Jamaican Margarette May Macaulay has been elected President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for the 2nd time. Congratulations to her! But why is the Jamaican Government so unresponsive to the Commission’s concerns about environmental and LGBTQIA+ rights? … More Congratulations to Jamaica’s Margarette May Macaulay, elected President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Is the attitude of the Jamaican and other Caribbean governments “Let’s keep fingers crossed”? We are forging ahead with infrastructure development, but we need to build our defences and ensure accountability. … More Building resilient Caribbean infrastructure: What about earthquakes, asks Jamaica’s Advocates Network?
Anniversaries are happy occasions, and I wish I had been there to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the White River Fish Sanctuary (WRFS) in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on February 8. I heard it was a joyous affair, with the theme “Protect, Restore, Engage.” It was as much a celebration of the future as a … More White River, Jamaica: Protect, Restore, Engage
The ambitious event organised by a group of collaborators to highlight the issue of deep sea mining was highly successful. On a warm and very breezy lunchtime on Thursday, January 26 at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Kingston, there was a full house audience consisting of university students, high school students, … More “Deep Sea Matters”: Young Jamaican activists take a dive into the issue of deep sea mining
It will be a new chapter. All the women who joined a recent planning meeting in a Kingston hotel recently agreed. The meeting was convened by Una May Gordon, who as former Principal Director of the Climate Change Division was full of an energy and drive that I greatly admired. Those qualities are still there … More “It depends on us”: Jamaica poised to join Caribbean Women in Leadership
Quite a lot has been happening regarding the ongoing campaign against deep sea mining. Here goes… First, a quick reminder of an exciting event at the University of the West Indies Mona campus (Undercroft) on Thursday, January 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will include a Panel Discussion (starting at 12:00 noon), booth … More Deep sea mining: an undercover video, the French say “Non!” and an upcoming event you cannot miss
What’s gone wrong? A few days ago, I watched footage of the laughable, but sad spectacle of German police officers, weighed down with their riot gear – stuck in the mud while trying to defend a coal mine from angry, jeering protesters. The struggle has been going on for weeks against the demolition of a … More National unity needed more than ever, say Advocates Network… How to achieve it, is the question
Deep Sea Matters! Stop Deep Sea Mining! A special event to take place at the Undercroft, University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Kingston on Thursday, January 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn, discuss, participate! … More “Deep Sea Matters!” – Come view, learn, think, discuss, create, exchange views, at UWI Undercroft, January 26
This was our recent Bloganuary post… How far back can you go in your family history? My father did a lot of delving into genealogy. He worked on it, painstakingly and diligently, without the benefit of a computer or the Internet. He dug up records and family documents and made phone calls and took copious … More How far back can you go? Some family trees have broken branches.
Have you ever wanted to explore Cuba and its amazing ? The largest island in the Caribbean has always held a deep fascination for me – its rich and diverse environment as well as its vibrant culture. Unfortunately, I missed BirdsCaribbean’s International Conference in Topes de Collantes in 2017. Then, there was COVID-19. However, BirdsCaribbean … More Cuba is calling (and so are its birds)!