Jamaicans for Justice Concerned Over Latest Fire in a Children’s Home


I had a déjà vu feeling last week on hearing the news of another fire at a children’s home. Fortunately, no lives were lost but the The human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) – currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary – has consistently lobbied on behalf of Jamaican citizens in state care, including children … More Jamaicans for Justice Concerned Over Latest Fire in a Children’s Home

The Institute of Jamaica’s Emancipation/Independence Exhibitions Are Not to be Missed


We are in the middle of the Emancipation (August 1) and Independence (August 6) holidays. Most of us take a few days off, and it’s easy to get caught up in family activities – or simply lazing around. For young Jamaicans, it’s summer and it’s party time. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) the guardian of … More The Institute of Jamaica’s Emancipation/Independence Exhibitions Are Not to be Missed

“Break Up With Plastics”: GEF IWEco Project Launches a Music Video on July 31


It’s time for the Caribbean to Break Up with Plastics! That is the message from the Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (IWEco) Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). That’s quite a mouthful! For some reason Jamaica is not included in the Clean Seas project in the Caribbean. … More “Break Up With Plastics”: GEF IWEco Project Launches a Music Video on July 31

Protest in Remembrance of Mario Deane on August 3


There will be a protest in remembrance of Mario Deane on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. outside the Barnett Street Police Station, Montego Bay, St. James. Jamaicans for Justice reminds us: On the morning of August 3, 2014, Mario Deane was on his way to his construction job when he … More Protest in Remembrance of Mario Deane on August 3

A Hiatus


Dear readers, I have been spending some time gazing at (and photographing) sunsets, reflected in the still waters of Negril. Yes, we have been in the Tourist Zone for a few days. Now that I am back home, my beloved iMac desktop (ageing and somewhat overworked) has caught a virus, I believe, and a stay … More A Hiatus