Time to start brushing up my French, I think! Next summer we bird fanatics, bird lovers, birdwatchers, conservationists, and ornithologists will gather from across the hemisphere (and beyond) in Guadeloupe. Why don’t you join us? BirdsCaribbean is the largest regional non-governmental conservation organization, celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year! You can follow us on Facebook, … More Save the Date! BirdsCaribbean’s 22nd International Conference will be in Guadeloupe
I have been enjoying reading and reviewing a few Caribbean young adult novels over the past year or two. As the summer begins in earnest, this would be a worthy addition to your teen’s bookshelf. If you look back through my blog, you will find a few other YA novels that I have reviewed over the … More Book Review: Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini
Fatherhood is complicated. For Father’s Day, I wrote about the many challenges, including those that face the family in general, on my Jamaica Gleaner blog post here. We know that often families struggle to stay together and to maintain some sense of cohesion. Poverty, crime, violence, separation, and ill health (including mental illness) can tear families apart … More On Fathers and Family, and Keeping Families Together
Four years ago, I wrote a tongue in cheek post about World Cup 2014. The tournament was full of mishaps, humour and witty comments from my Twitter friends, and this year is shaping up to be much the same… As an avid football fan, I am going to find it very hard to tear myself … More My Apologies: A World Cup Football Break Has Begun!
Just eleven days ago, I posted the second part of Professor Bernard Headley’s article about family and migration – written against the background of the “Windrush scandal” in the UK. He was very happy to see both pieces published; we had been communicating via email over the last few weeks about it. Then, on Friday … More My Sincere Tribute to Professor Bernard Headley – May He Rest Peacefully
It was an unusual morning in the Lewis household. Just as the birds were stirring, we were blundering around the house, eyes blurry, trying to sip tea and put on socks. The dogs seemed to be raising their eyebrows at us, in a doggie kind of way, as we threw ourselves into the car. “What on … More The 5K Experience
The street is lined with the razor-wired walls of factories and warehouses, downtown. Not far away, two long-necked cranes on the wharf lean into the sun. Trucks rumble down the road. I arrive at a heavily secured gate. The setting is a little forbidding. But the gate is shaded by a mango tree, and the … More The God of Second Chances: Voices for Jamaica Today Foundation Supports Inner City Youth