ICYMI in Jamaica, October 13, 2020: The Kindness Edition


Well, Hurricane Delta went away (taking most of Bluefields Beach in Westmoreland away with it) and we are left to reflect, once more, on our own human fragility in the face of climate change and COVID-19. Some of us would rather pretend, however, and sip on Bacardi or whatever their favorite drink is, without a … More ICYMI in Jamaica, October 13, 2020: The Kindness Edition

Women Say No to Coal: 51% Coalition’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Holness


Please find below an Open Letter from the 51% Coalition – Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment. This letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, expresses concern over the proposed coal-fired power plant for an industrial park in Nain, St. Elizabeth.  The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP   August 8, 2016 Dear Prime Minister: … More Women Say No to Coal: 51% Coalition’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Holness

Garbage Causes MoBay Flooding, The Not-so-Green Olympics, More: Environment News, Sunday, August 7, 2016


Here’s my latest “Top Ten” collection. There’s a lot going on, at home and abroad… Please click on the links (underlining words) to read the full articles. Jamaica and the Caribbean People power! Dr. David Smith of the University of the West Indies’ Institute for Sustainable Development says the Government’s decision not to go ahead with … More Garbage Causes MoBay Flooding, The Not-so-Green Olympics, More: Environment News, Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tivoli Gardens Report, Homophobic Unpleasantness and UWI Drills Wells: Jamaica on Thursday, June 16, 2016


Well, the week’s not over yet, and it has been pretty intense. News arriving daily, at home and from abroad, has made us sit up and say “What?…Oh, no!” The rain has gone and summer is settling in. I am huddling over the fan. If air conditioning were to fall down from the sky, it … More Tivoli Gardens Report, Homophobic Unpleasantness and UWI Drills Wells: Jamaica on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015


I often get the sense in Jamaica that things are repeating themselves, over and over. It’s a bit like a revolving door: People (and problems) come in, stay for a little while and then go back out through the door, only to come straight back in again just when you thought they had gone. It’s … More Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sunday Songs


This week’s post will be somewhat abbreviated. I am in study mode – I am taking the Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française Niveau B1 (DELF exam level B1) in French. I have been preparing at the Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique and would highly recommend their classes. The summer classes – focusing on conversational French … More Sunday Songs