Climate Tracker offers opportunities for environmental journalism in the Caribbean

A phrase that is becoming quite a cliché these days is: “The Caribbean is on the front lines of the climate crisis.” What this really means is that, very often, our small nations have to do the heavy lifting. Are we armed and ready for the battle on those front lines? And before we get … More Climate Tracker offers opportunities for environmental journalism in the Caribbean

Jamaica Now Has 25 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19, Six in the Last Two Days (March 24, 2020)

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Jamaica from the Ministry of Health and Wellness: KINGSTON, Jamaica. Tuesday, 24 March 2020.  Jamaica now has 25 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), following the return of six additional positive tests over the last two days. The six new cases are: Two males, … More Jamaica Now Has 25 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19, Six in the Last Two Days (March 24, 2020)

World Press Freedom Day: No Cause for Celebration

World Press Freedom Day, May 3, never really strikes me as a “celebration.” In fact, every year it appears less and less so. Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law is this year’s UNESCO theme. It seems appropriate. The catalogue of persecution, oppression, harassment, murder and imprisonment does not cover the past … More World Press Freedom Day: No Cause for Celebration

Of Refugees, the Huddled Masses…and Home (A Poem)

Today has been surreal. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order has created chaos, anger and pain at many airports across the United States. Here are a few of the almost nightmarish occurrences, which unraveled on Twitter this evening. It went something like this: On International Holocaust Remembrance Day (of all days) Donald Trump signs an Executive Order (EO) restricting immigration … More Of Refugees, the Huddled Masses…and Home (A Poem)

Female Genital Mutilation: A Serious Violation of Girls’ and Women’s Rights

Here is a post by fellow blogger and educator Wayne Campbell. You can find the link to this article here: http://wayaine.blogspot.com/2016/02/female-genital-mutilation.html  As the World Health Organization states: “Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.” (See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/) Here’s something I found out today: An estimated 137,000 women and girls are … More Female Genital Mutilation: A Serious Violation of Girls’ and Women’s Rights

Free Raif Badawi, Saudi Blogger Sentenced to Cruel Punishment

This has been burning inside me all week. I must share it and seek your support. Here is a link to an online petition, and I urge you to read my article, sign and share: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/saudi-arabia-set-resume-flogging-raif-badawi-friday-2015-01-14   I am a blogger. I am proud to be a blogger; I will be coming up to my one-thousandth … More Free Raif Badawi, Saudi Blogger Sentenced to Cruel Punishment

Boxing Day Leftovers

It’s December 26, and the neighborhood has been sunk in soporific mode since morning. Some Kingston citizens will no doubt rouse themselves from the post-Christmas Day torpor later today and toddle off to a soca party or dancehall session, and the noise level will rise. But for now…it’s “as you were.” Having just dined on … More Boxing Day Leftovers