Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 8, 2017


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Here’s an update of the week’s news and issues. I hope you find it useful! I am adding more links so you can read more about these stories. I’ve highlighted one or two “big stories” in purple. P.S. Happy Europe Day! That is actually tomorrow, … More Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 8, 2017

We Live in Interesting Times: Thoughts on the French Presidential Election from Blogger Wayne Campbell


“Interesting times” could also be rephrased as “dark times,” as a dear Twitter friend described the state of the world the other day. Here’s a guest blog post from my friend Wayne Campbell. You can find his blog at http://www.wayaine.blogspot.com/ and his contact details are below. Wayne is particularly focused on gender issues, and through this … More We Live in Interesting Times: Thoughts on the French Presidential Election from Blogger Wayne Campbell

On World Health Day: Depression IS a Major Health Issue in Jamaica


On Friday, April 7 Kingston’s Emancipation Park was lively and bouncing with lots of Jamaicans working out, running, enjoying themselves. It’s World Health Day, and the Jamaica Moves campaign of the Ministry of Health had kicked off. Minister Chris Tufton himself was seen looking very energetic on stage, while a pretty large crowd worked out happily in … More On World Health Day: Depression IS a Major Health Issue in Jamaica

An Introduction to Nothing Matters a collection of haikus poems and other writings by DJ afifa


Originally posted on 1981:
One?of the poems in the nothing matters collection is called earthseed. A reflection? on growth life learning and change. and thenyou get to a placemaybe an agewhereyou realizethat life is also living through change. ?I am living through change. I have been brought into a more intimate relationship with life. What has…

Reflection, Celebration and Continuity: NDTC Celebrates Its 55th Anniversary at Easter


Easter is nearly here. A traditional Easter Morning performance by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) is something that many Jamaicans look forward to. This is a time of light and renewal for many, before summer sets in. Here is the NDTC’s press release dated April 7, 2017:  The Easter Sunday sunrise performance of the … More Reflection, Celebration and Continuity: NDTC Celebrates Its 55th Anniversary at Easter

Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape


The Kingston Buttercup has a small yellow flower. It grows with determination by the roadside, prickly but ignored. Ann-Margaret Lim’s title poem in her second collection of poetry Kingston Buttercup describes a glimpse of this little city flower as a kind of release from the pressure of traffic, winding down from her home in Red Hills. It’s … More Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape