Death of a Tivoli Teen, The Flat Bridge Syndrome and Alarm Bells on HIV/AIDS: Jamaica, July 17, 2016

This week has again been a “What’s wrong with the world/Jamaica/everywhere?” sort of week. At home, we had the horror of the murder of a little girl, reportedly left home alone; several police killings; and the usual mayhem on the roads – including the deaths of six people who ended up in the waters of … More Death of a Tivoli Teen, The Flat Bridge Syndrome and Alarm Bells on HIV/AIDS: Jamaica, July 17, 2016

I Predict Duppy Highways and Daryl Vaz Approaches the Breakwater: Saturday, March 26, 2016

It’s the Easter holiday weekend, it’s hot and our neighbors have apparently all fled the city. They are likely sweating it out on a beach or on one of Jamaica’s famous new highways, now. Meanwhile, all I can hear is our wind chimes (the wind is fierce) and the birds. It’s been a long while … More I Predict Duppy Highways and Daryl Vaz Approaches the Breakwater: Saturday, March 26, 2016

The PNP Does a Wobbly, Marlon James Makes a Killing, and What Color Are Mosquitoes? Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The last few days have been surprising, and interesting. One of the pleasant surprises was that we are celebrating the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker Prize, Marlon James. A bit of good news here and there can’t do any harm; God knows, we need it. Positive energy news: There is good news from … More The PNP Does a Wobbly, Marlon James Makes a Killing, and What Color Are Mosquitoes? Wednesday, October 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

Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

September 15, 2013

There’s a lot going on in Jamaica. Yes, always a lot going on. A sleepy backwater, we are not. Transparency anyone? Obfuscation is a great word, isn’t it. So I am going to use it here, because it describes the current government strategy of confusing and obscuring the Goat Island issue. For example, an expected presentation … More September 15, 2013