It has not been an easy week in Jamaica, I think it’s fair to say. Our island has had a bit of drama. On the plus side, the weather is gentle and warm… and I hear a pair of parrots chatting to each other in our back yard. Yes, we have urban parrots, woodpeckers, warblers … More Focus on Montego Bay, Shackelia’s Mission and Kemesha’s Inspiration: Jamaica Weekly Review: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
This is actually a review of the year so far. What an extraordinary two weeks and three days it has been! And on top of all the strange and alarming incidents, a so-called pastor is planning to visit us later this month. I wrote about Steve Anderson here. Free speech, anyone? Click on the highlighted … More Crime Overwhelming, Roads Collapsing and Three Pounds of Sugar! Jamaica Weekly Review: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Originally posted on Green Seeds:
There is a movement afoot in Jamaica, one designed to have people look with fresh eyes and through a human rights lens, at the health of women, their newborns and infants. It is being marshalled by the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre and partners, the University of the West Indies’…
The National Identification and Registration Act 2017 (known as the NIDS legislation) was passed in the House of Representatives on November 21, 2017, amidst considerable public debate. You can read the entire legislation here. For more information on NIDS, go to the dedicated website. You can also submit queries on the site, which has an extensive … More Submit Your Comments on the Privacy of Personal Data Bill By January 17!
It’s warm, slightly humid after a light shower or two, and it is almost Christmas Day. I hope it is not too late to wish you all a wonderful Christmas season and a happy and peaceful New Year, when it arrives. Due to visiting family (and our commitments as hosts and also as willing tour … More Wishing All My Readers the Best for the Season
Following on from my last post, UNICEF just brought out its annual report. This year it focuses on the dangers (and benefits) of the Internet for the children of the world. You can look at Jamaica’s statistics on the UNICEF website, and download the report here. UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing … More New UNICEF Report Explores the Impact of the Digital World on our Children
National Integrity Action (NIA) celebrated its sixth anniversary today (Saturday, December 9) – UN International Anti-Corruption Day. Around 1,500 Jamaicans (mostly young people) from across the island joined the Integrity Gathering in downtown Kingston. NIA founder and CEO Professor Trevor Munroe hearkened back to a meeting six years ago at the University of the West Indies (UWI), … More The Integrity Gathering: International Anti-Corruption Day 2017