An Update on COVID-19 and the Vaccine from the Health and Wellness Minister

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton updated the Lower House this afternoon on the situation regarding COVID-19 and the possibilities regarding a vaccine. It’s really a mixed picture of some successes, some concerns – and otherwise hanging in there and continuing to believe that “this too shall pass.” I have highlighted a few … More An Update on COVID-19 and the Vaccine from the Health and Wellness Minister

Canada, CARIMAC Host National Cyber Security Conference Next Week

There’s a lot going on at the moment – I guess before everything goes quiet over the Christmas holiday. An important conference on Cyber Security with a lot of international speakers is coming up. This is yet another huge issue for Jamaica at the moment, with the fierce debate over the upcoming National ID System (NIDS) continuing. … More Canada, CARIMAC Host National Cyber Security Conference Next Week

Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Visits Jamaica and Presents Canada’s Feminist International Policy

On Monday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters, Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Development, Grenada-born Mrs. Celina Caesar-Chavannes will introduce us to Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. This is a partnership with the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI). It should be very interesting!  Here is the … More Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Visits Jamaica and Presents Canada’s Feminist International Policy

Are You Going to the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo? On Now!

All roads lead to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo is taking place today (Friday, June 16) and tomorrow (Saturday 17th). Why don’t you go along and get up to date on the latest developments? The technology is evolving all the time. Here’s a press release from the Canadian High Commission. … More Are You Going to the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo? On Now!

We Need to Get Serious: A Call to Action for A Pollution Free Ocean

The Ocean Conference at the UN in New York from June 5 – 9 included a Call to Action. Under the heading Our Ocean, Our Future it is really worthwhile reading the Annex at this link. This provides an overview of the incredible value to humankind of the ocean, which supplies nearly half of the oxygen we … More We Need to Get Serious: A Call to Action for A Pollution Free Ocean

Canada Funds Further Research in Renewable Energy Field in Jamaica

A short while ago I wrote about the Canadian Government’s support for renewable energy in Jamaica. Now, another interesting academic-private sector entity in Canada is teaming up with the Caribbean Energy Solutions Research Institute in Jamaica to expand research, education and training in the field. Here is the Canadian High Commission’s press release:  April 12, … More Canada Funds Further Research in Renewable Energy Field in Jamaica

Canada Gives Jamaica a Helping Hand on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

In case you did not realize it, the Canadian Government has been quietly supporting various renewable energy and climate change-related initiatives in Jamaica in the past few years. Last August, the Canadians and the U.S. Government jointly provided funding for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to acquire Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) Jamaica Wind Limited. At … More Canada Gives Jamaica a Helping Hand on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

U.S./Canadian Funded BMR Jamaica Wind Farm Inaugurated, To Be Acquired by Virgin Group

On August 11, a U.S. company, BMR Energy LLC inaugurated Jamaica’s largest wind farm in Potsdam, St. Elizabeth, valued at US$89.9 million. Now, we learn that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is in the process of acquiring Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) Jamaica Wind Limited, and there he was at the inauguration. It’s the first private sector … More U.S./Canadian Funded BMR Jamaica Wind Farm Inaugurated, To Be Acquired by Virgin Group