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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.

  • Trouble

    It seems everywhere she goes Trouble is never far behind Things always go great at first Until she ends up in a bind   Free-spirited; she comes and goes Wearing independence like a crown But with a softness that one… Read More ›

  • Justice

  • Scorpio

    Scorpion It has the sting of death Cross its path You may not live to regret   It holds a grudge Like no other can A calm, smiling face But to avenge is its plan   A strong aura of… Read More ›

  • 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 ›