JAMAICA SUBWAY STATIONS ARE NOT JUST SHITTY, BUT CAN BE DANGEROUS AS WELL WITH SHADY FOLKS

Jamaica subways are CRAP, just like much of Jamaica. Stations like Jamaica Center, Sutphin Blvd, 169th Street, Parsons Blvd are not only filthy, but tend to be homeless encampments and hangouts for the criminal element. Assaults, robberies and sexual harassment are not uncommon in these subway stations in the dirty ghetto.

So when you are riding in the ghetto stations, PAY ATTENTION.

Now I don’t expect the local elected officials to solve all of Jamaica’s problem, much of it is out of their hands and fall under the jurisdiction of our inept Congress, but that is still no excuse for local politicians to not do all they can at the local level to help improve some of the quality of life issues which is under their control, but yet they do not even do that, instead focusing on how much they can steal from tax payers and how much they can get from real estate developers. Have they done anything about illegal garbage dumping, illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking of tractor trailer trucks. Have they done anything about thug auto body shops turning our streets and sidewalks into junkyards. Have they done ANYTHING that would NOT be tolerated in neighborhoods like Forest Hills or Park Slope. These are issues that they DO have control over, yet their concern is what to wear at some ribbon cutting ceremony or what non-profit or religious organization they can get involved with to funnel money for their own personal gain.

Folks like Queens Borough President Katz, Senator Leroy Comrie, Congressman Gregory Meeks and others seem to be more interested in the welfare of tourists and making Jamaica a “tourist spot” (as if that would happen) and Jamaica residents be damned. They all seem  to be more concerned with tourism than improving the environment for the people that have lived here all their lives and who pay taxes that pay for these awful elected officials bloated salaries.

I guess they are unfamiliar with the other half of Public Service, you know the SERVICE part, service to the community and to the constituents.

At the local level here in Southeast Queens and many parts of NYC, these Democrats are what gives Democrats a really bad name. I mean to see some of that crooked crew (Joe Crowley, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Letitia James) at the DNC was appalling considering how they treat our communities in NYC, which goes totally against what was being said at the convention.

 

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From The Daily News:

Cops hunt man who attacked another with cane in Queens subway station

 

Subway cane beatingThe suspect in the video was last seen wearing a du-rag, a blue shirt and blue jeans, according to cops.

Cops released video on Friday of a man who beat another with a cane in a Queens subway station on Tuesday, officials said.

The 24-year-old man was approached by the suspect inside the mezzanine of the Sutphin Blvd. and Archer Ave. subway station in Jamaica just after 1:30 p.m., police said. The suspect then hit the victim in the head and body with a cane, before fleeing.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to cops.

The suspect is described as black and a heavy build, police said. He was last seen wearing a du-rag, a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Cops bust homeless man who pushed 69-year-old down subway stairs

Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.


Man dozing on Queens subway platform arrested for .22-caliber handgun


subway gunSleeping on a subway platform in New York City is not the brightest idea if you’re carrying a gun.

(Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Rule No. 1 for criminals: Don’t fall asleep in the subway if you’re carrying a gun.

Eson Ruiz, 21, learned that one the hard way and wound up behind bars, sources told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Ruiz was dozing on the platform at the Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer station on the J line, when an MTA dispatcher came across him about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, sources said.

The dispatcher called police, and when two cops responded, one saw a bulge in Ruiz’s waistband, according to the sources.

It turned out to be an unloaded, .22-caliber Llama semiautomatic.

Ruiz was on probation for possession of stolen property and was wanted on two bench warrants, one from Brooklyn and the other from Nassau County, court records show.

He was charged with weapon possession and ordered held at Rikers Island in lieu of $28,000 bail.

Ruiz has been arrested 17 times before, mostly for drug possession. He was arrested last year in a robbery with a handgun in Queens.

 

REALLY, JAMAICA GETS THIS EXCITED ABOUT A FEW CRAPPY STORES ON SUTPHIN BLVD GETTING A MAKE-OVER – YES, THE BAR IS SET SO LOW IN THIS COMMUNITY

Maybe I have been in this shitty ghetto community too long and look forward to ending the blog and focusing on getting out of the area, but I mean really folks, this is what fucking Jamaica get excited about, making over storefronts of crappy stores. I mean isn’t that the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig, except a pig is much cleaner than Jamaica. Granted these few stores on Sutphin Blvd below crappy Hillside Ave look better than they did, but you know what, it still is the same shit stores.

Of course the typical crew of elected officials and community leaders were on-board for the “big” ribbon cutting ceremony. I guess the bar is so damn low in this community that this is considered “a big deal”. In the meantime, garbage is still all over the damn place, including around the corner from this, where ghetto folks keeps dumping garbage like the low-life folks they are.

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Must have been a real slow news day, since NY1 did a story on this crap (www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2016/07/27/sutphin-blvd–stores-get-big-facelift.html)

Yes, it is time to end this all soon and make my plans that I put on hold previously when I had planned on ending the blog last year.

Really folks, this gets your private parts wet. SAD.

I am totally over ghetto Jamaica.

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From Queens Courier:

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.
Council Member Lancman and members of the community gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Sutphin Boulevard’s new look.

A new look is coming to Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, with many store fronts receiving a makeover.

Council Members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller joined the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and Commissioner Greg Bishop of Small Business Services (SBS) Wednesday, to unveil the new facades at F&S Discount and Variety and several other stores.

“It’s crucial for New York City to do everything possible to support our small businesses, and I’m pleased the partnership between Small Business Services and the Sutphin BID has resulted in storefront improvements for so many in Queens,” Council Member Rory Lancman said in a statement Thursday. “Our area is lucky to have unique stores filled with hard-working business owners, and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders to see how to best serve our small businesses.”

The Sutphin Boulevard BID received a $95,000 Neighborhood Challenge Grant from SBS in 2015 as the only organization in Queens to get this funding. Through the grant, local small businesses were able to to revitalize their facades to provide a more attractive and welcoming environment for the community they serve.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman office

Small businesses are the economic building blocks of our neighborhoods, and SBS is committed to helping them start, operate and grow throughout the City,” Bishop said in his statement.  “We are empowering communities to improve commercial corridors through our grant programs, which provide direct financial support to local organizations that in turn, are improving storefronts and stimulating more commercial investment.“

The Sutphin Boulevard BID is working with Council Members and SBS to completely rejuvenate the storefronts along Sutphin Boulevard. The BID recommends storefront guidelines to interested business owners that include improving awnings, security gates, signage, lighting and storefront windows.

 

WHY ARE THUG AUTO BODY SHOPS CONTINUALLY ALLOWED TO SKIRT THE LAWS IN SOUTHEAST QUEENS & TURN OUR PUBLIC STREETS/SIDEWALKS INTO JUNKYARDS

Dynamic Collision4We want an answer for that question, which we as residents have not received to this date.

So here we go again, with Dynamic Collission (92-21 147 Pl) placing their junked cars on sidewalks in our community without any regard to laws and showing such little respect for the community they do business in. AND this definitely goes for all those auto body shops on Merrick Blvd.

Where are all Southeast Queens NYPD precincts on this, where are our local elected officials, where is Community Board 12 on this, especially Adrienne Adams, who is the community board chairperson, who is running for Senate (and we should vote for you) and District Manager Yvonne Reddick.

I have yet heard one power that be explain why laws are not being enforced with these auto body shops who have turned our community into their own private junk yard with both our public streets and public sidewalks.

WE WANT ANSWERS for this blatant illegal behavior that would NOT be tolerated in Forest Hills.

I work in Manhattan on West 57th Street and 11th Ave. There is an auto body shop on that street that is way more busy than any of these hood places and NOT ONE car is on the street or on the sidewalk EVER. It would not be tolerated.

So why it is completely tolerated in a community of color. Why is their a complete lack of enforcement on this issue. Why are our elected officials not speaking out on this and doing something about this. Just another quality of life issue being completely ignored like the several dozen that get ignored continuously from illegal garbage dumping to tractor trailers parked overnight on our streets and everything in between. Why doesn’t the media start asking the hard questions to our elected officials and city agencies on this issue. Why aren’t you holding them accountable and demanding answers NOT EXCUSES. Where is Queens Borough President Melinda Katz who is always talking about the “Jamaica Now Action Plan” which should be changed to Jamaica Now Non-Action Plan. Ms. Katz, would you allow this in your community, on your block? What is your answer?

Can I have one of you on my email list of so-called “powers that be” willing to give me an answer.

Only Senator Tony Avella (my senator) has stepped into this and none of these shops are in his district. Leroy Comrie is the senator for those areas and Daneek Miller is councilmember.

Community Board 13 District Manager, Maria Adam-Ovide ALWAYS answers my emails when I contact her about a problem on the North Side of Hillside. Not only does she answer me in a timely manner, she give a through explanation on the laws and what actions she will take to see that the problem is taken care of quickly. Nothing likes this at all with my own community board.

The inaction by all of you is totally appalling and has become so expected in this community. You are all just as bad as these thug auto body shops showing such a lack of respect for this community by your action on an issue that is completely ILLEGAL.  It is obvious that black lives DON’T matter to any of you.

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This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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AND SPEAKING OF ASSHOLE CORRUPT COUNCILMAN REUBEN WILLS – HE HAS THE WORST ATTENDANCE RECORD IN CITY COUNCIL – WHY IS THIS DOUCHBAG STILL IN OFFICE

Southeast Queens political system needs completely overhauled, but then a big problem in this community is the assholes that keep voting for the bigger assholes like Wills. And what fucking medical problems, I mean this clown is constantly all over doing inane photo ops. So exactly how medically challenged is this douchebag.

And so the ebony clown posse continues in the area and the area suffers big time because of the poor leadership or what is called “leadership”.

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From The Daily News:

Indicted Councilman Ruben Willis has worst attendance record in the City Council

 

Wills, another in a long line of useless and corrupt Jamaica leaders, claims innocence.  Don't they all.

Wills, another in a long line of useless and corrupt Jamaica leaders, claims innocence. Don’t they all.

Councilman Ruben Wills missed 69 straight meetings since January, citing medical reasons.

Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills has not shown up for a single Council meeting this year, documents show.

The Queens pol missed 69 straight meetings since January, citing medical reasons, according to attendance records obtained Wednesday through the Freedom of Information Law.

In all, Wills missed 72% of the 111 meetings and hearings he was supposed to attend in the 2016 fiscal year, which ended June 30 — 78 medical absences and two unexcused absences.

Wills spokesman Brandon Clarke said the pol has now returned to the Council after the extended medical leave.

2 NYC councilmen have worst attendance records on Council

“The nature of his prior illness and other related absences, which the appropriate parties at the Council received documented confirmation of, continues to be a private matter that no other individual would reasonably be expected to disclose for public consumption,” he said.

“It is unfortunate that some are suggesting the councilman’s prolonged recovery time is reflective of either his dedication to his constituents or his ability to effectively perform his duties, as nothing could be further from the truth,” Clarke said, claiming constituents realize Wills “works tirelessly to serve their needs.”

The Jamaica Democrat was indicted on a dozen different corruption charges in 2014. Prosecutors charged he stole public campaign funds — using the money for purchases like a Louis Vitton handbag and shopping trips to Nordstrom — and took a state member item for a sham charity but pocketed most of it.

His attendance has been the worst on the Council since then — he missed 32.4% of his required meetings in 2014, and 27% in 2014. But the six-month stretch of continuous absence is unprecedented on the current Council.

Disgraced Councilman Ruben Wills’ accomplice skips court

Detectives from the New York State attorney's office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Detectives from the New York State attorney’s office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Wills was indicted on a dozen different corruption charges in 2014.

Wills continues to collect his full salary — $148,500 this year, after the Council voted in February to give themselves a 32% raise, retroactive to the beginning of the year. There is no limit on the number of sick days a member may take.

A Council spokesman said Wills had submitted a doctor’s note as required to have an absence marked as medical, but declined to disclose details due to privacy rules.

Aside from Wills, the pol with the worst attendance record was Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn), who was absent for 28.2% of the 103 meetings she was required to attend.

Maria del Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx), who resigned at the beginning of the year, was absent for 23% of the 39 hearings she was supposed to be at before she stepped down, plus another four medical absences.

Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx) missed 21.4% of his meetings, plus four medical absences, Andy King (D-Bronx) missed 19.4%, and Carlos Menchaca missed 17.4%.

Also out for stretches of time for medical reasons were Annabel Palma (D-Bronx), who was gone from last July to October, Debi Rose (D-Staten Island), from January to March, and Inez Dickens (D-Manhattan), from September to December.

Posting perfect attendance were Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), Republican minority leader Steve Matteo, and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

 

SKEPTICISM OF NYPD BODY CAMERA PROGRAM DOMINATES JAMAICA TOWN HALL MEETING HOSTED BY COMPLETELY CORRUPT & DEAD BEAT DAD, COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS – NOW THAT IS SKEPTICISM

I think that Councilman Ruben Wills is what is so wrong with Jamaica. He is corrupt, crooked, lazy, inept and does not have the best interest of the community nor is a “public servant”, but I will give him some due, when he stated to  the typical very skeptical crowd in Jamaica, that body cameras are a good thing:

But Wills defended the program.

“I think that when someone is actually having a device that is attached to them that is recording their movements during their everyday engagement with the public, I think that that alone is going to give them pause,” the councilman said, adding that the program needs to be combined with retraining of the officers.

“A lot of this is going to make sure there is an equal footing for law enforcement as well as citizens in our community to get justice.”

But too many people in Jamaica constantly complaint about quality of life issues in Jamaica, yet when something is attempted to try and make things better, some residents go on the defense.

As far as Wills, goes, I still do not trust this man nor his integrity due to his history. I mean, this man can still go to prison for corruption, although I am still surprised he is not behind bars yet, but then he would make a perfect stooge for a deeper Southeast Queens investigation into that corrupt political system that not only includes politicians, but church leaders, non-profits and businesses.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Skepticism of NYPD Body Camera Program Dominates Jamaica Town Hall Meeting

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | July 27, 2016 11:12am
 Councilman Ruben Wills (left) hosted a town hall about police body cameras along with the NYPD and the Policing Project at New York University.

Councilman Ruben Wills (left) hosted a town hall about police body cameras along with the NYPD and the Policing Project at New York University.View Full Caption

DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

QUEENS — Jamaica residents who came to a town hall meeting Tuesday night expressed skepticism over police body cameras, a program that seeks to bring more transparency and accountability to interactions between officers and New Yorkers.

The NYPD, which was forced to introduce the initiative after a federal judge found the city’s stop-and-frisk policing practice unconstitutional, expects to roll out 1,000 body cameras at 20 precincts as part of the pilot program sometime this fall.

The equipment will be used to record all arrests and any use of force, according to the NYPD, which is currently finalizing its body-worn camera policy.

But many residents who came to the town hall hosted by Councilman Ruben Wills, along with the NYPD and the Policing Project at New York University at Calvary Baptist Church located at 111-10 Guy R Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica, said they were skeptical about the program, especially after police body cameras worn by officers during the fatal shooting of Donald Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, fell off.

“Who is really benefiting from it?” asked Andrew Simpson, 34. “Who do the videos really protect — the officers or the people you are supposed to be serving?”

Simpson also said that in his opinion, the money allocated to pay for the program would be better spent to retrain officers who need it.

“We can produce our own videos and the videos have been produced so many times but yet these officers are not held accountable for their deplorable attitudes and their acts,” he noted.

Patrick Evans, 52, of Eastern Queens Alliance was also doubtful.

“We don’t need them,” he said about the cameras. “What we do need is prosecution — we need people to be prosecuted for illegal acts that they do under the shield.”

Other participants asked who specifically will be wearing the cameras, how many incidents it will take before officers are disciplined, how long the videos will be stored, how can the public be sure that officers turn the cameras on during arrests, and whether there will be any independent oversight of the program.

But Wills defended the program.

“I think that when someone is actually having a device that is attached to them that is recording their movements during their everyday engagement with the public, I think that that alone is going to give them pause,” the councilman said, adding that the program needs to be combined with retraining of the officers.

“A lot of this is going to make sure there is an equal footing for law enforcement as well as citizens in our community to get justice.”

NYPD representatives at the town hall meeting said the program will benefit both sides.

“I think it’s a win-win situation for the officers as well as the community and the public,” said Deputy Inspector Frederick Grover, commanding officer of the 113th Precinct in South Jamaica.

“It does create an extraordinary level of transparency and there is a lot of good things that will come out of the body worn cameras — accountability for the officers as well as the public and the community,” Grover added.

The NYPD is currently conducting a survey asking New Yorkers to share their thoughts about the program. The survey, available on a website designed to get feedback about the initiative, can be filled out anonymously until Aug. 7.

So far, about 25,000 people have taken the survey and their comments are being analyzed by the department and the Policing Project, officials said.

Recently, the NYPD also sent out an email to its 36,000 officers asking them to voice their opinions and concerns about the program, officials said.

 

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS NEW NAMING CEREMONY: MAJOR MARK PARK TO BE “MAJOR GARBAGE PARK”

Teddy and Trash7.17.16 022Teddy and Trash7.17.16 023Totally appalling that the smallest park in Jamaica (and probably Queens) is one of the most filthiest and garbage strewn parks considering it’s size. Sure, it is easy to blame the city and elected officials, but I know for a fact that Parks & Recreation clean Major Mark Park on a daily basis, but when you  have homeless living in this park, when you have a big drug testing lab across the street which is jammed packed every single day with people from all over, including Long Island who show little respect for this community, when you have residents here who show even less respect for the community they live in, well, then it becomes MAJOR GARBAGE PARK.

Every morning I walk pass this park on my way to the subway and am so appalled by the sight of this and how so many people have so little respect for a community. People talk about holding elected officials accountable, how about holding people accountable for their behavior. HOW ABOUT THAT. I mean look at these damn photos.

If you heard that magnificent speech by President Obama last night at the DNC, it is up to the people to decide the government they want and it is up to the people to want to make a change and when elected officials are put into office, including Democrats, it is up to people to hold them accountable. The dirty Southeast Queens politicians should have listened to that speech well, including NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Public Advocate Letitia James, who were in the audience.

But in the meantime, this park, named after a WW I war hero Major John W. Mark, is a disgrace to his honor and a disgrace to the community and speaks VOLUMES about Jamaica, the people and the politicians. It shows a lack of respect for not only Jamaica but the United States of America, but then many have no idea of the man whom this park was named after nor do they even give a shit.

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Grab a seat at one of our pristine benches

Grab a seat at one of our pristine benches

FOUNDER OF STEAM TECH ACADEMY ASKS WHY DOESN’T JAMAICA CULTIVATE TALENT – JAMAICA DOES NOT CULTIVATE SHIT BUT BAD BEHAVIOR SHOWN BY SOME RESIDENTS, LOCAL POLITICIANS & CHURCH LEADERS

KUDOS to the talented young Jamaica resident.

In the article below:

“We have this really cool potential to have different startups. You see a lot of (technology) booms in Manhattan, but there’s nothing in Jamaica,” he said. “We would get a lot of great technology in Jamaica if we’d just cultivate the talent.”

I feel for you Terence. The Jamaica community cultivates very little except BAD behavior by our local elected officials, some church leaders and others including many residents. Our elected officials and church leaders like Comrie, Scarborough, Meeks, Cook, Huntley, Smith, Spigner, Wills, Flake, Rev. Norris Sr and others are extremely poor and awful role models for young people in this community with their behavior and actions.

But Jamaica does cultivate GARBAGE, LOTS OF IT. On the street and in political offices.

Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha's bitch in prison.

Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha’s bitch in prison.

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Crooked Assembly Member Vivian Cook

Crooked Assembly Member Vivian Cook

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Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

 

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Organization promotes STEAM in Jamaica

Terence Dew, the founder and lead program developer of the Steam Academy, demonstrates a glove to be used in a game of laser tag during a class in the basement of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica.

In the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Jamaica, Terence Dew, the founder and lead program developer of STEAM Academy, demonstrated the dizzying array of devices, hardware and software the students in the program were utilizing. He said he wanted the class to have an open, supportive atmosphere.

“We get them comfortable with failure so they can try again,” he said. After just a few short weeks with the students, Dew said his “biggest challenge was trying to keep up.”

STEAM, which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is a spin on STEM learning, an approach to curriculum that emphasizes and integrates those four modes of learning in other disciplines. Dew, who founded STEM Academy seven months ago says adding arts into the equation helps students to develop their own individual voices.

“If you take STEM and apply the arts to it, I think all the kids in this room can express themselves in how they choose,” he said. “It’s all about finding that for each student. It kind of just clicks.”

The program, which included a few dozen students from ages 10 to 16, will last throughout the summer until Aug. 27. Children and teenagers sat at a table with several computers and experimented with graphic design programs and an Oculus VR headset, while Dew and other STEAM employees and volunteers prepared gloves and circuitry that would be used in an upcoming game of laser tag.

Registration for the free program started May 18. Dew said they had planned an advertising campaign, but word-of-mouth among parents meant the program filled up extremely quickly, with Dew noting that he had approximately twice as many applicants as available spaces. Dew said Reverend Patrick O’Connor was supportive about using the basement as a STEAM classroom, and the basement would be in use as a STEAM classroom and after-school center throughout the year.

“Churches are a great conduit of technology,” Dew said. “They often have unused space and are seen as a positive space in the community.”

Alexandra Laury, an 11th grade student at Young Women’s Leadership School in Jamaica, is an instructor-in-training for the class. She said she was first introduced to computer design and technology during a tech class Dew taught at the local YMCA.

“It’s hard finding these kinds of opportunities that are free, and that’s what’s amazing to me. It allows you to use everything you have in your imagination, which is why I really like it,” she said. “Kids get really creative with this, and that excites me because they have aspirations.”

Dew said an ancillary benefit to the promotion of STEAM classes in areas like Jamaica would be to bring start-up and innovation resources, education and talent to the community.

“We have this really cool potential to have different startups. You see a lot of (technology) booms in Manhattan, but there’s nothing in Jamaica,” he said. “We would get a lot of great technology in Jamaica if we’d just cultivate the talent.”