Unpacking the spice: Reproductive Health Issues in Grenada

“Control your mind so you can control the downstairs”- Healthy Family Life Education (HFLE) Curriculum Teacher As I sit in the airport, slightly missing the sounds of the waves crashing and Omega’s omelets, I process the things I’ve learned about the journey along the way. Before coming to Grenada, I likened it to growing up…

It’s all about the chocolate!

Until today, I didn’t know that Grenada made its own chocolate. I knew about all the spices but I had no idea that there were multiple chocolate manufacturers on the island. However, today we went on a tour of the island and saw not one, but two. The first chocolate factory was the Diamond Chocolate…

From Trinidad to Grenada

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and beaches are the things that first comes to mind when I think of Grenada. So I must admit I jumped at the opportunity to go to Grenada, particularly because of my connection to the Caribbean region. I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, about a 30-minute flight away from Grenada but I…

Breezy Like Sunday Morning

First Thoughts It was the best answer that I could offer. On the first day of Public Health in Action: Grenada, students were asked to list some of the words that come to mind when thinking about the country of Grenada. I wrote down one word and one word only on the board. The word…

Two Minutes Too Late

If you’ve ever woken up at 3AM to catch a flight, you know exactly how it feels to move at a sluggish pace. Couple that with waiting for an uber, and standing in the check-in at an airport, and you are exactly two minutes past the time they allow you to check a bag. Needless…

Next Stop Grenada

It feels like yesterday I was petitioning to get into this class, but in less than 7 days I will be in Grenada starting the field portion of my Public Health in Action course. For the past few weeks, I’ve been fortunate to work with some great colleagues, Melissa and Quanshay, who are Master’s students…