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Oracabessa Foundation: The saving grace of St Mary

With the mission in mind, 'To be a catalyst for the sustainable development of Oracabessa and its environs', the Oracabessa Foundation has become the saving grace of a parish once dubbed the poorest in Jamaica.

The Foundation, under the leadership of environmentalist Jonathan Gosse, has taken sustainable deve-lopment to unprecedented levels, focusing its attention on four major areas: environment, health, education and sport.

"Our aim is to get more people in the parish working, provide a healthier bay, produce positive and engaged youths, and ensuring sustainable community development," said Gosse.

Already, the community has successfully differentiated itself from other fishing villages on the island, which are suffering the effects of depleted fish stock and coral life.

Gosse is extremely ... read more

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