It seems health issues are never far away from the top of the agenda in Jamaica. There is so much to be done, and resources only go so far. There are so many weaknesses in our public health system, and there always seems to be a new challenge looming on the horizon. One huge headache … More Health Matters
I’m not sure about the last Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World. Do we all have a physical space where we “belong”? Is this about home or more than that? I suppose we are talking about comfort zones. When I think about those, I think about people as well as places. In fact, if the … More Your Place in the World, With People
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
For this week’s Photo Challenge, I thought of people whom I had observed in unlikely situations. I thought of oddly named buildings that seemed strangely out of place…and a stranded creature, that somehow ended up on a beach, calling for its mother. Quirky. Unlikely.
You may wonder at the title, unless you are a fan of Bob Dylan, as I am. This is the title of a lament. Dylan’s song is a harsh view of immigrants (or anyone else) who may have aspirations that turn into ashes. There are many interpretations to this song; listen to it and figure … More I Pity the Poor Immigrant
I have always enjoyed the Broadcasting Commission’s ads. The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is the regulatory body with responsibility for radio, television and cable services in Jamaica. In their ads (online and television) serious messages about the way we use media are very much out there – but always with a delightful twist of humour. … More Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica Wins Two International Muse Creative Awards
Smile Jamaica is a song by Bob Marley, which I really like. “Smile” is the topic for this week’s Photo Challenge. The song is rather low-key. It sounds like a conversation between Bob (who is “feeling out, feeling down”) and someone who is telling him to smile, because he is in Jamaica: Soulful town, soulful people: … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile Jamaica