Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day. The theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy – in other words, the importance of educating ourselves on these complex and wide-ranging topics. Until recently, by the way, I didn’t know the day is also called International Mother Earth Day. The Earth Day Network (Earth Day is primarily a citizen-oriented effort) is … More #EarthDay2017: What’s Happening in Jamaica?
Cover photo: 51% Coalition members Indi McLymont Lafayette (left) and Hilary Nicholson, who moderated the unexpectedly large meeting, pause for thought. The past few weeks have been extraordinary. We have seen a surge in violent crime that has frightened many Jamaicans; in particular several abductions and killings of young women and girls. Social media posters … More 51% Coalition Meeting Recommends Priority Actions To Combat Violence Against Women and Girls
Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a symposium on climate change (preceded by an excellent media workshop) organized by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at their lovely Regional Headquarters. The event, during the Ministry’s Climate Change Awareness Week, revolved around … More On Climate and Development Policy: IPCC Chairman Dr. Hoesung Lee Addresses UWI Symposium on Climate Change
We may think theres is nothing at all we can do about the price we pay for gas at the pumps. Well, this may well be true to some extent – but on the other hand, we can get ourselves better informed on the topic. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is currently hosting an energy month … More Your Fuel Cost and You: CARICOM Energy Month Continues with Knowledge Webinar
I am playing some serious “catch-up” now with my newsy stuff. So much has been happening! Please click on the links for more information on these stories I pulled together for you…I’m afraid some of these stories are somewhat depressing. I will try to find some more encouraging ones, next time! Jamaica and the Caribbean The … More Caribbean Nations Vote AGAINST Whale Sanctuary, Jamaica Moves to Ratify Paris Agreement: Environment News: October 28, 2016
Political junkies! Tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 19) could be your night, whether you are focused on home or abroad. Firstly, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Government, in association with Ian Randle Publishers and National Integrity Action (NIA) will host a Symposium on Political Leadership, including the official launch of Michael Manley: The … More Wednesday Night is Politics Night
The U.S. presidential election campaign (and what a strange one it is) is now in its “tun up” phase – to use a current Jamaican phrase. The first Presidential Debate is tomorrow evening, and the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica is partnering with the 51% Coalition, and Panos Caribbean as implementing partner, for a live viewing … More The U.S. Embassy and 51% Coalition Invite Jamaican Youth to View First U.S. Presidential Debate