Halls Of Learning
  • January 3, 2006: [9 days before scheduled departure and no funding finalized] On this morning, along with their parents, we approach the emergency window at the US Embassy in Kingston with VISA applications for 6 boys and 2 girls. When we get inside the embassy, it is brought to our attention that 5 of the applicants have the older version of their birth certificates, which is no longer being accepted. Three applications are accepted, 2 VISAs are granted. With the strong ...
  • In a press conference at the Jones Town Agency for Change, Scotiabank announces their support for Jamaica's first Innercity Robotics Team. Newspaper reports are carried in both the Gleaner and Observer, news items are broadcast on both TVJ and CVM-TV, with a feature shown on Jamaica's 24-hour news station, JNN, about the robotics programme in Jones Town.
  • On a cold and rainy day in San Jose, Jamaica and the Caribbean's sole representative at the Northern California FIRST LEGO League arrived to compete with the top 64 teams in the state. After 3 rounds of robot missions in the morning segment, their highest score of 117 was not sufficient to rank. Dejected and disappointed, they did not know ...