United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement Jamaica on Youth Empowerment Programs

More cheerful news. Junior Achievement Jamaica has been quietly doing the work, getting schoolchildren ready for the world of work and entrepreneurship… United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement JA on Youth Empowerment Programs The U.S. Embassy has partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica (JA Jamaica), to provide tablets for students in need at the primary … More United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement Jamaica on Youth Empowerment Programs

COVID-19 in Jamaica: Chicken Merry, Hawk Deh Near

For weeks now, I have been posting regularly about COVID-19. I would much rather have been writing about the many environmental issues that keep rearing their ugly little heads around the island and across the Caribbean, but I can’t seem to get to them. There is always something new and important to post about “Rona” … More COVID-19 in Jamaica: Chicken Merry, Hawk Deh Near

ICYMI: August 9, 2020: A Pair of Desert Boots, A SWAT Team, and More Weak Fences

Well, the past week has been pretty intense, with politics, crime and COVID-19 vying for the headlines (and sometimes getting mixed up together). Click on the highlights for links to the stories. Your feedback is always welcome! Agriculture: Here’s a good piece in Forbes magazine about the challenges for Jamaica’s small farmers in the face of climate change … More ICYMI: August 9, 2020: A Pair of Desert Boots, A SWAT Team, and More Weak Fences

Nathan Ebanks Foundation Extends Its Outreach to St. Elizabeth

“Inclusion” is a word with a simple meaning: not leaving out any man, woman or child, whatever their situation. It’s really important when we are talking about people with special needs. So, as the hurricane season approaches, this is a great partnership among the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) related to … More Nathan Ebanks Foundation Extends Its Outreach to St. Elizabeth

No Written Rules Banning Sleeveless Dresses: An Access to Information Story

Originally posted on Right Steps & Poui Trees:
I look at the Gleaner this morning and see that the issue of the banning of women wearing sleeveless dresses is again in the news here in Jamaica. The Gleaner’s editorial entitled “Dressing Sleeveless in Jamaica” was sparked by social media commentary pointing out “that women in Jamaica…

JET Responds to NRCA’s Comments on its Schools’ Environment Programme

An article by Kimone Thompson (one of the small group of excellent environmental reporters we have in Jamaica) in today’s Jamaica Observer (June 20) has raised several issues regarding the Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET) Schools Environment Programme (SEP). Inexplicably, the article is not available online. I am quoting from the article here: SEP’s annual budget hovers … More JET Responds to NRCA’s Comments on its Schools’ Environment Programme

I’ve Missed Out on a Few Things… Including the Katalyxt Youth Innovators!

The last few weeks have been busy, and though the heart was willing I didn’t make it to some special events. Here I am catching up with one that you may also have missed… “We are innovators, we are job creators!” This was the mantra at the first round of Judging for the Katalyxt Youth Innovators … More I’ve Missed Out on a Few Things… Including the Katalyxt Youth Innovators!

Nuh Guh Deh! Reflections on the Sexual Abuse of our Children: 1 – A Perspective from Eve for Life

Jamaicans, young and old and in all walks of life, are still consumed with the issue of the abuse of young girls by older men in privileged positions… Not a new issue, often hidden and secret – but an “open secret.” Many views have been expressed. I am sharing on my blog more perspectives that … More Nuh Guh Deh! Reflections on the Sexual Abuse of our Children: 1 – A Perspective from Eve for Life