“Born Ya” by Judy Ann MacMillan: A Jamaican Painter’s Restless Life


But I man on ya, I man born ya/I nah leave ya fi go America/No way say, pot a boil ya, a belly full ya/Sweet Jamaica This song was recorded in the turbulent mid-1970s by a rather jolly and amusing reggae singer named Pluto Shervington. It is a somewhat patriotic song, almost defiant in a … More “Born Ya” by Judy Ann MacMillan: A Jamaican Painter’s Restless Life

Kingston Creative Takes You to Trench Town – Tomorrow


The name “Trench Town” is almost legendary, with strong links to music (Bob Marley, of course, and many others), sports and more. But have you ever been there? Now is your chance to see and find out so much more about the community, which has struggled through difficult times and continues to face challenges. But Trench … More Kingston Creative Takes You to Trench Town – Tomorrow

A Youth Solar Challenge Comes to Guyana


As I do believe I have mentioned before, James Ellsmoor, Director of Solar Head of State, is an innovator (and island lover). He also believes in partnerships. Following last year’s Solar Challenge – a competition to empower  youth – in Jamaica, he has got together an impressive group to sponsor a national competition in Guyana.  … More A Youth Solar Challenge Comes to Guyana

Submit Your Comments on the Privacy of Personal Data Bill By January 17!


The National Identification and Registration Act 2017 (known as the NIDS legislation) was passed in the House of Representatives on November 21, 2017, amidst considerable public debate. You can read the entire legislation here.  For more information on NIDS, go to the dedicated website. You can also submit queries on the site, which has an extensive … More Submit Your Comments on the Privacy of Personal Data Bill By January 17!

The Moody Dutchman: Johannes Vermeer And Friends at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC


Now here’s something different, and very European. Maybe it’s the drop of Dutch blood in my veins (great grandfather) but when I heard about an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, I jiggled my shoulders a little – that’s a sign of excitement, by the way. If I was there, … More The Moody Dutchman: Johannes Vermeer And Friends at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit


The Regional Headquarters at the University of the West Indies Mona campus is a lovely building. The lower floor really lends itself well to exhibits of various kinds. I obtained this information from textile artist Margaret Stanley, whom I interviewed along with two other textile artists for Global Voices recently. You can read that interview … More Walk Good: From Africa to the World, Visions of the Motherland – An Art Exhibit

Annabella and Peter Proudlock Collection at National Gallery this Sunday, July 30


Originally posted on National Gallery of Jamaica Blog:
The Annabella and Peter Proudlock Collection exhibition opens this Sunday, July 30, and will continue until November 4. This is the first of a series of posts based on the text panels in the exhibition. The Annabella and Peter Proudlock Collection exhibition features a generous, near-complete selection…