Growing Bigger, A Strange MoBay Story, and No More “Demon” Talk! Jamaica on Sunday, May 1, 2016

It’s been a very busy week for me, with lots of good things happening – as always. But the undercurrent of crime (murders) is very disturbing. I just heard the news of the deaths of two American missionaries. It is becoming increasingly hard for the average Jamaican to deal with all this loss. Personally, I … More Growing Bigger, A Strange MoBay Story, and No More “Demon” Talk! Jamaica on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s been an interesting week. Rain has fallen. There was a holiday in the middle of it (Ash Wednesday) when we took a little pause. The weather remains “cool” by Jamaican standards, and we can’t complain. Parliament officially reopened yesterday. The annual colonial-era parade of the two parties striding down Duke Street, while their little groups … More Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Jamaica is supposed to be celebrating Bob Marley’s seventieth birthday today. Marley is getting plenty of “blessings,” as Kingston is drenched in rain. Oh – I would also like to sincerely wish media entrepreneur Tyrone Wilson a happy birthday, too! Tomorrow evening there will be a concert with some Marley sons (I am not sure … More Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It’s been a quiet(ish) week so far – but that could change at any time, because in Jamaica that’s how it goes. Although the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) ‘s recent ruling on the electricity rate may come as quite a relief to consumers, looking at it from other perspectives there are concerns. The Jamaica … More Frustrated Youth, Managing Women and Digital Soldiers: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Sexist Rant, Jamaican Cartoonists’ Lukewarm Response, and Girls in Shorts: Saturday, January 10, 2015

The past few days have been interesting. I enjoyed a chat on radio this week with fellow blogger and tweep Durie Dee, an overseas-based Jamaican who is visiting the island. We thrashed out a few topics that local bloggers could keep an eye on this year – and write more about. Health issues were high … More A Sexist Rant, Jamaican Cartoonists’ Lukewarm Response, and Girls in Shorts: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Amnesty, Tax Delinquents and a Bad Back: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yes, the drought is still on and it’s miserable. Many Kingstonians, uptown and downtown, are without water some or all of the time. We are hanging on by our fingernails, and scouring satellite maps for any sign of clouds. Even more clouds would be nice. We just get burning sun, hotter every day.  So, our … More Amnesty, Tax Delinquents and a Bad Back: Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Children, Water Panic and the PM’s Hunger: Monday, July 21, 2014

I have been thinking about children this week. The innocent victims of a wave of violence and madness that has swept through the international and local news, without a care for their souls and their small precious lives. Four children killed while playing on a beach in Palestine (not to mention the many others killed, … More The Children, Water Panic and the PM’s Hunger: Monday, July 21, 2014

Desilting, Bling and Sausages: Sunday, July 6, 2014

As the plucky Costa Ricans depart the stage, the sporting drama in Brazil is starting to release its grip on Jamaicans (many of whom never knew they were football fans before). With only four matches to go (albeit crucial ones) we will soon have to return to reality. And that’s not looking very pretty. Can … More Desilting, Bling and Sausages: Sunday, July 6, 2014