Stakeholders Petition Jamaica House to Save Cockpit Country


As I mentioned recently, Jamaica House has opened a new petition portal – rather like President Obama’s White House petition page. Jamaica Environment Trust and a range of civil society/environmental advocates have opened a  petition to Save Cockpit Country. Yes, I have written about this many times before, and there have been public consultations, many … More Stakeholders Petition Jamaica House to Save Cockpit Country

Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica


Here is Dr. Marcia Forbes’ presentation at Jamaica House on International Women’s Day, when the Prime Minister hosted a large group of women for lunch. It is direct and to the point. Marcia tells it like it is!  March 8, 2017 Written by Dr. Marcia Forbes Greetings – Prime Minister, Ministers, Colleagues: Thanks for inviting … More Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica

Catching Up on COP22, and We Wait to Hear Cockpit Country Decision: Environment News, November 21, 2015


All my news updates are now so long overdue, but I am trying to get back on track. So here goes with my regular “Top Ten” stories on the environment and climate change from the past two or three weeks… Please click on the embedded links for more information. Most of the stories this week … More Catching Up on COP22, and We Wait to Hear Cockpit Country Decision: Environment News, November 21, 2015

51% Coalition’s Public Forum on Building a Women’s Constituency: TOMORROW (Thursday July 28): Do Join Us!


Tomorrow (Thursday July 28), the 51% Coalition will ask the question: What Do Jamaican Women Want? at a public forum sponsored by UN Women in partnership with Fi Wi Jamaica. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Medallion Hall Hotel, 53 Hope Road, Kingston 6. Do join us! There … More 51% Coalition’s Public Forum on Building a Women’s Constituency: TOMORROW (Thursday July 28): Do Join Us!

The Enigma of the Zika Virus: A Pandora’s Box, A Smokescreen, Or What?


Nothing is quite what it seems. Since the World Health Organization’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, I have been wading through online articles about the Zika Virus. I am baffled, confused, alarmed and apprehensive, all at the same time. I suspect many Jamaicans are. In fact, I was even … More The Enigma of the Zika Virus: A Pandora’s Box, A Smokescreen, Or What?

The Partnership for Jamaica: Letter from the 51% Coalition to the Prime Minister


Please see below a letter to the Prime Minister submitted by 51% Coalition re: the suspension of participation of the Women’s Sector in meetings of the Partnership for Jamaica (PFJ). This was delivered to Jamaica House a little after 2pm yesterday (December 15). The Coalition has requested the Governance Committee to read the letter at … More The Partnership for Jamaica: Letter from the 51% Coalition to the Prime Minister