INDECOM Reports 8 Police Fatal Shootings in the Past Week: Any Body-Worn Camera Footage?


Originally posted on Right Steps & Poui Trees:
In two press releases this week, the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) reported on eight people having been killed in the past seven days by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In one of those incidents, members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were also involved.…

Taking a Peek


This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is “Peek” – and rather than my camera taking a peek, some of these photos are of my camera catching people taking a peek!  Does that make sense?

The Institute of Jamaica Research Symposium: Friday, November 3


I am very much looking forward to this. Especially, perhaps, the presentation by Ms. Eartha Cole of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica on environmental education… Here’s a note about this Symposium from the National Gallery of Jamaica. On Friday, November 3, 2017, the Researchers and Curators Committee of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will … More The Institute of Jamaica Research Symposium: Friday, November 3

$75 Million Allocated To Retrofit Police Lock-Ups For Children: So What Happened?


Originally posted on Right Steps & Poui Trees:
In 2013, the Jamaican Parliament was told that $75 million was to be spent retrofitting five police lock-ups with “child friendly” areas for the detention of children. In 2017, a Parliamentary Committee has now been told that the retrofitting of four lock-ups was completed in 2015 and…

All Quiet on the Western Front, The Sad Garvey Bust and another Mystery MoU: Jamaica, October 23, 2017


It’s a quiet, ordinary Monday in Jamaica – but is anything ever quiet and ordinary on this curious island? Well, here goes with the past week’s ups and downs. Agriculture: The first two ganja licenses were issued on October 18. The Ganja Growers and Producers Association is demanding transparency on the matter of a company hired by … More All Quiet on the Western Front, The Sad Garvey Bust and another Mystery MoU: Jamaica, October 23, 2017

Art in the Blue Mountains at Heritage Gardens: A Sunday Afternoon Treat on Sunday, November 5


The Blue Mountains and art seem to go together well. Isn’t it a lovely concept? Well, if you know the Blue Mountains, including this area of grace and beauty that you reach just before you get to Newcastle – you can’t miss it – then you will know that this special event at the Heritage … More Art in the Blue Mountains at Heritage Gardens: A Sunday Afternoon Treat on Sunday, November 5