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
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
Is our democracy being watered down? I am beginning to wonder. On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure and Physical Development will meet at Gordon House in Kingston. The committee (which last met in November 2022 after a hiatus of one whole year) will consider the 2017 Provisional Development Order for Kingston … More Don’t stifle our voices, says citizens’ group to parliamentary committee
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
The “why?” question is always the tricky one. This was the Bloganuary prompt though, and I will do my best with it. Reason Number One: As most writers will say, I write mostly for myself. As I noted in my previous Bloganuary post, writing brings me joy. I am not always happy with my writing, … More Why do I write? Here are four reasons…
The Bloganuary prompt of a couple of days ago (I always seem to be behind) was: “What brings you joy in life?” “Joy” is a rather over-worked word these days. I used to think of this word as meaning “extreme happiness,” the kind that makes you scream and shout and shed tears of…well, joy. Now … More Joy: refreshing and real
“What is a treasure that’s been lost?” was the question in the Bloganuary prompt. The image that immediately came to mind was an illustration from “Treasure Island,” by the remarkable nineteenth century traveler, thinker and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. Various versions of this map include an “X marks the spot,” where the treasure is likely … More A lost treasure
Will the Jamaican Government be focusing more on food security and sustainable agriculture in 2023? I certainly hope so. Meanwhile, how are these issues linked to biodiversity? Here is a thoughtful piece by Ana Posas, FAO Agriculture Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, in the wake of the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and … More Soil biodiversity for the future
I rarely “copy and paste” editorials or articles in our local newspapers, if at all. However, I see this Sunday Gleaner editorial, published on January 1, as related to a recent post – where I pointed out that, as it appears, the Jamaican Government has not yet responded to Resolution 65/22 of the Inter American … More Has the Jamaican Government responded to the IACHR regarding human rights of citizens near bauxite mines?
Dear Readers, I have just set up a page on the “Give Butter” fundraising site, with the aim of raising US$500 (or if possible, more) over the next two and half days, in support of our beloved Caribbean birds. If you would like to contribute, I would be truly grateful! Whatever you do give will … More Supporting Caribbean conservationists: please contribute to my fundraising effort for BirdsCaribbean!