Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis


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

Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s Comments at Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum on January 22


This week, the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and China took place in Santiago, Chile. Here is the Statement from our Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith. From this, one notes that Jamaica is an enthusiastic supporter of the One … More Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s Comments at Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum on January 22

The IDB Seeks Applications from Regional NGOs for the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award


I wanted to share this opportunity for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Latin America/Caribbean region from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). For further information and a link for applications (an online form and a two-minute video is required), please take a look at the website . Applicants should have five years or more of experience … More The IDB Seeks Applications from Regional NGOs for the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award

IDB Launches Call for Artists Interested in Development Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean


IDB launches call for artists interested in development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a call for artists who want to offer new perspectives on the development challenges of the region, as well as to demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of Latin America and the Caribbean. Artists from … More IDB Launches Call for Artists Interested in Development Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations


“We risk losing faith in the process.” So said Elected Representative of the Public, Jamaica’s Danielle Andrade-Goffe on Day Two of the ongoing Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration … More A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations

One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance


It’s happening now in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The LAC Principle 10 negotiations, about which I have written before. Saint Lucia has joined this important initiative on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. What could be more important to the Latin America/Caribbean region, as we move forward and seek to protect our precious environment? More … More One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance

Tango Dancing


“It’s very easy for a woman. So yeah, the hard part of tango is being a man.” via Tango Dancing 101 With Sofia Sanchez de Betak — WWD So here’s a splash of colour for today. There’s something about this photograph that I love: The way the woman is looking directly at the camera, I think. … More Tango Dancing