Politics, Crime, Politics, Crime, Politics, Politics, Politics: December 7, 2016 in Jamaica

Where did the time go? You may be wondering if you would ever see one of my weekly reviews again. The fact is, I have been horrendously busy, running around, writing and reporting – here, there and everywhere, as the Beatles song goes. What a sweet song that was (click on the link!) Also, I’ve … More Politics, Crime, Politics, Crime, Politics, Politics, Politics: December 7, 2016 in Jamaica

Our Mosquitoes Get a Shock, The Cop/Robber, and Obama Day Draws Nigh: Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Easter weekend has been breathtakingly quiet in Kingston. Our neighbors have all flitted off to the country, leaving us to wander around the yard in peace and quiet, listening to the birds, enjoying light rain showers, and admiring the few orchids we possess, which seem to be indulging our wishes and actually blossoming, for … More Our Mosquitoes Get a Shock, The Cop/Robber, and Obama Day Draws Nigh: Sunday, April 5, 2015

Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

I think Jamaicans will be glad to reach the Easter holiday; some will enjoy the Carnival festivities, others the traditional Easter bun and cheese. But we Kingstonians need a break. We have had enough of this month, which has been wretched. And the rain refuses to fall; our lawn is thickly strewn with dry leaves. … More Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Contract Ended, An Embarrassing Interview and A Presidential Visit: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As I opened the door just now, the aroma of chemical-laden smoke wafted in. I quickly shut it again, and am now sealed in the house. Yes, as of this afternoon (and a week after it started) the fire at the Riverton City dump is still very much alight. I just posted the statement and … More A Contract Ended, An Embarrassing Interview and A Presidential Visit: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Prime Minister Gives Directives for Coordination of Efforts to Extinguish Riverton Fire

Overnight last night, the smoke from the fire at Riverton City worsened. Even with all windows and doors closed and quite some distance from the dump (no, it is not a landfill) we were choking. For those with asthma and similar conditions it was, of course, much worse. This afternoon a press briefing took place, prior to … More Prime Minister Gives Directives for Coordination of Efforts to Extinguish Riverton Fire

“Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter

There must have been a malicious Halloween duppy flitting around the Upper House in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday, October 31, 2014. A senior politician, former Minister of Justice and current Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade (and also leader of Government Business in the Senate) Senator A.J. Nicholson made a remark that shocked and … More “Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter