A Cup Soup, A Bridge, A Tunnel and a Pipe Organ: Jamaica on Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The past week has been…well, one of some uncertainty, rather like the weather (odd little showers, appearing and disappearing). Mixed signals, perhaps. There is a lot to think about, and to discuss. Caribbean: The Caribbean Export Development Agency and Caribbean Development Bank have joined forces to help provide easier access to finance for women-owned businesses – … More A Cup Soup, A Bridge, A Tunnel and a Pipe Organ: Jamaica on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Unkempt Children, Unhappy Deportees, and the PM Tours Portland Bight: Sunday, September 11, 2016


It’s that sad anniversary again (why does 9/11 always seem to come round so fast?) That clear blue day when tragedy and horror struck, and nothing was ever the same again. We were in New York City at the time…But that’s another story. It’s also 29 years today since reggae star Peter Tosh was murdered. … More Unkempt Children, Unhappy Deportees, and the PM Tours Portland Bight: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Quitting on Integrity: A Blog Post from Kenya’s Patrick Gathara


I’m a big fan of Patrick Gathara’s political blog from Kenya. So well written and so thought-provoking!  This article can be found at http://gathara.blogspot.com/2016/07/quitting-on-integrity.html Does this ring a bell, my dear fellow Jamaicans? As they say on social media, “I am leaving this right here.” It came as no big surprise. “I will not resign,” declared … More Quitting on Integrity: A Blog Post from Kenya’s Patrick Gathara

Former PMs’ Baggage, Prison Anger, and CDA Addresses Bullying: Friday, October 9, 2015


It’s been ten days of high drama (and a good few thunderstorms to go with it). I have been so busy dashing up and down. Time to take stock, and time to slow down, over the weekend, as my health has been letting me down again. What a week! Where to start? Well, the upset … More Former PMs’ Baggage, Prison Anger, and CDA Addresses Bullying: Friday, October 9, 2015

A Penal Gift, Moving Right Along, and Vying for the Cannabis Cup: Wednesday, September 30, 2015


It seems impossible that September is almost over, but there it is. The year is waning, fast. And what a week it’s been so far. Where shall we start? Back to back Prime Ministerial visits: This is an unusual week. British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Jamaica yesterday with much fanfare, and departs this afternoon. … More A Penal Gift, Moving Right Along, and Vying for the Cannabis Cup: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Prickly Pole Politics, “Special Guests” and Horsing Around in Negril: Thursday, September 24, 2015


Our yard seems to be creeping back to life with the arrival of a few rain showers, recently. We are grateful. Politics and Prickly Pole: The death of a child – a student of the quaintly named Prickly Pole Primary and Infant School – has sparked an odd chain of events and a heated, highly … More Prickly Pole Politics, “Special Guests” and Horsing Around in Negril: Thursday, September 24, 2015