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Larisa McBean is a Tourism Management 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., majoring in poverty and inequality reduction strategies, Ms. McBean has conducted research on sports tourism as a vehicle to socio-economic development, which she presented at the UNWTO Global Tourism Conference, and on the alignment of tourism investment to the SDGs in Jamaica, published in the Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes academic journal. She also has a background in education and training, and public speaking, having taught in Jamaica, the United States, France and Japan.

  • Grow Where You’re Planted?

    “Grow where you’re planted” That’s what many do Make the best of circumstances Winning, through and through . Digging deep into the ground Roots seeking food Stretching up to the sun Their flowers do bloom . But others stretch far… Read More ›

  • No

    Persistent That’s your way Forging against all odds Employing every wile To get what you want . No is not an answer No, not for you Successive no’s bring you closer To the answer you desire Yes . So for… Read More ›

  • Valentine

    What’s in a valentine? February fourteenth Chocolate sweets for my love The scent of roses, so sweet . Red love for my sweet White, for a love that’s true Pure hearts anticipating Not broken and bruised . Or is it… Read More ›