ICYMI in Jamaica, October 13, 2020: The Kindness Edition


Well, Hurricane Delta went away (taking most of Bluefields Beach in Westmoreland away with it) and we are left to reflect, once more, on our own human fragility in the face of climate change and COVID-19. Some of us would rather pretend, however, and sip on Bacardi or whatever their favorite drink is, without a … More ICYMI in Jamaica, October 13, 2020: The Kindness Edition

Reshuffling, Rousing Up and Reading Reports: Jamaica on April 2, 2018


It’s April 1, and I got fooled by one or two tweets today! Also, of course for those who celebrate it, it’s Easter Day. Large quantities of bun and cheese are being eaten, as I write. I am trying to catch up a little on the news, so here goes… Caribbean: Haitian photo-journalist Vladimir Legagneur disappeared on March … More Reshuffling, Rousing Up and Reading Reports: Jamaica on April 2, 2018

“One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)


The Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith seems to have stirred some interest, including in the overseas media.  Here is the Explanation of Posititon, first: STATEMENT BY SENATOR THE HONOURABLE KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE  IN EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON THE ADOPTION OF THE OUTCOME DOCUMENT FOR … More “One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)

“This Dangerous Tendency”: National Integrity Action Airs Concerns Over Proposed Civil Society Legislation


Well. One can always count on Jamaican civil society to express itself with vigor and conviction, and this morning was no exception at Gordon House – the unimpressive and cramped building where our Parliament sits in downtown Kingston. Executive Director Professor Trevor Munroe and members of the anti-corruption body National Integrity Action (NIA) – including … More “This Dangerous Tendency”: National Integrity Action Airs Concerns Over Proposed Civil Society Legislation