Play Reading: The Life of Miguel de Cervantes – Thursday, September 29 at Red Bones


Tomorrow evening there will be a special and rather unusual event: A play reading on the life of Miguel de Cervantes – a remarkable man, often described as the “first modern novelist” – on the 400th anniversary of his death. The reading will take place at the Red Bones Blues Cafe, 1 Argyle Road in Kingston on … More Play Reading: The Life of Miguel de Cervantes – Thursday, September 29 at Red Bones

Death of a Tivoli Teen, The Flat Bridge Syndrome and Alarm Bells on HIV/AIDS: Jamaica, July 17, 2016


This week has again been a “What’s wrong with the world/Jamaica/everywhere?” sort of week. At home, we had the horror of the murder of a little girl, reportedly left home alone; several police killings; and the usual mayhem on the roads – including the deaths of six people who ended up in the waters of … More Death of a Tivoli Teen, The Flat Bridge Syndrome and Alarm Bells on HIV/AIDS: Jamaica, July 17, 2016

More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade


I am a little late posting this – in fact, this press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is dated March 3, 2016. But this is fantastic news for the Caribbean! As you may recall, this year’s World Environment Day turned the spotlight on the illegal wildlife trade under the theme “Go … More More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

EU-LAC Foundation Connects Cultures Through Jamaican Art Auction in Hamburg – For Jamaicans!


The EU-LAC Foundation in collaboration with Hamburg City Hall and the Jamaican National Building Society Foundation (JN Foundation), has organized something really quite special:  the fourth event in a series called EU-LAC Art Sessions – Connecting Cultures. This time, a very special artistic perspective on Jamaica will help support Eve for Life, the Jamaican non-governmental organization serving … More EU-LAC Foundation Connects Cultures Through Jamaican Art Auction in Hamburg – For Jamaicans!

The Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre Rolls Out Its Programs


Did you know the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre (on the corner of North Parade and Church Street in Kingston) is now open and offering a very wide-ranging program of educational and cultural activities for adults and children? Latin Dance and Latin Nights and Spanish classes for adults; a children’s program; music, art and craft classes; … More The Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre Rolls Out Its Programs

Work Continues on China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Amid Serious Opposition


I have written before about the “systematic dismantling of Paradise” and have used the construction of a canal – cutting a huge swathe through nature reserves, indigenous lands, people’s homes and agricultural properties in Nicaragua – as a prime example in this hemisphere. The development also threatens the country’s major source of fresh water, Lake … More Work Continues on China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Amid Serious Opposition