Blogging in 2022

Bloggers always seem to be making resolutions, something along the lines of… I am going to blog every day. I am going to blog every Wednesday. I am going to make my blog more positive/exciting/varied/funny. And most important of all: I am not going to give up! Now WordPress wants to get us struggling bloggers … More Blogging in 2022

A New Year Message from CARICOM’s Chairwoman

I am not particularly enchanted by Caribbean politicians on the whole, but I do like the new Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley. She has a deep, rather soothing voice and a straight-forward manner. She is refreshingly lacking in pomposity. I also like the scarves she drapes … More A New Year Message from CARICOM’s Chairwoman

Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017

2017 is well under way now, and so far it is looking challenging. You could say, however, that each year presents us with new challenges (and many old ones, hung over from the previous year). I asked some women about their expectations and hopes for Jamaica this year. Here are their thoughts, and I would … More Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017

That Public Sector Wage Bill, Bamboo is Cool, and Why So Many Murders This Year? Saturday, January 3, 2015

It’s almost the end of the long Christmas/New Year holiday. Many employees of private organizations and NGOs that closed on December 24 will reopen on Monday, January 5. New Year celebrations in our area were somewhat muted but the dog was terrified by the scattering of firecrackers and rockets. A bloody start to 2015: A startlingly … More That Public Sector Wage Bill, Bamboo is Cool, and Why So Many Murders This Year? Saturday, January 3, 2015

Why Are We Still Locking Up Our Children?

It’s a New Year, but that doesn’t mean we have put aside those difficult issues that we faced in 2012, and then failed to tackle. And this one is certainly unresolved. Not long before Christmas (on December 10), the human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) hosted one of its Public Forums on “Accountability and Governance … More Why Are We Still Locking Up Our Children?