Well, I skipped last weekend. I was out of town, attending a wedding that only happened in fits and starts. I might write an account of it; it truly was an experience. The good thing is I have started journaling (thanks to Susan Goffe!) so I might remember things in more interesting detail in future. … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 15/16, 2017
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
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?
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
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
Dear and faithful readers: I hope you are finding the two-part review more convenient and timely. I certainly find it much more manageable, from the writing point of view! As you will see, I still add a lot of links at the end of the post, so that you can do further reading on the … More Sunday Thoughts: April 28, 2013
It’s hard to know where to start, on this humid weekend in Kingston town. Heavy rains are forecast this week. I will be up in the Blue Mountains and was hoping for fine weather, with the hurricane season now, and thankfully, in decline… But the light is low, and the air heavy – reflecting, perhaps, … More Sunday Scribble: October 21, 2012