PLEASE NOTE: Petchary’s Blog will be taking a short break. My next news update/commentary will be on SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013. The bristling minister: Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna was wearing fashionable faded pink, matching soft pink lip gloss, and a lovely necklace at a press briefing today. She also used a lot of … More Mid-week News: July 17, 2013
BACKGROUND NOTE: Ja Blog Day 2013 commemorates the third anniversary of the Tivoli Gardens Massacre, when Jamaican security forces invaded the community in west Kingston in search of an alleged drug trafficker and “don” Christopher “Dudus” Coke. A huge gun battle with gangsters defending the area allegedly took place. The police found just a few … More Ja Blog Day 2013: Police and Security Force Abuses
My week got off to a great start with a donation to Eve for Life from the Optimist Club of Sunset, Liguanea on Monday morning. We are indeed tremendously grateful for the gifts donated, and it was a huge pleasure to welcome President Lavern Brown, three members of the Walker family and Patrick Prendergast, a … More May 15, 2013
The title of this blog post is influenced by the fact that I am have become locked into the Euro 2012 tournament for the past three days. I am just watching the passionate Croatians getting the better of the dogged Irish. It has been (and will remain) a complete distraction for me, as I am … More The Sunday Score: June 10, 2012
Storms can be wearying; they sap your energy in a particular way. And I fear that this particular storm will not clear the air.