UWI’s New Ganja Plantation, A Cable Debacle and a Sign Disappears: Friday, April 24, 2015

Well! In just a few days since I last wrote, we have seen some interesting developments. I have been dashing up and down the city in the ever-growing heat (is it really still only April?) but will backtrack a little now and go over some of the mini-dramas that have occurred meanwhile. Hyper-ventilating: Government ministers and … More UWI’s New Ganja Plantation, A Cable Debacle and a Sign Disappears: Friday, April 24, 2015

Taking a Stand: Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013

December 10 marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment for the mandate of the UN HighCommissioner for Human Rights. Caribbean Development Activists & Women’s Network in partnership with Quality of CitizenshipJamaica, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition and Jamaicans for Justice is organizing a stand on human rights day with other NGOs, youth leaders, students, and interested … More Taking a Stand: Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013

Cuso Considers Gender Priorities for Jamaica

Volunteers from Cuso International continue to make purposeful and focused contributions to Jamaica – both at the grassroots level and in steering conversations towards trends and influences in the society. On August 13, 2013, Cuso International Jamaica launched “Gender Mainstreaming: A Way Forward for Cuso International in Jamaica.” This report was part of a regional research project … More Cuso Considers Gender Priorities for Jamaica

Sunday Selection: July 15, 2012

Good morning, all. This week’s news was a little lighter, apart from the usual killings (see my “In Memoriam” section). Some things even made me laugh (hollow laughter sometimes, admittedly…) Firstly, the political representatives who made fools of themselves in the Lower House recently were told to apologize, like naughty boys. The word “sorry” got stuck … More Sunday Selection: July 15, 2012