Work Continues on China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Amid Serious Opposition

I have written before about the “systematic dismantling of Paradise” and have used the construction of a canal – cutting a huge swathe through nature reserves, indigenous lands, people’s homes and agricultural properties in Nicaragua – as a prime example in this hemisphere. The development also threatens the country’s major source of fresh water, Lake … More Work Continues on China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Amid Serious Opposition

The Destruction of Paradise is Ongoing

On September 1, 2014 I wrote a blog post entitled: “The Systematic Dismantling of Paradise: A Preliminary Checklist.”  Well, here is an update. Six months later, the dismantling continues, unabated. If anything, it has accelerated. Let’s start in Central America, shall we? In Nicaragua, the Hong Kong-based HKND Group (reportedly backed by the Chinese Government) … More The Destruction of Paradise is Ongoing

New Book: “Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the building of the Panama Canal”

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
Acclaimed Jamaican writer Olive Senior has just published a fascinating non-fiction work—Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the building of the Panama Canal. Published by UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica, its release date is September 1, 2014. Description: The popular West Indian migration narrative often starts with the “Windrush Generation”…

The Systematic Dismantling of Paradise: A Preliminary Checklist

I get emotional about certain things. One of them is the destruction of the few relatively untouched areas of our planet, in the name of unsustainable “development.” Despite the recent warnings that the damage we human beings have already done is beyond repair, in terms of climate change, some among us relentlessly move onwards in pursuit of … More The Systematic Dismantling of Paradise: A Preliminary Checklist

The Goat Islands Debate: ‘There is none so blind as those who will not see’

Originally posted on Green Seeds:
I take the opportunity to use this space to share a letter shared with Jamaican newspapers from the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation’s Ingrid Parchment on the Goat Islands and their value — beyond what may be immediately evident, or not so evident, to the naked eye. It comes…

Weekly Brief, Sunday 27/Monday 28 January, 2013: The Dawn of the New Scrap Metal Age

It’s hard to see what is happening to our country, as the first month of the year draws to a close. Who knows what the remaining eleven months will bring? Last year, I spoke about the two elephants in the room: one called Economy and one called Crime. Now, the former has become so huge … More Weekly Brief, Sunday 27/Monday 28 January, 2013: The Dawn of the New Scrap Metal Age