For heaven’s sake, please attend the Public Consultation on constitutional reform TOMORROW – and in person!

I am calling on citizens of Montego Bay and environs to attend the Public Consultation on Wednesday, April 26 in person (albeit at short notice). Make your voices heard! (I would still like to know: Why the hurry? Can we take our time, please! … More For heaven’s sake, please attend the Public Consultation on constitutional reform TOMORROW – and in person!

The Jamaican people must be involved in the Constitutional Reform process, says civil society

As Jamaica’s Constitutional Reform Committee begins its work, concerns are being raised by the Advocates Network and others regarding the public’s participation in the process. Will public consultations take place, and if so, when? … More The Jamaican people must be involved in the Constitutional Reform process, says civil society

Building resilient Caribbean infrastructure: What about earthquakes, asks Jamaica’s Advocates Network?

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?

JNHT working towards reopening Blue Lagoon in shortest possible time

In my last post, I wrote about the protests at Blue Lagoon in Portland today; the dust-laden chaos that prevails over the area due to road works; and most importantly, about the lack of information on the Blue Lagoon’s fate, since its closure last August. As it was declared a National Monument in 2018, this … More JNHT working towards reopening Blue Lagoon in shortest possible time

PSOJ is concerned, but: What is the real reason for Jamaica’s postponement of local government elections?

Yes, the economy is important, and the Holness administration is patting itself on the back, understandably, at the latest report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – which points out that Jamaica has struck “the right balance” in responding to challenges and what they call external shocks. Attention must be paid to climate change vulnerabilities … More PSOJ is concerned, but: What is the real reason for Jamaica’s postponement of local government elections?

“Deep Sea Matters”: Young Jamaican activists take a dive into the issue of deep sea mining

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

The Fraud Against Usain Bolt, and the Case for National Service: a Blog Post by Professor Anne C. Bailey

In my last post, I promised to share this blog post. Again, it is a plea for unity, and for going back to basic principles of humanity. Jamaican-born Dr. Anne C. Bailey is a writer, historian, and professor of¬†History at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York).¬† She is also the founding Director of the … More The Fraud Against Usain Bolt, and the Case for National Service: a Blog Post by Professor Anne C. Bailey