Well, I skipped last weekend. I was out of town, attending a wedding that only happened in fits and starts. I might write an account of it; it truly was an experience. The good thing is I have started journaling (thanks to Susan Goffe!) so I might remember things in more interesting detail in future. … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 15/16, 2017
Phew! It’s been quite a week, again. Here’s a taste of what’s been happening! I highlighted the “big” stories in purple… By big I mean those we should keep an eye on, in my view. Click on the links for more details. CHEC land deal: The Office of the Contractor General is continuing his probe. Former … More Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 15, 2017
Following recent concerns expressed by several local and international organisations regarding the impact of a major tourism development on the Maria Islands Nature Reserve off the coast of St. Lucia, the island’s Office of the Prime Minister has responded with a press release, with assurances that the project is “sensitive to the principles of sustainable development … More St. Lucian Government Says It is Sensitive to Environmental Concerns Over Planned Tourism Complex
There is much ado about the Jamaican diaspora this week, with the launch of the biennial Diaspora Conference tomorrow (April 4th) at the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica House. However, the Canadian Delegation (the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation) has decided not to attend the Conference, because of the short notice and a change of date. … More The Diaspora Matters. But Should We Engage in a Different Way?
Much more clarity is needed on the issue of the proposed breakwater for the resort town of Negril – one of several environmental issues left hanging in mid-air by the previous administration. A very confusing media report has apparently not helped matters. Here is the Negril Chamber of Commerce’s press release dated 20th June. You … More Negril Chamber of Commerce Still Unhappy Over Unresolved Breakwater Issue
The rains continue, off and on, and no one is worried about the “water issue” any more. At least, until the next crisis. We are worried, however, about mosquitoes. Health Minister Tufton pointed out this week that he’s discovered most of us have little breeding grounds in our yards, in our bins that we use … More Jamaica, Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Freedom of Movement, The Police Trust Factor and “Warmy” Sworn In!
Somewhat belatedly, I am sharing the letter written by Executive Director of National Integrity Action Professor Trevor Munroe to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. Although this letter is dated February 14, and events have moved rather fast since then, the key principles contained therein remain valid and of crucial importance. Transparency, accountability and adherence to the … More National Integrity Action’s Letter to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness (February 14, 2016)