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

Jamaicans for Justice, Amnesty International to Attend Hearing at IACHR on Monday


Please note: This will be live-streamed on Monday lunchtime in Jamaica. Why don’t you listen in? 19 October 2017 On Monday 23 October, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and Amnesty International will attend a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Montevideo, Uruguay, to raise concerns about ongoing allegations of unlawful killings by … More Jamaicans for Justice, Amnesty International to Attend Hearing at IACHR on Monday

Reported Beatings of Men in Police Custody – JFJ Calls For Urgent Protective Measures


With rising crime rates and increased physical and psychological pressure on the police as well as ordinary citizens, it really is a difficult period for Jamaica. All the more reason for us to keep a close watch on human rights issues, which cannot be brushed aside simply because of our worsening security situation. Now Jamaicans for … More Reported Beatings of Men in Police Custody – JFJ Calls For Urgent Protective Measures

The Death of Demario, Bolt and the Tabloids and Glowing Recommendations: Jamaica, Friday, August 26, 2016


After an unpleasantly dry and hot month, the rain arrived in Kingston yesterday, and there’s the promise of more rain, perhaps. The past few days have been quite dramatic , although not always the kind of drama you really welcome. But, there it is. Innocent baby: I apologize, but I have to start on this tragic … More The Death of Demario, Bolt and the Tabloids and Glowing Recommendations: Jamaica, Friday, August 26, 2016

The Independence Olympics, Mario Deane and Ministers’ Words: Jamaica, Saturday August 6, 2016


Happy Independence Day to all who are celebrating! It’s very quiet in Kingston, but no doubt a few parties will break out later on. I was happy to attend a “Rae Town Oldies” party at the residence of the Spanish Chargée d’Affaires two days ago, which was huge fun (and, of course wonderful oldies in … More The Independence Olympics, Mario Deane and Ministers’ Words: Jamaica, Saturday August 6, 2016

Sterile Mosquitoes On the Way, LNG Power, Questions About Conch: Jamaica on Saturday, May 7, 2016


It’s hard to believe that the month of May has begun and is well under way. In just a few weeks, the dreaded hurricane season will be here. For the last two years Jamaica has been fortunate – untouched by storms. How long will our luck hold out, I wonder? Thanks, Mr. Mosquito! The aedes aegypti … More Sterile Mosquitoes On the Way, LNG Power, Questions About Conch: Jamaica on Saturday, May 7, 2016