Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee Moves Ahead

Public sector rationalization (“transformation” sounds a little softer) is firmly on the 2017 agenda for Prime Minister Andrew Holness. If you may recall, last year’s Three-Year Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported the Jamaican Government’s goal to “re-orient public resource allocation toward infrastructure, social protection, and security-related spending, while transforming the public … More Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee Moves Ahead

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Thank God! The Secret Is Out: A Statement from WROC on the Alleged Sexual Abuse of Children by Clergy

Since the year began, the issue has rocked the Jamaican media and public. There are some secrets, in a small society like ours, that everyone knows about but refuses to talk about. However, the time for denial is over, as the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) comments in this powerful statement. The time for … More Thank God! The Secret Is Out: A Statement from WROC on the Alleged Sexual Abuse of Children by Clergy

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A Stormy Start to the Year: Jamaica, January 18, 2017

First: I promise to bring lots of happy, hopeful news in my next post! It truly has been a tempestuous couple of weeks to start off 2017. Even the weather went a little strange; one night we had tropical storm force winds and many Jamaicans’ power went off. Half our apple tree ended up on the … More A Stormy Start to the Year: Jamaica, January 18, 2017

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience – in Jamaica

Jamaica is an island with plenty of “ambience” – it’s an oddly vague word that means a “feel,” an atmosphere, a quality. When we talk about “vibes” in Jamaica, that is what we are really talking about – whether good or bad. The Beach Boys’ classic  “Good Vibrations” sums it up – and again Brian … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience – in Jamaica

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Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017

2017 is well under way now, and so far it is looking challenging. You could say, however, that each year presents us with new challenges (and many old ones, hung over from the previous year). I asked some women about their expectations and hopes for Jamaica this year. Here are their thoughts, and I would … More Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017

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Free Ebook Shares Stories of Caribbean Waterbirds

Here’s a vibrant new online publication from BirdsCaribbean! Great weekend reading. Do enjoy, and share the link widely. And don’t forget… World Wetlands Day is coming up soon (February 2)… January 13, 2017—From our coastlines and mangroves, to ponds, lakes and rivers, waterbirds are an ever-present part of Caribbean landscapes. They include our majestic seabirds, … More Free Ebook Shares Stories of Caribbean Waterbirds

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

As some of my readers (and all my friends) may know, I am a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club, the greatest club in North London and possibly the world. We “Gooners” (as we call ourselves, after “Gunners” – who are members of the actual team) are, like most football fans, deeply devoted to our … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

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