Year: 2015

Mr  Sweeney Shares
Mr Sweeney Shares

On my very last day working for GraceKennedy Limited, I had one of the most profound interactions I’ve ever had. It was a meeting with Mr. Curtis Sweeney, Counselling Psychologist for the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation. The interaction lasted only about twenty minutes, but it was life-changing.

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GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed
GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed

GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed

I will never forget the struggle that I endured the first time I attempted to find a job. Recently graduating from a Master’s programme, I thought that job opportunities would have been endless. But, as I scanned the job posts, one after the other, one thing constantly stood out on each job description: “Five Years’ Experience Needed”. Here I was, qualified but with absolutely no work experience.

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GraceKennedy: To The World!
GraceKennedy: To The World!

GraceKennedy: To The World!
The GraceKennedy brand is well-known in Jamaica. Founded 93 years ago, Jamaicans all over the island and indeed the world have come to love the company’s products due to its high quality and consistency as a brand. As a result, GraceKennedy has been able to successfully expand over the years in both its Food and Financial segments.

 

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Protect Our Children
Protect Our Children

I sat there stunned. In absolute dismay. Here, sitting down in front of my very eyes, was a 15 year old student who had experienced an extraordinary amount of devastation. More than I had experienced in all of my 25 years of existence. At only 7 years old, her father was gunned down by a close family friend. Shortly after, her mother remarried.

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Mobile Phones: Necessity or Nuisance
Mobile Phones: Necessity or Nuisance

“I don’t have a phone.” That’s a sentence you’ll rarely hear anyone say today, since mobile phones are a staple in almost everyone’s life. You have one and I have one. In fact, it’s strange to hear someone say that they don’t have one. At their most basic use, we use our phones to communicate ⎯ whether to call or send copious amounts of text messages, ⎯ yet these days it’s not unusual for our phones to become extensions of ourselves that we tote around in colorful cases.

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