Statement to the Senate by Minister of Foreign Affairs with an Update on the Ministry’s Support of Jamaicans Overseas During COVID-19 Pandemic


The news has been dominated recently by stories of returning Jamaican cruise ship workers – sometimes complaining, sometimes happy to be home – with another cruise ship arriving today carrying around 174 workers. Then there are the deportees, a monthly delivery of Jamaicans – a separate issue altogether, but all have to go into quarantine … More Statement to the Senate by Minister of Foreign Affairs with an Update on the Ministry’s Support of Jamaicans Overseas During COVID-19 Pandemic

And The Trees Have It: Young Filmmakers Win Big in the EU Short Film Competition


With a whoop and a shout, Deron Douglas leapt onto the stage at the Institute of Jamaica. Before he accepted his prize for Best Overall Film from the head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, he punched the air a few times. As Deron beamed (he couldn’t stop) I could not … More And The Trees Have It: Young Filmmakers Win Big in the EU Short Film Competition

Light and Dark: The #SuperBloodMoon Experience


Yes, it was another global hashtag event, like #Pope FrancisinPhilly or (as I write) #facebookdown. However, this was a natural occurrence that engendered some awe and wonder, even among my somewhat cynical Twitter friends, last night. We were told we would not experience another celestial happening like this until 2033. Considering that we might be … More Light and Dark: The #SuperBloodMoon Experience

Tangerine


The Petchary was eating a delicious Jamaican tangerine last week – so good that the sweetness of it ran down the fingers and filled the mouth – when Mr. Petchary corrected her.  It was actually an ortanique – a cross between a sweet orange and a tangerine.  Or it can be called a “tangor” – … More Tangerine