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All Roads Lead to Mt. Kailash Rejuvenation Center in St Lucia

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All Roads Lead to Mt. Kailash Rejuvenation Center in St Lucia

Montego Bay, Jamaica July19, 2022. Rastafari from around the world will converge on Mt. Kailash Rejuvenation Center in St. Lucea, the Eastern Caribbean, beginning July 21, 2022 through August 25, 2022.

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Cancer: The fruit shown to 'selectively' kill cancer - may be 'more effective' than chemo

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DESPITE ongoing efforts to tackle cancer, the disease remains one of the leading causes of death around the globe. Several therapies, including chemotherapy, have improved survival rates. One fruit has demonstrated comparable effects to the drug in animal studies.

The effects of diet on cancer remain largely understudied, but early research has shown that one fruit, purported to have medicinal qualities, can slow the spread of the disease. Other research suggests it may enhance the performance of traditional therapies, or selectively kill several types of cancer cells. Doctors, however, have advised against its use in cancer prevention due to a lack of research on humans.

Graviola comes from the trees of rainforests in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, where it is commonly consumed.

The fruit’s pulp is used widely in juices, and smoothies, but can be bought in its organic form from certain tropical fruit suppliers in the UK.

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Benefits of Jamaica Black Castor Oil

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Castor oil is a name that is encored throughout the world, especially in the global black hair community. However, what differentiates regular clear castor oil from Jamaica Black Castor Oil (JBCO) is the unique roasting process that gives it a distinct dark color and smell. The castor beans possess ricinolein.

Ricinolein is the chief constituent of castor oil and is the active principle in the use of castor oil as a purgative and solvent for several medically useful alkaloids.

Jamaican black castor oil consists of Ricinoleic acid (a hydroxy monounsaturated fatty acid) that is the primary component of this amazing oil that helps detoxify the skin by promoting blood flow and assisting in collagen production. There are several other uses and benefits of castor oil which are listed below:

  1. Probably the most well-known benefit of JBCO is its contribution to hair growth. It is known to be quickly absorbed into the scalp to soothe itchiness and dryness.

  2. JBCO helps to treat dandruff and hair breakage.

  3. As several users can attest, JBCO strengthens and moisturizes the hair shaft, contributing to thicker hair.
  4. JBCO may be used to treat acne and chapped lips.

  5. JBCO can also be used to improve beard, eyebrows, and eyelash growth.

  6. Known to be quite effective when heated, JBCO can be used as a massage oil to soothe the skin and relieve muscle tension.

  7. It can be used as a laxative. Simply take a teaspoon of JBCO with a splash of lime juice for almost immediate bowel relief. *

*This is not encouraged. Please contact a doctor for verified laxatives and bowel treatment.   

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The Benefits of Castor oil

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Ricinus Communis popularly known as castor oil is one of the world's oldest and most valuable herbal remedies. The oil has been around for centuries and has been used by ancient civilizations to improve health and wellness. Castor oil is derived from the castor bean plant that is native to India and East Africa and has been in use for thousands of years for a variety of purposes, ranging from health to skincare to haircare. It was so popular that evidence of it was found in almost every ancient civilization. The Egyptians are the pioneers of the oil, first using it as lamp fuel before they realized its healing properties. Now in the 21st century, castor is mostly identified with the beauty industry, but the product is versatile and can do much more. Here are six benefits of castor oil. 

  • Heal Scar, Wounds, and Skin Conditions 

Massaging castor oil into the skin can soothe dryness, psoriasis, and eczema and fade the appearance of scars. The ricinoleic that is present in the oil acts to reduce inflammation and irritations, while its bioactive compounds stimulate cell regrowth to heal wounds.

  • Reduce Inflammation and Pain

Castor can be applied topically to the skin via a castor oil pack. Used as a natural healing method, a cloth can be soaked in the oil and then placed onto the affected area and left to absorb into the skin. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities of castor oil soothe muscular pain, and joint pain and even improve digestion. 

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Five (5) ways Procrastination can ruin hopes and dreams.

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We have all struggled with procrastination in one way or another, whether it is putting off important work or delaying simple tasks around the house. We are all guilty of it, we even try to compensate for it by saying everybody does it. Procrastination can get to the point where it can pigeonhole someone into a very unsuccessful life. This can happen because people are unmotivated to move forward, and they eventually give up on their dreams. Here are five ways procrastination ruins your quality of life and some hacks on how to stop procrastinating.

Goals Become Hard to Achieve.

The human body prefers a state of comfort, that is why every time someone sets out to achieve a task whether personally or professionally there is a feeling to remain neutral. Procrastination makes it hard to achieve short-term and long-term goals, which reduces the possibility of people getting a better life for themselves.

  • First, find out the reason you procrastinate.
  • Then break down goals into achievable objectives which are easier to complete.

Procrastination causes you to lose time.

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Herbology Meets Rootsology Tour Hits the Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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“Herbology Meets Rootsology” was coined, during the COVID Pandemic, by veteran broadcaster Denise Isis Miller, Host of Rootsology, a lively award-winning radio show heard on Roots 96.1FM 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Isis Miller indicated that while listening to a colleague journalist, Ka’bu Ma’at Kheru, speak on Jamaican herbs and their medicinal value in Jamaica, she realized, that Jamaicans were losing the knowledge and use of our indigenous herbs. Espousing the philosophy "Health, Wealth and Prosperity Are Our Natural Birthright!" she invited Sharon Oshun Parris-Chambers and her partner husband Theo Chambers, founders of the annual Caribbean Health Tourism & Spa Conference series, to join the Initiative and Herbology Meets Rootsology was born. Isis Miller also invited Nature Ellis who is scheduled to begin a tour of his new Album Revolution Choice (Ambassador of Choice Records) to join the Herbology team in search of the herbalists, producers of Natural herbal products and services across the island for the healing of the nation. 

The Herbology Meets Rootsology showcase, is produced by Denise Isis-Miller and Cover "Jah Stephen" Palmer representing their partnership ICAN Company in Association with Temple of Inner Peace, which is managed by Sharon and Theo Chambers. The Herbology showcase will feature well-known traditional herbalists such as Bongo Roche, Mama Lily; Dr Diane Robertson, Phytotherapist and Author; Dr Sherrill Chong, Minister of Family & Social Economy, The State of the African Diaspora and founder of Kingdom Shift Now; Chef Raymond Hansen, Sea Moss Specialist from London and others. 

The Showcase runs from February 4 through February 27, 2022. 

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Jackie Cohen of Mutamba Fashions & Phenomenal Women for Queen Healing Showcase in Negril

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The production team of Herbology Meets Rootsology & Queenology returns with an exciting collaboration between the Temple of Inner Peace, founders Sharon and Theo Chambers and ICAN Company, founding directors Denise Isis Miller and Cover Palmer dubbed "Herbology Meets Rootsology Greets Queenology”. Queenology is the study and Science of a Queen. The focus is “Queen Healing,” which is being staged during International Women’s Month building on the theme “Break the Bias”. Parris-Chambers said “We aim to shatter the Glass Ceiling with the showcase of seven phenomenal women and their unique experiences and contribution to Health and Wellness.” The programme is staged on March 27, 2022 at the Temple of Inner Peace in West Cliff Estate, Mt Airy, Negril.

Denise Isis Miller, the conceptualizer of the Herbology Meets Rootsology Meets Queenology showcase staged the first production Herbology Meets Rootsology Tour from February 4 to February 27, 2022 in association with Temple of Inner Peace Launch and Nature Ellis Revolution Choice Live Album Launch in an island-wide showcase.  

Seven Words Sounds tells the story of what will unfold when the seven women take to the stage: Passion, Healing, Cleansing, Clearing, Faith, Grounding and Transformation. It will be Magical, with the fire blazing & purifying everything in its path, when Seven women of Worth takes the stage on March 27th the likes of: Nadia Brown, Tourism Stalwart & General Manager Zoetry Hotel Resort & Spa; Jackie Cohen-Hope, International Buyer of Ethnic Arts & Artifacts and Designer of Mutamba Fashions; Mama Fiyah, Nyabinghi Warrioress; Nadia Brown, Tourism Stalwart & General Manager Zoetry Hotel Resort & Spa; Mama RZion, Founder of RZion Foundation Camp; Claudette Kemp, Manager for Recording Reggae Artisté Capelton and Promoter; and Angella Whitter, CEO Whitter Group of Companies & Philanthropist.

Electrifying speakers will be on hand to stimulate and empower guests during the Queen Healing Showcase: Hope Heaven (Queen Healing In Mind Body & Spirit); SherIne Gayle (Healing with Food as Your Medicine); Mama Lily (Healing from Cancer), Sharon Oshun Chambers (Womb Healing). The programme will be hosted by Denise Isis Miller presenting opening remarks with Theo Chambers. The ambiance will be mystical with Saging for positive energetic flow, Drumming, Wholistic Massage and Reflexology. Delicious Vegan food will be available for sale and Vendors with Herbal and Wellness products, books, ceramics, wood carvings and more will be available to make this showcase truly memorable.

The first showcase entitled Herbology Meets Rootsology Tour was a tremendous success. The event was a novel approach in fusing a trilogy:  knowledge of herbs, grounding with nature and music. Herbology Meets Rootsology Tour showcased the Herbalists, the Herbs & Botanicals endemic to Jamaica and asked Jamaicans to return to using their traditional herbs and herbaceuticals particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keynote Dr Sherrill Chong, played a pivotal and grounding role as anchor in most of the four sessions held at various venues from Temple of Inner Peace (Negril Hills); Kamila’s Kitchen & Skyline Levels (Jacks Hills); Countryfarm House (Kingston); with the finale at Bob Marley Beach (Kingston). Speakers comprised Moses Chybar, Diana McIntyre-Pike, Arlene McKenzie, Bongo Roach and others.

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Temple of Inner Peace Launched Within Herbology Meets Rootsology Showcase

Temple of Inner Peace Launched Within Herbology Meets Rootsology Showcase

Herbology meets Rootsology was conceptualised to merge Denise Isis  Miller's  Rootsology program with the Indigenous healing plant culture of Jamaica.  With this in mind, a tour was born, to raise the  awareness of the populace, to holistic health, wellness and transformation. 

On Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 one leg of the tour merged beautifully with the launch of The Temple of Inner Peace Retreat conceptualised by Sharon Parris-Chambers and Theo Chambers, owner/operators. This Temple is a serene space in the woods of Mt. Airy, a little district on the tip of The Negril West End.

 Founded by Theo and Sharon Chambers, this place is designed to allow nature to assist in one's healing. So, there you can unwind and reconnect with your true self. It's a place where a food forest is being created within the natural flora of a rain forest Melodious birdsong and wind chimes serenade all day long in this tranquil space, dotted with hammocks  for relaxation. The earth is welcoming of your bare feet to ground and balance yourself. Steps built amidst rocks and greenery, lead  downwards to a large  firepit at the centre of the space. Beyond that  are more  trees and nooks to slip away and find your quietness in.

Saturday’s launch saw a lit firepit, to encourage one to burn away the sorrows, woes, and heavy energies that may assail. Saging of  guests by a  gracious hostess, Sharon Oshun Parris-Chambers. Drumming  by master drummers from the Indigenous Rasta Village. Entrepreneurs who use herbs, earth and roots  to offer healing products,  displayed  their wares. There were body treatments made from castor oil, charcoal and clay. Roots tonics from master herbalists. Vegan and raw vegan foods and fresh pressed juices  to nourish and delight.

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Eliminate A.N.T. Brain Fog

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Do you sometimes too often choose to act on the negative thoughts surfing in your mind? You can eliminate Automatic Negative Thoughts (A.N.T.) through Cognitive Behavior Therapy, an effective therapeutic intervention developed by Psychiatrist Aaron Beck.

You can learn how to cancel negative thoughts and reset with more meaningful, purposeful and life-enhancing thoughts within 21 days. Begin to practice now to be alert, pay attention to your thoughts, cancel negative ones and reset with new thoughts. This is a powerful tool to rewire the brain’s neuronal network by forging new pathways. It can be done in 21 days according to research; you will create more positive changes in your brain as well as your life.

Strategies for Eliminating A.N.T.:

List your recurring A.N.T. thoughts.

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Caribbean countries to send humanitarian aid to Cuba

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The Caribbean countries of Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have gathered 3,500 kg of medical supplies to be sent to the largest country in the Caribbean, Cuba.

The news was announced this Friday by the regional integration bank on its Twitter account, where it acknowledged the role of the four English-speaking Caribbean nations in organizing the much-needed medical aid to the Cuban people in coordination with Conviasa.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba has sent international medical brigades to every country in the Caribbean to help the island nations confront and control the deadly virus; now, with Cuba facing one of its sharpest outbreaks in the 18 months since the novel coronavirus reached the nation's shores, it will humbly receive the donations from its brother nations through an international air bridges established through the ALBA regional integration mechanism.

Due to the United States' economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against Cuba for more than sixty years, the largest of the Antilles had struggled to obtain crucial medical, food and sanitary inputs to meet the growing needs of the population. The generous donation from its Caribbean bretheren adds to those originating over the past months from numerous countries worldwide, such as Nicaragua, Russia, Italy, Japan and Bolivia.

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Our Self Destructive WellBeing Behavior

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BY Theo Chambers

I have had the opportunity to live a disease-free, sickness-free, headache-free life, for the last 72 years, except for my Quadruple Heart Bypass, which I had in 2015, due to the fact that my body seems to manufacture extra cholesterol in spite of the fact I am a vegetarian for over 50 years.

Please come with me on this Wellness Destructive Behavior I find my family, friends, and associates living:

Two or more individuals cannot come to a common understanding unless they have a common definition on the subject matter they are speaking about.

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How Sephora is tackling racial bias in retail

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By: Alyssa Newcomb

From engaging outside experts to interviewing shoppers, Sephora hopes its team effort to tackle racial bias will have an impact on the wider retail industry.

Months before the killing of George Floyd sparked racial justice demonstrations, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way people shop, Sephora decided to confront an ugly truth.

“Bias is wired into our brains and shows up in every institution, from policing to real estate to online media, and so we wanted to understand the implications for retail, guided by our commitment to creating a more inclusive retail experience,” Deborah Yeh, Sephora’s chief marketing officer, tells Fortune. 

The beauty retailer recruited a team of experts from both inside and outside the company who could report on racial bias in retail and come up with actionable steps that Sephora and ideally other retailers could take to make the shopping experience more inclusive. The task force worked for more than a year to study the issue and earlier this month released its findings in the company’s first-ever “Racial Bias in Retail” report.

“The study was really intended to better understand the issue, and understand how commonplace racial bias is in retail settings, as well as similarities and differences across different racial groups, and ultimately measure the problem,” Yeh says. “But we also wanted to identify tactics and actions that could help mitigate bias treatments from the shopper experience.”

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Is Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean Rejecting the Cuban Vaccine?

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Que Pasa con el Caribe y Africa? By Felipe Noguera, Deputy Coordinator of the Caribbean Regional Coordinating Committee of the Pan Africanist and Indigenous Movement.

"Love gives and forgives. Selfishness gets and forgets."

In which category do we, the people of Africa and the Caribbean fall? Can we express loving appreciation or do we consign ourselves to selfish ingratitude?

Has any country in modern history, outside of the continent of Africa, sacrificed more in life, time, blood, and resources for the liberation of Africa from the shackles of apartheid and domestic settler colonialism than Cuba?

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Dr. Sherill Chong to present at Sistas of D Ankh & Ma'at Sisterhood Circle on March 14th

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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA- March 12, 2021 – The illustrious Dr. Sherrill Chong, an esteemed researcher in clinical therapy and SOAD Minister of Family & Social Economy will present at the Sistas of D Ankh & Ma'at Sisterhood Circle on the topic: ‘Physical Health and Wellness of the Family & Community.’ The virtual event will take place via Zoom on March 14, 2021 and can be accessed with the link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3898417079. Meeting ID: 389 841 7079.

                                         

Dr. Sherrill Chong, who is described as a coach extraordinaire has worked in various capacities. Her main goal through her association with E & S Chong Health Ministries is to ‘empower Caribbean people world-wide through Motivation, Training, and Implementation Strategies to regain and sustain Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual health.’ With her expertise in Holistic Health where she provides assistance in lifestyle transformation for individuals, families, communities and nations, there is much assurance that she will be an excellent speaker that will have all the attendees engrossed in her presentation.

 

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Women’s Month Healing on Sisterhood Circle Programme

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.)  In honour of Women’s Month, Sistas of D Ankh and Ma’at Sisterhood Circle welcomed healing directions from guest speakers Sa ‘Enya McBean and Dr Sherrill Chong. The speakers gave virtual blessings on Zoom at the Sisterhood Circle’s programme on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 

The programme captured its regular drumming, prayer and affirmations and introductions followed by guest speaker, Sa ‘Enya McBean, who spoke on ‘How to Safeguard Your Physical Well-being with Healing Interventions and Energy Medicines During Covid 19 Pandemic.’ Ms. McBean who considers herself as a medical intuitive, highlighted the genesis of that becoming to 25 years ago where she was diagnosed with stage four (4) ovarian cancer. Despite all efforts having done all the doctors recommended, the speaker revealed that her cancer was still in progression. As such, her search for healing and purification through natural remedies, emerged. This journey facilitated the creation of her book, ‘Pursuit of the Soul.’

Three herbs were offered as substitutes for those who may feel skeptical about the Covid - 19 vaccine or just the need to keep the body purified. The herbs she mentioned that can be used together during this health crisis are: Neem, (which has over 101 properties and help to purify the blood), Moringa and Guinea Hen, together they fortify the body and remove toxins. 

Sa ‘Enya informed the audience of the healing being done not only from a physical basis with herbs, but also the mental which takes into account daily affirmations like: “I am healed, healthy, I have a sound mind.” Healing in its entirety also incorporates the spiritual, which reminds us that what God has created, no man can destroy.

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A Note to the Couple and the Guests

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To those who have attended a very modern wedding, particularly one of the latter parts of the last decade, you may agree that weddings have truly been revolutionized, allowing guests to have an even grander time. These weddings are mirroring closely to international events like the BET Awards or the shenanigans of the Grammy Awards (I might be exaggerating, but I hope you get the point). From the fog and sparklers that adorn the dance floor, to the gleeful release of sky lanterns, in an attempt to add flare to an evening that some hope to be the beginning of forever and their happily ever after. Interestingly, even the very first dance of the couple bears a different face, one far from the conventional waltz, to fully choreographed moves. Admittedly, it is quite a spectacle to behold.

However, after that spectacle has ended, what’s next? Recent reports from family boards and media houses about the deterioration of some marriages, have confirmed that the fairy-tale captured in some wedding ceremonies, will one day pause or come to an end. Lately, the mettle of many marriages has been severely tested. Judging by the reports, the ‘test’ has been attributed to the increase in the time couples are compelled to stay in the same space, coupled with the unforeseen ‘dent in pockets’ that Covid -19 has brought on, all of which can lead to emotional distress.

To get through these challenging times, it necessitates use of olive branch. Therefore, it dawned on me that careful consideration must be given in the selection of wedding guests. Do you choose from a place of guilt and belief of obligation to relatives and childhood friends, or do you choose from the premise of those who love and support the longevity and joy of the relationship? This selection is an important responsibility for those who will be ‘tying the knot’ because guests must be cognizant that as there is a privilege to witness a start of a marriage, there must be some responsibility on them as the witnesses.

My point is, when you are creating your wedding list, choose wisely. These persons are not only to be witnesses of the wedding, but also supporters of the marriage. How practical is it to hold guests to this responsibility when the invitation was borne out of a sense of obligation to persons with whom no bond really still exists? How willing will these guests be to support the marriage, knowing that they only acted on the invitation they received? To the weds, choose wisely, to the guests, support the marriage.

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Fair and united approach needed in global distribution of vaccines - Bartlett

unnamed Minister of Tourism The Honourable Edmund Bartlett

Thank you Minister Ed Bartlett for your advocacy for more vaccines to under- served communities such as those in the Caribbean, based on your research.
My question is : Can WELLNESS Solutions as a Lifestyle change be offered and Promoted by your Ministry as a Viable Remedy for COVID-19?
Can Jamaica produce her own COVID-19 Remedy and Solutions?
We are an Indigenous people who have been imposed upon to use Pharmaceuticals for temporary interventions instead of our own family and cultural cures found in our own herbaceuticls, botanicals, and indigenous phytotherapeutic solutions? (Commentary from Editor in Chief, Sharon P. Chambers)

26. Febuary 2021 Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has called for a fair and united approach to the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, amid growing criticism worldwide, that advanced countries are hoarding supplies of vaccines, while poor countries are not being given access to the life-saving medication.

Bartlett said this further threatens the economic recovery of tourism-dependent states and the global economy overall.

The Minister vented his concerns while speaking on Wednesday during the latest installment in the Edmund Bartlett lecture series, hosted virtually by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre. The session was held under the theme: Restarting Economies Through Tourism: Vaccine Politics, Global Priorities and Destination Realities.

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The Hidden Magic Behind Castor Oil and Olive Oil

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Castor Oil and Olive Oil are popular in many Jamaican homes and many have yet to unlock and utilize the hidden benefits behind these products.  Olive Oil is pressed and extracted from the olive fruit through a simple process that has been modified through technology over the years. Castor Oil is also very useful and beneficial to our bodies. Castor Oil is made from extracting the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant. These seeds are known as Castor Beans, once these beans go through a thorough heating process that removes the toxic enzymes, then they are safe to be used by humans. We will examine the benefits and usefulness of these popular oils.

Olive Oil is very beneficial to the body both externally and internally. Olive Oil is rich in Vitamins E ad K and it contains antioxidants that help to boost the immune system making it more resistant to diseases. Olive Oil is also useful in protecting the body from cardiovascular diseases such as heart diseases. It is useful in food preparation as the oil protects LDL particles from oxidation and this may prevent unwanted blood clotting and also lowers blood pressure which helps to maintain a happy and healthy heart. Another benefit of Olive Oil that must be examined is that when used to cook it helps to maintain a healthy weight as it does not increase weight as with other oils that are used to cook. If taken moderately it could even result in, weight loss and therefore using Olive Oil is a healthier option and has numerous advantages.

Olive Oil also has many external benefits, one such benefit is that it helps in reducing acne as it serves to kill acne-causing bacteria while leaving the skin moisturized and rejuvenated. Also due to the antioxidant properties located in Olive Oil, it may be used to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Castor Oil is also very useful and beneficial to our bodies. This oil is made from extracting the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant. These seeds are known as Castor Beans, once these beans go through a thorough heating process that removes the toxic enzymes, then they are safe to be used by humans. Castor Oil is a multi-purpose oil that can be used in various situations and by various people. An important benefit of Castor Oil is that it can be used as a laxative. It frees up the muscles that push waste through the intestines which help to free up bowels. Another benefit is that it can be applied to wounds as it helps to speed up the process of wound healing. It stimulates the growth of new tissue while keeping the area moisturized and this quickens the process of healing naturally. Castor Oil can also e used in the treatment of the hair and scalp. It adds intense moisture and also decreases the chance of breakage. Persons suffering from hair conditions such as dandruff may also find Castor Oil useful in treating such issues and it also reduces inflammation. Castor is also beneficial to persons struggling with acne issues as it leaves the skin hydrated and moisturized which results then in healthier skin and reduces acne.

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Caribbean American Cultural Group Donates Needed Supplies to Jamaica Hospital

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Members of the Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc. (CACG), Florida based Jamaican charitable organization have embarked on a donation drive to assist hospitals in Jamaica for desperately needed supplies especially since the increases in COVID-19 across the island.

The CACG recently shipped barrels of medical supplies donated to the University Hospital in Kingston.

The shipment included large supplies of protective shields, face masks, gloves, and quantities of hospital bedding, health, and hygiene, as well as personal care items for the hospital.

President of the Association, Ms. Dawn Bloomfield, a Jamaican national and local bank executive, indicated that the members of CACG have been in touch with the Hospital administration and has since embarked on the donation drive for needed supplies.

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Roadside Education of our Youth

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As I read of the desperate measures being taken by some parents towards ensuring their children are receiving an education during this pandemic. I cannot help thinking that not enough is being done by the Government to ensure that our nation’s children are not left behind. In a recent visit to a local Internet cafe I observed two young children with their school books, an ear plug sitting in this small crowded retail shop trying to do online schooling on the computer, this was when I realised the seriousness of this situation. Whilst I try to put this from my mind, today’s headline “Online Schooling by the Roadside” (Gleaner, October 21) further sent reminders to me that I need to share with Jamaicans my concern and support of the cry of these parents in their desperate need. This, I trust, will help bring more attention to their plight in an effort to return some element of normality to educating our children.

I also ponder the thought on the continuation of policy that keeps all schools across our island closed. The continued lack of traditional teaching in traditional classrooms, coupled with the lack of resources to reach the masses, particularly those in rural areas must be returned to normalcy. Special consideration should be given to those with special needs and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, should be urgently reviewed. Already there has been concern regarding learning capacity and the health nutrition impact on our children depending on their socio-economic background. (Clarke et.al,1991).

 Whilst I understand the challenges for our country from this global pandemic, we have found ways to re-open our international borders, and all but few industries have remained closed. The Ministry of education had promised the reopening of our schools for this school term; however, this has not happened with the recent announcement and protocol which has prohibited all schools against reopening and instead classes are being held online.

Jamaica should best adopt the protocol of other countries in making efforts to return to classroom education, recognising the important role of traditional learning on the mental health and wellbeing of our children.

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Health & Wellness
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the donation of a new ambulance by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Negril fire station in Westmoreland will boost health security for visitors and lo...
Sharon Parris Chambers
10 November 2020
Travel & Tourism
KINGSTON, Jamaica; November 06, 2020: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for global policymakers to implement a more empathetic leadership styl...
Theo Chambers
15 August 2021
Technology and AI
Shelly Palmer Sales of NFTs have topped $2.5 billion since January 2021, and more than $2 billion has been invested in the sector this year. Here’s a quick overview of the NFT projects and transaction...
Sharon Parris Chambers
08 August 2021
Travel & Tourism
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica. Thursday, August 5th, 2021- Sistas of D Ankh & Ma’at Sisterhood Circle celebrates their one-year anniversary with a special program titled “Drums of Alkebulan” via Zoom on Au...
Sharon Parris Chambers
08 January 2021
Travel & Tourism
As I confront the sadness of the loss, I recognize the great memories and contribution he has made to me, and my journey in Community Tourism. I met Butch upon his entry into the tourism industry and ...
Sharon Parris Chambers
04 August 2021
Travel & Tourism
The death of respected academic Runoko Rashidi was announced late last night by his friends and family. He passed away while on a research trip to Egypt on 2 August. Messages of love, support and reme...
Travel & Tourism
Social Media
Business
Paris, Tuesday 27 April 2021. The Pan-African Journalists' Caucus was launched by the African Diaspora State on Tuesday 06 April 2021. At this inaugural meeting, the decision was taken to set up a ser...
Sharon Parris Chambers
01 February 2021
Travel & Tourism
On January 19, 2021 Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett announced his  heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts...
Sharon Parris Chambers
29 September 2021
Travel & Tourism
The world’s largest airline is relaunching another destination in the Caribbean: the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Caribbean Journal has learned. On Nov. 6, the carrier will resume its nonsto...
Social Media
March 24, 2021. Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.  Keynote speakers Angella Whitter and Paula Hurlock are slated to speak at the Sistas of D Ankh and Ma’at Sisterhood Circle on March 28, 2021 as the fin...
Sharon Parris Chambers
26 August 2021
Travel & Tourism
Caribbean News
The State of the African Diaspora expresses its gratitude to His Excellency, Chief Charumbira, President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) of the African Union (AU), who has accepted to have a repre...
Travel & Tourism
Business
In March, the month of women and feminism, the State of the African Diaspora ratified its commitment to African and Afro-descendant women by creating the Development Fund in support of these Women. As...
Kristen Francis
18 November 2021
Social Media
Business
There has been a growing interest in short videos, which has been adopted by almost every social media platform. YouTube has started sharing a regular “Shorts Report” to provide updates on what’s tren...
Travel & Tourism
KINGSTON, Jamaica; July 10, 2020: Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that over $J2 Billion in funding will be made available for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs). The m...
Mark Purai
08 May 2021
Travel & Tourism
        How To… Start A Wholesale, Distribution Business And Be Successful   A wholesale distribution business is where you buy from a manufacture or a mega distributor and se...
Sharon Parris Chambers
13 August 2020
Travel & Tourism
“Have you wondered how other couples are handling social distancing, travel restrictions and quarantine? Wonder no more, read the article below and be informed about lovers around the world.” -Sharon ...