PEP, PSTEB and Happy Birthday, Miss Lou: Jamaica on Friday, September 7, 2018


What! It’s September already, and August ran away with me. It was a long, hot summer, to coin a cliché – in more ways than one – but now “disturbances” are hovering in the tropical Atlantic. They could be named Helene or Isaac… Here’s a roundup of news – but of course, I know I … More PEP, PSTEB and Happy Birthday, Miss Lou: Jamaica on Friday, September 7, 2018

Empty Barrels, A Shortlist and the Mike Brown Connection: Wednesday, August 27, 2014


I am sorry. The flu got me. I have just emerged from it with a somewhat painful cough. Hence the hiatus on my blog. Bus fare problems: Last Friday, we heard (briefly) that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) fare hikes had been “put on hold” after discussions among the Government and trades unions. This was … More Empty Barrels, A Shortlist and the Mike Brown Connection: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First Day of the Hurricane Season: Sunday, June 1, 2014


It’s the first day of the hurricane season, and yes! The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reactivated its Twitter account. Follow them at @MetserviceJA.  But I hear the National Works Agency say they will not have any money to do things like clear roads and clean drains. That sounds ominous. Enough of that. Let’s just hope … More First Day of the Hurricane Season: Sunday, June 1, 2014