Don’t forget! Jamaicans for Justice is having a fundraising art auction for victims of gender-based violence

It’s in a good cause. What cause could be better than legal and other support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. This is just one of the many important services provided by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) – in case you were not aware. Here is the information you need: Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Saturday June … More Don’t forget! Jamaicans for Justice is having a fundraising art auction for victims of gender-based violence

Children and birds – a happy combination in Jamaica’s Hope Botanical Gardens

Around 50 or so children and accompanying grownups descended on the Chinese Garden at Hope Gardens on May 27, an excursion organised by BirdLife Jamaica. It was a “first” for the group. The kids learned a lot from group leaders, got away from their tablets and phones, enjoyed Nature, the birds, the binoculars, and made new friends. … More Children and birds – a happy combination in Jamaica’s Hope Botanical Gardens

An invitation from BirdLife Jamaica: Bring a child birding on Saturday, May 27 at Hope Gardens

BirdLife Jamaica invites you to bring a child birding at Hope Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. sharp. The cost is J$500 for binoculars rental and a beautiful Endemic Birds of Jamaica poster. … More An invitation from BirdLife Jamaica: Bring a child birding on Saturday, May 27 at Hope Gardens

The Jamaican Government “celebrates” the 75th anniversary of the Windrush

The Government of Jamaica will “celebrate” the 75th anniversary of the departure of the Empire Windrush from Jamaica, carrying over 1,000 hopeful Caribbean people, in June 1948. But what is there to celebrate? Back in the UK, racist immigration policies persist, and there are many personal stories of grief and injustice. … More The Jamaican Government “celebrates” the 75th anniversary of the Windrush

Our beloved and beautiful endangered species, the Jamaican Rock Iguana, is making a serious comeback

It may not be beautiful, but the Critically Endangered Jamaican Rock Iguana has a mystique all its own. In April, 25 more iguanas raised at Hope Zoo under the Headstart Programme were released into the dry limestone forest of the Hellshire Hills, bringing the total released to date to some 600. Let’s hope they will soon find a permanent haven on Great Goat Island – sooner, rather than later. … More Our beloved and beautiful endangered species, the Jamaican Rock Iguana, is making a serious comeback

Jamaican Kwame McPherson wins Commonwealth Short Story Regional Prize for the Caribbean

Kingston-born Kwame McPherson has won the Caribbean Regional Prize in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition for his story, “Ocoee,” a narrative fusing a terrible racist attack in the U.S. 100 years ago with Caribbean folklore. Congratulations Kwame! The overall winner will be announced on June 27. … More Jamaican Kwame McPherson wins Commonwealth Short Story Regional Prize for the Caribbean

Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica beach cleanup was successful but points to the need for greater public education

The Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Earth Day beach cleanup organised by the Jamaica Environment Trust was unsurprisingly dominated by single-use plastics. Much more public education is needed – and I look forward to the widening of the “plastic ban” recently announced. … More Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica beach cleanup was successful but points to the need for greater public education