JET, TEF and Wisynco Partner for Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network

You will recall the recent Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica public education campaign, focusing on the issue of garbage, garbage everywhere – with the very catchy song and animations. Very good work by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Well, an extension of the Clean Coasts Project and Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica has a new community focus. … More JET, TEF and Wisynco Partner for Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network

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A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

The Mayor has a vision for the City – as all good mayors should. I manage to secure a half hour with His Worship the Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Councillor Delroy Williams, on a busy afternoon. He is in between important visitors departing, and pressing matters brought to his desk by Town Clerk … More A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

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Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

The Kingston Buttercup has a small yellow flower. It grows with determination by the roadside, prickly but ignored. Ann-Margaret Lim’s title poem in her second collection of poetry Kingston Buttercup describes a glimpse of this little city flower as a kind of release from the pressure of traffic, winding down from her home in Red Hills. It’s … More Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

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JFJ Welcomes Announced Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Schools

Pressure has been building for quite a while for the Government to end corporal punishment in schools. It’s about time, in my view. I have heard some horror stories of vindictive teachers injuring children at school; and yet many Jamaicans actually do believe in the “spare the rod and spoil the child” creed. I’m sorry, but … More JFJ Welcomes Announced Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Schools

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Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

Last but not least, let us go across the waters to the United States. I wanted to tell you about the most gorgeous, glorious publication, which is at once a photography book and a unique historical record. It is Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World. It is a labor of … More Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

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Just a Little Bit More: A Kingston Bookshop Soiree…

I omitted two special “bookish” items from my last post. How could I? There’s a lot going on at the moment, and yes – I know that’s a lame excuse. So here goes… Firstly… Our bookstores are getting creative and doing special events for book lovers, writers and more. It’s a great way to mingle … More Just a Little Bit More: A Kingston Bookshop Soiree…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Easy Being Green

We live in the tropics, where green actually does come easy, unless we are in a drought. We have had so much rain recently though that the hills surrounding Kingston yesterday were the colour of emeralds, in the evening sunlight. As suggested, I will share several aspects of green in Jamaica. Hope you enjoy the … More Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Easy Being Green

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