“Success can allow you to try for greatness, can give you an opportunity to take a chance on
something. I’m very blessed to have the success that I’ve had, and that’s given me so many opportunities to work on being great” .
– Orlando Bloom
Before joining this research institute, I only encountered the feelings of skepticism, hesitation, and doubt. I did not understand what was the main objective of this team of students. After this, one may ask, why am I involved in this group when my initial reaction to joining it was pure negativity. The answer is two words; Peer pressure. The initial thoughts of many on hearing the term “peer pressure” may be “ a negative outcome.” However, I am proud to say that I am one of the few who has an experienced a positive result from peer pressure.
Some of my family members who attended Dominica State College (DSC) were part of Create Caribbean and pressured me to join the institute. When I finally began going to DSC, I decided to give it a chance and hoped I would not regret. A few months later, here
I am, an intern at Create Caribbean and I can definitely say that I have no regrets!
I see Create Caribbean as a road leading to many opportunities. A place were exposure to research, technology and community will result in the enhancement of an individual’s life. As research is the main duty of all the interns, knowledge about many topics are gained, reading skills are improved, time management is practiced and the habit of wasting time is controlled. Therefore, I am confident that some areas of my life which need improvement will
be enhanced. I realized that Create is not a place where only work if strictly practiced, to my surprise having fun while working is enforced. I love, love, love the environment of Create Caribbean as I am surrounded by people with uplifting spirits and a high level of
determination which goes well with who I am. I felt like an official Create intern when I was asked to aid in the current research project, Carisealand. Under Carisealand, I am engaged in the topic, ‘Environmental Law and Justice’.
Again, initially, I was skeptical, uninterested and lost. However, as time went by, I realized how important this topic is and the level of knowledge I have gained thus far is remarkable.
The Caribbean is a place prone to natural disasters, taking the necessary precaution to ensure that individuals are safe is important. With that being said, Environmental Law pertains to the ways in which the environment can be as preserved as much possible and to allow minimal damage to occur in the case of a disaster. Under this topic, the research information gained expanded my knowledge on the right ways to preserve the environment and allowed me to be aware of the many ways people have been wrong.
Thus, I see how important it is to research using technology to communicate within a community . After this project is done, I can only imagine how many individuals will benefit
from it and gain a vast level of knowledge to make the environment better. If someone does not take the stand to inform the public, who will? Therefore, I am extremely proud to be apart
of this institute where a difference is made.