Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s been an interesting week. Rain has fallen. There was a holiday in the middle of it (Ash Wednesday) when we took a little pause. The weather remains “cool” by Jamaican standards, and we can’t complain. Parliament officially reopened yesterday. The annual colonial-era parade of the two parties striding down Duke Street, while their little groups … More Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday Steam

It’s a steamy spring morning in uptown Kingston, and the revelers are warming up down the road.  The careless, jumbled confusion of the annual Jamaica Carnival (and its offshoots) fills the air.  The air is humid after several downpours that soaked the gardens of uptown yesterday.  And the sky juice vendors, hustlers and hangers-on are … More Sunday Steam