Aisa Saho

  • Jamaican Water Woes

    Second to the violence, pollution is, to me, the worst part about living in Jamaica. The air pollution and the physical garbage, or more specifically plastic, is uncomfortable.  As someone coming from Canada where not littering and environmental awareness are instilled as a social value from a very young...
  • Continued And Innovative Tourism Development

    With the recent opening of the Port Royal Cruise Terminal and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport being selected at the World Travel Awards as the Caribbean’s leading airport it is clear that the tourist industry is still growing in Jamaica. There have been recent debates in the news about...
  • Promote And Model Peace For Our Children

    I work with six to 15 ten-year-olds on a daily basis and older youth, 16 to 21 occasionally. Coming from another country, and having worked with children for almost 15 years, one of the things that surprised me the most here is the way children handle conflict. Conflict in...
  • Plastic Period Pains

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is a reminder to reflect not only on breast cancer but on women’s health in general. One central aspect of women’s health is menstrual health. As someone who tries to be both health and environmentally conscious, periods have been a big point...
  • Thoughts On Living Accountably

    A year has come and gone and I still find myself on this beautiful island. I find the work I am doing — community development — to be fulfilling and the earlier stumbles of learning experiences have slowed. I am comfortable in my daily movements and can generally navigate...
  • Sumfest – opportunities for all

    Reggae Sumfest is known by probably every Jamaican and every reggae music fan as one of the best reggae festivals perhaps in the world. The event, in picturesque Montego Bay, celebrated its 27th year with dynamic performances by world renowned artistes like Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, Chronixx and local...
  • Marooned

    Halfway Tree is already bustling as I hop onto the mini bus bound for Portland. The bus, intended to seat 20 is holding around 30 people as it pulls out of the line of colourful vehicles and onto the road. It is hot and dusty as we make our...