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Pandemic Entrepreneur

Mario McPherson Mario McPherson’s story begins in Lawrence Tavern, St. Andrew. That was 26 years ago. His educational journey took him from Mona Primary to Kingsway High School then his track and field prowess parachuted him to Kingston College, where as a member of the Fortis brigade, he performed well. His prospects for college were good, indeed, he was admitted to three Universities, Iowa State University in the United States, Fanshawe College in Canada and home-based University of Technology (UTECH). His true passion was dentistry, but tuition costs put that dream out of his reach. Instead, he enrolled in a business course at UTECH and with the encouragement of a lecturer, joined the marketing club which paid big dividends for him. McPherson became Marketing Vice Pr...
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Tea with Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer

Dumfries to the world! When one reads of Tres-Ann Kremer’s career strides, it’s easy to be overcome by a feeling of job envy. Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer As head of Good Offices for Peace and the Lead Political advisor to the Caribbean of the London-based Commonwealth’s Secretariat’s Good Offices Section, Tres-Ann earns a living while travelling to most of the 54 former colonies that make up the Commonwealth. A glance at Tres-Ann’s resume reveals how many thousands of miles she has logged and the fact that she has engaged with many powerful political figures. The weight of the Office of the Secretary General is used to influence member countries to adhere to the values and aspirations that seek to glue this diverse group together, as expressed in the guiding document known as the Comm...
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Tea with Nishan Mayer

Nishan Mayer German-born Nishan Mayer has lived in diverse places. She has demonstrated that she has no fear of upping sticks and moving to a new country. She’s been doing that since she was 16. Nishan has lived in Morocco, France, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Belize, Russia, India and Jamaica. For all her globe–trotting, it is this little rock that appears to hold the greatest allure for free-spirited Nishan, artist, educator, world traveler and holistic health professional. She is now awaiting her Jamaican citizenship. If someone tells you they are in Boston, Portland, for authentic jerk pork, believe. It is what has placed Boston on the culinary map of the world. However, while jerk is an enticement for many, the lushness of Portland is also a huge magnet for scores of people who l...
Tea with Baroness Kingsmill
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Tea with Baroness Kingsmill

Charity knows no geographical boundary.  Meet Baroness Denise Kingsmill CBE, life peer of the House of Lords, who has reached across the Atlantic to connect with students of the Spring Garden Primary School in Trelawny. The Baroness has never met these children, but she understood their need as articulated by her Jamaican friend, and it spurred an act of benevolence. By placing tablets in the hands of ten students she is ensuring they can continue learning at a time when all the norms associated with education have shifted, due to covid-19. Why do you even care? She shot back, “because education was the making of me.” This from a Cambridge economics graduate who has had a successful career as a solicitor concentrating on trade union, personal injury and employment, and who conti...