Tune In! A New Online Talk Show on Goat Islands Tonight!

Tune in, listen, learn and share your thoughts with the hosts of the first ever live online show on the Portland Bight Protected Area/Goat Islands. This would be at 7:00 p.m. Jamaica time this evening. “Our first live online radio show will begin today on Blog Talk Radio. Sunday May 11, 2014 @ 5pm PST, … More Tune In! A New Online Talk Show on Goat Islands Tonight!

How Jamaicans Feel About the Portland Bight Protected Area

There is still no word from the Jamaican Government on the Portland Bight Protected Area (including Goat Islands) whose fate hangs in the balance. The newspapers continue to publish a range of views from contributors at home and abroad. Inevitably, other concerns (including a looming energy crisis and other serious economic matters) have stolen the … More How Jamaicans Feel About the Portland Bight Protected Area

Floating To Goat Islands: The “Goatilla” (Plus Thoughts on Eco-Tourism)

Last Saturday morning was magical, inspirational and emotional all at the same time. 56 Jamaicans, led by the intrepid founder and CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) Diana McCaulay and with other scientists and activists on board, clambered into seven boats on the beach at Old Harbour Bay early yesterday morning. (I say “clambered,” because … More Floating To Goat Islands: The “Goatilla” (Plus Thoughts on Eco-Tourism)

Everything is Connected… Cockpit Country and Goat Islands

I am returning to the issue of environmental conservation, because I have a sense of urgency. Somehow, I don’t want to leave this one till later. Time is pressing, so bear with me. Because, as one speaker at this evening’s public forum at the University of Technology (UTech) said, we must realize that “everything is connected.” That … More Everything is Connected… Cockpit Country and Goat Islands

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