CSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail “I was the devil,” Nicholas Miller says, eliciting gasps from the crowd, as he gives a poignant synopsis of his past as a ‘corner boy’ in an inner-city community in Kingston.The hushed, attentive audience, gathered at the Fletchers Land community centre in Kingston, is enthralled, as Nicholas describes the “the dark place” he was in, committing crimes and creating mayhem.But today, the slight-framed youth professes to be a new man. “I found God.God mek me find CSJP (Community Security and Justice Programme). It changed me from a corner boy to somebody who everybody look up to,” he says.“I have a job now, at Charlie Smith High,” he tells residents, representatives of the CSJP, and other stakeholders, who attended the recent launch of the Real Man Things ‘Pon Di Corner’ programme at the community centre.“I have two kids with my baby-mother, and I am taking care of my responsibility, taking care of everything. The dark place is where I was, but mi deh inna CJSP now.mi have a lot of goals.a lot of goals,” Nicholas says to thunderous applause.Nicholas is just one example of an inner-city youth, who has experienced a “rebirth” and has been saved from a life of crime through the CJSP, and will be participating in the Real Man initiative.Utilising the popular ‘Real Man Things’ radio show, aired on Power 106 FM, as well as interactive sessions and workshops on inner-city streets, the initiative will serve to motivate young men and turn them way from a life of crime.Nicholas, a resident of Trench Town, is a member of a group of young men dubbed: ‘Men With A Message’ who, under the programme, will be trained and deployed as role models to corners, schools, clubs and sports teams to communicate the message of change to other young men contemplating a life of crime, who are vulnerable to recruitment, or who are living a life of crime.Christopher Hall is another shining testimony of how CJSP has helped to improve the quality of life of inner-city youth and give them a second chance at making meaningful contribution to family, community and country, even when things seem hopeless.Having been through a revolving door of facilities for delinquent children and imprisoned over 20 times, Christopher is now a changed man. “(I’ve) been out pon the road from (I was) nine years old.that’s about 1979.me come out of school from about 11 years old…that a primary school.me nuh know secondary school, a straight approved school and prison.I have so many names,” he relates.“But yuh see, at the end of the day, all a dat behind mi.right now, is change mi a talk bout, fi the other youth them in my community,” he says.Christopher uses the opportunity to extend his gratitude to the CJSP and its staff, for having worked with him, despite his challenging personality.“Them people deh cope wid mi foolishness, mi attitude, those type of things.at the end of the day, mi mek a step, .with the hope and the Real Man changes, mi nah guh stop,” is his impassioned assurance.The father of five says it takes hard work and dedication to fully overcome his challenges, but he is determined to endure. He has been giving back to his community, working with students at Kingston High School, and has assisted a number of inner city youth, convincing them to give up, or shun a life of crime.“Me see more than a dozen youth straighten up back and say that road is not good (for them).they say self praise is no recommendation, but mi ago praise myself at this moment,” he remarks.Christopher commends the nine other participants in the Pon Di Corner initiative, the CSJP, and all collaborating entities for coming on board and providing the necessary resources. “Remember, my days in prison and now is two different tings.prison harder now.Jamaica nice, our greatest enemy is the mind.you see from we can function and keep wi mind pon a level, everything nice,” he says emphatically.Host of Real Man Things, motivational speaker, and life coach, Kevin Wallen, is passionate about the need for change.“Every time I walk into a prison and me see mi bothers and sisters.it burn me.the first time I walked into Spanish Town prison and I saw three floors of able- bodied young men that were unable to do anything but wake up, fight, eat some food.when I saw that, it burn my heart.that cannot happen anymore. We have to stop it,” he implores.He says the programme will emphasise that “even though you’re born in a space where you’re surrounded by zinc fence, you don’t have the excuse fi kill people and tek whey dem own”.“Real Man Things mean that even though you born in a space where sometimes you’re hungry, and you can’t find the first dollar to buy something, it still doesn’t give you the right to hurt somebody else for their own that they work for,” he adds, noting that “real men” must take responsibility for their children and their families.Mr. Wallen says it is critical that at-risk youth hear the real examples of those, who have survived the struggles of the inner-city life and escaped the allure of crime, which is why the ‘Men with a Message,’ are so important.Real Man Things’ Pon Di Corner’ will begin airing on Power 106 FM at the end of this month. It will be instrumental in spreading the message of the CSJP, and the opportunities for engagement among communities and groups.Meanwhile, Programme Manager for the CSJP, Simeon Robinson, explains that through ‘Men with a Message’ as the main conduits, the CSJP and its partners, Churches Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU), and Communications and Business Solutions, as well as other private and public sector entities, will promote opportunities for change, through the provision of jobs, training, and internships for qualified inner-city youth.The CSJP, a programme of the Ministry of National Security, is in its second phase of funding from the Inter-American Development Bank, which will run until December 2013. Its main objectives are to prevent and reduce crime and violence, and to strengthen crime management capabilities through community action, and institutional strengthening of the Ministry level.The community action plank will see 28 communities in Kingston, St. Andrew,St. James and Westmoreland receiving extensive services designed to reduce various types of violence. It also includes activities to promote safe neighbourhoods and build multipurpose facilities for delivery of crime prevention services and to establish Community Justice Tribunals. RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life Advertisements RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Lifecenter_img RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life CSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 13, 2010last_img read more

Jahovičs: We are in the strongest group with several teams very…

first_imgThe Rigans were drawn in subgroup A, where they will have to compete with the first champions of the tournament Tenerife “Iberostar” from Spain, the famous Istanbul “Galatasaray” from Turkey, Strasbourg SIG from France, Sassari “Dinamo” from Italy, “Peristeri” from Greece and Vilnius “Rytas” from Lithuania.“We have been drawn into the seemingly strongest group with several very well-known teams at the European level, which do not require unnecessary comments. Also, our team has drawn two teams that we saw in Riga last season -” Tenerife “and” Peristeri “,” the club quotes Jahovic.At the same time, Jahovičs emphasizes that at the moment it is very difficult to judge objectively about the balance of team strength, because all clubs are still actively recruiting.“Participation in the Champions League is a very good opportunity for” VEF Rīga “basketball players to prove themselves at a high level, as well as gain experience in an international tournament. It is also a great opportunity for spectators to see high-level European basketball in Latvia at least seven times,” emphasizes Jahovičs.The seven teams will be joined by one qualifying team: Tel Aviv’s Hapoel (Israel), Aarhus’ Bakken Bears (Denmark), Belfius Mons-Hainaut or Wloclawek’s Anwil (Poland).“VEF Rīga” made its debut in the Champions League last season, winning the first game, but suffering losses in the next 13. Before that, Latvia was represented in the tournament by “Ventspils” for three seasons, which did not exceed the qualification last year.last_img read more

The glory days

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Leon Rice can no longer move like he used to along the wing for Hawthorn in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

John Travers And Siobhan O’Doherty Wins Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8K

first_imgOver 3,200 Runners, Walkers and Joggers took to the Streets Of Galway with the Finish at the Claddagh Hall. The First Three Home In The Galway Clinic Streets Of Galway Womens Race (L-R) Regina Casey (2nd), Siobhan O’Doherty (Winner), Jane Ann Meehan (3rd). The 2018 Streets Of Galway 8k took place on Saturday the 11th of August with the largest ever entry involved. John Mulligan was there and he spoke to the first three athletes in the Male and Female category and to David Glynn and Brian Bruton of Galway City Harriers and Claire Henry of sponsors the Galway Clinic.John started by getting the thoughts of Mens Winner John TraversAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/STREETS%20OF%20GALWAY%20INTERVIEWS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The First Three Home In The Galway Clinic Streets Of Galway Mens Race (L-R) Damien Landers (2nd), John Travers (Winners), Rory Chesser (3rd),print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

No knockouts guaranteed

first_imgEDITORS’ PICK “I won’t guarantee a knockout,” said Roach during Pacquiao’s media workout Wednesday at Wild Card Gym here. “If it comes, it will be a bonus. No guarantee.”Roach is sure, though, that Pacquiao will become champion again. And he’s not basing it just on the senator’s impressive showing in training, but also on Pacquiao’s pronouncements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I want to become the first active senator to become champion,” said Pacquiao. “I want the belt.” Roach, a seven-time trainer of the year, believes Vargas will be a good counterpuncher who may eventuallyrun away from Pacquiao on fight night. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Phelps secretly took plunge in June, marrying girlfriend Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young FILE: Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach inside the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAHOLLYWOOD—He’s been burned several times predicting a Manny Pacquiao knockout victory. And Freddie Roach is no longer making predictions that a nine-year wait for a stoppage will end on Nov. 5, when Pacquiao takes on WBO champion Jessie Vargas for the welterweight belt at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise But if Vargas chooses to be aggressive, Roach said it will work in Pacquiao’s favor.“Vargas (27-1, 10 knockouts) is not a puncher,” Roach said. “But I think he will come out instantly to test Manny’s power.”Pacquiao shrugged off Vargas’ boast that he’d be the faster guy on the ring.“I will prove him wrong,” said Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

#Nextchat: Defining HR’s Value Proposition

first_imgHR professionals bring specific experience and knowledge to an organization that the senior executives often don’t have. Areas such as benefits strategies, training and development, employer branding, and succession planning are often pushed to the bottom of the company agenda, without thought to the amount that these aspects contribute to organizational effectiveness. A few weeks ago we chatted about specific tactics that HR pros can use to implement strategy every day. But what if senior executives don’t understand how HR’s actions affect the bigger picture—and don’t back them?  HR often needs the support and cooperation of senior executives, and the departments they oversee, in order to implement strategies that will benefit the entire organization.How can HR leaders help executives address corporate blind spots? Please join @SHRMNextchat at 3 p.m. ET on February 11 for #Nextchat with special guest Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR (@JVPSaid). We’ll chat about how HR can define its value proposition to other senior executives in an organization.Q1. What skills should a good, strategic HR professional have? Q2. What should every corporate executive understand about HR’s impact on organizational success?Q3. How has HR’s role in organizational business strategy changed over the past five years?Q4. What are some common blind spots that HR executives can help point out to other corporate executives?Q5. What areas are you focusing on in your company to increase organizational effectiveness?Q6.What would you say to executives who just don’t get HR’s importance?Q7. Do you think HR’s impact on organizational success will increase or decrease in the future? Why?Q8. What advice would you give a Millennial HR professional about growing in their strategic skill sets? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

Full-Sized Screenshots of the Google Drive iPad App

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jon mitchell Tags:#Google#web center_img Google Drive launched today, but the iOS version of the app was unexpectedly not ready. Google says it’s almost there, but it won’t launch for “a few weeks.” But Google provided ReadWriteWeb with a bunch of full-size screenshots of the app, so we could know what to expect.Click the images to enlarge Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

10 months agoGuardiola: Man City players produced marvellous response

first_imgGuardiola: Man City players produced marvellous responseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are again top of the table after a 3-1 victory over Everton.Gabriel Jesus scored his first Premier League goals since August, although City needed to work hard to gain the upper hand.The pressure eventually told in the 22nd minute when City capitalised on a poor Yerry Mina clearance.Everton hauled themselves back into the contest thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 65th-minute header.But the hosts restored their two-goal cushion four minutes later when Fernandinho found an unmarked Raheem Sterling, who came on three minutes earlier, to head in from close range.“The players responded [to the defeat at Chelsea] in a marvellous way,” stated City manager Pep Guardiola.“Everton have top players. Today was tricky – a dangerous, dangerous game – especially with less than three days of recovery”They draw at Stamford Bridge and at Liverpool, it came down to the last second.“They have experienced players and it was something on our minds. The game wasn’t over until the end.“Of course, we can improve and do better. Spaces were there today but there was a problem with our process. After Hoffenheim, I’m very pleased.“Hopefully, we can improve. Spaces were there but we didn’t find them. Against Chelsea, it was more complicated to find them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days ago​Chelsea hero Nevin: Man City, Juventus would’ve loved Jorginho

first_img​Chelsea hero Nevin: Man City, Juventus would’ve loved Jorginhoby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that Manchester City and Juventus are two clubs that would have loved to sign Jorginho this summer.Many fans were assuming that Jorginho would be the first casualty of the Frank Lampard era, given he was a Maurizio Sarri favorite.But Lampard has found a place for the Italy international, making him one of the key midfielders of his new-look attacking setup.And Nevin believes the playmaker has enough quality to interest the top clubs in Europe.”To be honest I thought Jorginho was fabulous last season as well and didn’t buy into the no-forward-passing problem being his fault or even true,” Nevin told the club’s official website.”It was the style of the team and in the end it was successful as we know. There were even a few occasions when he was booed at the Bridge last season and it really upset me. He is the bravest player you will ever meet because of where and how often he takes the ball.”He also controls games as well as just about anyone on the planet just now. Happily Frank agrees and has let him off the leash to be more positive and take a few chances going forward more quickly.”I agree it is even better now than it was last season for our number five. Everyone else does seem to be seeing his attributes now though and it is a huge relief. I would have hated to lose him to Juventus or Manchester City, because that is the standard of clubs that would have grabbed him in a heartbeat.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: OSU Fan Pays Tribute To Late Lineman Karageorge With Buckeye-Themed Cake

first_imgKosta Karageorge Buckeyes cake.Ohio State fans are justifiably still giddy about their team’s College Football Playoff National Championship victory two weeks ago. One fan decided to show her support with a huge OSU-themed cake, and in the process, honored deceased Buckeye lineman Kosta Karageorge.Karageorge, a walk-on, went missing in late November, and eventually turned up dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had suffered a number of sports-related concussions (he also wrestled at OSU) before his disappearance. He wore No. 53 during his time with the program.Here’s the photo of the baked tribute, from a fan named Arlena McCoy:@EzekielElliott Here’s the cake I made Saturday for, The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team… pic.twitter.com/IOqc9xO8KB— Arlena M. McCoy (@McCoyArlena) January 26, 2015Pretty cool, and it’s good that the Buckeye faithful are keeping Kostageorge’s memory alive, even in atypical fashion.last_img read more