ICYMI in Jamaica, December 21, 2020: The “Does It Feel Like Christmas” Edition

I get the feeling that Jamaicans are anxious to get to the Christmas holidays, so that we can clear our heads and try to get over this horrible year. The past week has been filled with dramas, sadness, and some sweetness and light. The weather continues to be quite deliciously soothing. I am looking forward … More ICYMI in Jamaica, December 21, 2020: The “Does It Feel Like Christmas” Edition

ICYMI in Jamaica, December 8, 2020: The Opposition Implosion Edition

Jamaicans do love political dramas, and the past week or so they have been riveted by the steadily building saga of the People’s National Party, our parliamentary Opposition that seems to be struggling in a quagmire. You know how the more you struggle, the more stuck you get? Most of the time I don’t understand … More ICYMI in Jamaica, December 8, 2020: The Opposition Implosion Edition

ICYMI in Jamaica, November 3, 2020: The Illegal Party Edition

We could also call this the “U.S. Election Edition,” since many Jamaicans have been nervously following that particular emotional rollercoaster. Why are Jamaicans so engaged? Well, as people say, “When the U.S. sneezes, we catch cold.” We are geographically so close and many of us have family there. South Florida is nicknamed “Kingston 21” – … More ICYMI in Jamaica, November 3, 2020: The Illegal Party Edition

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