Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: July 3, 2016

I started this series last week, and plan to continue with my selection of ten interesting and important articles on the topic that is dear to my heart. And It’s not all bad news! Do browse through, and let me know if I missed something important to you! Jamaica and the Caribbean: Unique underwater caves … More Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: July 3, 2016

Book Review: “Gone to Drift” by Diana McCaulay

“Gone to drift.” What a sweet phrase to describe a fisherman lost at sea. Like the tides and currents that swirl around our island, this young adult novel carries the reader along – floating, spinning and sometimes swerving unexpectedly, like a small boat on the vast face of the ocean. It’s an adventure story, with … More Book Review: “Gone to Drift” by Diana McCaulay

Coral Reefs, Fish and People: More Thoughts on the Portland Bight Protected Area

I wrote recently about the 2014 assessment of the coral reefs in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) (including several sites around Goat Islands, which are threatened by a transshipment port development). The University of the West Indies survey, funded by the Waitt Foundation, concluded that the reefs are in fairly good shape, although their … More Coral Reefs, Fish and People: More Thoughts on the Portland Bight Protected Area

Shark Stories

Life in Jamaica is often ridiculous, often sad, and often both at the same time. Take sharks, for example, which have become a favorite topic of local TV news.  It started with a TVJ (Television Jamaica) report which gave the Petchary a terrible sinking feeling (no, that wasn’t a deliberate pun, but that was how … More Shark Stories