The Commonwealth Foundation Sees Gender and Climate Change Through a Caribbean Lens


The discussions were frank and open. As Jamaica Environment Trust’s Executive Director Suzanne Stanley put it, the Commonwealth Foundation’s Second Conversation on “Exploring the Intersection Between Gender and Climate Change in the Caribbean” was “diverse, lively, sometimes even heated!” The discussion was a partnership with the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) at United … More The Commonwealth Foundation Sees Gender and Climate Change Through a Caribbean Lens

Clarendon Farmers Fight Climate Change by Diversifying Their Crops


The parish of Clarendon is one of those that is perhaps especially affected by climate change issues – and seeking to do something about it. The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ), for example, has provided a number of grants valued at millions of Jamaican Dollars to community-based agricultural projects in the parish. I will be … More Clarendon Farmers Fight Climate Change by Diversifying Their Crops

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