A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew


The Mayor has a vision for the City – as all good mayors should. I manage to secure a half hour with His Worship the Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Councillor Delroy Williams, on a busy afternoon. He is in between important visitors departing, and pressing matters brought to his desk by Town Clerk … More A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

Cities and Climate Change: An Uncertain Future


“We are cities. Cities are us.” So said the dynamic young Mayor of Tirana, Albania, during a discussion on sustainable cities hosted by the World Bank in Lima, Peru. Mayor Erion Veliaj’s basic premise is true: Cities are more than buildings and roads and gullies. They are people. By the year 2050, the United Nations … More Cities and Climate Change: An Uncertain Future

The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero; translated by Carolina De Robertis


On April 8, 2013, the Chilean authorities exhumed the body of the revered poet Pablo Neruda at his former seaside home in Isla Negra. Neruda died on September 23, 1973, just twelve days after the overthrow of Salvador Allende‘s socialist regime. Neruda was a close friend of Allende. Both his widow, before her death in … More The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero; translated by Carolina De Robertis