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
The Book Industry Association of Jamaica is about to present its inaugural Literacy Hero Awards to a sustainable community library project in Rose Town, a social media reading campaign led by a mother and son duo, a Pan-African mobile bookstore, and a foundation for children with intellectual disabilities to honour the memory of a beloved “bookworm” sister. APPLAUSE! … More Meet the Book Industry Association of Jamaica’s inaugural Literacy Heroes
I hope the eastern side of Portland will eventually recover. Six years ago, I wrote an article about the “slow decay” in the parish of Portland, on the eastern end of the island. The eastern side of the parish is regularly described as green, lush, peaceful, off the beaten track, etc. Back in the 1980s … More Why is Portland, Jamaica, in such a mess?
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
The next Bloganuary prompt I am tackling is: “What is the most memorable gift you have received?” I am sorry. This one had me stumped. I could not think of any gift all wrapped up in paper with a bow on top that has been so memorable. I have received some really lovely gifts with … More A simple gift, and the greatest…
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.
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
Our summers were always eventful. Now, when I think of them, they seem like a dream; little snatches of life. … More My earliest memory: a sister on summer holiday
As it’s New Year’s Day, I am once again participating in the WordPress “Bloganuary” effort. It’s basically a way to get bloggers to write more and to get a sense of community and follow each others’ blogs. I participated in it last year, and you can find all my January 2022 posts if you look … More Today’s Bloganuary prompt is “How are you brave?” Me?