Ann Smith

Stacy-Ann Smith is a Press Service International Young Writer and winner of the Basil Sellers Award.

  • Young people: Overlooked and ignored

    Research says that 1 in 5 students say they have considered committing suicide, with 4.6 % actually making a plan to do so. The Journal of the American Medical Association states that between 2009 to 2015, emergency rooms in America saw a sharp rise in treatment of girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 24 who intentionally injured themselves. And in the past six years the ER visits for self-harm surged 18.8 percent.

  • Is being rich carnal?

    “Lay up treasures in Heaven where moth and rust doth not corrupt...” and “A wise man leaves an inheritance for his children...” are Scriptures that are both true but seemingly vastly apart in resulting action.

  • It's nothing new (PSI Best of 2018)

    The soul of the lazy man desires, but has nothing. But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. Proverbs 13:4

  • Deception and desire

    Desires are a normal part of human existence. The problem is sometimes it quickly morphs into demand. Carolyn McCully says that demand is us closing our fist over the desire.

  • Such a disappointment

    I don’t do risk because it might fail. I don’t like making plans if I can’t see most if not all the outcome.

  • Racism and the Caribbean Extrovert

    "Out of many, One People", my country's motto and our way of living. Don’t get me wrong, there is division amongst us, but even in our differences and trials we laugh at problems, dance when our issues arise and keep on moving.

  • When I Turned 30

    I recall when I turned 30. It stated $481 Jamaican dollars. That was the amount of money the ABM (ATM) receipt indicated I had left in my account. In US dollars that is $4.81. I chuckled at the number. I had so many desires in my heart and my pocket could not even begin to take care of them.

  • Leadership Trumps

    There is a lot of uproar regarding the Trump administration. Depending on who you listen to the leader of the free world is either a saint or the Devil himself. What’s most potent is the constant comparison - he is not like Obama, he is like Hitler, He is Christ’s response to the American crisis, he behaves like Kim Jon-un.

  • Why are You Holding out?

    That’s my response to God sometimes when I don’t get something I badly want.  Why is what I want so bad?  Why won’t you just do it my way for a change?  It’s the deception the enemy clouds our vision with that makes us second guess God’s intentions, and ultimately His wisdom and nature.

  • How far is too far?

    Recently a group of friends and I discussed what would we do if we were invited to a same sex wedding.