New Year Homilies, The Gas Gets Worse and Honoring a National Hero: Sunday, January 3, 2016

My first news post of 2016, and nothing of great moment so far – except that Jesse and Walt are in trouble again, this time with Mexican drug dealers… Oh, sorry. We acquired Netflix recently and have become immersed in “Breaking Bad,” which if you haven’t seen it is superior television, even if emotionally draining. New … More New Year Homilies, The Gas Gets Worse and Honoring a National Hero: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Holiday Disturbances: Jamaican Police Under Investigation

How sad that the holiday week, with its delicious refreshing showers, happy celebrations and quiet relaxation for many, should end on a bitter note. I have commented a couple of times recently on the dramatic reduction in killings involving the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In early July the JCF reported a forty per cent reduction: … More Holiday Disturbances: Jamaican Police Under Investigation

Women of Courage

Happy Supermoon Night. The sky is flooded with white light. I am also wishing Malala Yousafzai a happy birthday. She is seventeen years old today. Yes, just seventeen. She is in Nigeria, campaigning for those schoolgirls (an estimated 223 teenagers, who were about to take their exams) stolen from their boarding school – and their … More Women of Courage

Professor Brendan Bain: Here Is Some Clarity

This week, a great deal of controversy has erupted over the termination of Professor Brendan Bain from the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART) at the University of the West Indies, after a coalition of regional civil society groups expressed their discomfort over expert testimony he gave in a Belizean court recently. Much of the discussion … More Professor Brendan Bain: Here Is Some Clarity

Port Authority Refuses To Disclose The MoU Regarding the Logistics Hub and Port Development

Please find below this morning’s press release from the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which is seeking more information from the Jamaican Government on proposed plans to construct a logistics hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. JET is a member organization of the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition. A NOTE FROM ME: It is understood that Minister … More Port Authority Refuses To Disclose The MoU Regarding the Logistics Hub and Port Development