Jamaica Update, June 11, 2021: Shelly-Ann runs like the wind, George Wright makes a cameo appearance, and Mark Golding does TikTok

I have had a long hiatus from my weekly updates. Life has been a little overwhelming. “Tempus fugit.” I am scraping the surface here, but will go more in depth next week and will try to stick to a Friday/Saturday update! Environmental stories will follow in due course and there is much to report; however, … More Jamaica Update, June 11, 2021: Shelly-Ann runs like the wind, George Wright makes a cameo appearance, and Mark Golding does TikTok

Can We Leave “Political Tribalism” Behind? National Integrity Action Rejects Everald Warmington’s Remarks

In my commentary on the past week’s events in Jamaica, I noted: “Thumbs down to Everald Warmington, M.P., who made some very undemocratic remarks on the political hustings.” When are Jamaican politicians going to eschew political tribalism? When are they going to stop encouraging this mindset among their supporters?  Here is what National Integrity Action (NIA) … More Can We Leave “Political Tribalism” Behind? National Integrity Action Rejects Everald Warmington’s Remarks

A Doctor’s Dilemma, “Worsening” Corruption and Too Many Bus Drivers: Jamaica, Monday October 16, 2017

Today is National Heroes Day and #BigUpJamaica Day (a nice initiative of Fi Wi Jamaica). This review is in a somewhat different (and hopefully more concise) format, so I hope it’s easier to get through. I’ve divided it up into topics (some may overlap, I realise). Click on the highlighted sections for more information… And … More A Doctor’s Dilemma, “Worsening” Corruption and Too Many Bus Drivers: Jamaica, Monday October 16, 2017

Jamaica, Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Freedom of Movement, The Police Trust Factor and “Warmy” Sworn In!

The rains continue, off and on, and no one is worried about the “water issue” any more. At least, until the next crisis. We are worried, however, about mosquitoes. Health Minister Tufton pointed out this week that he’s discovered most of us have little breeding grounds in our yards, in our bins that we use … More Jamaica, Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Freedom of Movement, The Police Trust Factor and “Warmy” Sworn In!

Dennis Jones’ “Lexi-con for Jamaica’s Next Election”

With general elections now breathing down our necks, and many difficult and disconcerting developments arising, I thought I would “reblog” my friend and fellow blogger Dennis Jones’ witty piece. However, it wasn’t possible, so I have copied and pasted as best I can. If you want to see the many interesting illustrations, I would recommend … More Dennis Jones’ “Lexi-con for Jamaica’s Next Election”

51% Coalition Speaks Out on Everald Warmington’s Offensive Comments in Parliament

January 21, 2016 Statement on Remarks by Everald Warmington, M.P. in Parliament The 51% Coalition: Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment wishes to express great concern at the utterances of Everald Warmington, M.P. on January 19, 2016 during a debate in the Lower House. On two occasions, Mr. Warmington referred to fellow Member of … More 51% Coalition Speaks Out on Everald Warmington’s Offensive Comments in Parliament

“Game Changers” Galore, An Attack on the Press, and Tweeting with “Uncle INDECOM”: Sunday, August 9, 2015

It’s the weekend after Independence Day. I have had an unproductive and somewhat miserable week, struggling with allergies – brought on, I suspect, by the endless drought. Only the lignum vitae trees in our yard seem to be thriving. I am not, and the yard is now undergoing a desertification process. Even Arsenal Football Club … More “Game Changers” Galore, An Attack on the Press, and Tweeting with “Uncle INDECOM”: Sunday, August 9, 2015

August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My apologies for the hiatus. The past week has been very busy, and I have been doing quite a bit of writing elsewhere! See below… The death of a policeman: I once knew August Town quite well. It’s at the end of a road that passes by the University of the West Indies campus. So close … More August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. King: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!  Here is a quote from the rich treasury of sayings by the great man: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” The killing of Jamaican citizens by agents of the … More Happy Birthday, Dr. King: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Summer Almost Done: September 1, 2013

The year seems to be flying past, doesn’t it? We will soon be talking about making sorrel drink and putting up Christmas lights… Meanwhile, “back to school” looms this week! Minister Hylton’s sticky week: As the heated debate rolls on over the proposed Chinese mega-project in the Portland Bight Protected Area (known generally as the “Goat Island … More Summer Almost Done: September 1, 2013