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Published by justwrightcomms.ja, 2018-06-04 12:40:27

JR8May2018

JR8May2018

ISSN:0799-5458
Issue8-Volume1
M ay2018

RIDE
PhotobyDionneWright.

pg5 pg10 pg14

SchoolazSkillz CultureClub Mind&Body

Issue8-May2018

Contents

3-PostcardTravel
4-JunctionTalent:ProudofmyProfession!
5-JunctionTalent:SchoolazSkillz
6-Nature&You!
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17-BuildYourBrain!
18-BetheArtist
19-DoortotheFuture

W ordtotheReader Co l o p h o n

Theprincipalroutefrom thecapitalofJamaica-Kingston JunctionRide
-whichbringsonetoimportantplacesofinterest/capitals
suchasPortAntonioandPortMaria,theJunction,St.Mary Community Magazine
haslotstooffer...
'JunctionRideCommunityMagazine"hopestoshareallthis ISSN:0799-5458
Issue8,Volume1

May2018

andmorewithyou. DionneWright
Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial
Allrightsreserved.

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PostcardTravelwith Issue8-May2018

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IncloseproximitytoPortmore-adenselypopulatedcommunitylocatedintheparishofSt.Catherineandroughly30minutesdriveom
Kingston,onefindsHellshire.Herethereisaplace-Fisherman’sBeach-whichgreetswithfinewhitesand,warmwelcomingCaribbeanSea

andtalentedcookswhopreparejust-caughtseafoodasyouwant,whileyouwait.
Onecangoforjustaswim,ortoeat,orgetahorsebackride.Averypopularhang-outspotthatisadored,especiallyonweekends.

itisoneofthebestbeachesonJamaica’ssouthcoast.

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3 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue8-May2018 JunctionTalent

ProudofmyProfession! Getfeatured
inJRtoday!
SchoolPrincipal Contactinfo
Aschoolisnotjustabuildingthatonegoesto. atback.

Itisthecombinationoflocationaswellasresources

(humanandmaterial)puttogethertofacilitateeducation.

ASchoolPrincipalorAdministratormanagesandrepresentsinstitutions,most

timesobtainingthispositiononlyafterhavingworkedformanyyearsasa

classroom teacher.

Afulltimejobwhichextendsintoovertimetoaccommodatemeetingsand

specialevents,managingaschoolrequiresvariousskillsandcompetencesso

thatoneisableto:

-supervisetheinstructionalprogramsoftheschool,evaluatelessonplansand

observeclasses;

-collaboratewiththeothermembersofthepatient'shealthcareteam inorder

toprovideanappropriateplanofcare;

-usestudentperformancedatatoassessteachingandlearningeffectiveness;

-conferwith teachers,students,and parentsconcerningeducationaland

behavioralproblemsinschool;

-ensurecompliancewithalllaws,networkpoliciesandcivilregulations;

-keepthestaffinformedandseekideasfortheimprovementoftheschool.

Excellentleadership,interpersonal,communcation,problem solving and

criticalthinkingskillsareintegral.

TheDevonPenPrimaryandInfantSchool,locatedjustabouttenminutesdrive

from CastletonGardens,issmall,neatandwell-kept.Nestledamongstever-

greenhillsanddecoratedwithbeautifulflowersandfruittrees,studentshere

aretreated with musicalnumbersfrom varioustypesofbirds.Theriver

Mrs.JenniferHarris-Burrel swishingoverthesun-bleachedrocksaddstothesettingwhichisperfectfora
widerangeofoutdooreducationtopics.

ThePrincipalisMrs.Harris-Burrell.

Herselfhailingfrom theDevonPencommunityandapaststudentof

thisverysameinstitution,shehasbeenateachersince1986.Shewas
drawntoteachingbecauseofherdeepdesiretohelpthosewhoareafraidto

hopeforbettersimplybecausetheyarefrom aruralareaorhaveapoorfamily

background.

Mrs.Harris-Burrell(whosaidthatitwasdifficulttofindotherswhowerepoorerthanherfamily)herselfneverhadthe

luxuryofeverattendinghighschool.However,throughdeterminationandyearsofhardwork,shegotintoandacedboth

collegeanduniversity.

Believingthat“withChristinthemidst,nothingcanpreventone’sachievements”andliving“togeteachandeverychild

torealizehis/herdreams/goals”,Mrs.Harris-Burrellhasnow spenttwenty-fivememorableyearsbuildinglivesand

communityviaengagementattheDevonPenPrimaryandInfantSchool.

Sheusesherachievementstoalwaysencouragebothparentsandstudentstocontinuallybelieveinthemselvesasnoone

canmakethem achievewithouttheirowneffort.

Beingschoolprincipalisnoeasytaskbutitisaveryfulfillingjobwhichallowsonetoliterallyseeandbeproudofthe
fruitsoftheirlabour,especiallyaftermanyyears.
Mrs.Harris-Burrell,theDevonPencommunitythanksyouforyourimprint-notjustontheirdailylives,butforyour
generousandpricelesscontributiontotheworldonthewhole.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 4

JunctionTalent Issue8-May2018
SchoolazSkillz Notetothe
Contributedbythe
Reader NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica

TheworkfeaturedinthisissueisnotthatofastudentwholivesorgoestoschoolontheJunctionroute.

However,giventheimportanceofthepieceandthefactthattravelinguptheJunctionrouteintothecorporatearealeadsone

rightpastherschool-withitsfascinatinghistorywhichbeganin1858-itisbeingsharedwithyou.

RachelBarham ofImmaculateConceptonHighreceivesherfirstplacetrophyfortheliterary
artscategorywithherstorytitled“MyGrandmotherisanUpcycler”intheNaturalHistory
Museum ofJamaica’sEarthDayCompetition.
To herextremeleftistheInstituteofJamaica’sExecutiveDirectorMr.Vivian Crawford,
Mrs.SamanthaSinclairofJamaicanInfrastructureOperatorLimitedandDolphinCove’sSales
ManagerTrevorDixon(right).

Let'sCultivateGreenBehaviour:Let'sUpcycle!:
MyGrandmotherisanUpcycler.

MyGrandmotherisanupcycler.Now,whenIsay‘upcycler’Idonotmeanshepeddlesupsteep,windinghillsonaunicycle.WhatIdomeanisthatsheis
strictaboutreusingandrepurposingitemsthatmostpeoplethinkofasgarbageandjunk.Forexample,shereusesoldtiresforfashioningrainbarrelsandturns
plasticbottlesintodripirrigatorsforhergarden.
Iusedtobelievethatshesufferedfrom acompulsivedisorderandgrew upexpectingatanymomenttoseeherfeaturedonanepisodeofA&E’sHoarders!
WhydoIsaythis?Well,whatwouldyouthinkifyousawsomeoneusingbrokengardenpotsforaccentsinheryard,andemptywinebottlesforlightfixtures?
Shewoulddescribeherselfasresourcefulorfrugal,butIdidnotthinkthatwasthecase.
EverytimeIwouldvisitshewouldtrytoeducatemeaboutupcycling,preservingtheplanet,andsavingmoney.Herexhortationswould,ofcourse,fallon
deafears.Whykeepandreuseoldstuffwhennew andbetterproductswerealwaysbeingdeveloped?Whynotusethelatesttechnologytosolveour
problems?
LastsummerbeforeIreturnedtoschoolshegavemeagiftofabeautifulschoolbag.Iproudlycarriedthebagtoschooluntiloneofmyclassmatesdiscovered
thelabelfrom apairofJeansontheinside.IthenrealizedthatithadonlybeentheJeansthatIhadoutgrownwhichhadbeenupcycled.
Anyways,anincidentoccurredlastsummerthatforcedmetoview hereccentricitiesinadifferentlight.Ialwaysspentsomeofmysummervacationswith
heratherlittlefarm inthehillsofClarendonattheedgeoftheCockpitCountry.Ididnotalwaysenjoythis‘vacation’asIwaspressedintoserviceonthe
farm andintonumerousupcyclingprojects.Thismeantlesstimeforvideogamesandsocialmedia,twoofthebestaspectsofmodernlife.
WhenwearrivedIimmediatelyrealizedthatGrandmawasnothappy."GrandmaMyrtle,what’sup?”Ienquired.
"Goinsideandmakeyourselfcomfortable.Therearesomecookiesandmilkonthecoffeetable.Iwillsoontellyouallaboutit”shesaid.Attheentranceto
thehousewasahand-madematweavedfrom bananaleavessaying,"wastenot,wantnot”.Thecoffeetablewasadoorrestinghorizontallyonfourwooden

sticks.Ithadbeensandeddownandrepainted.Onthis'coffeetable'satajugofmilkwitDhaWnassortmentofcookiesbeside.Everywherearoundthesmall

housewereexamplesofrepurposingandreusing.
Afterindulging,IdecidedtovisitthechickencoopandlookformyGrandma’sprizedrooster,Ancry.Hewasafinebirdwithbeautifulplumageandaconfi-
dentgait.WhenIvisitedhewouldalwaysfollow mearoundtheyardlikeapuppy;however,Ithinkitwasmoretoestablishthattheyardwashisandthat
Iwasamereguest.WhatIdiscoveredwasnotachickencoopbutafortification,withbarbedwiresandspikesallaround.Ancrywasnolongerproudly
walkingaroundinhiskingdom,butwasperchedatopthecooplookinganxiousandagitated.Hisfeatherswereintattersasif
hehadbeenthroughashredder.Thehenswerenotwalkingaroundpeckingatthegroundbuthidinginthecoop.
GrandmaMyrtlecameupbesidemeandsaid:“EverynightafterIgotosleepsomeonecomestostealachicken,andAncryputsupagreatfight...butthe
thiefalwaysgetsoneintheend.HeissoslickthatwhenIwakeupheisgone!Ihavetriedeverythingpossible,buthealwaysgetsaway.Iwillsoonhaveno
chickensifthiskeepsup.”
Astheweekenddrew toanend,myfamilyandIpromisedtoreturnthefollowingweek.Fortheentireridehome,Iwasconflictedaboutthesituation,and
withadeterminationtofixtheproblem,IcontinuouslymulledoverinmymindwhatcouldIdotohelp.Bythetime,Isettledinathome,theideastruck
me.
Myfather’sofficewasdisposingofaboxofoldsmartphones.
Usingtheweektosettheplaninplace,IreturnedtoGrandmaMyrtle'shomewithanew vigor.
EarlySaturdaymorningIbegantinkering;knocking,connectingandputtinginplacemyingeniousplan.BynoonIhadassembledthenetworkofsmart-
phones.SatisfiedwithmyworkIwaitedpatientlytocatchtheculprit.
Onceagain,thatnight,thechickensweredisturbed,onlythistimewewerereadytocatchtheculprit.AsmyfamilyandIintentlywatchedthemonitor,what
wesaw flabbergastedus;ashortlongbodiedbrownfigureslitheredintothecagesandpouncedonthechickens.
"Amongoose!"Ishoutedbewildered.
Theatmosphereofthenextdaywasconvivial.MyfatherandIaidedmygrandmotherinrenovatingherchickencoop.Weusedmaterialsthatwerestored
away,thatIbelievedwasjunk,andcreatedaclosedsanctuaryforthechickens.
LaterthateveningIturnedtoherandsaid:"Grandmadoyouknow youcultivatemorethanplantshere?"
"Whatdoyoumeanbythat,"shereplied
"Youcultivategreenbehavior,"Isaid
Inaddition,withthat,Ilearnedavaluablelesson.Whichwas;conservingandbeingresourceful,canactuallyhelpuslateronwhenanysituationarises.

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

RIssue8-May2018 Nature&You!
Studynature,lovenature,stayclosetonature.Itwillneverfailyou.
FrankLloydW right

ecreation
ocks!

Formany,meditationdoesnoteven Earthandsky,woodsandfields,
lakesandrivers,themountainand
cometomindassomethinghealthyand thesea,areexcellentschoolmasters,
profitabletodo.Astressreductionbreak
thatcanbetakenwhereeveroneis,italsoplaysavery andteachsomeofusmorethan
importantroleinrecreationaltherapy.Meditationmeans wecaneverlearnfrom books.
turningyourattentionawayfrom allsourcesofdistraction
andfocusingon asinglepointofreference.Inanutshell- JohnLubbock
youtrainyourmindtofocus.
Meditationisanancientpractice,butscientistsarestill
discoveringallofitsbenefits,someofwhichare:reduction
ofstress/anxietyandtheincreasingofemotionalhealth,
attentionspanandqualityofsleep

Creative Crafts
Leavesaresweptaway,piled
DW in garbage bags, burnt. WeirdbutReal!
NatureFacts
Bushesareabother,sowe It’sahardenoughsportforhumansto
chopthem downandthen dorock-climbingbutcanyouimagine
theysufferthesamefateas aFISHclimbingrocks?
leaves.Thenwegotothe
stores and spend many Lithogeneswahari,atypeofarmoured
thousands on expensive catfishfoundinSouthAmerica,
(MadeinChina)‘decor’.
isabletograspandshimmyupslippery
SavourNatureandbringitintolivingspaceswiththeartof rocksinfast-flowingrivers.
plant-pressing.Afunactivitythatisaffordableforall,itallows Itusesitssuckermouthand
onetoreallyappreciatethebeautyofNaturewhilesavinga
leaforflowerfrom aspecialplacewemighthavebeento. pelvicfinstoclimbverticalsurfaces.
Makebreath-takingsouvenirsandgiftsforhomedecorand
forbrighteningsomeone’sday!Tryplant-pressingtoday!

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 6

Home'nHealth Issue8-May2018

Prepare HealthCorner
“I’m sodepressed!”Aliceexclaimed.Herfriend
forahurricanebystocking shookherheadandjustsaid,“Stopbeingso
uponemergencysupplies.
silly!Cheerupyourselfandmoveon”
SafetyTip Aweeklater,Alicewasfoundunresponsivein
herbedroom.Shehadoverdosedonacocktail
ofalcoholandprescribeddrugs.

Knowyourplants!(Clinical)depressionisnotjustafeelingthat
oneiscapableofeasilybrushingoffandmoving
PlantFact onfrom.Itisaseriousmooddisorderwith
severesymptomsthataffectshow onefeels,
byDionneWright thinksandmanagesdailyactivitiessuchas

Lemongrass.Fevergrass. eating,sleepingandworking.
No matter the name, Tobediagnosedwithdepression,symptoms
theplantanditsbenefits
remainthesame. mustbepresentforatleasttwoweeks.
Found islandwide both
on supermarket shelves Signs/symptomsinclude:
andinbackyards,theuses
ofthisplantarecountless. -Persistentsad,anxious,or“empty”mood
-Feelingsofhopelessness,orpessimism
-Irritability
-Feelingsofguilt/worthlessness
-Lossofinterest/pleasureinactivities
Ancuunlminaearrrooymusuasvtaiicgtaem,helienamlsearo,nndglermmasiosnnehgraarsalss.asInwisaiddpedacivtkiaoerdniettwyoiiotthsf----DDMFeieofefcvilcriinneuggaltsroyeercdstoteanlenlckseeinsrnggt/yrmhaoatorvirnifnegag,tsirltgoeruwomeulyebmlebseirtitnign,gosrtill
medicinalbenefitsandisalwaysindemanddueto makingdecisions
its anti-bacterial, anti-fungaland anti-microbial-Difficultysleepingoroversleeping
pnspturrooommbpeleaerrcomthiuesss.aphnrIoedtablleiteshvmeonsc,fotcenafndenivctuieeorsrnes),.dsUa(asnrestehdrravietoixsutt,esearnmdatiesololnyrs,dttrreteuhraasist,la---pnATBrdhopo/obodpulryeegtmtphihtatseaisntwasodni,ftodhhs/eoonuauroicdttwiadaeeceaihc;gselhseestua,eircccvhiperdahanenymwsagpiteictstsahe,lmdtcripagetueassstetmiveent
plantcanimprovebloodflow andmaybeusedfor
the treatmentofathlete’sfoot,cuts,tendinitis,Personsatriskarethosefacedwith:
lAsepmgraroeinnasgtaraandsddsijitosioiannltstopoaasiknni.ni-ncsaercetarnedpeclolasnmteftoicrphroumduacntss,,---CPMeearrjstoaorinnliafpelhocyrhsfaiacnmaglieliyslln,hetissrtasouermsyaao,nfdodrempsertderiescssasitoinons
Treatmentincludesmedications,psycho-
homesandgardens.
Havearefreshing,energisingcupoflemongrasstea therapyandbrainstimulationtherapies.
Exercise,properdietandmeditationalso
andlivethedifference. helponetoheal.

7 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue8-May2018 DeliciousDelights!

OurFavourite Ketchup
Foods
Normallyusedwithhamburgers,fries
andhotdogs,tomatoketchupisalsoa Thethickertheketchup,thegreaterthe
majorpartofmanysauces,beansand ratioofsugarsandspicestotomatoes.
stews.
Originating in ancientChina as a ???
brineoffish,ittookahugestep to
becomewhatitistodaywhenEnglish
seamen‘...returnedfrom Mexicoand
theSpanishWestIndieswithseedsof
an exotic New World fruitcalled
tomato’.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Ketchup.html

Themainingredientsofketchupare:

. 1.Tomatoes

2.Sweeteners(granulatedcanesugar/(GMO)beetsugar/
dextrose/(GMO)highfructosecornsyrup)

3.Vinegar(GMOcorn)

4.Salt

5.Spices

6.Flavorings(mosttimesnofurtherdetailsgiven),onion,and/orgarlic.

7.RedDye40(comesfrom petroleum distillatesorcoaltars)

1pack'cheese'snack:$60

Shop right..Fish(fresh-from-the-sea)Te1akiddiesbVoxS'juice':$85
MoneyTight!!!Callaloostuffedroastfish,servedwithroasHtyaemal&trhoya,stfriilpleipnlganStainnack!

Chilledsugarcanejuice 1bottlespringwater:$55

BanaCnoaccoankuetwbliitshshiocen-ecyr-eaalmmo(nhdomnuet-mbuatdtee1ripin1accpitkanhcg(ek1unb(drphiirglpeooeescnmtbedsiavesneeea-drnmb))ais:apc$euda2iten0su):ts$;25$50
8
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

TantalizingTalesoJfuthnection Issue8-May2018

Laydeeesandgentlemen!

Areyouready?!?

Areyouready?!?

Areyouready-forthefightofalifetime?

Overhere,we’vegottheJunctioncommunityofScott’sHall,dressedinlush

green;hopingtolearnskillsandhonetalentstotakethemforwardtothenext

round.

Overthere,we’vegotthefighteryou’vebeenwaitingfor...Deckedoutin

goldandstandingproudandconfidentwithover30yearsexperience,he

knowshewon’tlose.

Let’shearitfooooorrrrRobert“Bobby Whale” Smellie,founderofhttp://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20160519/bobby-wales-wrestler-scotts-hall
CaribbeanWrestlingEntertainment!(CROWDROARS)

Backin1961,aspiritedlittleboywasborntomakeatotalof8childrenforparentslivingintheScottsHallcommunityof
St.Mary.HewasnamedRobert.AfterattendingtheScottsHallAllAgeSchool(asitwasbackthen)hemigratedtoIreland
attheageof12andthentotheU.S.A.in1973wherehisparentspassedonsome35yearslater.
Mr.RobertSmellie,atthistimeanentrepreneurafterhavingworkedatvariousjobs,reallybegantomissJamaicaand
movedbackhomeforgoodin2012afterhavinglivedabroadfor39years.
ScottsHallwasnothow hewantedittobe:thereweretoomanyyouthsfrom ‘challengedbackground’whowere
deviatingandbecomingdelinquents.Theyneededsomeonetooffersupportandguidance;someonetohelpthem to
focustheirenergies.BobbyWhaleselflesslydecidedtobecomethatsomeoneandtheCaribbeanWrestlingEntertainment
groupwasborn.

Hisobjectiveofmakingthedifferencefortheseyouths,provingtothem that‘beingfrom thecountry’doesnotmeanthe
endoftheroad,hasresultedinhim buildingagym inScottsHall(opentoall).TheCWEgroupnowhas4femalesand14
maleswhoaretrainedtowrestle,educatedonhealthandnutrition,exposedtoawidevarietyofpeopleandculturesand
whoofcourse,now lookforwardtoabrighterfutureasaresultofthisgoldenopportunityofemploymentandself-
development.
Theyhavesofartraveled12ofthe14parishes,performingatleastonceeachmonthandhaveevenhadthePrimeMinister
asaudience.Theseyoungsters(whoserepertoirincludesperformingatagriculturalshowsinclusiveofDenbigh,now
believeinthemselves,areconfidentthattheycanmaketheneededdifferenceandrealizethatcircumstancescanchange
forthebetter.
Andstill,BobbyWhalecontinuesto‘buildmindandbody’andcreatebecauseforhim,communitiesarethepillarsof
countries.HecollaborateswiththePoliceandPolicaYouthClubtoensurethateventsgosmoothlyandworkswith
communitiestoraisefundsforthem.
Hisefforts-likeacandleinadarkshed-havenotgoneunseenandnow heisbeingassistedbyMr.ScottElliot,aPeace
CorpsVolunteer.Havingbeenfeaturedintelevision,radionandnewspaperinterviews,Mr.Smellieisnostrangerto
exposurebutashesays,thisdoesnotequatetoincomeforcontinueddevelopmentandgrowthofLocalEconomic
Initiative.
TheSocialDevelopmentCommittee(SDC),believingthat“sportsisaunifyingforceandacatalystforignitingtheenergies
ofindividualsandgroupswithincommunities”hassteppedupandofferedagreatlyappreciatedmonetarysponsorship.
Thisiscurrentlybeingusedtoupgradeequipmentandinfrastructure.
Assistancetoobtainapersonalmeansoftransportationisnow beingrequestedtofacilitatemovementofthegroupand
moreearningpossibilities.

Savethedate! Mr.Robert“BobbyWhale”Smelliecanbereachedat:876-356-1270
17/06/18 Website:https://jamaicawrestling.wordpress.com
StandPipe,St.Andrew
CWE:Bethrilled.Beexhilarated.Beentertained.

ArticlebyDionneWright

9 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue8-May2018 CultureClub

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Draw theflag!

Japan

Anislandcountrywhichactuallyconsistsof6852islands,Japanislocatedofftheeastcoast
ofthecontinentof_________.Ithasfourmajorislandsandthenationalcapital_________
isoneofthemostpopulouscitesintheworld.HeadedbyPrimeMinister_______________
andwithanestimatedpopulationof127,210,442,Japanhasthesecondlowesthomicide
rateintheworld._____________,theworld’sshortestpoetryform whichconsistsofonly
threelineswasinventedinJapan.Formost,KentuckyFriedChickenisatypical__________
Evefeastwhileraw horsemeatisconsideredadelicacy.

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CultureClub Issue8-May2018

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Issue8-May2018 History&Heritage

THENATURALHISTORYMUSEUM OFJAMAICA

TheNaturalHistoryMuseumofJamaica,adivisionoftheInstituteofJamaica,aimsto
encouragethestudyanddissemnationofscientificknowledgeofJamaicanfloraand
fauna,promotetheconservatonoftheJamaicannaturalenvironmentandmaintain
collectionsofJamaicanflora,faunaandreferencebooks.

TheInstituteofJamaica’sfeatureonEarthDay2018

EarthDayiscelebratedonApril22eachyeartopromotethepreservationoftheEarth’snatural
resources.
TheobservationofEarthDaywasinitiatedbyHarvardLaw studentDennisHayesandSenator
GaylordNelsonin1970.Ithassincegatheredmomentum takingonaglobalperspective.

Jamaicaparticipatesannuallythroughcommemorativeactivitiesasitisauniqueopportunitytoraise
awarenessonkeyenvironmentalissuesamongpublicandprivatesectordecision-makersandthe
public,whilemobilizingallstakeholderstoworktogethertopreserveourcountry'snaturalenviron-
ment.

Thisyear’stheme”“From TrashtoCash”wasinfluencedbytheinternationalfocusonstoppingplastic
pollutionwithawideremphasisgiventomacro-wastefrom othersourcesaswell.

Itisimportanttoeducateouryouthabouttheharmfuleffectsofpollution.
Throughthiscompetition,weendeavouredtocreateaplatform forthem tocreativelyconceptualize
asolution forourwaste.How wedisposeofourwastecontaminatesourenvironmentwith
unwantedsubstancesandaffectsusinmanyways.StoppingpollutionisnecessaryforJamaica’s
survival.Turningourtrashintocash,changesthewaywethinkofrecycling.Thismodeofthinking
challengesustoformulateideas,businessesandprojectsthatareinnovationsforeconomicgain.Ifwe
canviewalternativewaystouseourwasteinasustainablemanner,wecouldmoveclosertoagreener
Jamaica.

Thecompetitionwasopentoallchildrenandyouthbetweenages12–19yearsattendingprimary
andsecondaryschools;youthattachedtocommunitybasedorganizations,churchesandalsoyouth
clubs.EligiblepersonswereaskedtosubmitoriginalindividualentriestotheLiteraryArts,Posterand
DesignModelcategories.Entrieswerejudgedonthepremisethatampleresearchhasgoneintowhat
isproducedandthewinnerswereannouncedandrecognizedattheannualEarthDayCompetition
AwardsCeremonyonFriday,April27,2018.

Inthisfeature(pleaseseepage5),wewillhighlightthewinningliterarypieceunderthesub-

theme:"Let'sCultivateGreenBehaviour:Let'sUpcycle!"writtenbyRachelBarham,agrade11student

oftheImmaculateConceptionHighSchool.Outofatotalofseventeen(17)literaryartspieces,Rachel

Barham emergedthewinnerwithacreativelycraftedshortstoryentitled,

“MyGrandmotherisanUpcycler”.

CongratulationsRachel!

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 12

CommunityLife Issue8-May2018

W agW aterValley:What’sBeenHappening?

Themulti-milliondollarroadimprovementprojectannouncedfortheJunctionrouteisnow infullswing.
Well-neededroadworkshavebeentakingplacefrom theGeorgiasectionoftheJunctionroutedowntoAgualta
Vale,withsomesectionsoftheroad beingwidened whilesomearebeingreplaced to cutdownonthe
numerouscorners.Despitethefactthatpropertiestooclosetotheroadarebeinglost,thegeneralpublicis
upbeatandlookingforwardtoexperiencingalessbumpyridewithshortertraveltimes.
AnotherlegoftheroadimprovementprojectisalsobeingdoneonupperConstantSpringRoadwhichleads
directlyuntotheJunctionroute.Theroadisbeingwidenedwiththeobjectiveofcuttingdownonthehours-
longtrafficjam duringmorningandeveningpeakhours.Thethousandswhotravelintothecapitaldailyviathe
Junction,leavingoutbeforesunriseandgetinghomeatbedtimewelcomethispromisingproject.

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Issue8-May2018 Mind&Body

TheImportanceofGoodMentalHealth

TheMentalHealthUnitattheMinistryofHealthhasasloganthatforeverholdstrue:
“Thereisnohealthwithoutgoodmentalhealth”.
Whiletherehasbeengreaterawarenessofnon-communcablediseases(NCDs)suchashypertensonand
diabetes,manyareunawarethatthestateofourmentalhealthsignificantlycontributestothedevelopment,
preventonandtreatmentofNCDs.Globally,depressionandanxietyratesareontheriseandcommonly
contributetosicknessandabsencefrom schooloremployment.

Fartoooftenmentalwellnessisforgottenbymany,yethow wearedoingmentallyandemotionallyhas
far-reachingconsequencesforourphysicalhealth,oursociallivesandsomuchmore.
So,whatisgoodmentalhealth?How doweachieveit?

Goodmentalhealthisnotsimplytheabsenceofadiagnosableillnesslikeschizophreniaordepression,etc.Itishavingthe
abilitytocopewiththevarousstressesoflife,managechangeanduncertainty,learnandrealizeourfullpotential.

Thebenefitsofmentalwellnessincludereducedfeelingsofstress,agreatersenseofcalm,reducedmedicalcosts,increased
productivity,andisfundamentaltoourrelationshipsandachievinggoals.Allofuswillexperiencestrugglesfrom timetotime,
butgoodmentalhealthiswhatwillhelpusbounceback.Wemaystillfacesituationsbeyondourcontrol,butwecandosome-
thingaboutthestateofourmentalhealth.

Herearesometips:

*Talkaboutyourfeelings-talkingabouthow youfeeltoatrustedfamilymemberorfriendcanhelpyoucopeintimesof
difficulty.

*Keepactive-regularexerciseisshowntoimprovemood,concentrationandsleep.Asimpleactivitysuchastakingashort
walkcanimpactyourmentalhealth!

-Takeabreak-giveyourselfsome“metime”.Ensureyouscheduletimesofrestandrelaxation.Ashortbreakfrom studyingor
working,takingalunchbreak,orplanningaweekendtripoutoftown.Afew minutescanbeenoughtode-stressyouandhelp
youre-focusonthetasksyouhavetodo.

*Beanoptimist-thinkingpositivelyisaprovenwayofimprovingmood.Workonreframingnegativesituationsintopositive
ones.Lookattheseasopportunitiesforgrowth.

*Connect-keepintouchwithfriendsandfamilyandmaketimetoattendsocialevents.Socialisingwithothersisassociated
withincreasedmood.

*Eathealthy-Whatyoueatcanhaveadirecteffectonyourenergylevelandmood.Reducetheamountofsugar,caffeineand
alcoholandmakehealthierchoicessuchasalmonds,peanuts,bananas,greenteaetc.whichalllhelpwithenergywithoutthe
addedsugar!

*Askforhelp-themostimportantthingyoucandoforyourmentalhealthistoaskforhelp.Yourfriendsandfamilymaybe
abletoofferpracticalhelpbutalsodonotshyawayfrom makinguseoflocalcounsellingcentres.

Foralistofhealthprofessonals,seewww.jampsych.com oremail:[email protected] forfurtherassistance.

DjavilaHo,M.Sc
AssociateClinicalPsychologist
[email protected]
DirectorofMembership,JamaicanPsychologicalSociety www.jampsych.com

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KnowMore! Issue8-May2018

awordonabuse:Womenarewrong!

MissMatilda(namechangedtoprotectidentity)spokeinahushedtonewithtearsinhereyes.Herguantfeaturestoldher
storyevenbeforethewordscameout.
Motherofateenagegirlwhowasimpregnantedbyabusconductor,shewasalmostatherwitsend.Shehadverylimited
resourcesandatightbudgetbutstilltriedtotakecareofboththedaughterandthegrandsonasthe‘baby-faadanaahgiv
arnutten,jus’buylikklejuicean’from timetotimesome“pampas”.
Whenaskedwhyshehadnotreportedthegirl’scasetothepolice,shepromptlyreplied,‘shedidalmos’16somineva
seewhedatmeksense.Harfaadanearlykillhardoahkaahwinevahexpeckatinglikedat!’.
Whenquestionedrethefatherandhispossibilitytocareforthechild,itcameoutthatitwasanolderperson,onewho
worksasabusconductorandonewhohasanumberofotherchildrenwithyounggirls.

Women-especiallythosefrom poorbackgroundsandlivinginruralareas-aresowrong!
Weliveinacountryregulatedbylawswhichareinplacetoprotectourrights.
Andyetweignoretheselaws(unlesswearephysicallyattacked)andhopetobebetterandsafer.
Inthiscase,thedaughterwasnotprotected.
Shewasgroomedandtakenadvantageofbysomeoneshewasfamiliarwith,havingtraveledonthebusdailytoandfrom
school.
Then,asachildwhobecamepregnant,shewasnotprotecedbyherparentswhoshouldhavereportedtheincidentas
‘individualsaged15oryoungerinJamaicaarenotlegallyabletoconsenttosexualactivity,andsuchactivitymayresult
inprosecutionforstatutoryrape”.
Inaddition,beingtheoneswhoarelegallyresponsibleforcaringforheruntilatleastage18,theparentsagainfailedher
innotapplyingtotofamilycourtforaMaintenanceOrder.Thefactthattheydonothingwithregardstothelackofmain-
tenancebythefatherofthechildgivestheideathathisactionsareacceptedandnotcontested.Anycare-giverwho
wilfullyignorestheneedsofachildisguiltyofneglect,whichisaform ofchildabuse.
Bydefault,anypersonwhoallowsthstohappen/continue,giventhat,

AccordingtotheMaintenanceAct(2005),
“8.-(1)Subjecttosubsection(2),everyparenthasanobligation,totheextentthattheparentiscapableofdoing so,to
maintaintheparent'sunmarriedchildwho-
(a)isaminor;or
(b)isinneedofsuchmaintenance,byreasonofphysicalormentalinfirmityordisability.”

Section9.(2)(a)confirms“thateachparenthasanobligationtoprovidesupport
forthechild”

isjustasguiltyofchildabuseandisbreakingthelaw.

Whenpressedretheinvolvementofthefather,shesaid‘midawtamekamistakean’ahopeshewilearnfram itan‘pick
upharself.Dibaby-faada,ahjus’lefhim totime.’
Why?Why‘leavehim totime’whenthechildwasasmuchhisashers?
Hetoohadanobligation,aresponsibility.Yetthegirlwasbeingcounselledtojustbearitandhangonwhilehegalivanted
andthechildremainedinneedofsomanythings.
Inadditiontothepreviousformsofabuse,she(andherparents)werebeingabusedfinanciallywhilethechildwasbeing
neglected.Andhermotheronlysaw thatsheneeded‘tostandstrongandworkharder’and‘justignoretheman-hewill
getwhatiscomingtohim.’

Childrenhaverightstoo.Asparents,itisourdutytoprotectthem from allthreatsanddangers. DW
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Issue8-May2018 2'Tweens Teens

Especiallyduringtheseyearscharacterisedbydrasticphysiologicalandpsychologcaldevelop-
ment,confusingemotions,theneedto‘fitin’andaddedpressuresfrom thosewhokeepsaying
‘yuhgettingbignow,soyuhcan/yuhmust...’tweenstoteensarehighlyatrisk.
Researchhasproventhatthe6-15agegrouparethemostabusedbutthisisnottheironly
problem.

Humantrafficking,alsoviewedas‘moderndayslavery’hassurpassedtheillegalsaleof

armsandwillsurpasstheillegalsaleofdrugsinthenextfew years,asvictimscanbeabused
overandover.
Morewomenandgirls(approximatedat80percent)aretraffickedthanboysandmen,andthe
averageageofvictimsisinthe11-14range.Those‘enslaved’haveanaveragelifespanofjust
7years.
“Childrenareoftentargetedbytraffickersastheyaredeemedeasiertomanipulatethanadults.
Moremoneycanbeearnedbyyoungergirlsandboysexploitedinsexualexploitation,espe-
ciallyvirgins.Pre-pubescentgirlsarereportedto beinjectedwithhormonesto bringon
puberty.Youngergirlsareexpectedtohaveagreaterearningpotential,andassucharein
greaterdemand”.

“Jamaicaisasource,transit,anddestinationcountryforwomenandchildrentraffickedforthe
purposesofsexualexploitationandforcedlabor.ThemajorityofvictimsarepoorJamaican
womenandgirls,andincreasinglyboys,whoaretraffickedfrom ruraltourbanandtourist
areasforcommercialsexualexploitation.Victimsaretypicallyrecruitedbypersonscloseto
them ornewspaperadvertisementspromotingworkasspaattendants,masseuses,ordancers;
afterbeingrecruited,victimsarecoercedintoprostitution.Jamaicanchildrenalsomaybe
subjectedtoconditionsofforcedlaborasdomesticservants.”

DuringthemonthofMay,specialemphasisisplacedonourchildren.Letusplacethisspecial
emphasisonthem everydayandtakeavow toprotectthem from allharm anddanger.
Asparentsandcommunitymembers,thisisourduty;notsellingthem toadvanceourselves.
LetusactivelyengageintheBlueHeartCampaignandsavethefuture.

-TheBlueHeartCampaignisaglobalawarenessraisinginitiativetofighthumantrafficking
anditsimpactonsociety.

-Itseekstoencourageinvolvementfrom governments,civilsociety,thecorporatesectorand
individualsalike,toinspireactionandhelppreventthisheinouscrime.

-TheBlueHeartisincreasinglyrecognizedastheinternationalsymbolagainsthumantraffick-
ing,representingthesadnessofthosewhoaretraffickedwhileremindingusofthecold-heart-
ednessofthosewhobuyandsellfellow humanbeings.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 16 https://www.unodc.org/blueheart/
http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/Jamaica.htm
https://arkofhopeforchildren.org/child-trafficking/child-trafficking-statistics

BuildYourBrain! Issue8-May2018

Homeschool Toprevent BeInspired
memoryloss&
Tips'n Tales sharpenmind: It'snothowhardyouhit;
it'showhardyoucangethit
Thebestschedule Brushteethwithyour andkeepmovingforward-
istheonethatworks non-dominanthand that'showwinningisdone.

foryou! SylvesterStallone,
RockyBalboa

Activity Mayisamagicalmonth!
Foreachcelebratedevent,draworpasteacorrespondingpictureinthebox.

Teachers’Day Mothers’Day

LabourDay 17 Children’sDay

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue8-May2018 BeTheArtist

Completethepoem withwordsthatrhyme. FamousJamaicanArtist

Sunrise.Sunset. DawnScott
Theendofanotherday.
Ourpathsbrieflycrossed- Ahighlyregardedvisualartistwhohailsfromthe
Thenwewentonour__________ townofMandevilleintheparishofManchester,
DawnScottwasonewhoneverstoppedemitting
Willyourememberme, ideas.Asshestartedoffasapainterwhothen
Asyoucarryon? branchedoffintoarchitecturaldetailingandinterior
design.herworkscanbefoundinallwalksoflife.
Orwillyourmemoriesbelikeashadow, Shepassedawayin2010butnotafterleavingher
Herethismomentandthen___________? markonnotjusttheworldofart,butoneveryone

Sunrise.Sunset. whocameintocontactwithherwork.
Theendofanotheryear. ACulturalObject,(1985)

Istillthinkofyou; isaninstallatiionthathasbecomecenterpiece
Istillholdyou____________. oftheNationalGallery’spermanentcollection.

2018 http://arteventsja.com/artist/dawn-scott

Drawandcolourtherestoftheimage.

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DoortotheFuture Issue8-May2018

TechTalk Upcycle Challenge!

https://www.printerbase.co.uk/news/makerbot-replicator-desktop-3d-printer-lands-red-dot-design-award/

A3Dprintermakesthreedimensionalsolidobjects
fromadigitalfileviaananadditiveprocessinwhichan
objectiscreatedbylayingdownsuccessivelayersof
materialuntiltheobjectiscreated.3Dprintingenables
theproductionofcomplex(functional)shapesusing
lessmaterialthantraditionalmanufacturingmethods.

BeamingBaby
loves

Beingbarefooted

Expertsarecomingtotheconsensusthatthebestshoemaybenoshoeatall!Walkingbarefootprovides

feedbackfromthegroundwhichresultsinlessneedtolookdown(thisiswhatputsbabiesoffbalanceand

causesthemtofalldown).Muscles,ligamentsandthestrengthofthefoot’sarcharebetterdevelopedwhile

proprioceptionandgoodpostureimproves.DwellinginshoesisneithernormalnornaturalforManin

general,ascanbeseenfrom theresultingosteoarthritis,osteoporosis,knee-hip-backpain,andbunions.

Thewearingofshoesalso limitsournaturalmovementpatternsandcausesourmusclesandrangeof

motiontoatrophyovertime.‘Earthing’especiallyonnaturalsurfacessuchassoil,sandorgrass,increases

antioxidants,reducesinflammationandimprovessleep.

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