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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Tears for Portia http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Tears-for-Portia_82642 Two names have already emerged as potential leaders of the Opposition People&rsquo;s National Party (PNP) following yesterday&rsquo;s emotional announcement by President Portia Simpson Miller of her intention to step down.<br /> <br /> Businessman Peter Bunting and political economist Dr Peter Phillips have confirmed that they will seek the top post in the 78-year-old institution, but the name of medical practitioner Dr K Wykeham McNeill is also expected to be thrown into the hat as well.<br /> <br /> Opposition Leader Simpson Miller yesterday announced at the meeting of the party&rsquo;s highest decision-making body that she will not be seeking re-election as leader of the PNP at the annual conference next September &mdash; adding fuel to the growing disunity within the party. There were clear signs of conflict within the party yesterday at the National Executive Council meeting, held at the Cedar Grove Academy in St Catherine, as Simpson Miller&rsquo;s loyalists and disgruntled members from Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna&rsquo;s St Ann South Eastern constituency hurled abuse at Hanna and Bunting in particular.<br /> <br /> Hanna, a former Cabinet minister, had been at odds with executives of the PNP, including Simpson Miller, something which intensified during the recent local government election.<br /> <br /> The loyalists also lashed out at others who they felt did not support Simpson Miller.<br /> <br /> The angry supporters chanted &ldquo;No Lisa, no Bunting!&rdquo; periodically during the meeting and refused to stop when asked by other members. They could also be heard chanting at the end of the meeting.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We no waan nobody weh a fight against wi prime minister. She affi work fi dis like how Portia wuk. Weh she hear bout; she think dis a beauty contest?&rdquo; one supporter told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> Another woman who identified herself as a delegate from Hanna&rsquo;s constituency said: &ldquo;The people of South East St Ann don&rsquo;t want Lisa. She create history down there; she mek Labourite a rule Moneague and from I born till now Labourite never win down there yet,&rdquo; she said in reference to the shock loss suffered by long-standing PNP Councillor Lloyd Garrick in the Moneague Division of the St Ann Parish Council.<br /> <br /> While some people were clear that they would not be support Bunting and Hanna in any quest to lead the party, others could be overheard saying that the campaign is on for Peter Phillips. One woman even got into a public tracing match with prominent attorney-at-law K D Knight, who served as campaign director for Hanna in the vice- presidential contest that ended in defeat for her last September.<br /> <br /> Simpson Miller, in the meantime, left in the midst of the meeting after giving her address. However, Chairman Robert Pickersgill, who spoke to reporters after the meeting which was closed to the media, said that after serving the party for 40 years, the PNP leader feels that the time has come for her to step aside.<br /> <br /> When asked if the leader was of the view that people had pushed for her to leave, Pickersgill said: &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t speak for her, but I would be very surprised if that did not pass through her mind.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> According to the party chairman, Simpson Miller was not heartbroken about her departure, but was very emotional.<br /> <br /> So too were the party supporters who were in attendance at the meeting. Pickersgill said the leader&rsquo;s announcement was met by tears and sadness, and that the meeting had to adjourn for a while.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Because, really, after 40 years and being with the party for as long as she has been &mdash; in the ups and down &mdash; you could imagine what kind of emotions that could have evoked,&rdquo; Pickersgill said.<br /> <br /> According to the party chairman, Simpson Miller had previously indicated that she would step down after the local government election.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;She did not want a new leader to face the poll, bearing in mind that we did not know what the outcome would be. She &lsquo;rathered&rsquo; that the new leader would not start out on a negative note, which I thought was extremely thoughtful of her,&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The party is going to demonstrate its gratitude for her sterling work and will be hosting a big celebration for her. I regard her as one of the greatest women in the history of Jamaica for reasons that should be very obvious. The amount of firsts that Portia Simpson Miller has scored, it&rsquo;s going to be difficult for anyone else in terms of that gender, because once it is first it is first,&rdquo; Pickergill said.<br /> <br /> The party chairman said he was &ldquo;very proud&rdquo; of Simpson Miller and praised her for excellent performance as leader of the country.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;She presided over the Cabinet that ended in February 2016, and although I was a member of that Cabinet, I really believe it was the greatest performance by any government in recent times, and it is something that, in terms of her legacy, I will endeavour that Jamaicans never forget.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;She is an extraordinary politician and extraordinary woman and she will be missed,&rdquo; Pickersgill said. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13480486/245189_sld_repro.jpg Local News Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM Ramocan wants to change image of Jamaican Diaspora communities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Ramocan-wants-to-change-image-of-Jamaican-Diaspora-communities_82540 Jamaica&rsquo;s newly appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom George Ramocan is expected to leave for London mid-month to take up his new assignment.<br /> <br /> This follows an announcement on November 16 by Jamaica&rsquo;s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, which was really a mere formality as it was obvious to some that he would have been assigned to London from immediately after the new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Administration took office in March.<br /> <br /> So, why did he have to wait another eight months before he was officially announced as the new high commissioner to London?<br /> <br /> Ramocan blames the delay on procedural matters.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The Government determines who it wants to become high commissioner, but the host country has to sign off on the appointment. That is where the long wait was,&rdquo; he told the Jamaica Observer on Thursday.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The Government had been waiting on the host country to respond, but that would have to be after their due diligence had been done. The UK&rsquo;s foreign ministry may have been consumed by Brexit and other foreign affairs issues, or this may have been low on their list of priorities,&rdquo; he suggested.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t really know what was the reason, but in the past it had taken a more reasonable amount of time between the submission from the sending country and the response from the host country. This time it was unduly long,&rdquo; he admitted.<br /> <br /> Ramocan stated that there was also another issue, in that his predecessor, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, departed from as early as April &mdash; prior to a decision by Jamaica House &mdash; which made the absence of a high commissioner much more conspicuous than in the past.<br /> <br /> However, after spending five years as Jamaica&rsquo;s Consul General in Toronto (2009-2014), embracing both the Bruce Golding Administration between 2009 and 2011, and the succeeding People&rsquo;s National Party&rsquo;s (PNP) Administration between 2011 and 2014, Ramocan seems to have developed into an appealing choice for tough assignments in the Jamaican Diaspora.<br /> <br /> In Toronto he has been replaced by a career diplomat, Lloyd Wilks, while in London the High Commission is being run by Deputy High Commissioner Angella Rose Howell since May, after Assamba left.<br /> <br /> In arriving at the choice for London, Foreign Minister Johnson Smith did not have to look too far for advice. Her father, Anthony Johnson, a former JLP Senator, MP and minister, preceded Assamba in London.<br /> <br /> Johnson served in Washington from February 2008 to May 2010, as Jamaican Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. In 2010, he was sent to London as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and as non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Finland and the Kingdoms of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark and Ireland. He was removed in February 2012, within two months of the Portia Simpson Miller Administration returning to power.<br /> <br /> But, obviously, Ramocan&rsquo;s performance in Toronto speaks for itself.<br /> <br /> He said that the celebration of Jamaica 50 (the country&rsquo;s 50th anniversary of independence) gave him the platform he needed to focus on promoting the country&rsquo;s rich cultural legacy, as well as encourage increased participation in Jamaica&rsquo;s economic and social development by the Diaspora.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The phenomenal tightening of the awareness of the significance of contribution of the Jamaican/Canadian community to Canada&rsquo;s development, that was one of my major achievements,&rdquo; Ramocan stated.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Before I went there, there was a point at which the headlines were only about the bad behaviour of some Jamaicans in Canada. So people were defining the Jamaican community on the basis of these negative headlines, and my mission was to change that. I can tell you of unprecedented levels of public awareness, recognition and acknowledgement of the value and contribution of the Jamaican/Canadian community to which it is was brought after my intervention,&rdquo; he added.<br /> <br /> Next week, High Commissioner Ramocan will explain how he intends to improve the image of the Jamaican community in the UK, based on his experiences in Toronto and since.<br /> <br /> Pastor of the Church of God International in Toronto and Chairman of the EMCD Group Limited, Ramocan is also a former JLP Senator and Executive Director of the Jamaica Institute for Political Education.<br /> <br /> He also served as a member of the board of the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation and Vice-Chairman and interim CEO for the HEART Trust/ NTA following its establishment by former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13480169/245081_71618_repro_sld2.jpg Local News Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM A lot to smile about http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/A-lot-to-smile-about_82622 Intermittent showers threatened but did nothing to dampen the spirits of fans at the Bob Marley Museum in St Andrew on Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Smile Jamaica concert.<br /> <br /> Although there were solid sets from reggae&rsquo;s new generation, the event reached its apex once headliner Stephen Marley, son of Bob and Rita Marley, was announced.<br /> <br /> His entry was preceded by his daughter, who goes by the moniker DJ Sacha Payne &mdash; who took the turntables and entertained 56 Hope Road with choice selections from the catalogue of her famous family.<br /> <br /> This warmed the audience for her father, whose playlist was drawn from tracks his father was rehearsing at the time of the shooting attempt on his life 40 years ago to the date, and which he ultimately performed at the Smile Jamaica concert two days later.<br /> <br /> His renditions of Trenchtown Rock, Rat Race, Smile Jamaica, Rastaman Vibration, and Jah Live brought the music of reggae&rsquo;s global icon to life.<br /> <br /> He sought assistance from his brothers &mdash; Ky-Mani, who dropped Crazy Baldheads and Junior Gong who delivered<br /> <br /> War.<br /> <br /> Prior to the Marley assault, Third World &mdash; fresh from their successful concert the night before &mdash; had the venue rocking to their hits, which culminated with a groovy Try Jah Love and Now That We Found Love.<br /> <br /> Other notables were Jah9, whose sound and music was a perfect fit for the event. Kelissa gave another of her intense sets. Dre Island, Feluke and Runkus were also entertaining. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13480288/245152_sld.jpg Local Entertainment Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM JLP rules Northern and Eastern parish councils http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/JLP-rules-Northern-and-Eastern-parish-councils_82588 THE governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) swept three of four parish councils and tied for the fourth in the north-eastern end of the island claiming 33 of 48 divisions in last Monday&rsquo;s local government elections. The Opposition People&rsquo;s National Party (PNP) took the other 15 divisions.<br /> <br /> Fresh off the heels of their general election win in February, the JLP reversed the 2012 parish council results, which saw the PNP dominating all four parish councils after winning 31 of the 48 divisions, while the JLP took 17.<br /> <br /> The JLP gained control of the St Ann Parish Council by securing 11 of the 16 divisions to the PNP&rsquo;s 5. In 2012 it was the opposite, with the PNP taking 11 and the JLP 5.<br /> <br /> JLP Member of Parliament for St Ann North Eastern, Shahine Robinson told the Jamaica Observer North East that while the party was over the moon about the win, councillors must now realise that the &ldquo;real work&rdquo; is yet to begin.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We all are happy that we won all four divisions in North East, all four in North West, two in South West and one in South East. We did the work. The councillors stayed with the people and on the issues affecting the people,&rdquo; she said.<br /> <br /> Robinson noted that the party presented a fine slate of candidates who campaigned under the slogan &lsquo;We Care&rsquo;, and charged that their work will reflect that slogan over the next four years.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The work has just begun. They promised to provide good representation for the people and we expect that they will deliver,&rdquo; said Robinson.<br /> <br /> PNP chairman for Region 1 and Member of Parliament for St Ann North Western Dr Dayton Campbell seemingly knew what the outcome would be, citing that only once in the history of parish council elections the party that won the general election did not win the local elections.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It was expected that the governing party were the favourites going in. I thought we did as best as we could in terms of organisation,&rdquo; Campbell said, adding that the party did not have enough resources and campaign advertisements.<br /> <br /> Added Campbell: &ldquo;The party did well under the circumstances. But I am disappointed and the simple thing is just to go back to square one &mdash; sit down and talk to our people, analyse where we could have done better.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Irrespective of whatever forces I come up against, I don&rsquo;t enter to lose, so I&rsquo;m not making any excuse. We&rsquo;ll just go back to the drawing board and make sure that this doesn&rsquo;t happen again, Campbell ended.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> In St Mary, the JLP took 10 of the 13 divisions, while the PNP took 3. That is eight more than the party&rsquo;s 2012 figure of five, while the PNP&rsquo;s figure was reduced by five having secured eight divisions then.<br /> <br /> PNP region 2 chairman Dr Morais Guy theorised that the party&rsquo;s lack of resources coupled with the government&rsquo;s $600-million bushing programme were the main reasons the PNP lost so heavily in the parishes.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It is public knowledge that the party was hampered by the availability of funds. And when one adds to that the fact that the government of the day spent $600 million on bushing, which is a euphemism for vote buying, then you can understand why voters were persuaded to vote for the JLP, hence the PNP losing control of St Thomas, St Mary and Portland.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Going forward we are going to have an analysis of where we went wrong and start at this very early stage to plot our way forward,&rdquo; Guy said.<br /> <br /> Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz noted that the party&rsquo;s message of prosperity was the reason it won the parish council elections.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I think the party has sold our vision of economic growth, which would equate to prosperity. I think that the people have bought into the fact that the government in itself is making strides in that direction and keeping the commitment made in the February elections. I also think that the leader himself and Prime Minister Andrew Holness had a lot of currency among the young people,&rdquo; Vaz said.<br /> <br /> The JLP won seven of the nine divisions in Portland to reverse the PNP&rsquo;s five-four majority in 2012.<br /> <br /> In St Thomas, both parties secured five divisions each. Under the Local Government Act, in the event of a tie, the party that wins the popular votes rules the council. That party has the right to choose the mayor, while the deputy is chosen from the council minority. One division in St Thomas is the subject of a magisterial recount. <br /> <br /> ST ANN &ndash; JLP 11 PNP 5<br /> <br /> North East St Ann &ndash; JLP 4 PNP 0<br /> <br /> North West St Ann &ndash; JLP 4 PNP 0<br /> <br /> South East St Ann &ndash; JLP 1 PNP 3<br /> <br /> South West St Ann &ndash; JLP 2 PNP 2<br /> <br /> ST MARY &ndash; JLP 10 PNP 3<br /> <br /> St Mary Central &ndash; JLP 2 PNP 2<br /> <br /> St Mary South Eastern &ndash; JLP 3 PNP 1<br /> <br /> St Mary Western &ndash; JLP 5 PNP 0<br /> <br /> Portland &ndash; JLP 7 PNP 2<br /> <br /> Portland Eastern &ndash; JLP 3 PNP 2<br /> <br /> Portland Western &ndash; JLP 4 PNP 0<br /> <br /> ST THOMAS &ndash; JLP 5 PNP 5<br /> <br /> St Thomas Western &ndash; JLP 3 PNP 3<br /> <br /> St Thomas Eastern &ndash; JLP 2 PNP 2<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13480028/245130_sld.jpg Local News Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM &lsquo;Teddy&rsquo; inspires TG to win over Arnett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/-Teddy--inspires-TG-to-win-over-Arnett_82644 Two goals in four minutes propelled Tivoli Gardens to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. <br /> <br /> Once again, former national player Jermaine &lsquo;Teddy&rsquo; Johnson was unstoppable, assisting in two goals before capping off a fine evening with a brilliant solo effort in the 59th minute that sealed the victory.<br /> <br /> The towering Newton Sterling gave the visiting Arnett Gardens a third-minute lead turning in a Steve Clarke cross. But Tivoli struck back with goals from Mitchily Waul and Barrington Pryce in the 27th and 31st minutes, respectively. <br /> <br /> With Arnett Gardens pressing for the equalising goal, Johnson collected a long clearance on the halfway line on his chest, and with two defenders on him, he went on a brilliant solo run, turned the diminutive Shawn McKoy inside out before firing across goalkeeper Damian Hyatt.<br /> <br /> Sterling then returned in the closing minutes, firing home in the 80th minute after his initial header rebounded kindly to him and setting the stage for a tense final few minutes.<br /> <br /> Arnett Gardens did come close on a few occasions, and when former Tivoli Gardens defender Ranike Anderson somehow headed wide from close range, the home team held on for a deserved victory.<br /> <br /> It was the fourth-consecutive win for Tivoli Gardens and their eighth overall as they jumped into third spot with 26 points.<br /> <br /> Head Coach Omar Edwards had high praises for Johnson and his relatively young guns. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;It was a spirited display. We went down early in the game by not marking properly and I considered that a gift to Newton Sterling. However, we managed to pick ourselves up, especially in the first half, and scored two goal,&rdquo; said Edwards, who is also the National Under-17 assistant coach.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Arnett Gardens, who were losing for the third time in their last four games, remained in sixth position with 19 points. <br /> <br /> Head Coach Jerome Waite was clearly disappointed.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We started out with a little more urgency than the Tivoli team and scored, but after that we surrendered the midfield and gave the opponent the opportunity to come back in the game,&rdquo; said Waite, who is the assistant head coach of Jamaica senior team.<br /> <br /> In other games on Sunday, Boys&rsquo; Town clipped Waterhouse 2-1 at Drewsland, which saw Irvino English of Waterhouse and Wayne Ellis of Boys&rsquo; Town both red-carded in the 54th minute. <br /> <br /> Champions Montego Bay United edged Maverley Hughenden 1-0 and maintained their lead atop of the table with 31 points. There were 0-0 draws between Jamalco FC and Humble Lion, and Reno FC and Harbour View.<br /> <br /> Teams:<br /> <br /> Tivoli Gardens &mdash; Davin Watkins, Shavar Campbell, Barrington Pryce, Romaine Breakenridge, Nicholas Smith, Rohan Reid (Nickoy Christian 70th), Tevin Shaw, Ajuma Johnson, Jermaine Johnson (Miguel Ricketts 75th), Elton Thompson, Mitchily Waul (Marvin Stewart 56th).<br /> <br /> Subs not used: Nicholas Clarke, Junior McGregor, Rushane Facey, Kemar Seivwright.<br /> <br /> Booked: Johnson (52nd), Smith (82nd).<br /> <br /> Arnett Gardens &mdash; Damian Hyatt, O&rsquo;Neil Thompson, Jamar Martin, Ranike Anderson, Jason Moore, Marvin Morgan, Shawn McKoy, Fabian Reid (Leon Strickland 57th), Lennox Russell (Kemal Malcolm 68th), Steve Ckarke (Michaelos Martin 68th), Newton Sterling.<br /> <br /> Subs not used: Carlloyd Walters, Neicko Williams, Jabeur Johnson, Damari Deacon.<br /> <br /> Booked: McKoy (38th), Anderson (52nd).<br /> <br /> Referee: Oshane Nation<br /> <br /> Assistant Referees: Stacey-Ann Greyson,<br /> <br /> Princess Brown.<br /> <br /> Fourth Official: Odette Hamilton<br /> <br /> Match Commissary: Fitzroy Reid.<br /> <br /> &mdash; Howard Walker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13480377/245183_71724_repro_sld5.jpg Local Sports Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM Jhanille Brooks - Service above self http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Jhanille-Brooks---Service-above-self_82201 SHE&rsquo;S fun-loving, caring, driven, and very keen to promote mental health awareness and public education, as well as working with at-risk boys.<br /> <br /> Jhanille Brooks, 31, told All Woman that from a tender age she has been involved in volunteer initiatives, which fostered her love to see people be the best versions of themselves.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;At Campion we were mandated to be involved in two clubs, one of which had to be a service club, and I was part of the Interact Club. From there my passion for volunteerism grew and I started counselling and volunteering at summer camps. I was always involved in giving back, and I found that a lot of people would always come just to talk, so I had that inclination from high school to help. I also volunteered at Friends Hotline before &mdash; helping young people trying to find out who they are, what they&rsquo;re doing with their life,&rdquo; she said.<br /> <br /> When Brooks got to the University of the West Indies she enrolled in management studies, and then she realised she really wanted to go into counselling. However, she was not allowed to switch her major or do a minor, so she opted to do all her free electives in psychology.<br /> <br /> But on December 1, 2005, an experience with a friend truly convinced her that this was the path she wanted to pursue.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;That day I lost a friend to suicide. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia a couple of weeks before. We were 20 years old. Out of the care group, I was the only one in the group who had any working knowledge of what it was and what it meant. It was a lot of confusion. He was a close friend of mine, and while he was sick with his hallucinations and so forth he would reach out to me. When he was not hallucinating or delusional, at times he would be talking and expressing what he was experiencing. I saw the illness manifest and a couple of weeks later he committed suicide. It was after that happened that I had an aha turning point, an epiphany, a metaphorical moment in life. I said, &ldquo;Oh, this is what I should be doing.&rdquo; So here I am 11 years after his death doing what I can to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma, because it can in fact happen to anyone &mdash; not only the &lsquo;madman&rsquo; on the street.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Brooks, who is also a Fulbright Scholar, holds a master&rsquo;s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counselling from the University of South Florida, and has worked in the areas of project management, clinical therapy, counselling, behaviour change, mental health, substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation, homelessness, community development, HIV/AIDS, working with at-risk groups including youths, as well as training, facilitation, resource mobilisation, event planning and fundraising<br /> <br /> She has also worked with Rise Life Management Services, the National Council on Drug Abuse, Back2Life Rio Cobre &mdash; a mentorship project for incarcerated youth at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Facility &mdash; and as an English teaching assistant for Heart for Change Colombia.<br /> <br /> Having been in the field for seven years, Brooks currently works as a mental health counsellor and rehabilitation specialist at Caribbean Tots to Teens. She also serves as chairperson at the Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network, which she founded in 2012 to increase national awareness of mental illness while reducing the stigma associated with mental health as well as increasing the capacity of stakeholders to deal with individuals facing mental health challenges.<br /> <br /> Other functions include lobbying for the proper treatment and increased services offered to people suffering from mental illness, promoting acceptance of mental health problems by encouraging, educating and inspiring people to talk openly about mental health problems, and promoting overall wellness and mental stability.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Having worked with young people in youth development, I know adolescence is a very tricky time for them. That&rsquo;s hard enough, and adolescents may see their parents going through a divorce, they may have their first real relationship and it doesn&rsquo;t work out. These issues, if not handled properly, will lead to maladaptive behaviour. It&rsquo;s about coping with everyday challenges, especially now when there&rsquo;s so much coming at young people,&rdquo; she stated.<br /> <br /> With regards to her passion for working with at-risk boys, Brooks said it is not a problem that can&rsquo;t be fixed.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We have a lot of problems in Jamaica, but one I want to solve is our marginalised young men. I want to help them fulfil their passion. I don&rsquo;t see women out their &lsquo;bussing&rsquo; the guns, I see the men doing it. So even if it is for that reason alone, I&rsquo;m passionate about it,&rdquo; she said.<br /> <br /> A lover of the gym, karaoke, music, sports, particularly football and basketball, Brooks also holds fast to her spirituality and uses Romans 8:28 as a guide &mdash; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13478045/244750_71124_repro_awsld.jpg All Woman Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM