Coral Reefs, Fish and People: More Thoughts on the Portland Bight Protected Area

I wrote recently about the 2014 assessment of the coral reefs in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) (including several sites around Goat Islands, which are threatened by a transshipment port development). The University of the West Indies survey, funded by the Waitt Foundation, concluded that the reefs are in fairly good shape, although their … More Coral Reefs, Fish and People: More Thoughts on the Portland Bight Protected Area

A Contract Ended, An Embarrassing Interview and A Presidential Visit: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As I opened the door just now, the aroma of chemical-laden smoke wafted in. I quickly shut it again, and am now sealed in the house. Yes, as of this afternoon (and a week after it started) the fire at the Riverton City dump is still very much alight. I just posted the statement and … More A Contract Ended, An Embarrassing Interview and A Presidential Visit: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

I am reproducing below a blog post from Cordaid, one of the largest NGOs in the Netherlands. You can read more about Cordaid’s work here: https://www.cordaid.org/en/about-us/mission/how-we-work/  As the article suggests, Haiti still faces many challenges. On the eve of the anniversary, it is embroiled in a complex political situation that I hope will soon be resolved. … More Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

Desilting, Bling and Sausages: Sunday, July 6, 2014

As the plucky Costa Ricans depart the stage, the sporting drama in Brazil is starting to release its grip on Jamaicans (many of whom never knew they were football fans before). With only four matches to go (albeit crucial ones) we will soon have to return to reality. And that’s not looking very pretty. Can … More Desilting, Bling and Sausages: Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Wednesday Post: December 4, 2013

Time is galloping along, the uptown (and downtown) Christmas party season is gathering speed, and (in case you were wondering) I have not written one Christmas card yet. I am living dangerously. The CARICOM tiff: After much blustering on the part of our Minister of Foreign Affairs and hysterical ranting on talk shows and elsewhere, Trinidad’s … More My Wednesday Post: December 4, 2013

A Week of High Emotions: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I skipped over Sunday. Yes, I confess that a whole week has passed since I last wrote about Jamaican news and current affairs. I have been overwhelmingly busy, with so many important things happening that I have not had time yet to even report properly to you!  Note: I have not included any links this … More A Week of High Emotions: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Limbo Citizens or Stateless People? – Human Rights, Migration, and the Future for Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry

Originally posted on Groundation Grenada:
:: By Angelique V. Nixon, Ph.D ::   “No one can be hood-winked as to the reason and the purpose for this kind of discriminatory legislation. Within the region we have an obligation to speak and we cannot allow such inequities to go without our strongest condemnations.” – P.J. Patterson   Caribbean…