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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.
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    Breaking Down Jamaica's Voting Dip

    Breaking Down Jamaica's Voting Dip

    Are you curious about the decline in voter turnout during recent general elections in Jamaica? We certainly are! But fear not; we have an expert to break it down for you.
    Join us in this enlightening conversation as we sit down with Don Anderson, a seasoned professional pollster with over 52 years of experience in marketing and research.
    Have you ever wondered why Jamaicans are staying away from the polls? We are diving deep into the reasons, debunking myths, and shedding light on the factors that might be keeping our fellow citizens from casting their votes.
    But that's not all! We are not shying away from the tough stuff. Get ready for a candid discussion on topics like voter fraud, political corruption, and the efforts made by electoral bodies to clean up elections.
    Our goal? To arm you with knowledge! We want you to make informed decisions when it comes to voting. So, whether you plan to hit the polls or are still on the fence, this interview will equip you with valuable insights.
    And guess what? This is the brand-new Citizens Edition of the Impacting Jamaica podcast series, featuring two passionate Jamaican citizens on the panel. It is powered by the Flow Foundation. We are all about open dialogue and finding real solutions. Together, we can make a difference!

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    • 25 min
    From Poverty to Pulpit: An Inspiring Journey

    From Poverty to Pulpit: An Inspiring Journey

    Prepare to be inspired by a remarkable faith, determination, and leadership journey! Join us in this captivating episode of Impacting Jamaica as we track the life story of a man who rose from humble beginnings to become a true visionary and servant of God.
    Earlmont Williams, hailing from the picturesque but economically challenged St. Vincent and the Grenadines, never envisioned himself on the path to becoming a devout Christian. As a young man, he admits that his initial motivation for attending a crusade was to mingle with friends and perhaps chat with some girls. Little did he know that this would be the turning point that led him to surrender his life to the Creator.
    Fast forward to today, and Rev. Dr. Earlmont Williams has achieved remarkable success in his academic and ministerial career. Since he arrived in Jamaica in 1997, he has held numerous senior positions within the church and at various tertiary institutions. Today, he proudly serves as the President of the prestigious Bethel Bible College of the Caribbean, where he once walked as a student 25 years ago.
    In this episode of Impacting Jamaica, our host, Keisha Hill, sits down with the inspiring Rev. Dr. Williams to explore the incredible trajectory of his life, from his modest beginnings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to ascending to one of the highest leadership roles in both the academic and ministerial realms.


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    • 34 min
    The Legacy Lives On: Honoring R. Danny Williams, Jamaica's Business Icon

    The Legacy Lives On: Honoring R. Danny Williams, Jamaica's Business Icon

    Today, as we pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of the Hon. R. Danny Williams, we remember a titan of Jamaican business, a visionary whose impact reverberated across all spheres of life in Jamaica. Mr. Williams, often called the Godfather of Jamaica's life insurance industry, left an indelible mark on the nation he loved so deeply. Mr. Williams died on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 89.
    In a podcast interview from April 2021, Mr. Williams shared with us his unwavering passion for success and his profound commitment to uplifting those less fortunate. His journey was not solely about personal success; it was a testament to his dedication to the betterment of his beloved Jamaica.
    One of the most inspiring aspects of Mr. Williams' legacy was his tireless efforts to support education in Jamaica. He avidly supported his alma mater, Jamaica College, demonstrating his belief in the transformative power of education. Through scholarships and mentorship, he empowered countless young boys, especially those in his community, to aspire to greater heights.
    But his philanthropy extended far beyond the school gates. Mr. Williams was a beacon of hope for numerous charitable and non-governmental organizations, generously donating his time and resources. He was a man of action, not just words, exemplifying the true essence of giving back to one's community.
    As the former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica, Mr. Williams's impact on the business landscape was undeniable. He was not just a corporate leader but a visionary who saw the potential for growth and innovation in Jamaica's business sector. Under his leadership, Sagicor Group Jamaica flourished, contributing significantly to the nation's economic development.
    In that same interview, Mr. Williams revealed a remarkable insight into his character. He said that if allowed to start over, he would take an even bolder step towards serving his country. This sentiment encapsulates the essence of the man—an unwavering commitment to Jamaica's prosperity and a tireless dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of its people.
    Today, as we reflect on the life and achievements of the Hon. R. Danny Williams, we celebrate his remarkable business acumen and extraordinary heart. He was a beacon of hope, a symbol of excellence, and a true Jamaican patriot. His legacy will continue to inspire generations, reminding us of the power of vision, dedication, and the profound impact one person can make on a nation. Rest in peace, Mr. Williams, your legacy lives on in the heart of Jamaica.
    Listen to this podcast Mr. Williams did with host John Myers, Jr., in April 2021.


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    • 22 min
    Breaking Barriers: Heart Care in Jamaica

    Breaking Barriers: Heart Care in Jamaica

    The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) is engaged in an ongoing battle against heart disease in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean region.
    Situated in the vibrant city of Kingston, the Institute, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Ernest Madu, is spearheading a groundbreaking mission to ensure accessible and affordable cardiovascular care for all. Dr. Madu's exceptional expertise and qualifications have paved the way for innovative initiatives reshaping the landscape of heart health.

    One of the Institute’s most remarkable achievements is the democratization of cardiovascular care. The institute has taken proactive measures to make top-tier heart healthcare accessible to everyone, regardless of background.
     
    By providing comprehensive training to local talents, including budding physicians, the Institute has fostered a network of skilled professionals across the nation, reinforcing the healthcare infrastructure for the benefit of all citizens.

    Recognizing the geographical barriers that often hinder timely access to critical care, the Institute has established strategic centers in Mandeville and Ocho Rios. These centers have been strategically placed to alleviate the need for arduous travel to Kingston. The result? A smoother journey towards receiving essential cardiovascular treatment.

    In this episode of Impacting Jamaica Dr. Madu speaks with host Keisha Hill about the Institute’s work and plans for the future.



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    • 27 min
    Shaping Future Leaders: The Untold Influence of Jamaican Teachers

    Shaping Future Leaders: The Untold Influence of Jamaican Teachers

    Calling all education enthusiasts and parents seeking the best for their children's growth and development!

    Get ready to enter an illuminating conversation that sheds light on the vital role of teachers as beacons of hope, the magic of playtime for academic success, and innovative ways to nurture social bonds amidst challenging times.

    In this repeat episode of Impacting Jamaica, join us in welcoming a true trailblazer in education, the esteemed Esther Tyson! With a remarkable journey as a former Vice Principal and Principal of prestigious schools in Jamaica, alongside her sought-after role as an education consultant, Mrs. Tyson's insights are a treasure trove of wisdom.

    Step into a world where teachers ignite hope in young hearts. Esther Tyson paints a vivid picture of educators' invaluable impact on Jamaica's children. From fostering a love for learning to instilling the values that shape future leaders, this discussion unveils the extraordinary contributions made by these unsung heroes.

    Hosted by the exceptional Shelly-Ann Harris, this episode of Impacting Jamaica promises an enriching dialogue transcending conventional educational paradigms. Whether you are a dedicated educator, an engaged parent, or an advocate for holistic learning, this conversation will spark inspiration and ignite fresh ideas. Hit that play button now!

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    • 29 min
    Thriving Beyond Fear: Wisdom for Entrepreneurs

    Thriving Beyond Fear: Wisdom for Entrepreneurs

    Are you ready to break free from fear and unlock your full entrepreneurial potential? Join us in this empowering episode of Impacting Jamaica as we discuss the remarkable journey of Rashidi Thomas, the visionary behind Giftme.
    It's no secret that the fear of failure can paralyze even the most promising business ideas. Rashidi Thomas, the driving force behind Giftme, is here to challenge that notion. According to Rashidi, the reluctance to embark on the entrepreneurial journey often stems from the fear of stumbling along the way. But here's the truth: failure is an inevitable part of growth.

    In this discussion with host Tameka Gordon, Rashidi urges aspiring entrepreneurs to reimagine their approach to executing their business plans. He believes that success isn't just about following a linear path but embracing unpredictable twists and turns. Rashidi's invaluable insights shed light on the possibility that your business might not evolve exactly as you envisioned – and that's perfectly okay.

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    • 38 min

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