Environmental Activist and Writer Diana McCaulay to Speak at the Schomburg Center, New York on November 15


I am extremely pleased to share this information from the New York-based Caribbean International Network (CIN) television station, which sponsors an annual lecture at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture. This year, environmental advocate (and activist) Diana McCaulay will give the lecture on November 15. I cannot think of a better person; she … More Environmental Activist and Writer Diana McCaulay to Speak at the Schomburg Center, New York on November 15

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ Inaugural Address: March 3, 2016


I’ve never seen a Prime Minister singing along to a reggae song at his own swearing-in ceremony, as he did at the just-concluded event at King’s House this afternoon. But there’s a first time for everything… Here’s our new Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ speech as prepared for delivery, which you can read on the Jamaica … More Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ Inaugural Address: March 3, 2016

Leaving a Legacy: How Should Our Leaders Be Remembered?


Dennis Chung has always been one of my favorite private sector people, as he has a refreshingly straightforward approach and an ability to boil things down to their essentials. I saw a snippet of a speech he gave a few days ago at the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) on television, and asked him … More Leaving a Legacy: How Should Our Leaders Be Remembered?

The Lawyers Are Busy, The Fire Smolders and a Speech is Interrupted: Thursday, March 26, 2015


Well, what a week it’s been. Blustery weather (figuratively and literally) and our dry stretch continues. And the smoke, you may ask? Smoke? Well, since you asked… Rumor has it that the fire at the Riverton Dump is finally out, fifteen carcinogenic days later. It is apparently “smoldering” and some businesses downtown reported smoke nuisance this … More The Lawyers Are Busy, The Fire Smolders and a Speech is Interrupted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mid-week Mutterings: July 10, 2013


Another week is flying past, breezy and rainless. And a storm is fluttering around. Chantal brushing past… Our Meteorological Office decided that Tropical Storm Chantal was “not a threat” to Jamaica before she even arrived in the Caribbean Basin. A little premature, and indeed Chantal did not follow her projected course. For a while Jamaica was on Tropical … More Mid-week Mutterings: July 10, 2013