September 21, 2021 in Jamaica: The car that broke down, the toast that burnt, and the polls that flopped

With tropical storms pottering around in the Atlantic (two are called Peter and Rose, the names of our nephew and niece, respectively), it has been warm and muggy in Kingston. Clouds appear and do not bring rain. It has been a week of surprising developments – not least that of the toast to “No Movement … More September 21, 2021 in Jamaica: The car that broke down, the toast that burnt, and the polls that flopped

Jamaica Update, June 11, 2021: Shelly-Ann runs like the wind, George Wright makes a cameo appearance, and Mark Golding does TikTok

I have had a long hiatus from my weekly updates. Life has been a little overwhelming. “Tempus fugit.” I am scraping the surface here, but will go more in depth next week and will try to stick to a Friday/Saturday update! Environmental stories will follow in due course and there is much to report; however, … More Jamaica Update, June 11, 2021: Shelly-Ann runs like the wind, George Wright makes a cameo appearance, and Mark Golding does TikTok

Chik V Anger, Ebola Fear and Careful Steps on Ganja: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October is here, and we are enjoying beautiful weather. The hills are deep green from the recent rains. The sun does not burn so harshly. It’s a delicious time of year. But, we still have mosquitoes. Humble pie: First, I owe Delano Seiveright and his Opposition colleagues an apology. Political candidate Mr. Seiveright and Member of … More Chik V Anger, Ebola Fear and Careful Steps on Ganja: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mario Deane, Mental Health and Choose Your Own Land: Monday, August 11, 2014

Some rains have arrived, and we all feel refreshed as we enter into the first “normal” back to work week, after dilly dallying for the best part of two weeks through the “Emancipendence” holiday. But please – please – let us not get back to our wasteful ways with water, now the horrible drought appears … More Mario Deane, Mental Health and Choose Your Own Land: Monday, August 11, 2014

Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014

While some were watching the talent show on television last night (and pretty awful it sounded, too!) or washing their cars  and watering their lawns (both illegal activities) our Fire Brigade were working overtime… I have written many times about air quality. Today, it could not be worse. Fire and water: As I started writing … More Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014