Documentary Film “Miss Representation” Examines Media Images of Women


The way women are portrayed in traditional media (and now, I dare say, in social media) has been the subject of complex and often heated debate around the world for decades. In Jamaica and across the Caribbean, this is still very much a burning issue. For example, Women’s Media Watch (now WMW Jamaica) has worked … More Documentary Film “Miss Representation” Examines Media Images of Women

Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs


The Digicel Foundation continues its focus on strengthening educational and care facilities for Jamaicans with special needs, and they are really making a difference. I was not able to attend the opening of a multi-functional centre – the Care Plus Centre of Excellence – at the Jacob’s Ladder community in Moneague, St. Ann, last Wednesday, March … More Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs

Less Talk, More Action: The Nuttall Partnerships


Mr. Fabian Brown, founder of Value Added Services (VAS), has always been a man of action. Things happen around him, and they are all good things. “This is partnership in action,” said Mr. Brown at the launch of new emergency services at the ninety-year-old Nuttall Memorial Hospital in Kingston last week. Under its redevelopment program, Nuttall … More Less Talk, More Action: The Nuttall Partnerships

Looking for Good News: Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Starting with bad news. I’m sorry, but will have to tell it like it is… Deaths, injuries, talk, no action: On Tuesday, a jet ski rider hit an American tourist in the head and did not stop.  Tomas Torres Castillo of Las Vegas, Nevada, who was vacationing at Travellers Beach Hotel in Negril, died later in hospital. … More Looking for Good News: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Here’s the second half of the week: April 21, 2013


Well, dear readers, the first part of my weekly review can be found here: https://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/midweek-special-a-jamaican-news-update-for-april-17-2013/ Here is Part Two… “No new taxes”…today: The presentation of the Budget came and went without much fanfare. Local media diligently reported, analyzed and tweeted highlights. But we do know that this annual ritual is…just that. There are likely to be … More Here’s the second half of the week: April 21, 2013