WMW Jamaica (formerly Women’s Media Watch) has a powerful message for today – International Peace Day – as the day draws to an end. I am posting it rather belatedly, but of course the message rings true for “every day”… #peacedayjamaica Thursday, September 21, 2017 WMW Jamaica Supports Peace Day 2017 Today is recognised as … More A Peace Day Message from WMW Jamaica
Thursday, September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. And here I am, “reblogging” myself. It is a seven year-old post. Yes, it’s odd, I am conceding. However, it’s for a reason: I am ashamed. I am ashamed, and embarrassed, that I wrote the blog post below, rejoicing at the release of Aung San … More Myanmar: Dreams Lying in Open Graves and Up in Flames
CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust Diana McCaulay tweeted recently: Cockpit Country is heartland. History. Struggle. Triumph. Water. People. Farmers. Culture. Forests. Jamaica. #savecockpitcountry I have nothing more to add. Cockpit Country is all of this. If you have not already done so, this is a reminder to sign the petition on the Jamaica House … More Cockpit Country Is Who We Are
Winnifred’s Beach is not just any beach. At least, not to us. It is at the bottom of a wildly rocky road down a hillside, a turning off the main road in Fairy Hill, Portland. There used to be a “wicker man” on the corner. We have been going to Winnifred’s for many years and … More Free Winnifred’s Beach: Keep It Free and Beautiful!
Fi Wi Jamaica seems to me so much more than a “project.” It is two years old already, with one more year to go. I really wish it could go on beyond 2018, because it has done so much. One of Fi Wi Jamaica‘s strengths, I believe, is partnerships. Last year I had the pleasure … More Fi Wi Jamaica: Past, Present and Future
I don’t know how or why, but I forgot to share this information on our newest group of wonderful Chevening Scholars! How could I? Especially since I met one of them recently for the first time – and “impressed” is not a strong enough word. He should have a thousand hugs (Craig Dixon will be doing … More Somewhat Belated Congratulations to the 2017-18 Jamaican Chevening Scholars!
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