I referred to this incident in my last overview of Jamaican news on March 4: Sad story: A woman, Desrine Morris, was found dead in the holding area of St. Andrew Parish Court last week while waiting to go into the courtroom. She had apparently hanged herself with the sleeve of her blouse. Her family are asking … More The Death of Desrine Morris in Police Custody
First of all, I wish the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) a Very Happy 35th Birthday! The community-based organisation was established on International Women’s Day, 1983. On that day this year – March 8 – WROC paid tribute to those women who have worked hard over the years to uplift and support the residents of the Lyndhurst/Greenwich … More WROC Honors the Women of the Lyndhurst/Greenwich Community
Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, 2018. The theme is a great one: Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives. I am going to celebrate some Jamaican women here now, a little ahead of time. There are many more whom I admire. These are just a few… I am just using a … More International Women’s Day 2018 in Jamaica: Time Is Now
The weather is warming, and could it really be the month of March? Agriculture: There seems to be a lot of uncertainty in the coffee industry. There are rumours that the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in the Blue Mountains, now owned by Michael Lee-Chin (who knew?) may close, but these have been denied. Caribbean: We think we … More Predatory Males, Lawless Supporters and Militant Teachers: Jamaica on March 4, 2018
Following on from my last post, here are some thoughts from Secretary General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva, ahead of next week’s Regional Conference in Montego Bay. I shared some thoughts on the obesity/hunger issue on Gleaner Blogs yesterday. These issues are so complex and interlocking, but solutions there are…and … More Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) held a National Consultation in Kingston last week with a mix of stakeholders, ably guided by Officer-in-Charge for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith. Food security and rural development were top of the agenda. The meeting was held ahead of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional … More How Are We Going to Feed Ourselves? FAO Consults With Jamaican Stakeholders Ahead of Regional Conference
The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) presents the Kingston Book Festival (KBF) 2018! There is something for everyone… readers, writers, publishers and more. It is coming up fast, opening on March 4. Are you ready? The Festival has been endorsed by Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams and it has what is called a “stellar lineup” … More Hurry, Book Lovers…Kingston Book Festival is Just Around the Corner!