Things have been rather overwhelming lately – which is why I have skipped a week. Perhaps it is the weather. Our yard is burning up before our eyes, with even the bravest of plants flinching in the heat. Some places have had rain, but we’re in Kingston’s rain shadow. We just watch the rain clouds … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 29/30, 2017
Well, I skipped last weekend. I was out of town, attending a wedding that only happened in fits and starts. I might write an account of it; it truly was an experience. The good thing is I have started journaling (thanks to Susan Goffe!) so I might remember things in more interesting detail in future. … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 15/16, 2017
A little late this week… I don’t know where to start. The floods have overwhelmed us, but we are still standing. At least, some of us are. I highlighted some stories in red, this time! Water, water everywhere: After a pretty rainy April in some parts, the weather gods (and climate change) decided to give us … More Wednesday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 23, 2017
It seems to me that people are sick and tired of sitting by helplessly, while men wage war and bicker and refuse to make peace and lie and deny climate change and do shady business deals and all the other things that we have to sit and watch them do every day. There are plans … More From Berlin to Aleppo: At Least They’re Doing Something
Last week we popped up the road to Mandeville (it’s quite an easy trip from Kingston these days, apart from one painfully narrow and potholed stretch of road) – at the invitation of the Communication Studies students of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Now, NCU is a private, faith-based institution run by the Seventh Day Adventists … More Big Thank You to NCU Journalism Students!
I know. I have been rather missing in action – mainly because I have been so busy with all kinds of interesting things! But my blog has suffered. I propose to make up for it in the next few days. Since the strange and difficult period of Hurricane Matthew, I get the feeling that Jamaicans … More An IMF Deal, Problems with Babies and the Big Cheese Heist: Jamaica, October 14, 2016
Happy Independence Day to all who are celebrating! It’s very quiet in Kingston, but no doubt a few parties will break out later on. I was happy to attend a “Rae Town Oldies” party at the residence of the Spanish Chargée d’Affaires two days ago, which was huge fun (and, of course wonderful oldies in … More The Independence Olympics, Mario Deane and Ministers’ Words: Jamaica, Saturday August 6, 2016