It was Monday morning at the British High Commission, and on the lawn some guests were getting a little restive under a tent. Calming music played, however, as High Commissioner Asif Ahmad and his staff waited politely in ones and twos for the Minister to arrive. A large banner in red, white and blue – … More “Demystifying” Great Britain – and Singing Its Songs
I don’t know how or why, but I forgot to share this information on our newest group of wonderful Chevening Scholars! How could I? Especially since I met one of them recently for the first time – and “impressed” is not a strong enough word. He should have a thousand hugs (Craig Dixon will be doing … More Somewhat Belated Congratulations to the 2017-18 Jamaican Chevening Scholars!
The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Government scholarships to study in the UK in 2018/2019. Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open between 7 August and 7 November 2017, with applications to be submitted via http://www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship … More Applications for Chevening Scholarships 2018/19 Now Open!
It was a beautiful evening last Monday, May 8 at Mona Visitors Lodge on the University of the West Indies campus. When I arrived, the reception for the celebration of Europe Day – and the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – was already in full swing. The Head of Delegation of the European … More Europe Day Celebrations: A Shower of Rain, a Splendid Cake and Ambassador Wasilewska’s Speech
One more occasion that I really regret missing was the formal ceremony commemorating the designation of Kingston as Jamaica’s capital, 145 years ago, which took place on April 11. I was under the weather that day. I must confess though, I like a bit of pageantry. And I’m a sucker for marching bands, especially of … More Kingston at 145: Connecting the Past, Building the Future
I am not an economist. I have said this before, so if I am way off the mark – please correct me. But I sat up straight when a headline popped up on Twitter: “IMF urges G20 to champion globalization at China summit.” Globalization! That was a terrifying word for many, back in the good … More Globalization, Brexit and Inequality: Is It All Bad?
Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting the Jamaicans who had been selected for Chevening Scholarships in the UK. It was great getting to know them, and I am sure they benefited greatly from their year of study. This year, even more Jamaicans (and one Bahamian) are going off to the UK shortly. Please find … More 23 Jamaicans Selected as Chevening Scholars: Congrats to All!