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
While it appears that fatalities on the road in Jamaica have declined slightly this year, we must not take our eyes off the ball – especially as far as our vulnerable children are concerned. This week there will be an important policy forum. Please find details below… Olympic Champions Join Call For Road Safety: Shelly-Ann Fraser … More Olympic Champions Will Join the Call For Children’s Safety on the Road at a Policy Forum
Wow. What a combination! Poetry and martial arts. However, the healing power of poetry and the strength and focus of martial arts do actually compliment each other. It’s a two-pronged approach to dealing with the issue of gender-based violence. As the summer winds down, it’s good to look back at some of the many – and … More All Flowers Are Roses: National Library of Jamaica Uses Poetry to Fight Violence Against Young Women
It’s that time of year again… and Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) wants to break last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day record (eleventh largest in the world!) Are you ready for Saturday, September 16, 2017? Register yourself – or your team – today! PS Big ups to the Tourism Enhancement Fund for their continued support, and … More Registration for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 is Now Open!
What’s happening in Jamaica (and the world)? Far too much to cover it all. August has been pretty intense – which is why I am rather late in posting this. It started with our hottest day in Kingston for 24 years – on August 3 it was just about 37º C. Even the nights have … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: August 19/20, 2017
Here is a blog post by my friend Anne C. Bailey – her quiet reflections on freedom, our favourite sporting hero – and “un-freedom.” It’s a poignant piece… You can read it here. Usain Bolt and Freedom At Its Best Last week I wrote about Usain Bolt, who inspires us with his grace even in defeat. As … More One More Comment on Usain Bolt… and Freedom
A pall of gloom is hanging over many Jamaicans this evening, after a series of unfortunate events at the International Athletics meet in London. But, let us put that on one side. It’s only a game, after all. One person, though, has risen above and beyond the fleeting moment, and will likely remain an influence … More Usain Bolt’s Inspiration Reaches Far: A Story from Suriname