With a whoop and a shout, Deron Douglas leapt onto the stage at the Institute of Jamaica. Before he accepted his prize for Best Overall Film from the head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, he punched the air a few times. As Deron beamed (he couldn’t stop) I could not … More And The Trees Have It: Young Filmmakers Win Big in the EU Short Film Competition
Yes, it was quite a year. I am continuing with my overview of the year 2019, as experienced by the intrepid band of birdwatchers that make up BirdLife Jamaica (BLJ). I missed a couple of events in the summer, but here goes… On June 1, a group led by Ricardo Miller trekked to Schwallenburgh in … More BirdLife Jamaica’s 2019 Adventures: Part 2
I wish you, my dear readers and followers, love, light and happiness for 2020. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and sharing! I appreciate you all! “And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
To be honest (from my personal perspective) 2019 wasn’t a particularly encouraging year. It seems the only thing to do nowadays is to “play it safe” – something, perhaps, that I am not very good at, myself. There were some disappointments and frustrations – and worst of all, That Man is still President of the … More 2019 Was a Fulfilling Year for BirdLife Jamaica: Part 1
Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is a small, hard-working, dedicated team. They don’t spend all their time talking about environmental issues on the radio and television, although advocacy is an important part of their work. They actually work long hours on projects that contribute to the national good and educate the Jamaican people, including our youngest … More Here’s to a Plastic-Free 2020! And Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Has Plans…
It has been a grey and cool Christmas Eve in Kingston, with a fitful breeze and the smell of rain in the air…What we would call “bleaky.” So far, the Christmas season has been hard to negotiate (which is usually the case for me) but we took a delightful trip downtown on Sunday to see … More Christmas Eve, Mi Seh
Since it is nearly Christmas Eve, I am wishing all my dear readers (even if you are not Christian!) all the very best for this end-of-year holiday season. It’s a quiet time of year, so I plan on catching up on several interesting topics and recent events over the next week or two. Stay tuned! … More Season’s Greetings!