Weekend Review – What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 1/2, 2017

Phew! It has been oppressively hot again this week, and the mosquitoes have gone into overdrive. I am afraid to venture into my front yard, where the grass is getting too long. Our dogs are silent during the day. I know how they feel… June was a horrible month for murders. 141 Jamaicans were murdered up … More Weekend Review – What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 1/2, 2017

Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016

The weather has been persistently grey, humid and cloudy. Yesterday, our gardener had some actual grass to cut, although our “lawn” remains very thin and will likely never recover. I hear La Niña is arriving. She sounds like a better deal than the male equivalent, but I’d like to know more about how she might … More Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016

Jamaica, Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Freedom of Movement, The Police Trust Factor and “Warmy” Sworn In!

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!

The Plight of the Jamaican Iguana: An Article from the “Scientific American”

The article below (about the “two likkle lizard” as our Minister of Works so contemptuously referred to the endangered Jamaican Iguana, in Parliament) appeared in the “Scientific American”  this week. The IUCN* SSC* Iguana Specialist Group has just met at Kingston’s Hope Zoo to discuss our native animal’s uncertain future. I have highlighted a couple of passages … More The Plight of the Jamaican Iguana: An Article from the “Scientific American”