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Larisa McBean is a Tourism Professional and Researcher specialising in community tourism development, and a Blogger who writes commentary on a variety of topics. An International Development graduate (MSc.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K., she majored in poverty and inequality reduction strategies and conducted research on sports tourism as a vehicle to socio-economic development. She also has a background in education and training, and public speaking, having taught in Jamaica, the United States, France and Japan.

  • Deported

    Dipped in agony, regret and shame; No good thing comes with his name. Eyes look downward; can’t look straight; His lot is hardly a thing of fate.   The land of opportunity; they didn’t lie; From a dark, rural life… Read More ›

  • Forbidden Fruit

    Just the sight makes you savour. The lust inside gets stronger. Over a fruit like this–wish I had the power To enjoy every inch of its flavour.   Forbidden fruit is best; the thirst is real. I’ve just experienced it… Read More ›

  • Imperfect

    If the price for a holding a rose Wasn’t the thorn in my flesh, And the aftermath of sunsets Utter darkness   If lightning didn’t illuminate For just a split second, Then that would be perfect, And of that I’d… Read More ›

  • Napoleon

    Strength and courage, he has to show; All things great, he thinks he must own. Short, yes; but shortsighted, he’s not; He’ll conquer the world wearing a top hat.   The biggest voice; it must be heard, One king rules… Read More ›

  • Long Goodbye

    It’s not how long you know someone, How much in common you share; No marathon, just a hit and run, Yet the impact couldn’t be more clear.   The most profound advice you gave: “Hitch your wagons to a star”… Read More ›

  • Blue Skies

    Far, far away Somewhere where skies are gray Looking forward to an unfolding Of sky blue and golden rays   The arrival of the destined one To complement and cement Making whole What has been fractioned too long   Close,… Read More ›

  • Ruby – Part 1

    You know those women who just have all the luck with men? Well, that was Miss Ruby. She was married very young to a machine operator at the food processing plant. He doted on her every chance he got. The… Read More ›