Joint Statement of Civil Society Groups Concerning the Repeated Fires at the Riverton City Dump

Yesterday afternoon (March 17), a group of concerned individuals representing a wide range of civil society, non-governmental and private sector organizations gave a press briefing at the office of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica to express their outrage at the latest fire at the Riverton dump. I would like to add my voice to … More Joint Statement of Civil Society Groups Concerning the Repeated Fires at the Riverton City Dump

Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Mysterious Escape, A Power Switch and Confirmed Green Mosquitoes: Thursday, September 18, 2014

We’ve had dramatic thunderstorms this week so far and are grateful for the rain. Our dog, however, is thoroughly miserable… And some of this week’s news has been troubling, so far. A lot happening, but I will just focus on the major things for now. Lots of little things are bubbling, though, just under the … More A Mysterious Escape, A Power Switch and Confirmed Green Mosquitoes: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amnesty, Tax Delinquents and a Bad Back: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yes, the drought is still on and it’s miserable. Many Kingstonians, uptown and downtown, are without water some or all of the time. We are hanging on by our fingernails, and scouring satellite maps for any sign of clouds. Even more clouds would be nice. We just get burning sun, hotter every day.  So, our … More Amnesty, Tax Delinquents and a Bad Back: Thursday, July 24, 2014