Not Babies in the Real Sense, The Bathroom Break, and Bright Young Journalists: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I heard my first Christmas radio commercial last week. Jingle bells and all. I was quite shocked. It is, after all, still October, last time I checked! It has been around ten days since I last wrote, and the past ten days have been, shall we say, a rather rough ride for some of our … More Not Babies in the Real Sense, The Bathroom Break, and Bright Young Journalists: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chik V Anger, Ebola Fear and Careful Steps on Ganja: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October is here, and we are enjoying beautiful weather. The hills are deep green from the recent rains. The sun does not burn so harshly. It’s a delicious time of year. But, we still have mosquitoes. Humble pie: First, I owe Delano Seiveright and his Opposition colleagues an apology. Political candidate Mr. Seiveright and Member of … More Chik V Anger, Ebola Fear and Careful Steps on Ganja: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Paw Paw Leaves, A Once Pretty Town and a Promised Cleanup: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tonight’s the Health Minister Fenton Ferguson, author of the “Chik V” débacle, addressed the nation on the topic of this wretched virus that is driving us all crazy, chikungunya. And on that wearying topic, the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Kevin Harvey told us pretty bluntly last week that they are not now counting … More Paw Paw Leaves, A Once Pretty Town and a Promised Cleanup: Sunday, September 28, 2014

First Day of the Hurricane Season: Sunday, June 1, 2014

It’s the first day of the hurricane season, and yes! The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reactivated its Twitter account. Follow them at @MetserviceJA.  But I hear the National Works Agency say they will not have any money to do things like clear roads and clean drains. That sounds ominous. Enough of that. Let’s just hope … More First Day of the Hurricane Season: Sunday, June 1, 2014