Cockpit Country Communities Raise Concerns About Protected Area


Earlier today, I was talking to a friend about outstanding concerns relating to the Cockpit Country boundaries. By the time I got home, coincidentally, the following press release from Jamaica Environment Trust had landed in my inbox. It’s very important to have this direct feedback from the communities affected, and this detailed response shows that … More Cockpit Country Communities Raise Concerns About Protected Area

Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis


Following on from my last post, here are some thoughts from Secretary General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva, ahead of next week’s Regional Conference in Montego Bay. I shared some thoughts on the obesity/hunger issue on Gleaner Blogs yesterday. These issues are so complex and interlocking, but solutions there are…and … More Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis

On Climate and Development Policy: IPCC Chairman Dr. Hoesung Lee Addresses UWI Symposium on Climate Change


Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a symposium on climate change (preceded by an excellent media workshop) organized by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at their lovely Regional Headquarters. The event, during the Ministry’s Climate Change Awareness Week, revolved around … More On Climate and Development Policy: IPCC Chairman Dr. Hoesung Lee Addresses UWI Symposium on Climate Change

Negril Beach Discussions, Bird Shooting Season Opens, Desertification in Africa: Environment News: August 16, 2016


I have been a little under the weather, and so rather late in posting my weekly stories. However, much has been happening in Jamaica and further afield – including numerous stories about the harmful effects of coal power plants, largely in the United States, in the past week. Please click on the links (underlined words) … More Negril Beach Discussions, Bird Shooting Season Opens, Desertification in Africa: Environment News: August 16, 2016

Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: June 26, 2016


Well, I had this bright idea of doing a quick round-up of what I consider important, relevant news about the environment and climate change, every Sunday – local, regional and global news. So, this is my first weekly post – my “Top Ten” articles. I hope you find it useful. I have inserted links that … More Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: June 26, 2016

#AToZJamaicaChallenge: W is for Water (Or The Lack Thereof)


Someone reminded me today that just a year ago we were all obsessed with water. Why? Because there was none. The 2015 drought (there was a 2014 one too) was beginning to really bite last June, while temperatures soared – including more warm nights (haven’t we all felt this?)  Many Jamaicans had no water in … More #AToZJamaicaChallenge: W is for Water (Or The Lack Thereof)

A Bad Case of Gas, More Gun-Toters and Jamaicans Are Still Hungry: Thursday, December 31, 2015


This will be my very last news post of 2015! As you can see, I have posted hundreds of articles this year – although not all were written by me, because I also like to share interesting stuff that you might otherwise have missed. In the next week or two, I plan to do a … More A Bad Case of Gas, More Gun-Toters and Jamaicans Are Still Hungry: Thursday, December 31, 2015