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Shauna-Kay Cassell

I was born in Jamaica and have been residing in Canada for over 20 years. I graduated with Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Toronto, a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at Seneca College, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of the West Indies, Mona. I've worked for the former Ministry of Children ad Youth Services (now the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services). Now I'm a Court and Client Representative for the Ministry of the Attorney General. In my spare time, I write press releases, blogs, and news articles for different organizations, including my own website. I write about experiences about travelling, social justice issues, relationship and spirituality. Visit me at shaunacassell.ca

Day Six: Jamaican reality

Saturday mornings are spent on cleaning the house, mowing the lawn and doing laundry. I even participated by sweeping and wiping the verandah. I totally forgot about this word, as I have been referring to it as “the porch”. When I heard the term I had to ask my cousin’s […]

Day Three: A Taste Of History

Sitting by the steps of Devon House, owned by the first black millionaire in Jamaica (George Stiebel), I am mesmerized by the beauty of this country. As I look down the path cleared for walking I can see a water foundation in the centre of the garden surrounded by large palm trees, […]

Day Two: Rest day

Beautiful. Breezy. Sunny. Those are the words I would use to describe my Jamaica. My second day was used for resting. I was awoken at 7am in the morning- and already the sun was bright. The moment I woke up I feel an urgency to take a shower and to […]

Day One- First steps

I have a headache. The heat, the pressure and the change of scenery are all contributing to this painful pounding in my head. At least I’m dressed for the weather in a simple floral sundress and flip flops. My hair though, is getting bigger by the minute. The straightness is turning to friz. […]