Storms


Originally posted on Zeebra Designs & Destinations:
Balancing at the top of a palm tree… “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of…

The Cost of Storms: Some Caribbean Islands to Receive Payouts from CCRIF After Irma’s Devastation


Here we are in Kingston, right on the very edge of Hurricane Irma’s huge spiral of destruction. Lightning flickers, the thunder is terrifying our dogs, and we have had very heavy rain for the last hour or two. The Caribbean has been thrown into turmoil in the wake of Irma, which is making its way up … More The Cost of Storms: Some Caribbean Islands to Receive Payouts from CCRIF After Irma’s Devastation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paying Close Attention to Hurricane Irma


Our region – our scattering of islands, large and small – has never felt so vulnerable in the face of the monstrous Hurricane Irma, which has devastated the little island of Barbuda, besides Saint Martin/Sint Maarten and the Virgin Islands. Irma is a little closer to us now, and right over the Turks and Caicos … More Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paying Close Attention to Hurricane Irma

Supporting Jamaicans Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey


The slow-motion disaster that is Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey, which began last week shows no signs of easing, as I write. The storm is about to make a “second landfall” in Louisiana. Here is a press release – which I am posting somewhat belatedly – from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade regarding assistance … More Supporting Jamaicans Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Light Will Penetrate and Consume the Dark: A Partial Eclipse in the Hills of Jamaica


The highly anticipated eclipse of the Sun this week rather passed me by. I was busy, and hardly thought of looking out of the window. I did not notice it getting any darker. I was really not “tuned in” to it and I knew, anyway, that in Jamaica it would only be a partial eclipse.  … More Light Will Penetrate and Consume the Dark: A Partial Eclipse in the Hills of Jamaica