Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too


Defenders of the Earth. That’s what they are. They stand up to the might of huge multinational firms, the governments that are often in their pockets, criminals, poachers and illegal loggers. They are community members, mothers, fathers. They do not only defend forests and rivers, endangered species and “protected” areas. They also defend the rights … More Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too

Sandals Negril Wins a Cool Environmental Award: EarthCheck


There have been so many stories on my blog (yes, I know!) about the harmful impact of tourist developments on our little island’s fragile environment. So I am happy to see that Sandals Negril has checked a great many sustainability boxes here and has retained this great certification from EarthCheck™  2017 is the UN Year … More Sandals Negril Wins a Cool Environmental Award: EarthCheck

Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit


The Regional Headquarters at the University of the West Indies Mona campus is a lovely building. The lower floor really lends itself well to exhibits of various kinds. I obtained this information from textile artist Margaret Stanley, whom I interviewed along with two other textile artists for Global Voices recently. You can read that interview … More Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit

What a (Lot of) Waste! Thoughts on the Recent Caribbean Waste Management Conference


Waste management isn’t one of those “sexy” topics, I know. Yet, it is becoming an increasingly important conversation across the region. It is simply something that we have to deal with. I had a conversation recently with Vincent Sweeney, who heads the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kingston; and … More What a (Lot of) Waste! Thoughts on the Recent Caribbean Waste Management Conference

Thursday, August 17 is Marcus Garvey’s 130th Birthday


On Thursday, August 17, 2017 Jamaica will celebrate our National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 130th birthday. A few things will be happening: As always, there will be an official floral tribute in National Heroes Park by Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender Affairs and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange. Liberty Hall, at 76 King Street in downtown … More Thursday, August 17 is Marcus Garvey’s 130th Birthday