Public Consultation on Proposed Bauxite Mining in Cockpit Country: December 8

With the controversy over the proposed limestone quarrying and other developments at Puerto Bueno Mountain rattling on, many have asked: “What about Cockpit Country? Is that all over and done with?” Well, as I noted recently on this blog, stakeholders and concerned citizens have expressed concern that proper public consultations would take place, bearing in … More Public Consultation on Proposed Bauxite Mining in Cockpit Country: December 8

E is for Elections

Originally posted on Wright Outta Nowhere:
One of only a handful of election posters during the February 2016 election. It was interesting to me when we first arrived in Jamaica in 2015 that there would soon be a general election. We arrived to a similar situation in Nepal in 2013, but the circumstances were a…

Guyanese journalist among winners of UNDP climate change storytelling contest for COP21

As you may have seen, I recently published some articles by young Jamaicans giving their perspectives ahead of the crucial climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December. Now five young journalists have been specially chosen to attend COP21. Special congratulations to our Caribbean journalist, Neil Marks from Guyana! We look forward to his reports … More Guyanese journalist among winners of UNDP climate change storytelling contest for COP21

Monsoon

Today, Jamaica is dry, dust-brown, smoke-grey. Still no rain. So Steve McCurry – a photographer whose blog I follow just to get some inspiration and sheer pleasure – delighted me this morning with these extraordinary, joyful photographs of rain, mud, slippery coolness. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I have. And wherever … More Monsoon