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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

The Land I Love

Following my heart, in the Land I Love, turned out to be a good decision. I celebrated Independence Day at the annual gala held at the National Stadium. I stared in awe at the numerous performances; including shows about Jamaicans fighting for freedom. Now, I am charged to be optimistic about a brighter, more united future for my Jamaica, the land I love.

I+am+Jamaican

Celebrating Emancipation Day in Jamaica by visiting historic sites featuring Bob Marley such as: Independence Park to view his monument, the Government Yard in Trench Town where Bob Marley was raised, and Tuff Gong where he produced his music.

The End?

Reminiscing on Jamaica’s beauty as the days of departure draws near- by spending mornings at the Mona Dam, afternoons at Hope Gardens or sitting on grass admiring the gorgeous UWI campus, and enjoying one last Sunday at Port Royal.

Time to Leave

Choosing to leave Jamaica is difficult. It’s uncomfortable and agonizing having spent over a year studying, but the crossroads are brimming with possibilities. And the alternative is to stay in touch, when I go off to other great experiences.

I Have Come Home

My dream of living in Jamaica has come true. A year ago, I recalled seeing a sign in the airport beckoning me to return; so I have answered! With new adventures, especially extended ones, it is hard to get excited when you are leaving friends and family behind. It’s hard to […]