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

Jamaica is Holding Its Own in New World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report


The World Bank has just released one of its Flagship Reports, and one which the Jamaican public and private sectors always pay close attention to. It is entitled: Doing Business 2017 and is subtitled, on a hopeful note, Equal Opportunity For All. The full report and accompanying datasets are available at http://www.doingbusiness.org How did Jamaica fare in the … More Jamaica is Holding Its Own in New World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report

OAS Mission Highlights Good Practices in Jamaica ́s General Parliamentary Elections 2016


February 26, 2016 The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) in Jamaica, led by former Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Mrs. Janet G. Bostwick, congratulates the people of Jamaica on the conclusion of the General Parliamentary Elections on Thursday, February 25. The EOM … More OAS Mission Highlights Good Practices in Jamaica ́s General Parliamentary Elections 2016

International Migratory Bird Festival Focuses on Caribbean Habitat Restoration


Just a couple of months ago, over 220 delegates from 33 countries descended on Kingston, Jamaica for the BirdsCaribbean 20th International Meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel. It was an exciting five days, with one day in the middle for field trips. Since then, time has flown past and International Migratory Bird Day is here. … More International Migratory Bird Festival Focuses on Caribbean Habitat Restoration