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ISSN:0799-5458
Issue7-Volume1
April2018

RIDE
PhotobyNicoleWright.

pg9 pg12 pg19
TantalisingTales History&Heritage DoortotheFuture

Issue7-April2018

Contents

3-PostcardTravel
4-JunctionTalent:ProudofmyProfession!
5-JunctionTalent:SchoolazSkillz
6-Nature&You!
1917801-----HTDCCoeuaumlnliltcttueauirolr‘einuessiCHCnlDegluueabTbll:it:aghMFlheoetstastduerleadFCroaunncter;yPenpals1111132456-----MCHK‘Toiniswnmotdewomer&nMuyBsno&oir2tdeyHTy!eLeriefitenasge

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
Issue7,Volume1

April2018

andmorewithyou. DionneWright
Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial
Allrightsreserved.

organisationsaswellasfrom communitymembersthemselves Noarticleorimagehereinmaybemodifiedor
usedinanyotherpublication,withouttheprior

theaim istomakethedifferencenotjustinyourday, writtenconsentofthepublisher.

butinyourlife. N icoleW right CONTACT:
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PostcardTravelwith Issue7-April2018

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SistertoCastletonGardenslocatedintheJunctionandCinchonaGardenswhichisintheBlueMountains,theRoyalBotanicGardensatHope
isthelastlargeremainingurbangreenspaceforJamaica’scapitalcity-Kingston.ItsitsontheLiguaneaPlainbetweentwomountainsandis
hometovariousendemicbirdsandexoticplants.Arelaxingseingwhichisperfectforpicnickingandfun/educationalgatherings,italso

hasazoo.Establishedin1873,itwasamajorexperimentalstationforcropsthatweregrowneconomicallyinthe1880’s.
Toaccess,onedrivestowardsthetownofPapineinSt.Andrew.Thegardens,rightbesidetheUniversityofTechnology,awaitsyou.

3 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 JunctionTalent

ProudofmyProfession! Getfeatured
inJRtoday!
Stay-at-homeparent Contactinfo
atback.

Thefirstthingthatcomestomindformanyonhearingtheterm ‘stay-at-homeparent’isthat:
1.morethanlikelyitisthemother;
2.thatautomaticallythereisarichandluxuriouslifeifitisanupperclass,nuclearfamilysetting

OR
thatthewoman(ofthelowereconomicclass,especiallyasingleparent)hasnoambitionorwants
tojustdependon(the)man.

Granted,therearemoremomswhostayathome,butallovertheworld,thenumbersaregrowing
forstay-at-homedadsastraditionalgenderrolesevolvewithwomenwantingtopursuetheircareers,
especiallyifbetterpaidthanthemalepartner.
Morethanlikelybothparentswillprefernottohavethechildrencaredforbystrangers/outsideof
thehomeorsimplycannotaffordthecostofchildcare.Themereeconomicsofitall-especiallyifyou
havemorethanonechild-canbeenoughtosupporttherationalethatoneparentshouldstop
workingtosupportlifeathome.andso,dadisbecomesthemaincaregiverofthechildrenandisgen-
erallythehomemakerofthehousehold.

Secondly,apartfrom thosewhoare‘well-off’enoughtohaveahouseholdassistant,beingastay-at-
homeparent,whethermom ordad,isnobedofroses.Insomecases,itisevenmoreandharderwork
thanbeingemployedoutsideofthehome.

Apartfrom neverhavingtheblissofbeingaloneespeciallyifcaringforyoungchildrenorhome-
schooling,tasksinclude:doingthelaundry(manystillwashbyhand,),ironing,cooking,preparingthe
childrenforschool,cleaning,runningerrands...

True,moreparentswhostayathomeare‘poorer’thantheirworkingcounterparts,howeverthejoys
gainedfrom the(extra)timespentwithchildren,teachingandlearningfrom them -evenwhenthe
floorisdrawnoninsteadofthepaperandthefacegetsdecoratedwithflour-canneverhave
monetaryequivalent.
These‘Power-Parents’areabletopreparehealthiermealsandtheirchildrenusuallyhavelessillnesses
than thosewithoutastay-at-homeparent;children aremoreprotected in aworld ofgrowing
dangers.

ManypersonsoftheJunctionarestay-at-homeparents.Stay-at-homeparentswhoworkashardas
anyoneelse,withmostevenearningincomefrom workdoneathome,inbetweenthedailytasks.
WhateverthereasonforbeingaPower-Parent-beitlossorlackofemploymentorchoicetospend
moretimecaringforthefamilyorsimplytheeconomicsofyourfinancialsituationwithgoingout
resultinginnegativeearningsafteralltheexpenses,beproudanddoagreatjob!

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 4

JunctionTalent Issue7-April2018
SchoolazSkillz

Nicole,8yrs

Drawing“Pegasus”byNicoleWright,8yrs

DW

Studentsofthe
GoldenValleyPrimary&InfantSchool

locatedatTom’sRiver,St.Andrew,
hardatworkcreatingchartsforthe

MathematicsWeek’sprogramme.

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 Nature&You!
Studynature,lovenature,stayclosetonature.Itwillneverfailyou.

W agW aterValley FrankLloydW right

HereintheValley,theWagjoinsall.
Asitflowsbyandthroughcommunities,itbringsstoriesofpeoplewashingbytheriver,kidsat
play,splashingandshoutinginjoy,menhuntingfishfordinnerortosellsotheycanearnsome
moneytosendtheirchildtoschool,relaxingandrefreshingbathsthatareeasilyviewedfrom
theroadbypassers-by,farm produceandevenlivesbeinglostinheavyrainsandlotsmore.
However,eventhoughthemanycommunitiesoftheWagWaterValleyareirrefutablyjoined,
eachisdistinctlyuniqueandcohesivelybondedtogetherwhileclearlydistinguishedfrom the
onethatitadjoins.
Peopleareproudofrootsthatgobackmanygenerations,withlandspassingfrom parentsto
childrenandcanbeoffendediftheirtranquilhomecommunityismistakenforanother.
Seeminglyimmunetotheconstantrains,theydisplayremarkablestrength,healthandagility
astheymountthesteephills-criscrossinginafascinatingwaythatturnsamileintotwo-
carryingwater,just-river-washed-laundryorevenbedsandsofasontheirheads.

Recreation
ocks!

Wehavebecomesoaccustomed
tosittingon4wheelswhileboth
addingtoandsufferingfrom pollutionthat
theideaofreplacingthesewith2wheels(as WeirdbutReal!
isbeingdoneinmanydevelopedcountries) NatureFacts

seemsatrocious. Canyouimagineaplantthatforceshumans
towearhazmatsuits?
Cycling-aconceptinventedin1817-is
perhapsthemostsatisfyingwaytogetexercise, Evenworse,onethatcausespeopleto
freshairandimproveyourhealthcomparedto commitsuicide?
Thisplant,theGympie-Gympie,existsin
Australia.Classifiedasastingingplant,its
effectslastupto2wholeyearsafteroneis
stung!Anill-fatedecologist,victimdespite
anyotherform ofrecreation.Inaddition,itis protectivegears,describedtheresultingpain
as,“likebeingburntwithhotacidand
anindisputablemethodtoliterallysavemillions electrocutedatthesametime”
andavoidbeingstuckintraffic,
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 6

Home'nHealth Issue7-April2018

Whencooking,use HealthCorner
Toothdecayisoneoftheworld’sleadingoral
thebackburnersand healthproblems.Alsocalledcavities,this
SafetyTipturnpothandlesinward.
occurswhendamagedareasinthehardsurface
ofteethdevelopintoholes.

Thisbreakdownisduetoacidsmadebybacteria.
Anumberoffactorscontributetotoothdecay
Knowyourplants!andsomeoftheseare:foodsthatclingtoteeth,
poororalhygieneandfrequentsnacking.
PlantFact Somecommonsymptomsincludetoothache,
toothsensitivity,mildtosharppainwheneating
byDionneWright
ordrinking,visibleholesorpitsintheinfected
Wouldyoupassuponafoodthatisgreatforyour tooth,andblack,brownorwhitestainsonthe
tooth’ssurface.
eyes,treatsinfections,healsskin,killsparasites,treats
ctrDheaelenileicicvemiero,msuspseudanaianentd,esyssnosautoenttmrdhit,eiroesimultahspx,ereiotsstviboseomfsidlralyeicnshapg.ni.ar.da?ntmdoricnyadnc,obbneodoeitasitotsenns,seScvIofeamrvceiateivteiootsfoieattshhreeaacrftehilrlneien’,atgitnstmf,reeeccanrtttoioeswndnf,oastrnhadtenoyedovtcrehaonnodtteloeccoaaatdynhatalolonssd.s.

asisorpreparedinvarioustemptingways. Thoughpresentedasanirreversableconditon

Introducingnonotherthanthesoursop,asuper-fruit withtheonlyhopebeinggoingtothedentist
thatisusuallyfoundintheAmericas-oneofthefirst andmanytimeslosingthetooth,itisindeed
fruitstobecarriedovertoSoutheasternChina,
possibletostopandevenreversedecay.

AustraliaandWesternAfrica. Modernfoodsarecloselylinkedtotoothdecay,

Asoursopweighsup bonelossandchronicillness.
Changingone’sdietcannotonlystopdecay
to15lbs&isusedto butalsohealdecayedteeth!
makecustard,cheese
cake,milkshakes,ice- Yousee,itisnotjustacidseatingawayatthe
cream &muchmore. teeththatistheproblem;itistoomuch
Thebarkofthetree consumptionofphytic-acidrichfoodsand
andleavesareusedto
maketea. processedsugarswhiletoolittlemineralsand
fatsolublevitaminsarebeingtakenin.

Jamaica-landof Achangeindietaswellasoilorwaterpulling
‘exotic’fruits,haslots firstthinginthemorningwillnotonlywork
ofgraviolatooffer. wondersforyourteeth,givingyouabeautiful
Andnotjustforthe smile,butwillimprovehealthonthewhole.
‘Sundaydinna’. Remember-whatyougetfrom yourbody

isequivalenttowhatyou’veputin!

7 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 DeliciousDelights!

OurFavourite Frankfurter
Foods
Traditionally made ofa mixture of
porkandbeef,weinersoriginatedin 3.Fillerssuchascornsyrup,cornstarch,
the city of Frankfurt am Main, maltodextrintoholdthe‘meat’together.
Germany.
Today,nopicnicorbarbequeoreven 4.Salt.Lotsofit.
afastlunchisneverthesamewithout
it.LovedespeciallybyJamaicanswho 5.Preservativessuchaspotassium lactate,
latherthe sausage in ketchup,it’s sodium phosphates, sodium diacetate,
alwaysso much ofasure sellthat sodium erythorbateandsodium nitrateto
standshavebeenpoppinguponthe keepthem pinkandforshelflife.
streetsislandwide.
6.Casingswhichmightbefrom theintes-
The weiner is a delicious delight tinesofadifferenttypeofanimalthanthe
.alright,butwhatreallyisitmadeof? onethesausageismadefrom (normally
pigorbeef)orevenmadefrom plastic.
1.‘Meat’:aproductresultingfrom the
mechanicalseparation and removal 7.Flavourings(mostnotnamed).
ofmostofthe bone from attached
skeletalmuscle and othertissue ... Favouritefoodstastegreatbutaretheygood?
thathasapaste-likeform andconsis-
tency;containingahighercontentof
bonefragmentsthanactualmeat.

2.Water

Shop right..Fish(fresh-from-the-sea)Tea1(dry) bread:$320

VS
MoneyTight!!! Meal&drink!Callaloostuffedroastfish,servedwithroastyam&roastripeplantain
Chilledsugarcane12jugirceeenbananas:$100+1lbsoftyam:$70+

BanaCnoaccoankuetwbliitshshiocen-ecyr-eaalmmo(nhdomnuet-m1b/2uatdltbeerpiainkcitcnhhgeo1i:b(l$hbl2eo5cnma+drere1o-rtmcs)a:an$d4me0ac)kerel:$85+
*DowntownKingstonmarketprices
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine
8

TantalizingTalesoJfuthnection Issue7-April2018

PhotobyDionneWright

Calledthe‘coalstove’,thisindispenssaaibbllee utensilisheldquiteclosetotheheart,especiallyinthe
parishofSt.Mary,wherefarms,farmersandbreadfruittreesabound.

It‘...isasmallcharcoalfuelledcookerwithabasin-liketopcoveredbyaflatmetalgrillattached
toalonghollowedcylindricalfoot.Similartoasinglecooktop,thecoalstovewasusedtocook
awiderangeoffoods.Meatscouldbeplaceddirectlyonthegrillofthecoalstoveoronsticks

laidacrossthetopofthestovetobegrilledorsmoked’.

ThecoalstovewasintroducedtoJamaicabyDutchtradersduringtheperiodofslaverybut
even though cookingequipmentforthegeneralpopulation hasevolved from wood to
kerosenetogasandelectricranges,manyhouseholdsrightacrossJamaicastillpossessacoal
stove.Someuseitjustforroastingbreadfruit(neverthesamewhendoneintheoven),someto
get“diflaavainnadiricean’peas”whilesome(mostlythoseinruralareasorthosewhoare
lessfortunatefinancially)useitdailytopreparefamilymeals,buyingapanofcoalonadaily
basisorasoftenasthefundscanbemadeup.Thecoalisnormally‘burnt’byfarmersinthearea

theneithersolddirectlytotheconsumersortotheshopsthatdottheJunctionroute.
Thecoalstovehassuchagrandreputationandsuchpowerful,unforgettableperformancethat

itcanevenbeboughtonlinebythoseabroaddesiringatasteoftraditionalJamaica.
Ifalittlesmokeinyoureyesisnoproblem,giveitatryandseeforyourself!

http://jis.gov.jm/features/traditional-food-preparation-jamaica-tools-methods/

9 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 CultureClub

Sponsoredby:

& Contact:[email protected]

DidacticResources

W ritethenameofthecountry!AcountrywhichisborderedbyRussia,NorwayandSweden,______________

hasthecityofHelsinkiforitscapital,a_____________of5.58millionpeople&

twoofficiallanguages._____________isspokenbythemajorityandSwedish

bytherest.Withalmost200000lakes,dayandnightsunshineintheNorthfor

thesummermonthsaswellasfreedom tosleep,swim,sail,fishorforageany-

whereyoulike,this-oneoftheleastdenselypopulatedcountryin__________

isadream cometruefortheNaturelover.

(Pastepictures)! Finnish: HHGHMeIooolyllwowoodnvaabetrmoyeyeoeysuoaisuy.?.:-.---H-NMeMäMiikiitnnäeuämnkranuikiiumnalseutnauino?snin..u.a

AngryBirds

Nokia

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 10

CultureClub Issue7-April2018

Penpals
Aubagne-famousfor Doyou

wantapenpalitspottery,porcelain&

santons-isalittletown
intheSouthofFrance.
Birthplaceofthehighly too?

regardedMarcelPagnol Contactustoday!
andhometotheForeign

LegionHQ,Aubagne Starta
offersbreathtakingviews
andlotsoffun,cultural FunwithFrenchclub
activitiesforallages.
atyourschool

WepaintedtheJamaicanflag Wehaveused
withhandandfingerprints. Reggaecolours.

Helloeveryone,

Wearethechildrenwhodoafterschoolactivitiesat

theJeanMoermozElementarySchoolinAubagne.

Thisyearalltheschoolshaveajointprojectonworld

countriesandwechosetorepresentyourbeautiful

island. Océane-CM2 WepaintedBobMarley
portraitsAndyWorholstyle.
WearehappytohavelearntaboutJamaicaandReggae
withourtwogroupfacilitators,CéceliaandAudrey.
Nina-CM2

11 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 History&Heritage

Photocredit:SashaleeCross

Scientificname: Sennaalata(L.)Roxb.synonymCassiaalataL.
Commonnames:KingoftheForest,Senna,Ringworm Shrub,Candlestick

KingoftheForestisashortlivedmedicinalherbthatiswidespreadinJamaicawhereitgrowsnaturally

thoughoftentimescultivated.AnativeoftropicalAmerica,KingoftheForestpreferstogrow inareasthat
aremoistorswampybetweensealeveland3000ft.Itgrowsupto3.5metresandproducesflowersindense
elongatedclustersthat,ononset,aregorgeousbrightorangecolouredbractswhichthentransitiontostunning
goldenyellow clustersofpetals.Thisyellow inflorescencehasoftenbeensaidtoresembleyellow candles,
hencethecommonname-candlestick.Thebeanpodsproducedbytheplantareupto8incheslongand
containseeds.Themuchsoughtafterleavesaregreen,glossyandpinnateandcloseatnights.

Infusionsofthefreshleavesareusedtotreatconditionssuchashighbloodpressure,coughs,coldsandblood
complaints.ThecrushedleavesofKingoftheForestarealsoapopulartreatmentforconditionssuchasburns,
liverspotsandringwormshencethecommonnameringworm shrub/bush.
Theseedscontainedwithinthebeanpodsoftheplantareofteninfusedandusedasapurgative.
PhytochemicalanalysesofSennaalatahaveverifiedthepresenceofmedicinallyimportantphytochemicals
suchasthefungicidechrysophanicacidresponsiblefortheantifungalactivitiesofKingoftheForest.
KingoftheForestalsocontainssaponinwhichactsasalaxativeandrepelsintestinalparasitessuchasworms
andanthraquinonewhichalsohaslaxativeeffects.
Sennaalataisalsovaluedforitsuseasanornamentalandperformsbestinfullsun.Thoughdroughttolerant,
theplantrespondswelltowaterandalayerofmulchduringwarm periods.
Sennaalataiseasilygrownfrom seedsandmaybegrownasanannualplant.

Onanoteofcaution:
SennaalataaswithothermembersofthegenusSennae.g.Dandelion(Sennaoccidentalis)are
celebratedfortheirabilitiestohealskininfectionsandtheiruseas
purgatives,however,cautionmustbetakenwhenusingtheseplantsas
treatments.Overdosingmayleadtoseveresideeffects.Theleaveshave
alsobeenreportedtobepoisonousifeatenraw.

Writtenby:SashaleeCross 12
AssistantBotanist
BotanyDepartment
NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

CommunityLife Issue7-April2018

W hat’sBeenHappening?

TwoToyotaCoasters
loadedwithpassengers

havecrashedonthe
Junctionroute:onein
Marchandtheother

(picturedhere)on
20 April2018.

MakeROAD SAFETY a
priority!

Therepairingofthe
Junctionroute...
Workinprogress!

Let’sdoourbestto
respectthesignalsgivenby

theroadworkers
toensuresafetravelfor

ourselvesandothers.

Creative Crafts Nothingiseasierthanfindingarock.
HereintheWagWaterValley,there
arecountlesssandstonesthatdecorate
Rocks theriverbank.Thesenice,smoothrocks
ofvaryingsizesandshapesarenotonly

perfectforlearnngaboutsedimentary
rocksbutalsofortherelaxingrecreational

activityofrockpainting-wonderfulforall.

Easyandfun,rockscanbepaintedasfish,
flowers,bugs...anythingthatcomestomind.
Theycanthenbeusedasadornmentsathome
orintheoffice,hands-onMathematicsresource

materialsfortheyoungonesorevensold.

DW

Astrongmaterialthatcanbeusedbothindoorsand
outdoors,rockartisagreatandaffordablesolution,par-
ticularlyforchildrenwhoarespendingwaytoomuchtime
withscreensandfortheelderlywhoaremanytimesbored.

13 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue7-April2018 Mind&Body

FivewaystoMaximiseYourProductivity:
Findingsfrom brainscience(Part2)

Thisispart2ofatwo-partseriesthatsharesproductivitystrategiesthat
aresupportedbybrainscience.RefertothepreviousissueforPart1.

3.Doenergy-intensiveworkfirst.Prioritizeprioritizing.

Manyofusjumpintoemailandsocialmediaassoonasoureyesopen
Thisprecticedrainsmentalenergyandadverselyaffectsourabilitytocompletemoredemandingactivities
suchasplanning,analyzing,problem-solvingandcreationWeincreaseourproductivitybydoingenergy-
intensiveactivitiesfirstOneofthemostintensiveactivitiesthatwecandoisprioritizing
Thisrequiresustoidentifywhatwearerequiredtodo,evaluateeachitem’simportancerelativetotheothers
andorganizethem forcompletioninorderofpriority
Theneedtoprioritizeprioritizingcan’tbeoveremphasizedItcreatesaclearlineofactonsothatweareless
likelytowastetimeonlessimportanttasks

4.Focus

Iusedtoboastaboutmymulti-taskingprowess.Ipridedmyselfonbeingabletospeakonthephone,rattle
offanemailandswitchbetweenseveralopencomputerapplications,allwhileeatingmylunch!
Ithencameacrosstheideathatwecannotreallymulti-task.
Weactuallyhavelimitedattentionspanswhichmeansthatdoingseveralactivitiesatonceboilsdownto
dividingthatattentionseveraltimes.Whatweendupdoingisincreasingthelengthoftimeeachactivity
eventualltakesandreducingtheaccuracywithwhicheachiscompleted.Inreality,researchisshowingthat
wecanonlyconcentrateononeactivityatanypointintime.Theexceptionisifwearedoingarelatively
automaticactivityaswell,suchasdriving.Sothismeansthatweshouldturnoffallthedistractions,including
emailnotifications,phonesandsocialmediaandsimplyfocusontheprioritytaskathand.

5.Writethingsdown.

Iam surethatyouhavehadtheexperienceoftryingtoholdontoanideathatemergedoutofaconversation,
apersonalinsight,orsomethingthatyouobserved.Byvirtueoftryingtorememberthatidea,youaredividing
yourattentionandexpendingunnecessaryeffortthatcouldbeaddressedbysimplywritingdownwhatison
yourmind.LeonardodaVincifaithfullyfollowedthisprinciplebyalwayskeepinganotebookwithhim where
hesketchedconceptsandmadejottingsastheyoccurredtohim orcamethroughpeopleheencountered.
Youcantakealotofpressureoffyourmemoryandconsciousattentionbysimplyrecordingthings.
Apartfrom asimplenotebookthatyoucarryaroundwithyouallthetime,youcanalsoinvestindigital
versionssuchasOneNoteorEvernote,whichsyncacrossmultipleplatforms.

Establisharoutine,setupblocksofactivity,prioritizeprioritizing,focus,writethingsdownand
watchyourproductivitysoar.

Dr.MakeshaEvans www.jampsych.com

JamPsychSecretary&EducationChair 14
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

KnowMore! Issue7-April2018

awordonabuse:I’mPullingThrough… YouCanToo!

AbuseandPainhavehadtheirway;
Still,thoughbadlybattered,Iclingtolifedayafterday.

I’msurvivingthroughitall,byGod’sgrace;
Hopingandprayingtofinallyexperienceahappyplace.

Ourdifficultlifestoriesmightnotbethesame;
ButwhatjoinsyouandI,isthesufferingfrombeingpawnsintheirgame.

Bitbybit,withTimeonmyside,I’mpullingthrough;
Thesewordsaretoletyouknow,thatyoucantoo.

OnlyDeathissure,inthislife
Whichoffersawealthofexperiences,inclusiveofpainandstrife.

Sometimeswefeelwe’vegottenmorethanourshare;
Beforegivingup,remember,Godneverallowsusmorethanwecanbear.

Yesterdayisgone,leavingitsscarsmaybe,
WeareatToday,abrighterhorizonyearningtosee.
AslongasBreathhasnotleftthebody,thereishope;
Stayyourhand!Holdonabitlonger,don’treachfortherope.

I’mpullingthrough,and-ohyes!-youcantoo!
Wearestillhere,aliveandenduring,becausetherearelivestotouch,much moretodo.

Yourtunneloflifemayseemdarkandwinding,withnolightattheend;
ButknowthatIunderstand-inmeyouhaveaconfidantandafriend.

Undeservingasweare,it’shardtoacceptandbear;
Still,sufferingscanmakeusstronger,ifwedecidetoovercomeandlivewithoutfear.

Lifegoeson,thatisforustoknow;
Inyourhandisthecompass-decidethewaytogo.

Tofaceatumultuous,traumaticpastrequiresamindofsteel,aheartofgold;
Accepting,thentryingtomoveonisthefirststepofhealing;after,therestwillunfold.

Abuseisneverthefaultofthevictim;don’tbeartheburdenofGuiltandShame.
Theoneswhohavedisrespectedyouasaperson,arethosetoblame.

Youdon’thavetobeaprisonerforever-nolongerliving-justexistinginfear;
Startyourrecoverytoday.Youareloved;tosomeoneyouaredear.
Letusjourneytoanewlifetogether,myhandisoutstretchedtoyou;
I’mpullingthrough.Believeme,youcantoo!

D ionneW right2013

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Issue7-April2018 2'Tweens Teens

Throughtheages,femaleshavebeenlabelledas'theweakersex'.
Yet,thefirsttobeblamedandbeartheburdenofproblems-especiallywhenissuesofpromiscuity(many
timescomingfrom sexualgroomingbyanolderperson),'teenagepregnancy(manytimesresultingfrom
sexualabuse)'anddomesticviolence(mosttimesfrom menwhowanttocontrolandownbutnotassume
responsibilities,suchasthatofanunplannedfor/unwantedpregnancy)comeabout-arethefemales.
Commentsvaryfrom,“...shedidtoohot,ahdaswhyshehabbuninnaharov'n”to
“...ahmusshewanthim fiahbeatharsuh!”

'TweensandTeensespeciallyfacemanydifficulties,agreatpercentagebeingemotionalandpsychological.
Theyarenow facedwithfeelingsofattraction,ofarousal-allanaturalandnormalpartofmaturingtobe
abletoreproduce-butmanyparentsshyawayfrom thetopic,embarrassthem even,leavingthem notknow-
inghow todealwiththesefeelings.Tryingtofind/positionone'sselfisnoeasytask,especiallyifthereis
limitedornon-existentparentalguidanceandexamples.Andso,many'TweensandTeensgravitatetowards
thepaththatseemsthemostrewardingandenjoyable.
Jamaicanmalesinparticular,aretrainedtocorner,captureandconquerandevenadultfemaleswith'head
ponharbaddy”falltotheirpressuresandcunningstyles.How muchmorethesechildrenwhoarestruggling
tofitinduringthisperiodofrapidchangesanddevelopmentsandbeingconnedbythosewhoareknownand
trusted?True,someofthem arerudeandbeyondtheiryears,butallbehavioursarelearntandmadeeven
moreprominentbyconditioning.

?!? AccordingtoDrZoeSimpson,ExecutiveDirectorofthe
$$$ Women'sCentreofJamaicaFoundation(WCJF),which

wasestablishedin1978withamandatetoprovideado-
lescentmotherswithcontinuingeducationduringpreg-
nancy,ofthe'...1,237girls,aged12to17,whowereon
rollin2017...1% were12-yearolds;4% were13-year-
olds;17% were14-year-olds;30% were15-year-olds;
33% were16-year-olds;and 15% were17-year-olds,”

Inmanyifnotmostofthesecases,thefemale(and/orhermother)isleftwiththeburdenofcaringforthe
childwhiletryingtomoveherlifeforward.Insteadofasking“Whatisa12yearoldchild(maleorfemale)
doinghavingsexualrelations?”,ask“WHO ishavingsexualrelationswiththe12yearold?”Andgiventhat
atthisageitisnothingbutRAPE(consentcannotbegivenunlessoneisolderthan16years),onecannot
continueturningablindeyeandblamingthe'likklegyalwehgw'aanlikesheahbighooman!”or“dibwoy
wehwalklakkagyalpickney!”

Children,maybeyou'renotgettingasmuchasyouwouldlikefrom yourparentsbuttheygiveyouwhatcan
beafforded.Havesomepatienceandtherestwillcome.Whilebeingencouragedtogetinvolved,insteadof
tryingtoprovehow muchyoulovehim /her,askyourselves-how doeshe/sheshow how muchhe/she
lovesmeandmyfuture?

Predatorsvaryfrom busdriversandconductorswho'alwayshavmoney',pastorswhoareguiding,teachers

doingextralessonsorpromisingthatlittlehighergrade,evensiblingsand(step)parents.

Arewardisalwayspromisedin wayortheother,beitcontinuedmaintenanceforthemotherwhoturnsa

blindeyeorthatbrandnew iPhoneforthechildtobea'toppatop'.

Bewise.Runandreport. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/j-8217-cans-urged-to-change-perception-of-adolescent-mothers_128712

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BuildYourBrain! Issue7-April2018

Ifhumanbeingsareperceived

aspotentialsratherthanproblems,
aspossessingstrengthsinsteadofweaknesses,
asunlimitedratherthatdullandunresponsive,

THiopmse'nscThaoloelsthentheythriveBanadbagrraowBtuoshtheircapabilities.

BeInspired
Asyouthink,soshallyoubecome.

BruceLee

Activity Inthisthe‘ageofsmartphonesandsocialmedia’,letterwriting-averyimportantskilwhich
isincludedinschoolcurriculumsandnecessaryforjobapplications-isbeingforgottenbyal.
Treatyourselftosomeexcitingletter-writingpracticeandthejoyof(possible)responsefrom
noneotherthanSantaClaus!WritenowtogetyourreplyintimeforChristmas!

Heading 10S unshineA venue
S t.A nn
J amaica SantaClausOffice
Joulumaantie1
20A pril2020 96930ArcticCircle,
Rovaniemi,Lapland
Salutation D earS antaC laus, FINLAND
Body _____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
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Closing S incerely,
Signature L ily-R ose

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Issue7-April2018 BeTheArtist

Completethepoem withwordsthatrhyme. FaFmesotuussJCalamudaiuicsaMncPKOaeyt

LovemeasIam; ClaudeMcKay,borninSunnyVille,Clarendon,
Apoormanwithaheartofgold- on15September1889anddiedon22May1948,
Nomaterialofferings, inChicago,Illinois.Hewasknownespeciallyforthe
JustlotsoflovetogivewhileyouI“haveand_______” poems,"IfWeMustDie"and"HarlemShadows."
Hewasaliteraryvoiceforsocialjusticeduringthe
LovemeasIam;
Don’ttrytochangeme- HarlemRenaissance,withworkrangingfrom
Appreciateinsteadofsinglingoutthedifferences, vernacularversecelebratingpeasantlifeinJamaica
Andyou’llfindthatwecanbe__________
topoemschallengingwhiteauthorityinAmerica,
LovemeasIam; andfromgenerallystraightforwardtalesofblacklife
IbelieveIwasmadeforyou- inbothJamaicaandAmericatomorephilosophically
Let’sbuildalifetogether, ambitiousfictionaddressinginstinctual/intellectualduality,
Justlookintomyeyesandsay“I_______” whichMcKayfoundcentraltotheblackindividual’s

2018 effortstocopeinaracistsociety.

https://www.biography.com/people/claude-mckay-9392654
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/claude-mckay

Drawandcolourtherestoftheimage.

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DoortotheFuture Issue7-April2018

TechTalk Upcycle Challenge!

Anunmannedaerialvehicle(UAV)isanaircraft
thatcarriesnohumanpilotor

passengers.UAVs-sometimescalled‘drones’-
canbefullyorpartiallyautonomousbutare
moreoftencontrolledremotelybyahuman
pilot.UAVswereoriginallyusedformilitary
missionsmostlytoodangerousforhumans.but
nowtheiruserangesfrom surveillanceand
product deliveries to aerialphotography,

agricultureanddroneracing.

BeamingBaby
loves
EliminationCommunication

Albeitaconvenientoption,disposablediapersarenotenvironmentallyfriendlyand
arequitecostly.Somebabiesarenotchangedasoftenastheyshouldbe,resultingin
themluggingaroundthesamewastesthatweasadultshurrytoflushandwashaway.
Theoutcomeofthis‘baggage’includes:diaperrash,infectionsandexposuretothe
toxinsdioxin&sodiumpolyacrylate,whileconfiningbaby’sabilitytowalk.

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Issue1-October2017

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