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

A Brace of Reports: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Two reports from the Contractor General (CG) came floating in on the news yesterday afternoon. Some of us were thinking that Mr. Dirk Harrison had been quiet for a long time; but as an online friend said, if this is what happens when he speaks, we don’t mind long silences (translating from the patois)! OCG … More A Brace of Reports: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013

It’s been a busy week for me, and there is a lot more to come! After welcome rains, the air is softer and our garden awaits the return of our “winter visitors” – the tiny, beautiful migratory birds that arrive in September. Are you on your way, Mr. & Mrs. American Redstart? Chinese “development”: I have … More It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013

Sunday Notes and Happy Birthday, Malcolm: May 19, 2013

Today is Malcolm X’s birthday; he would have been 88 years old. Tragically, his young grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, was murdered on May 9 at a Mexico City nightclub. But here’s a little Caribbean connection: Malcolm X’s mother Louise was born in Grenada – but she had a very sad life, too. Well, with that useful and … More Sunday Notes and Happy Birthday, Malcolm: May 19, 2013