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Published by justwrightcomms.ja, 2017-12-15 18:54:29

JR3 Dec 2017

Community Magazine

RIDE
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Nature&You!

pg14

KnowMore!

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TantalisingTales

ViewfromScottsHallMaroonTown,DW HolidaySpecial

Issue3-December2017

Contents

3PostcardTravel

4JunctionTalent:ProudofmyProfession!

5JunctionTalent:SchoolazSkillz 14KnowMore!
6Nature&You! 15KnowMore!
7Home‘nHealth 16Mind&Body
8DeliciousDelights 17‘Tweens2Teens
9CultureClub;FeaturedCountry 18History&Heritage
10CultureClub:MotdelaFrance 19TantalisingTales
11CultureClub:MotdelaFrance;Penpals 20BetheArtist
12CommunityLife-Happenings 21BrainWorkout
13CommunityLife-Crafts 22BeInspired

23RouteServices

W ordtotheReader Co l o p h o n

Theprincipalroutefrom thecapitalofJamaica-Kingston JunctionRide
-whichbringsonetoimportantplacesofinterest/capitals
suchasPortAntonioandPortMaria,theJunction,St.Mary Community Magazine
haslotstooffer... ISSN:
'JunctionRideCommunityMagazine"hopestoshareallthis Issue3,Volume1
andmorewithyou.
Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial DionneWright
organisationsaswellasfrom communitymembersthemselves December2017.
theaim istomakethedifferencenotjustinyourday, Allrightsreserved.
butinyourlife.
CONTACT:
D ionneW right N icoleW right [email protected]
junctionride.weebly.com
Publisher- CreativeDirector- Editor AssistantGraphicDesigner @Junctionride

PostcardTravelwith Issue3-Decmber2017

Fisherman Availableat:
Frank
t
DollyD DevonHouse
NormanManleyInternationalAirport
Multi-PurposeRasta’pus

AnnooBayisoneofthethreemajortownsinSt.Mary.ItliesattheendoftheJunctionroute,justEastoftheWagWaterRiver.TravelingtoBuffBayor
PortAntonioomKingstonorOchoRios,onehastopassthroughthistown.Inthe19thcentury,itwasagreat,bustlingtownwitharichsugarestate.
Whenthebananaplantationsreplacedsugarproduction,itevenhadaporttofacilitatebananaexport.Originallycalled“Guayguata”bytheTainos,
AnnooBay(sonamedbecausealotofachiote/annaoplantsgrewthere)ishometohistoricalsitessuchastheveryfirstBaptistChurchbuiltin

St.Mary,(1824).Thoughnowjustashadowofwhatitusedtobe,AnnooBaystilloffersscenicviewsandishometomanyfarmersandfishermen.

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Issue3-December2017 JunctionTalent

ProudofmyProfession!

DW

TheGarbageCollectionTeam Getfeatured
JunctionRoute inJRtoday!
Contactinfo

atback.

Peopletakegreatprideintheirsurroundings,especiallythosealongtheJunctionroute.Fearingthatdogsmaycauseunwantedlitter,
someevenstoretheirgarbageandfaithfullyawaitSundaymorningwhenthewell-knownandunique‘perp-perp-perp!’soundtugson
theirsears.‘Digiabijchuck!’someshoutaskidsrunquicklydownsteephillsidesinanefforttorelaytheirwell-packagedwaste.
Onadaywhenmanyareathomewiththeirfamiliesrestingandenjoyingtheirtraditional,tastySundaydinner,theseGarbagemenof
theJunctionroutealwayspolitelygreetonewithasmile.Thoughattimesrunningbehindthemovingtruck,whilegrabbing,emptying
andreplacinggarbagebins,theyalwaysfindthetimetohaveasmallconversation.Maybeonethatmakestheirdayasmuchasthatof
thepersontowhom theyspeak.
Theirjobisquitechallenging.Theirtaskismadeevenharder,asbasicandnecessaryprotectivegearsarelacking,resultinginthem
workinginclothingmadedirtybyourrefuse.andonthewhole,greatlyriskingtheirhealthandeventheirlives.
GarbageCollectorsaresupposedtohavecoveralls,goggles,nose-mouthmasks,abacksupportbodybelt,goodqualityglovestohelp
preventcuts,reflectiveveststohelpotherdriversseethem duringtheveryearlyorlatehours,ahelmet,thick-soledrubberbootsand
earplugs.
Onehastoreallybeself-motivatedgiventhe“...verylow salaryanddifficultjobconditions”,Mr.MarcusNugent,oneoftheJunction
route’sSanitaryWorkersstatedastherainpoureddownonhim,whileheskilfullynavigatedaheavybin.

WorkingasaGarbageCollector/GarbageMan/SanitationWorkerisnotforthefaintofheartandthoughmanylookdownupon
thisprofession,itisafunctionthatisindispensibletosociety.Imaginehow thegeneralpublicreactswhenjustonetourofdutyis
missed.Imaginewhatthestreetslooklike-worse,whattheysmelllikeaswellasthegermsthathappilymultiply-afteramonthwith
outtheservicesoftheSanitationWorkers.

TheGarbageCollectorhastoworknon-traditionalhourssuchasearlymornings,sometimeslatenights.Physicalstrengthandself-
motivationareamustasonehastodoalotofliftingandworkoutdoorsinalltypesofweatherconditions.Especiallyindeveloping
countries,thereisateam whereonepersondrivesandtheothersmanuallypickupthegarbage.Mostdevelopedcountrieshave
automatedtruckswhichwiththepressofabutton,replacesmuchofthemanualworkwithuseofamechanicalarm.Thegarbageor
refusethatisthrownintothetruckiscompactedthentakentoadesignateddepositsitewhereitissorted.

GarbageCollectors,wesaluteyouforbeingproudofyourprofessionandforkeepingatitdespitethehardshipsandrisks.

Wesaluteyouforhavingchosentodohonest,hardworktoearnyourlivingandtotakecareofyourfamily.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 4

JunctionTalent Issue3-December2017
SchoolazSkillz

JeromeJohnson
Grade5/6,DevonPenPrimarySchool

WelcomeToMyCommunity

Goodsandservicesiswhatwedo;
Farmersplantgoods:

“BreddaBenbegyoupieceayuhyamnuh?
Schoolneedgoodfoodtoenuh!”

Ourshopkeeperssellgoodsbutofferservices
“Serve!Sellmifourpoundachickenbackanonepackacurry”.

Afterall,schoolpickneyafieatmeatto!
Currychickenbackonyam...
That'saperfectnyam.
Afterall,pickneyloveramp!
Welcometomycommunity.

Goodsandservicesiswhatwedobest!

JayanaAshontaeCampbell RaniqueWright
Grade2,GoldenSpringPrimarySchool Grade4,GoldenValleyPrimaryandInfantSchool

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue3-December2017 Nature&You!
Lookdeepintonature,andthenyouwillunderstandeverythingbetter.AlbertEinstein

W agW aterValley

TheJunctionrouteandcommunitiesarewatchedoverbyscoresofacresof DW
bambooplantswhichartisticallydecoratethesteepslopes.Onasunnyday,
thegreensofitsdancingfoliagecontraststrikinglywiththebluesofthesky.
Agreatresourcethataddstothenaturalbeautyofthearea,thebamboo
doesmuchmorethanjustwavetopassers-by.
Itsusesaremany,rangingfrom foodandmedicinaltocraftstomaterial
forthebuildingofsheltersandbridges.Bamboo,usedtomakebeer,tea,
paper,nappies,musicalinstruments,toys,furnitureandmuchmoreisa
criticalelementinthebalanceofoxygenandcarbondioxideinthe
atmosphere,probablyoneofthereasonswhytheairintheJunction
communitiesissocrispandclean.Workinginconjunctionwiththeother
treesandshrubs,bamboohelpstopreventsoilerosion.
Amemberofthegrassfamilywhichgrowsmostlyintropicalandsub-
tropicalregions,thelargestnumberofspeciesisfoundinAsia.

ecreation

Rocks!

Hikingorhillwalking
entailsalong,vigorous
walkontrails.
Onceameansofhuntingandsurviving,
thisaerobicactivitywithworldwide WeirdbutReal!
NatureFacts

popularityhasnumeroushealthbenefits. Ratsbotheringyou?Noproblem!
Bettercardiorespiratoryfitness,weight GetaPitcherPlant!
control,musclestrength,bonedensity TheNepenthesattenboroughii,
andsleepqualityarejustsomeofthe possiblythelargestcarnivorous
resultsoftakingawalkwithNature. plantintheworld,iscapableof
devouringwholerats,disolving

themwithacid-likeenzymes.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 6

Home'nHealth Issue3-December2017

Know allescape HealthCorner
routesfrom your
Respirationisaprocesswhichinvolves
oxygenbeingtakenintothebodyand
SafetyTiphome. carbondioxidebeingletout.
Thehumanrespiratorysystem

ismadeupoftherespiratorytract
Knowyourplants!andthelungs.Therespiratoryprocess
beginswithinsipration(thetakingin
ofairtogetoxygen)andendswith
expiration(thelettingoutofairto
Contributed by the Institute of Jamaica expelcarbondioxide).

-improvesvision Asthmaisaconditionwhichaffects
-boostscirculation millionsofpeopleworldwideand
-reducesinflammation
-promoteshealthyskin isresponsiblefornumerousdeaths.
Whenthereisan‘AsthmaAttack’,
TheNaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica(NHMJ)
iscurrentlyhostinganexhibitionentitled theairways(respiratorytract)
“MedicinalPlantsofJamaica& TheirUses”. become narrow,swellandproduce
Tolearnmoreaboutourprogrammes& exhibitions
contactusat1-876-922-0620-2extension352. extramucuswhichinturnmakes
LikeusonFacebook(NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica), breathinghard,triggerscoughing,
TwitterandInstagram (@iloveNHMJ. wheezingandshortnessofbreath.
Thereisnocureforthiscondition
PlantFact whichchangesovertimebutthe
byDionneWright
OtaheiteApples!Mmmmm.... symptomscanbecontrolled.
Itisnormallytreatedwithtwotypesof
AverypopularfruitinJamaica,thisappleisoriginally medicines:quick-reliefonestostopthe

from southeastAsiawhereitiscalledMalayApple. symptomsandlong-term onesto
preventthem.Anumberofnatural
Athindeepredskincoversjuicywhitefleshwhichin treatmentsarealsoavailableand
forsomepersons,specialcareneeds
turnsurroundsabrownseed.Bothskinandfleshare
tobetakenwithdiet.
eatenasisorusedtomakejuice.Aquitedeliciousand Thischroniclungdiseasehasanumber

refreshingfruitespeciallywhentheweatherishot,the oftriggers,inclusiveofallergens,
smoke,mold,duststressfulsituations
OtaheiteApplehasaveryhighVitaminCcontent.
andevenexerciseandtheweather.

7 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue3-December2017 DeliciousDelights

TrFadiotoidons

J apan J amaica China
KFC WoodEarSoup
GungoPeas-Rice N ew Z ealand
N orway Goat/Turkey/Ham Pavlova(meringuedessert)
Smalahove(sheep’shead)
Coleslaw Russia
Greenland SorrelDrink Sochivo(wheat/riceporridge)
Mattak(whaleblubber) JamaicanRedWine
Kiviak(raw,fermentedbirds) ChristmasCake Egypt
Fata(lambsoup)
SouthA frica
FriedMopaneworms B olivia
Picanasoup
Oxtongue
Canada
England YuleLogCake
ChristmasPudding

Ingredients Method

6eggs 1.Boilfruitsinwine/grapejuicefor2mins.
120gbutter 2.Coolandleavetomarinatefor24hrsthen
225graisins
225gprunes blendtosmoothconsistency.
120gcandiedfruits/mixedpeel 3.Cream butter,sugar,vanillaandbrowning/
1/2teaspoonnutmegpowder
500mlRedLabelWineorgrapejuice molasses.
½ teaspooncinnamonpowder 4.Mixalldryingredientsinanotherbowl.
1/4teaspoonsalt 5.Beateggsinaseparatecontainerthenaddto
11/2teaspoonbakingpowder
11/2cupsbakingflour creamedbutterandsugarmixture.
1cupbrownsugar 6.Addfruitsthenfoldindryingredientsmix.
2tablespoonbrowningormolasses
1teaspoonvanilla *mixtureshouldnotbestiff.
1/2teaspoonlemonzest 7.Grease9”bakingpan,linewithgreasepaperthen

addalightcoatingofflour.
8.Pourinmixtureandbakeat350Ffor90minutes.
9.Wnencakeisdone,pouronalittlewineand

coverwithfoilformoistureretention.

TraditionalJ amaicanChristmasCake

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CultureClub Issue3-December2017

Sponsoredby:

& Contact:[email protected]

DidacticResources

Draw themapofthecountry!

China
Chinaaloneaccountsforover18% oftheworld’spopulationwith
anestimated1.4billioninhabitants.Foundonthecontinentof
____________,with______________asitscapitalcity,theOfficial
Languageofthisnationis___________________.

(Pastepictures)! Chinese: HHoGHMewIoollyloowotvdnoaebarmysyeaeoeyyuo:isu.-?.-.n-z-ĭ-àhwnwiăĭŏjŏohiàjàăinàoionmĭá

LenovoLaptop 9 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

ChowMein

Issue3-December2017 CultureClub

Helloeveryone!
Wearestudentsatthe
SaccomanElementary
SchoolinMarseille.We
are7and8yearsold;
wearepreparingforthe
endofyearholidays.

Togotoschoolduring
themonthofDecember,
wewearwarm jackets
withscarvesandgloves
becauseit’scold.
Sometimeswegetill.
Todayitwas18Cinside
theclassroom and11C
outside.
Itsnowedthisweekend
butthesnow melts
quicklyinMarseille.

Wedecorateourhomes
withgarlands,balls,
lights,stockings,astar
theNativityscene...
Familyandfriendsget
togetherandwealleat
thegreatturkeythat
Mummyprepares.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 10 Weplantedsomelentils
oncotton.Ifitgrows
niceandgreenthenthe
yearwillbeproperous.
UndertheChristmas
Tree,weleftaplatter
withcarrotsandbiscuits
aswellasmilkforSanta
andhisreindeer.
Weeatlogcakebefore
goingtobed.Thenext
daywewillhavemany
giftsunderthetree.

CultureClub Issue3-December2017

Mohamed,Alice,

Sasha,Enzo,Yassine,Rose,

Hajer,Mickael,Tayra,Yanis,

Camilia,Lina,Dimitri,Lewis,

Nasri,Djinane,Louka,Océane,

Maeva,Océane,Elena,Ibrahim Penpals

ClassCE1b,EcoleélémentairedeSaccoman,Marseille. Doyou
wantapenpal
Chansonpourlesenfantsl’hiver 

Danslanuitdel'hiver

Galopeungrandhommeblanc. too?
C'estunbonhommedeneige
Avecunepipeenbois, Let’sstarta
Ungrandbonhommedeneige FrenchClub

Poursuiviparlefroid. atyourschool!
Ilarriveauvillage.
Contactdetailsat
Voyantdelalumière backofmagazine

Levoilàrassuré. AliceetSacha.
Dansunepetitemaison

Ilentresansfrapper,

Etpourseréchauffer,

S'assoitsurlepoêlerouge,

Etd'uncoupdisparaît

Nelaissantquesapipe

Aumilieud'uneflaqued'eau,

Nelaissantquesapipe

Etpuissonvieuxchapeau.

JacquesPrévert MohamedetOceaneA.

RoseetNasri

Challengeyourselftolearnit! HajeretOceaneK. LoukaetMaeva
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZOL5hk6r0w
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine
11

Issue3-December2017 CommunityLife

W hat’sBeenHappening?

NoelPrehay,formerColoneloftheScottsHallMaroonTown APPhoto/DavidMcFadden
whogovernedforarecord33years,passedawayonMonday
27November2017attheageof74years.Duringhistenureas
leaderoftheonlyMarooncommunityinSt.Mary,hecalledfor
allMaroonstostandtogetherandhadhopesthat(heritage)
tourism wouldenablehispeopletorelearntheirtraditions.He
alsoremindedtheBritishoftheirlong-overduedebttoMaroons.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Maroon-colonel-wants-Britain-to-pay-up-old-debt_15808734

BuildingKushu(ScottsHall)MaroonTown

Anorchid,oneofthemany
plantsthatbeautifytheproperty.

Above,aspacious,airy
kitchen,astockedbarand
thebeginningsofamuseum
andacomputercentre.

Thestageto
facilitateperformances.

Above,ColonelRudulphPinkdemonstrateshow the

abengisusedandshowsthreetypesofdrumsmade

bytheMaroonsoftheScottsHallCommunity.

Totheright,heshowsthetank,awashareaand

restroomsthathehasbuilt. 12

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

CommunityLife Issue3-December2017

Calabash(Crescentiacujete)

Creative Crafts drillAlargenumberofcraftartistsliveintheJunction,bothmales
paint
andfemales.Someturnedtothisactivitybecauseofloveof carve

Art,somebecausetheyhavevariousobstaclespreventing
themfromobtainingothertypesofwork.Hereinthe

polishWagWaterValley,therearemanytypesofnatural
fwSrueohrsmnioleieuturoocrtfeeht.sehrweshcsirecerhavcteiaoannssbueatreuensseuidslseadasnacdsradfettchmoara,ttetrhiadel.ejCceTorwehrseaecltreidyon,rtniimeas,dcuvuscaijaceslaetaelsbiiaansnssthtdhreusmhmNeuelaclnhtiitsosmu,nsloaaelrndeTt!reteoDrenimdso,afyhkoSaetnu.bdLkobunwacoigalwss?,,

DonebytheMaroonsofScottsHall.

ThankYou!InvaluableContributors&FaithfulReaders
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JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue3-December2017 KnowMore!

Identifystudent’slearningstyle(s)
(Visual/Aural/Verbal/Physical/Logical/

Social/Solitary)
andalignteachingstrategiesandcontent

Homeschool topavethewayformaximum

Tips'n Tales performanceandresults.

Daysbecomeweeksthenmonths; awordonabuse
Wehearthemcry. Part2

Wesilentlyobserve,doingnothing- ChildAbuseoccurswhenchildren(upto18
Weallowthemtodie. yearsold)areharmed whetheronceor
repeatedly in any ofthefollowingways:
Ican’tspeakout-WhyshouldIbother? -physically:non-accidentalphysicaltrauma
Iknowindoingso
Iwilllosemylife, which includes hitting,biting,burning,
poisoning...
Tryingtosavethatofanother. -emotionally:intellectual,social,emotional
orcognitivedevelopmentthreatened due
Wemustsaveourabusedwomenandchildren. toexposuretodomesticviolence,criticism,
Wemustmakethiscyclestop! rejection,yelling,teasing...
-sexually:whenastrongerpersonusestheir
Buthowcantheytrustustohelp, powerorauthoritytoinvolvethechildin
Whenweturnourheadsandthenourcurtainsdrop?
s(ekxisusianlgaacntdivi/tyf.oTnhdilsingcainnainsveoxulvaelmcoaDnnnWtaecrt,
Slaverywasabolished,
Yetourwomenandchildrenareowned penetrating...)ornot(obsceneremarks,
exposingbodypartsorshowingpornetc.)
Andwhentheyfightforfreedom, -byneglect:basicsoflifelikefood,shelter,
Theyendupbeing‘stoned’. medicalcarearenotprovided;healthand
developmentsuffers.
Icanspeakoftheirpainandontheirbehalf, Thesignsaremanyandharm experiencedin
BecauseIhaveliveditandpersonallyknow. childhoodnormallyhasverysignificantand
Iamasurvivorofawiderangeofchildanddomesticabuse lastingeffects.
Yetdespitemyscars,Ican’tjustsitbackand‘watchtheshow’
Tobecont’d.
D W2017

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KnowMore! Issue3-December2017

RemarksfromtheMinisterofCulture,Gender,EntertainmentandSport
theHonourableOliviaGrange,CD,MP

atInternationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomenChurchService
HagleyParkSeventhDayAdventist
25November2016

TodayontheInternationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen-IencourageyoutomakeasimplepledgeLet’s
pledgetotreateachwomanandgirlinthesamewayaswewouldwishforourgrandmothers,ourmothers,oursistersand
ourdaughterstobetreated.Ifwetreatedeachotherasweshould-aswewouldwishtobetreatedourselves-Ibelievewe
wouldnothavethemajorchallengethatwehaveinJamaicaandacrosstheworldwithviolenceagainstwomenandgirlsor
violenceagainstmenandboys.

Dealingwiththiscrime-whichisamajorevilinourworldtoday-requiresactionfromallofus.
Governmenthasaroletoplay;andgovernmentmustlead.Thecommunityhasaroletoplay.Thechurchhasaroletoplay.
But,mostimportantly,eachofusinourindividualcapacitieshasaroletoplay.
Thefirststepineliminatingtheviolence,beginswitheachofus.Whenweallsaythatenoughisenough;whenwesaythatthe
violencemustend;whenwetakeastandagainstviolenceandoffernocomforttoperpetrators;whenweexposethem;when
westopturningablindeyetothegender-violencethatweknowgoesonnextdoor;whenwecreateaculturethatpromotes
aharmoniousworldinwhichmenandwomenlivetogetherwithgenderequality;whenweareseriousaboutstoppingit,the
violencewillend.

Statistics(state)thatoneoutofeverythreewomenwillbecomeavictimofviolence.
Andcertainly,weeachknowatleastonewomanorgirlwhohassufferedorissufferingtheviolence.

ThelatestfiguresfromthePoliceshowtheextentoftheproblemthatwefaceinJamaicatoday.Thepolicereportthat

betweenJanuarylastyearandFebruaryofthisyear:

150womenweremurdered

263womenwereshot

530womenwereraped

511girlsundertheageof16reportedsexualviolationsand

370womenexperiencedotherformsofsexualviolations. DW

Jamaica,wehavetodobetterthanthis!Peoplewillnotcommitanoffenceiftheybelievethattheywillbecaughtandpunished.
Whileweasgovernmentandlegislatorshavebeenenactingandamendinglawstoprotectvictimsandpunishperpetrators...
weareveryawarethatthesuccessofthemeasureswilldependonyourcommitmenttohelpcatchthemandputthemaway.
Fortoolong,toomanyofthemen(andwomen)whocommitsexualassault,domesticviolence,relationshipabuse,sexual
harassment,andsexualabuseofchildrenareabletogetawayscotfree.Theybullytheirvictims.Buttheyalsodependonus
-wholikecroniesoraccessoriestotheircrimes-willseeandblind,hearanddeaf!
Letusnolongerbeenablersoraccessoriestotheviolence;letuscommittoreportingactsofviolenceagainstoursisters.
LeaveNoOneBehind:EndViolenceagainstWomenandGirls.
Wemuststandupfortheprotectionofwomenandchildren.

MayGodcontinuetoblessandprotectJamaica,landwelove. Contributedbythe
MinistryofCulture,Gender,EntertainmentandSport

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Issue3-December2017 Mind&Bodywith

KaiA.D.Morgan
ClinicalPsychologist
President,JamaicanPsychologicalSociety

SeveraltypesofPsychologistsyousay?

Really?Allpsychologistsdon’tjustdocounselling,andtherapy?
Sitpeopleoncouchesandanalysetheirbehaviourandthinking?
Youwouldbequitesurprisedthatpsychologistsdoalltypesofworkinmanydifferentareas.
Apartfromtheclinicalpsychologist,counsellingpsychologist,theprofessionalcounsellorandmental
healthcounsellor(andprobablyothernomenclatureusedallovertheworld),psychologistsalsocanbeof
thesport,industrial-organizational,consulting,forensic,health,socialandpersonality,experimentaland
communitytypes!Andmanymanymore!

Today,I’llspendafewwordstalkingabitaboutthesportpiece.
Asportpsychologistessentiallyteachesmentalskillsforperformanceenhancement.Theseskillshelp
athletestoimproveconfidence,focus,composure,andintensitywhileonthecourt/field/pitch.
RememberwhenAsafawasstrugglingthroughinjuriesandcouldn’tseemtoperformatthehighestlevel
butwasburningupthetracksatthe“lowerlevels”?AllthroughhisjourneyIthoughtthatasportpsycho-
logistcouldhaveassistedhimindealingwiththatimmensepressurethatcontinuedtobuildyearafter
yearwhilehewasalsostrugglingwithinjuries.Imaginetheangstandthelevelsofanxietyhemusthave
beenfeelingateveryOlympicfinal?Thekindofanxietythatcanbedebilitating.
OrrememberwhenKobeBryantorMichaelJordanmadeoneofthoseclutchwinningshotsatthelast
secondofthebasketballgame?
Thosecriticalmomentsdefineprofessionalathletesinaworldwheretalentisnotlackinganditismental
toughnessandvirilitythatreallycountsandseparatesthetopfromthemediocre.
There’swherepsychologycanplayarole.
Sportpsychologistscanalsoworkwithcoaches,schoolprogrammesandadditionally,conducting
researchinordertohelpstakeholdersunderstandhowtomotivatestudents,designeffectivecoaching
strategies,buildconfidenceandenhancecommunitybuildingthroughsportprogrammes.

Wegivethanks.
_______________
KaiA.D.Morgan
ClinicalPsychologist
[email protected]
Officenumber:8697657

President,JamaicanPsychologicalSociety 16
www.jampsych.com

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

2'Tweens Teens Issue3-December2017

Tolearn,oneneedsalotofenergy-thebrainusesmoreenergythananyother
humanorgan!-aswellastheabilitytofocus.
Thestateofthemindandthatofthebodyareintricatelyconnected.Somuchso
thatifonefailstheotherquicklyfollowssuit.

‘TweenstoTeensundergonumerouspsychologicalandphysicalchanges.anddevelop-
ments.Totalwell-beingor‛thegoodhealthofthewhole‛isnecessaryfortheseto
gosmoothly.

Putsimply,“Eatwellandfeelgoodtobeyourbest”.

Thisofcoursemeansmorethanjusteatinghealthy.

Oneneedstomakegoodfoodchoices,enjoywhatiseatenandmostimportantly,

balancewhatiseatenwithwhatisbeingdone.

Abalanceddietmeanschoosinghowoftenyouhavecertainfoods,howmuchof
them youhaveandequatingthiswithyourbody‛sneedsfornutrientsandenergy.
Effortshouldbemadetohavefoodsfrom allthefoodgroupsonadailybasis:
-breadsandcereals
-vegetables
-fruits
-dairy/dairyalternatives
-meat/meatalternatives
Salt,sweetsandoilsaretobelimited.
Regularintakeofwatermustneverbeforgotten.
Dailyexerciseisamust.Sufficientrestevenmoreso.
Screentimeshouldbelimitedandwithregularbreaks.

Naturally,asorganisms,excretion(atopicmanyshyawayfrom discussing)isamust.
Healthybladderandbowelactionsareveryimportant.
Payattentiontoyourbowelactionsandurine(frequency,colour,smell,painetc.)to
beabletoquicklyidentifyandrectifyproblemsthatmayarisefrom yourdiet.

TheWorldHealthOrganizationdefineshealthas“astateofcompletephysical,
mentalandsocialwell-beingandnotmerelytheabsenceofdiseaseorinfirmity”.
Optimalhealthisobtainedwhenmindandbodyarefunctioningwellandinteracting
togetherasone.
‘TweensandTeensneedtobeespeciallystrongandhealthyineveryway,tobeable
tofacethehurdlestheywillmeetuponduringthistimeofmetamorphosis.

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Issue3-December2017 History&Heritage
amaicanPlantsatChristmasTimeJamaicansarewell-knownforcelebratingChristmaswithfanfare.Freshlypaintedhousesdeckedinlights,ribbons,bellsand

J bowscanbeseenisland-wideandthearomasofChristmaspuddings,cakes,hamsandsorreltravelinthecoolbreezefor
ContributedbytheIoJ;NaturalHistoryMuseum

miles.Buthaveyoueverstoppedtonoticethatwithallthepreparationsandchangeswemake,natureischangingaround

ustoo?Severalplantsbloom duringthefestiveseasontotakepartinourholidaycheer.

Poinsettia(Euphorbiapulcherrima)

AtChristmastimethebeautifulPoinsettiaburstsintobloom.Thisplantisoriginallyfrom Mexicoandcangrow upto10feet
high.Therearered,pinkandwhitevarieties.Theflamingleavesarenottherealflowersbutbractsthatsurroundthetiny
flowersinthecentre.

ChristmasCandlestick(Leonotisnepetifolia)

ThisplantisalsoknownastheBaldBush.TheChristmasCandlestickisanerectannualherbapproximately1-2metershigh.
Itisarathercommonweedandisfoundgrowingonroadsidesandwastegrounds.Theplantflowersallyearroundbut
bloomsaremainlyseeninOctobertoMarch.TheChristmasCandlestickisanativetoTropicalAfricaandisnow commonly
foundintheWestIndies.ItisusedinfloralarrangementsyearroundbutespeciallysoatChristmaswhenthedriedsprigsare
sprayedandusedinChristmasdecorations.

ChristmasPop(Turbinacorymbosa)

TheChristmasPopisascramblingtwinerwithslenderstems.Theyarecommonlyseengrowingonwalls,fences,shrubsand
trees.Theflowerhaswhitepetalswithagreycolourationatthebaseontheoutsideofthepetalsandadarkpurple-red
colourontheinside.Italsohasahighfragrance.

TheMaypolePlant(Agavesobolifera)

Agavesaresucculentplantsthatcanbefoundinwell-drainedhillsidesandhasalargerosetteofthick,fleshyleavesgenerally
endinginasharppointandwithaspinymargin.Thestoutstem isusuallyveryshortandtheleavesapparentlyspringfrom
theroot.Theygrow slowlyandfloweronlyonceafteranumberofyearswhen atallstem or“mast”growsfrom thecentre
oftheleafrosettebearingalargenumberoftubularflowersthataregoldenyellow tolightorangeincolour.Traditionally,
thismast–themaypole–wasusedinJamaicaasaChristmastree.

WhiteChristmas(Euphorbialeucocephala)

IncontrasttotheflamingcolourofthePoinsettiaatChristmas,wecanseethepeacefulwhitebractsofthisplant.The
aromaticflowerattractsinsectsforpollinationandprovidesapleasingandmemorableChristmasscent.Alsofrom Central
America,ithasbecomeawelcomedpartofourChristmasheritage.

ThePeaceLily(Spathiphyllumsp)

ThePeaceLilyisapopularindoorplantthatoriginatedfrom therainforestfloorsofthetropicalregionsofAmericaand
SoutheastAsia.Flowersfirstappearwhentheplantismatureenoughandconsistsofalargewhitespathewithawhiteor
paleyellow spadix.Thepeacelilyrequireslittlewaterandsunlighttogrow.Manypeoplegivetheplantasagiftasitis
consideredanattractiveindoorplantandaspiritualsymbolofChristmas.Thereisalsoevidencethatthepeacelilyisgood
atcleaningindoorair.

Sugarcane

MostSaccharumvarietiesofsugarcaneflowerprofuselyfrom DecembertoFebruary.Thefeatheryflowersoflightpurpleand
silverywhiteappearattheendsofeachstem andareamagnificentsightastheyswayintheChristmasbreeze.Thesecane
stalks,orcaneflagsastheyareknown,aresometimescollected,sprayedandusedtodecoratethehome.

ChristmasTree(Cupressuslusitanica)

TheCupressuslusitanicaplantiswidelyusedbymanytoembracethisseasonofcelebrationinhomesandworkplaces.
TheCupressuslusitanicaplantisanevergreenplantthatwasintroducedtomanypartsoftheworldfrom Mexico.These
plantshaveahightolerancefordroughtconditionsandcanbefoundinwarm andsubtropicalareassuchasourforest
reserves.Didyouknow thattheChristmastreehasmedicinalbenefits?Theoilproducedfrom thebarkofthetreewhen
inhaledcancurebronchitisandcough.Ithasalsobeendocumentedtoreducestressandrelievemusclepain.

Photocredits:https://jamaicanechoes.com/christmas-jamaican-style/http://www.tozion.org/Rastafari%20Herbal%20Healthcare.html Tolearnmoreabout

http://www.fotothing.com/LuisBacher/photo/558b5ae70c678107d18b267e88713e3f/https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/50822-Agave
https://gardendiary.info/2015/06/08/euphorbia-leucocephala/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Flowers_of_sugar_cane%22.jpg NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica
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TantalizingTalesJuofnthection Issue3-December2017

AcountryisonlyasstrongasitsPeople.
TheMaroons-Strengthpersonified-havehelpedtoshapenotonlyJamaica’srichhistorybutalsoitsfuture.
Thename“Maroon”possiblycomesfromtheSpanishword“Cimarrones”whichmeans“wild”or“untamed”.
ThoseinJamaicaaresaidtohaverunawayfromslaveryandthenfoughtagainstoppressionandtoretaintheir
freedom.Thismarkedthebeginningoftheeventualendoftheslavetrade.Thefirstslaveswerebroughtto
JamaicabytheSpaniardswhosuccumbedtotheBritishinvasion.The“TriangularTrade”thencameaboutwhere
(WestCoast)AfricanswerebroughttotheCaribbeanbytheBritishtoworkonplantations.Sugar,tobaccoand
coffeewereproducedandshippedtoEngland.Arms,brandyandtextileswerethensentbacktoAfricatobuy
moreslavesandthecyclecontinued.Possiblywouldhavecontinuedmuchlonger,hadtheMaroonsnotrisenup
andresisted.

Thisspecialgroupofhighlyself-sufficientpeoplewhoneverhestitatedtogivetheirlivesintheirfightforfreedom
andindependencestillexistinJamaicatoday,despitehundredsoftheirancestorsbeingdeportedbacktoAfrica
bytheBritishrulers,inanefforttosuppressthem.Aproud,resilientandhighlycreativegroupthatisabletolive
atonewithNature,theircommunitiesarelocatedintheparishesofPortland(MooreTownandCharlesTown),
St.Mary(ScottsHallMaroonTown),St.Elizabeth(Accompong)andSt.James(Flagstaff,formerlyTrelawnyTown)

KushuMaroonTown(ScottsHall),nestledinahillyforestsettingfromabout1793,isaccessedbymakingaleft
turnofftheJunctionrouteattheGrandyHoleintersection(about5minutesdrivedownfromCastletonGardens).
ItisnowheadedbyColonelRudolphPink,amanwhohasgonewaybeyondthecalltobeofservicetoothers.Son
andgrandsonofgreatKoromanteeleadersandteachers,hededicateshisenergiestocommunitybuildingand
personallyinvestsincreationofwell-neededinfrastructure,nothesitatingtobuildwithhisownhands.Asitethat
bringshistoryalive-perfectforSocialStudiesandHistorylessons-theScottsHallMaroonTownalsohasrich
musicaltraditionsandawiderangeofuniqueinstruments.TheHeritageTrailhighinthehillswithbreathtaking
views,goesrightbacktoCastletonGardensandinvitesoneforaquiterejuvenatingandeducationalNaturewalk.
Gobird-watchingandlearnaboutmedicinalplantswiththeMaroonstoday!

Unfortunately,asisthestoryofmanyotherJunctioncommunities,theMaroonshaveawiderangeofskillsand

competencesbutlacktheopportunities/markettousetheirtalentstoenhancetheirsocio-economicstatus.

Andso,despitetheirproudhistory,theyarenowbirdswithclippedwingfeathers,limitedbyasadcyclewith

mosttrappedbypoverty.Wecanhelpthemandbydoingso,helpthemtohelptheirchildren.

Together,letusbuildcommunity,buildcountry.

Letusvisittheirsitetoprovidethemwiththepossibilitiestheylacksothattheycanearntheirlivingwithpride:

employmentthroughtourism.LetussupporttheMaroonsofScottsHallSt.Marysotheycanriseupagain.
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Issue3-December2017 BeTheArtist

Completethepoem withwordsthatrhyme.

Drip,drop,drip...itslowlybegan.
Ilookedupattheskyandoh!HowI_________

LikeJamaica‛sgreatestIsprinted,tryingtoavoidthesuddendownpour,
ThattheJunctioninSt.Mary,isquitefamous_________

Soontherewasawoosh!thatmademeallwet
Ha!Ha!Ha!laughedtherain,‘Ihavewonthe________!‛

Drawandcolourtherestoftheimage.Writeashortstoryaboutitonthelinesbelow:

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BrainW orkout! Issue3-December2017

Drawlinestomatchtheimageswiththeirnames:

Abeng

Cupressuslusitanica
Sorrel
LogCake

Crescentiacujete

Writethemissingwordstocompletethesentencesbelow.

1.ThetitlegiventotheleaderofaMarooncommunityis_______________________________.

2.WhentravelingtoAnnottoBayfrom CastletonviatheJunctionroute,twoofthe
communitiesthatonehastopassthroughare_________________and__________________.

3.ThreethingsthatJamaicansliketoeatatChristmastimeare___________________________,
___________________________________and________________________________________.

4.A________________________(colour)ribbonisusedasasymbolforchildabuseprevention.

5.The8to12agerangeofchildren-beforebecomingteens-arecalled__________________.

6.Eatingasheep’shead(eyeballs&tonguearedelicacies),isaChristmastraditioninacountry
locatedin________________________.Thenameofthiscountryis_____________________.

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Issue3-December2017 BeInspired

Ourgreatestgloryisnotinneverfalling,
butinrisingeverytimewefall.
Confucius

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PoliceStation x x

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PostOffice x x x
GasStation xxx x
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ServicesBanks/ATMs x x xx
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Schools x x xx x x
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Churches x x x
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FunPark/Garden x

Accommodation x

InternetCafe x x

Farm &Garden x x x

Hardware x xx x

StonyGolden TempleToms Castleton Friendship Devon Broadgate
Hill Spring Hall River Gap Pen

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