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There is an abundance of positives taking place across Jamaica and the diaspora. Impacting Jamaica is an initiative to provide exposure to positive happenings, acts of kindness, activities and investments positively benefiting communities at every level, across every sector – to inspire, motivate and excite people everywhere.

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There is an abundance of positives taking place across Jamaica and the diaspora. Impacting Jamaica is an initiative to provide exposure to positive happenings, acts of kindness, activities and investments positively benefiting communities at every level, across every sector – to inspire, motivate and excite people everywhere.

    Lifespan’s success brings joy to Nayana Williams and team

    Lifespan’s success brings joy to Nayana Williams and team

    Giving up wasn’t an option for Nayana Williams despite the struggles to get business going 18 years ago. She had no money, and financial institutions were unwilling to help.

    Notwithstanding, she started a bottled water company – Lifespan – in Portland after returning home from abroad with her husband.

    Today she and her team – which moved from three to over 150 – are celebrating their achievement. On National Heroes Day in October, Williams will accept a national award – the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer – for entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

    She joins Impacting Jamaica host Keisha Hill to talk about her journey and tells those who want to enter business to always remember that “the effort comes before the reward”.

    • 14 min
    DON’T JOIN THE 99 CLUB!

    DON’T JOIN THE 99 CLUB!

    Counselling psychologist Kevin Bailey is urging men to always be open and willing to adjust to thrive.

    “Don’t make a bad situation worse…be ready to make changes,” he told a group of men at a recent virtual health and wellness summit.

    He told them too that “we must have a mission statement of our personal life”; and that there is need for good mental health to cope in certain situations.

    Mr. Bailey, in the following excerpts from the summit, urged men not to join the 99 Club. What’s that? Find out in this episode of Impacting Jamaica.

    • 19 min
    Storytelling at its best with Amina Blackwood-Meeks, OD

    Storytelling at its best with Amina Blackwood-Meeks, OD

    On National Heroes Day, October 17, 2022, Dr Amina Blackwood-Meeks will accept the conferment of the Order of Distinction, in the Rank of Officer, for her outstanding contribution to arts and culture.

    Dr Blackwood-Meeks is happy that she is being recognised for her stellar work, especially storytelling, that is world-renowned, especially in Africa.

    The highly acclaimed international storyteller has been featured in festivals in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico and across the Caribbean.

    She joins Impacting Jamaica and shares her fascinating story with host Keisha Hill.

    • 23 min
    JPS powering electric vehicles in Jamaica

    JPS powering electric vehicles in Jamaica

    With the impact of motor vehicle emissions on climate change becoming more obvious throughout the world, the switch to electric vehicles from traditional petrol-powered ones is set to accelerate in coming years. Jamaica’s electricity provider, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), is playing a critical role in this change.

    In this episode of the Impacting Jamaica podcast series, Dionne Nugent, Director, Business Development at JPS, discusses, among other things, the company’s roll out of charging stations across the island and its partnerships with public and private sector stakeholders in building an ecosystem for the growth of electric mobility in Jamaica.

    • 22 min
    JPS sheds light on electricity bill

    JPS sheds light on electricity bill

    The electricity bill is a source of angst and frustration for many Jamaicans as the cost of this indispensable commodity continues to soar. Efforts to keep electricity costs under control have been futile for many.

    But here on the Impacting Jamaica podcast Ruthlyn Johnson, Customer Service Manager for Area East at JPS, breaks down your light bill in simple terms - what aspects you can control, what’s out of your control, what appliances are the big contributors to your bill; and how you can use them optimally.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to understand your electricity bill and plan to keep your bills to a reasonable level in the future.

    • 17 min
    WANTED: Everyone for Jamaica’s Project STAR

    WANTED: Everyone for Jamaica’s Project STAR

    Jamaica is set to feel the impact from what is being described as its largest Social Transformation and Renewal initiative - Project STAR.

    Project STAR is an initiative of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in partnership with the Jamaica Constabulary Force and a plethora of non-governmental and civil society organisations. The $2 billion, five-year project is community-led and is designed to involve Jamaicans locally and in the diaspora.

    Join Impacting Jamaica host, Shelly-Ann Harris in her discussion with Keith Duncan, President of the PSOJ and Project STAR co-chair. Mr. Duncan is calling on 'All of Society' to be a part of the impactful movement.

    • 39 min

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