Happening This Week: An Exciting Caribbean Young Adults Book Tour


As those of you who read my book reviews may have noticed, I have acquired a taste for young adults books. I have reviewed a few Caribbean titles, which I very much enjoyed reading (please click on links to some of my reviews here and here). I will be following up with more reviews, but meanwhile, … More Happening This Week: An Exciting Caribbean Young Adults Book Tour

World Poetry Day is March 21: In Jamaica…and in Africa, Too


It’s well known that we Jamaicans are hooked on poetry. But this year, we will have an official World Poetry Day celebration, with the Governor General’s endorsement. It is a result of the close co-operation between the National Library of Jamaica and our Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison. There is also a new prize for young … More World Poetry Day is March 21: In Jamaica…and in Africa, Too

Bookish Delights: Highlights of the Kingston Book Festival 2016


Last week (March 5 – 12) was a delight. It was the Kingston Book Festival 2016. Spirited discussions took place. There were insightful information sessions, entrancing readings of poetry and prose…and the Kingston Book Fair, bright, noisy and fun. Throughout the week and at every event, there was busy networking, quiet sharing of ideas, mutual … More Bookish Delights: Highlights of the Kingston Book Festival 2016

The Kingston Book Festival Will Refresh Your Soul


Elections are over! Many of us (except perhaps the outgoing administration) are breathing a sigh of relief. Today we are having healing rain. Let’s look forward now to a week of enjoyment, delight, refreshment, relaxation – all in support of the written word! Here comes the Kingston Book Festival, with so many things happening it … More The Kingston Book Festival Will Refresh Your Soul

“Outamoney,” The People’s Commission and a Stolen Crown: Friday, November 14, 2014


It has been a while. I have been pretty “down” with chikungunya (yes, still) and grouchy since Arsenal Football Club’s last dismal performance, but am slowly pulling myself together. I don’t usually do updates on a Friday evening, but this could be a new trend. Who knows. It has been over a week, but the … More “Outamoney,” The People’s Commission and a Stolen Crown: Friday, November 14, 2014

Awash with Murders, Miraculous Jamaica…and that Darned Plane! Thursday, October 23, 2014


Oh, a lot has been happening on this modest-sized island of ours. It’s not been an easy week, and it’s National Heroes Week. Please read my thoughts on heroes, at home and abroad, on my weekly Gleaner blog page, Social Impact. Comments on the page are more than welcome! http://gleanerblogs.com/socialimpact/?p=2278A In fact, a very bloody week:  The police announced … More Awash with Murders, Miraculous Jamaica…and that Darned Plane! Thursday, October 23, 2014