All Flowers Are Roses: National Library of Jamaica Uses Poetry to Fight Violence Against Young Women


Wow. What a combination! Poetry and martial arts. However, the healing power of poetry and the strength and focus of martial arts do actually compliment each other. It’s a two-pronged approach to dealing with the issue of gender-based violence. As the summer winds down, it’s good to look back at some of the many – and … More All Flowers Are Roses: National Library of Jamaica Uses Poetry to Fight Violence Against Young Women

Stakeholders Petition Jamaica House to Save Cockpit Country


As I mentioned recently, Jamaica House has opened a new petition portal – rather like President Obama’s White House petition page. Jamaica Environment Trust and a range of civil society/environmental advocates have opened a  petition to Save Cockpit Country. Yes, I have written about this many times before, and there have been public consultations, many … More Stakeholders Petition Jamaica House to Save Cockpit Country

Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit


The Regional Headquarters at the University of the West Indies Mona campus is a lovely building. The lower floor really lends itself well to exhibits of various kinds. I obtained this information from textile artist Margaret Stanley, whom I interviewed along with two other textile artists for Global Voices recently. You can read that interview … More Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit