Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It’s been a quiet(ish) week so far – but that could change at any time, because in Jamaica that’s how it goes. Although the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) ‘s recent ruling on the electricity rate may come as quite a relief to consumers, looking at it from other perspectives there are concerns. The Jamaica … More Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stories of the Year, Best/Worst Ministers and Prices at the Pumps: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This will be my last news post before Christmas. You can expect another one after I have recovered from the surfeit of food and drink that is yet to come. I am looking forward to Boxing Day and to those empty few days drifting up to New Year, when I can collect my thoughts, make … More Stories of the Year, Best/Worst Ministers and Prices at the Pumps: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

No Science is Neutral : A long hard look at Bain’s Affidavit and the Aftermath  

Originally posted on Groundation Grenada:
 :: by Tonya Haynes & Angelique V. Nixon :: ?  “Expectations” from The Neighbourhood Report by Barbadian artist Ewan Atkinson ? Since the announcement of the termination of Professor Bain’s short post-retirement contract with CHART (Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network), there has been a growing movement in protest over his…

Marching as to War

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. This hymn always made me feel uncomfortable as a child, although churchgoers in England used to sing it with gusto. It was written by Sabine Baring-Gould, a nineteenth-century Anglican priest who fathered fifteen children and wrote a number of books, … More Marching as to War

“Social Protests vs Moral Panics” by Annie Paul

I am going to share with you two articles from Jamaican writers that consider the current hysteria – supported and encouraged by a few members of the media – over the “gay agenda.” This started with the concerns of Christian fundamentalists over the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain. If this had not involved homosexuality, we … More “Social Protests vs Moral Panics” by Annie Paul

A Very Hot Father’s Day: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Too hot! I checked WeatherBug on my phone yesterday and it told me it was 32 degrees Celsius, but “feels like 38.” What! It’s only June… Anyway, today was Father’s Day, and cafés and restaurants around Kingston were doing quite brisk business, I’m glad to say. Big ups to fathers everywhere! Relaxing ganja news: The big … More A Very Hot Father’s Day: Sunday, June 15, 2014

PANCAP Statement on Prof Bain: Stigma and Discrimination Driving the HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean

I just received this statement, and thought I would share it with you, dear readers, for your consideration. You can read the statement online at http://www.pancap.org/en/45-media/2491-pancap-statement.html STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION DRIVING THE HIV EPIDEMIC IN THE CARIBBEAN PANCAP STATEMENT The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) affirms that Professor Brendan Bain testimony in the Orozco v. … More PANCAP Statement on Prof Bain: Stigma and Discrimination Driving the HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean