Ernie Smith to Provide Musical Pleasure at CCRP Living Legacy Awards


Ernie Smith’s voice always brings back good memories for me. When he was a solo artist, he used to do stints at the Devon House Grog Shoppe (itself a place of good memories) on Friday evenings. Under that huge mango tree in the courtyard we sat (once a barn owl sat, looking down on us) … More Ernie Smith to Provide Musical Pleasure at CCRP Living Legacy Awards

Negril Chamber of Commerce “Thrilled” at Government’s Decision on Breakwater


The Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) was, in a word, “thrilled” to receive a letter from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) – the National Implementing Entity to the Adaptation Fund informing the Chamber that in June “the Cabinet approved a recommendation for the termination of Component 1 of the GOJ/AF Programme and all related … More Negril Chamber of Commerce “Thrilled” at Government’s Decision on Breakwater

Oh Happy Day


If I went out on the streets of Kingston today and asked random people, “Are you happy, at this moment?” I am sure I would get a variety of responses. Some would scratch their heads, others give a wry laugh. While a few might say, with some degree of certainty, that they were in fact happy at … More Oh Happy Day

The Power of Philanthropy: The UWI Development and Endowment Fund


Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 was a devastating event. I have vivid memories of the bleak post-hurricane cityscape of Kingston, with almost every structure broken or destroyed. I recall lining up at the ice factory for a lump of ice; living on bully beef and rice. The Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies … More The Power of Philanthropy: The UWI Development and Endowment Fund

Sandy Between Our Toes


Jamaicans love their beaches. Like many human beings the world over, they love to do silly things like burying long-suffering friends up to their necks in sand; or running down into the sea carrying a kicking and screaming girl, and throwing her in. Jamaicans aren’t really big on sandcastles, though; I think the sand is … More Sandy Between Our Toes