Jamaica Environment Trust Needs Your Support!


I described the dilemma of our non-governmental organisations (with one or two exceptions) that are scraping along in an earlier post. Our environmental NGOs are no exception. JET is the most high-profile of these I believe, due to their strenuous advocacy on behalf of our environment in the past decade or two (the NGO celebrated its 25th … More Jamaica Environment Trust Needs Your Support!

23 Jamaicans Selected as Chevening Scholars: Congrats to All!


Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting the Jamaicans who had been selected for Chevening Scholarships in the UK. It was great getting to know them, and I am sure they benefited greatly from their year of study. This year, even more Jamaicans (and one Bahamian) are going off to the UK shortly. Please find … More 23 Jamaicans Selected as Chevening Scholars: Congrats to All!

Sharpen Your Keyboards! Second Jamaica Blog Day: May 23, 2014


Last year, two Jamaican bloggers came up with the brilliant idea of a special day where we focus on one issue of concern. Last year focused on human rights abuses by the security forces (which, interestingly, have declined steeply this year to date – perhaps the pen IS mightier than the sword!) This year’s theme is … More Sharpen Your Keyboards! Second Jamaica Blog Day: May 23, 2014

British government hates scientific criticism of badger killing


Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from Britain is called BBC wildlife Documentary – The BADGERS Secrets of the Sett – full length – David Attenborough. From Wildlife Extra: Independent badger cull monitors will not be asked to oversee again The second year of the badger cull in Somerset and Gloucestershire will…

Interpreting Jamaican Heritage Through Birds: the Caribbean Birding Trail


Please find below a press release from the Caribbean Birding Trail, a project of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds. The CBT’s Interpretive Plan (see link below) is well worth reading and contemplating. It focuses on crucial issues for Jamaica, including tourism and development – and the potential of eco-tourism, which … More Interpreting Jamaican Heritage Through Birds: the Caribbean Birding Trail

It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013


It’s been a busy week for me, and there is a lot more to come! After welcome rains, the air is softer and our garden awaits the return of our “winter visitors” – the tiny, beautiful migratory birds that arrive in September. Are you on your way, Mr. & Mrs. American Redstart? Chinese “development”: I have … More It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013