We need more stories on climate change (and solutions) written by regional (Caribbean) writers. This was the idea behind Climate Tracker’s Caribbean Energy Transition Journalism Programme for thirty young journalists from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana. Sad to say (and I am not sure why) Jamaicans taking advantage of this opportunity were few and … More Jamaican solar and energy conservation company lights up in energy transition
If you would like to hear Barbara talk about her book and more, tune in to Radio Jamaica tomorrow (Sunday, September 11) at 1:30 p.m. on Gerry McDaniel’s show “Palav,” where she will be special guest. A young, middle-class Jamaican woman, tired of the limitations of island life, arrives in London, England, to seek her … More Growing Out: Black Hair and Black Pride in the Swinging Sixties, by Barbara Blake Hannah
A phrase that is becoming quite a cliché these days is: “The Caribbean is on the front lines of the climate crisis.” What this really means is that, very often, our small nations have to do the heavy lifting. Are we armed and ready for the battle on those front lines? And before we get … More Climate Tracker offers opportunities for environmental journalism in the Caribbean
“What do I like about my writing?” What an odd prompt for today’s Bloganuary. But since I have not dropped out yet and need to keep going with my posts, here’s my response: I am much more interested in what my readers like (or don’t like) about my writing. I am not very good at … More Writing? I just do it…
For technical reasons I am unable to “reblog” Mr. Gibbings’ post, but you can find it here. I follow Mr. Gibbings, a Trinidadian journalist, on Twitter. He is more economical in his tweets than I am – I am a profligate tweeter. Once I start, I cannot seem to stop. Putting that aside, I was … More The lessons of history by Wesley Gibbings
The National Identification and Registration Act 2017 (known as the NIDS legislation) was passed in the House of Representatives on November 21, 2017, amidst considerable public debate. You can read the entire legislation here. For more information on NIDS, go to the dedicated website. You can also submit queries on the site, which has an extensive … More Submit Your Comments on the Privacy of Personal Data Bill By January 17!
Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
Early this morning I went downtown with Zahra Burton of 18 Degrees North to meet some of our community journalists. This is part of the project I have been talking about to train community members from across Jamaica in investigative journalism. It is organized by Global Reporters for the Caribbean…
Jamaican men may, from time to time, get a bad rap. Sometimes (as in the case of the God’s-gift-to-women, egotistical Christopher Gayle) it is probably deserved. But – you know something? There are some wonderful Jamaican men out there, doing fantastic work, all over the island. I am mentioning just a few in this … More A Few Good (Jamaican) Men of 2015: Saluting You!
Originally posted on Right Steps & Poui Trees:
The majority of us will never hold public office or lead the country or head a government ministry. We know the challenges faced by those who do are often great. But that doesn’t mean we must sit down and shut up in the arena of public discourse. There…
“1.5 to stay alive.” What’s that? By the end of a recent journalists’ training workshop in Kingston, we were all muttering this slogan to ourselves as we left the Liguanea Club. The workshop, sponsored by the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, the United Nations Development Program and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, was … More The Caribbean Campaign on Climate Justice Kicks Off