Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

I think Jamaicans will be glad to reach the Easter holiday; some will enjoy the Carnival festivities, others the traditional Easter bun and cheese. But we Kingstonians need a break. We have had enough of this month, which has been wretched. And the rain refuses to fall; our lawn is thickly strewn with dry leaves. … More Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Joint Statement of Civil Society Groups Concerning the Repeated Fires at the Riverton City Dump

Yesterday afternoon (March 17), a group of concerned individuals representing a wide range of civil society, non-governmental and private sector organizations gave a press briefing at the office of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica to express their outrage at the latest fire at the Riverton dump. I would like to add my voice to … More Joint Statement of Civil Society Groups Concerning the Repeated Fires at the Riverton City Dump

JET Concerned About Health Impacts of Yet Another Fire at Riverton

Once again, the Riverton City dump is on fire. It started yesterday and most of the city of Kingston is affected. Our health is at great risk. I am staying home with windows and doors closed. Several schools have closed early today. We have memories of previous fires – in particular, a major one last … More JET Concerned About Health Impacts of Yet Another Fire at Riverton

Saharan Dust, Heil Hitlers and UC Rusal: Sunday, July 13, 2014

The World Cup final was exhausting and I must admit I could not have taken much more stress. It was a hot afternoon, we had the fans turned up full and ate mangoes and drank coconut water at half time. This did not help Argentina to a victory, sadly. But all the Jamaicans who suddenly … More Saharan Dust, Heil Hitlers and UC Rusal: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Shuffle (Yes, I know, the first one was called Sunday Stumble)

I have settled on “Sunday Shuffle” now, finally – because this really describes how I work my way through the newspapers.  All the sections get shuffled into each other – very annoying for my husband.  I try to put them back together again, but somehow it never quite works.  They remain in a disheveled state. … More Sunday Shuffle (Yes, I know, the first one was called Sunday Stumble)