A fire at the historic Hunts Bay Jewish Cemetery highlights negligence for Jamaica’s cultural heritage

There are some Jamaican habits and attitudes that make me very sad. I am very late in reporting this* First of all, let me tell you about the fire at Hunts Bay Cemetery, which exemplifies two aspects of Jamaican life that I find depressing. *(This summer has turned my life a little upside down, or … More A fire at the historic Hunts Bay Jewish Cemetery highlights negligence for Jamaica’s cultural heritage

Citizens Associations call for Moratorium on High Density Developments in Low Density Communities

It has become a nightmare in many areas of uptown Kingston. Many of our old single-family homes have been torn down, to be replaced with cold, ugly high-rise apartment blocks, squeezed into small spaces. And no. This is not just about upset, better-off citizens who are seeing their once quiet, green neighborhoods transformed almost overnight … More Citizens Associations call for Moratorium on High Density Developments in Low Density Communities

U.S. Embassy invites proposals for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

This is a great opportunity for institutions and groups – museums, non-governmental organisations, culture ministries, and more – to apply for a competitive grant that has made quite an impact in the past – for example, at Liberty Hall (Institute of Jamaica), the National Library of Jamaica, and other recipients. You can find full details … More U.S. Embassy invites proposals for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation