Jamaica has gone through tumultuous times; Enslaved Africans worked the Sugar Plantation under British rule. But the Maroons (free Africans) served as a thorn in the British side, forcing an agreement when the two groups came to stalemates in the wars that ensued.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
More than a year has passed since I’ve been studying in Jamaica, and the end date for the MBA program is approaching. Now, I must make the decision whether or not I want to stay or go. Do I follow my heart?