Listen to Thalia Lyn

Monday, July 09, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Jamaican patriot Thalia Lyn, CEO of Island Grill, addressing Hanover school leavers, implored them to support needy students, think out of the box, and be disruptive in their thinking while choosing a career. She doesn't mean literally go out and give trouble, but to have a firm, visionary outlook on life.

It is quite heart-warming to hear these words from a person who has accomplished so much in her career.

She went on to tell the students to choose careers which are away from the conventional ones. She almost went as far as imploring these youngsters, in her keynote address to the Round Hill audience at the Hanover Charities event, to try to become entrepreneurs so they could be more marketable. She even told the large gathering that the business process outsourcing sector is getting much bigger and many types of skills with the computers will be needed.

We need our young people to take charge of their lives by taking cues from elder statespeople like Lyn to actually get back our country from the “dog hearts” who parade their unwelcome talents among the masses. As a trailblazer, Thalia Lyn, in her own little way, has created many jobs for Jamaicans. If the spirit of togetherness is coming from a stalwart like Lyn, we should listen attentively and adhere to her suggestions.

We have many young, dynamic, talented people on our shores who only need the guiding light of a person who has been there and done that, like the Island Grill's CEO Thalia Lyn.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore

St Catherine

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