Jamaica, a nation that through adversity has demonstrated that we can excel even when the odds are against us. Today we celebrate our success as a people. A country so small that it would appear irrelevant on the world map has impacted the world we live in today beyond what anyone could ever imagine. Our historical footprint demonstrates that the determination of Jamaicans has surpassed racial, social and geographical boundaries. Continue reading “Jamaica – The Land of my Birth – 51st Independence Day Celebrations”
On August 6th 1962, Jamaica became an independent nation. The hopes and aspirations of a generation began to see fruit, the nation marched under a new flag with the black, green, and gold demonstrating what it meant to be Jamaican.
In the summer of 2008 Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters race in 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Olympic Games. Following Usain Bolt’s record-breaking run, the world has been fascinated by the speed of many Jamaicans, a country which over the years has produced some of the world’s greatest athletes. Committed to securing the claim as one of the top athletes among the greats that Jamaica had produced I decided it was my time to run the 100 meters race. Therefore, in 2011 after 1 day of intensive training which included brisk walking, and few short jogs, I decided I was ready to attempt what would be considered one of the greatest challenges of my athletic career. Continue reading “Celebrate You, Don’t Settle to be Someone Else”