytodoitin
anothertownnotlinkedbythissectionoftheJunctionroute.
Publictransportoperatorssuffergreatlyduringthisperiodaspersonsrefusethelongjourney-madeeven
longerbyoveranhour-andhavedifficultiespayingfarestheysometimescan’tevenfindwhenatregular
cost.
From myownexperience,anadditionalhourandfiveminuteswasaddedtoajourneythatusuallytookjust
thirty-fiveminutes.Ipaid$300insteadof$150forthefare.Oneway.

Intheend,allIcansayisthatIhopethisrecountwillhelptoguidethosewhowillbetravelingupordown
theJunctionrouteviathedetour.

And,“Wow!”.“Whew!”
ItwasindeedaJunctionRidetoremember.

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Jamaica'sJourney Issue11-August2018

Ackee&Saltfish Rebellion GovernorGeneral
Spaniards Slaves

SirAlexanderBustamante

PaulBogle Maroons PrimeMinister
WestAfrica Nanny OutofMany
OnePeople
3rdlargest
Caribbeanisland Commonwealth
Country

Sam Sharpe English

MarcusGarvey

6August1962 ArawakIndians
NormanManley
GeorgeWilliam Gordon
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CommendableContributors

Itisnotnecessarilythose‘inpower’whowillgetthingsdone;
rather,itisthosewhohaveadreamandthewilltobringthatdreamtoreality.

Headswere stuck outbuswindowsto
extendexcitedgreetingswhichfloatedin
theair,astheoverloadedbusesinwhich
onecouldbarelymoveflew by;bicycles
careened dangerously astheirdrivers
peeredintotheyardtohappilywaveand
shout;pedestrianscrossedovertoensure
beingseenandreceivetheupliftmentof
response to their greetings, heads
bobbingrespectfully,nomattertheirage,
saying,“YesMiss”or“NoMiss”.

Iwasinawe.Iknew meetingherwould
havebeenanhonourbutIhadnoidea
justhowmuchofablessingandhistorical
momentitwouldhavebeen.
IfeltlikeIwasinthepresenceofagreatMrs.MercellaMallettstandsstrongandproudatall
moviestar.Only,thiswasnomovieand ofninety-fourand ahalfyearsold.With mental
thepowerandenergyofthisveryactive claritythatisattimesdifficultto find in youths,
little woman who has done so many knowledgethatspansdecades,aquicksmileand
giganticthings,notjustforcommunitybutmentionablemodesty,sheisajoytobearoundand
forcountryonthewhole,leftmetongue- agreaterjoytolearnfrom.
tied.Iwasinthepresenceofawomanwho Whichexplainswhypast-studentskeptstoppingby
hasbeen teacher,mother,god-mother,andpassers-bywentoutoftheirwayjusttogeta
friend,saviourandmore,forthousands. glimpseofher...

Mrs.Mallett,surroundedbyherpaststudents Theyoungestofeightchildren,shebeganschoolin
-DonovanEdwards,ErrolSmith&ErrolShaw- hercommunityofChesterfieldatjustsixyearsold,
eventhoughtherequiredentryagewasseven.As
whopoppedinforaquickvisit. herhomewasjustahalfmileaway,sheand her
siblings would run over for lunch while other
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine childrenwholivedfurtherupthehillwouldbring
theircookedlunchina“shut-pan”.Herfirstmemory
ofschoolwasoftheteachercallinghera“spoiltfish’
asherintroductiontotheclassentailedatapfrom
thestrap.Schoolwasonthesamecompoundasthe
church,awoodenbuilding.However,afteraterrible
storm,itwasrelocatedtothechurchbuildingitself,
whichwasmadeofmoredurablematerials.

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Attheageoftwelveyears,Mrs.Mallett,withherparents’permission,wenttolivewiththenew
teacher,Mrs.DaisyWrightfrom Manchester,whowasquitelonelyattheteacher’scottage.Mrs.
WrighteventuallyleftthepositionduetoillnessbutthetwomaintainedarelationshipandMrs.
Mallettcontinuedtofocusonherstudieswithhersuccessors.
Attheageofnineteen,Mrs.Mallettgotmarriedandthenthechildrencame-fourofthem -and
studieshadtobeputonthebackburner.Dedicationandthewilltoconstantlystriveforbetterand
highergotMrs.Mallettbacktobook-workandsheeventuallyobtainedherqualificationsand
beganherteachingcareer.
ShestartedoffattheverysameChesterfieldElementarySchoolwhereshehadstudiedandthen
studentsattheDevonPenSchoolandBroadgateSchoolgotthehonourofsittinginherpresence.
Now,maybeevenmorethaneveryoneelse,shedreamsofChesterfieldbeingrestoredtoitsformer
glory,withthecomingofthebridge.

In1963,therewas“agreatdisaster”.ThisreferencedtheunforgettableFlorahurricane.Atthispoint
intime,shehadbeenteachingatDevonPenSchool.Theforceofthehurricanecombinedwiththe
ragingWagWaterriverbrokeawaythebridgeatGrandyHole;thebridgethatlinkedthelowerpart
oftheJunctionroutetotheupperpartwheresheresided.
Theonlyoptionforeveryonewhohadtotraveldownwastotaketheverysamedetourroutenowin
effecttoallowforroadrepairs.
Studentsandworkersalikefacedthedifficultyandformany,theimpossibilityofgettingtotheir
destinations.ThemainschoolforallintheJunctionwasatDevonPenanditjustcouldnotbe
accessed.Studentssatathome,unabletoaccesstheirlessons.Parentswonderedwhattodo. A
newbridgewouldnotbeinplaceanytimesoon.

Mrs.Mallettookituponherselftonotsuggestpossibilities,buttoactuallyprovideasolution.She
requestedpermissiontousethepremisesofthechurchlocatedattheCastletonsquareandthusthe
Castletonschoolwasborn,givingthousandsthechancetoaccesseducation.Thislocationwasused
forsevenyears,untilthegovernmentwasabletoacquirethelandsthatnow hosttheCastleton
PrimaryandJuniorHighSchool.Heresheservedasprincipaluntilinthe1980’sandhasveryinter-
estingmemoriesofincidents.
Onesuchinwhereamothercameonthecompoundtobeatastudentthathadanaltercationwith
herchildpreviously.Mrs.Mallet’sonlysolutiontosavingthepoorabusedchildwastograbthelong
broom andrushatthemotherwhointheend,stoodhumbled.
Anotheriswhenreportcametoherthatastudentwasbytheriversmokinginsteadofbeingin
class.Shesenttocallhim andheranoff,bringingacontradictorystorytothefatherwhointurn
cameandcursedather.Herresponsewastogoinsideandturnupherradio,blockingoutwhathe
wassaying.Sometimeafter,thefathersheepishlyapproachedhertobegforforgivenessandapol-
ogize,explaininghehadheardastorythatdidnotcorrespondtothetruth.

Toaccessthisschool,thereweredifficulties,justasthatwhichhasbeenfacedbytheresidentsof
Chesterfieldformanyyears.
Therewasnobridgetocrosstheriverandonehadtowalkthroughit-whenpossible.
Thisdidn’tfazeMrs.Malletthowever,andshecontinuedtogiveofherbesttobuildcommunityand
country,leavinginvaluableimprintsonallwhosepathsshecrossed.

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CastletonPrimary&JuniorHighSchool Formany,bothhereandabroad,lifejust
isn’tlifewithoutMrs.Mallett.
According to Mr. Donovan “Eddy”
Edwards,communityelectrician,forhim,
she has been / is“God-mother,past
teacher and Sunday School teacher,
mentor...”heranoutoffingersonone
handandcontinuedontheother.

Evenaftersomanydecadesofbuildingand ForErrol,anotherpast-studentwhowas
contributing,even after having almost a elatedtohavefinallcaughtherathome,
century’sworth ofexperiences,there isno hisfondestmemorywasofMrs.Mallett
slowingdownforMrs.Mallett.A memberof saying,“Errolisabigboy-givehim a
variousgroupsandassociations,shecontinues nextdumpling!”
tosetgoalsthatwillresultincommunitydevel-

opment,actively playing herpartin their Mrs.Mallet’sgreatestconcernrightnow,
implementation. isseeing those young men especially,

Hercurrentprojectistherevivingofclassesat whoarenotgainfullyoccupiedandwho
the community centre to try to occupy the spendsomuchtimesmoking,hangingby
youngsterswhoaresooftenleftontheirownor theroadandcursing.
tofendforthemselves.Maybesomecraftsor Morethanlikely,beingwhosheis,some
foodbasedprojects,shemused,asthesecould sortofsolution willbe invented and
besold attheadjoining CastletonBotanical implemented.

Gardensandtheresultingearningsofcourse Mrs.Mallett,the deeply appreciative
wouldbothbenefitthecreatorsfinanciallyand community of Castleton especially,
boostconfidence. thanksyouforthecreationoftheCastle-
Shehasalsoproposedthedevelopmentofa tonPrimarySchool.
green space behind the Castleton Police You took the negative effects of a
Station,which would be integrated into the powerfulhurricaneandturnedthem into
activitiesatthecommunitycentre. ablessingforthethousandsthatpassed

Eventhoughmuchofhertimeisspentgoing through yourhands and through that
from oneactivitytothenext,Mrs.Mallettstill school,having been able to see way
setsaside time to serve hercommunity as beyondthe‘biggerheads’attheMinistry
JusticeofthePeaceandofcoursenshowerher ofEducation.
catswithlove. You have been and continue to be a
blessing and inspiration,notjustfor

Aseasonedfloristwhoenjoysgardening,she Jamaicabuttheworld.

hasawidevarietyofpottedplantsavailable

-rangingfrom zinniastoJapaneseFanPalms-

for both home and office decor,atquite

reasonableprices.

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BacktoSchool!

Justoneweekremainsbeforeoneheadsbackintotheclassroom.
Somewillreturntothesameschool.Somewillbeofftoanotherschoolinatotally
differentenvironmentwithnewpeopletoadapttoandsharewith.

Inallcases,theobjectiveshouldremainthesameforall:
tomakethemostofthisgreatopportunitycalled‘school’.

Thisiseasiersaidthandoneforsome‘tweenstoteens.

Forsome,necessaryitemsmightbeshortduetofinancialdifficulties,openingthem upto
thepossibilityofbullyingorevenbecomingvictimsofotherformsofabuse.

Maybeforsome,homeisnotapositiveenvironmentthatencouragesorsupportswell-
beingandfacilitateslearning,sothemindisnotsettledoroptimizedforlearning.

Maybesummerfunandexperimentsturnedoutbadly,resultinginshame,pain,teen
pregnancy,arrests,abuse...issuesthatarewaybiggerandthatseem moreimportantthat
’sittingatadeskinfrontofaboard’.

Somemaywanttogobacktoschool,toseefriendsandinstructorswhoweremissedwhile
others,maynotwanttogobackinordertonotseecertainschoolmatesorinstructors.

Whateverthecasemaybe,it’stimeforbacktoschoolandeachhastobepreparedtostep
outon3September2018.

Sometips:

-Startthedayswithahealthybreakfast
-Organanizeyourbackpack
-Payattentiontothepositive
-Donotsleepinclass
-Treatohers(includingteachers)howyouwouldlike

tobetreated.

Haveagreatstart,maintainapositiveattitudeandexcel!

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Issue11-August2018 BuildYourBrain!

Homeschool Brainexercisetip BeInspired

Tips'n Tales Topreventmemory Thosepeoplewhoarecrazy
loss&sharpenmind: enoughtothinktheycan
One’seducationcomesfrom
allinteractionsand Doaerobic changetheworldare
environments. exercises theoneswhoactuallydo.

Liveanexemplarylife. SteveJobs

2018 https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Edna%20Manley&item_type=topic

Activity Drawlinestomatchtheitemsontheleftwiththoseontheright.

Drawandcolourtherestoftheimage.
IndependenceDay

“Landofwoodandwater”

Slavestakenfrom heretoJamaica

6August1962 NationalfruitofJamaica
Xamayca
TheMostHonourable
Andrew Holness

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine Hardshipsthereare,butthelandisgreen
andthesunshineth.

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BeTheArtist Issue11-August2018

Completethepoemwithwordsthatrhyme. FamousJamaicanArtist
Wesayweare‘free’ Phillip‘Ambokele’Henry
But,justhow freeare______?

Wearealllivinginacage,

Sensedonlybytheoldandthe_______.

Weputasidehealthylifestyleandlove, BornMay29,1958inPortAntonio,
PortlandJamaica,heisanaccomplishedfine
Thenwhenill,weprayforstrengthfrom ____
Wefocusonfashion,styleandfame artistwithunmatchedtalentwho
Andmakingsureeveryoneknowsour_______ inspireswitheachbrush/pencilstroke.
Ambokele,paststudentoftheEdnaManley
Somewearblinders,somewearamask; CollegeoftheVisualandPerformingArts
Decipheringthetruthiscertainlya________! andCEO ofAmbokeleArt,isalivinglegend
Freedom beginsinthemind-withME; whohasrepresentedJamaicamutipletimes.
‘Tilthen,wewillnevertrulybe_________.

D ionneW right2018

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FruitfulFarmer JamaicanSayings
Permaculturetips
Permaculturedesignis “Wantihwantihcyaahgetih
‘angetihgetihnuhwantih!”
aboutlearningtobegood
relationshipmanagers. Therearepeoplewhoreallywantsomethingbutforonereasonorthe
Oneshouldnotbe otherareunabletogetit;whilethosewhohaveitdonotvalueit.
‘conquerors’
ofthelandscape. Innadibus!
“Ahserioustimesdem yahnow.
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine Nobaddynuhcare‘boutahnex’
man.Soallifyuhnuhwicked,yuh
stillhaffigwaanawayfidem gi
yuhachancefisuhvive!”

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DoortotheFuture Issue11-August2018

TechTalk Upcycle Challenge!

Nanotechnologyisatermthatmanyofusarenotfamiliarwith,

butonethatisnowsocomonplaceinscientificcirclesthatit

mustbementioned.

Nanoscienceandnanotechnologyare

thestudyandapplicationofextremely

smallthingsandcanbeusedacross

alltheothersciencefields,suchas TinyRobotsBeingBuiltToAttackCancer
huffingtonpost.co.uk
chemistry,biology,physics,materials

science,andengineering.

Nanotechnologyisthemanipulationofmatteronanear-atomic

scaletoproducenewstructures,materialsanddevices.

-Thereare25,400,000nanometersinaninch

-Asheetofnewspaperisabout100,000nanometersthick

https://www.nano.gov/nanotech-101/what/definition

BeamingBaby
“BABY”isoneofthebiggestandmostlucrativebusinessesthatexist. loves
Andso,oneproductaftertheotheris‘speciallymadeforbaby’shealthand
well-beingafteryearsandyearsofresearch’.Ofcourse,witheachproductBeingPlastic-free!
beingjustatadmoreexpensivethantheonebefore.

Tothepointwheretheaveragepersoncannotkeepupandjustsettlesfor

‘somethingaffordable’,notbotheringtoquestionifthosebeautifulbaby

utensilsareBPAFREE,forexample.

Howaboutgoingtotallynaturalandsavingyourselfandbaby(andtheenvi-

ronment)alltheproblems?

Tryacoconutshellbowl!

Foodiscooledfasterandnoworriesaboutplasticorchemicalsleachinginto

meals.Environmentallyfriendly,thecoconutshellisanupcyclednatural Tryonetoday:
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