The previous Order under the Disaster Risk Management Act expires today. With just a few hours’ notice, the Office of the Prime Minister has sent out the following press release. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams gave a post-Cabinet press briefing today. Update on COVID-19 Measures under the Disaster Risk Management ActFebruary 24, … More “The virus is spread when persons move”: Jamaica’s Curfew and other measures extended to March 1
Nine youth groups, headed by the Jamaica Climate Change Youth Council, have sent an Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Here is the text, which they shared online today (November 19, 2020). Congratulations to the driving force behind this, #Youth4PuertoBueno. Dear Prime Minister: On behalf of Jamaicans who have … More Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Jamaica: Youth Request Greater Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
The latest news on COVID-19 in Jamaica seems rather mixed, but we have to take everything “one day at a time” these days. Firstly, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced at last night’s press briefing that a curfew will be imposed, beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1) at 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., and ending at 6:00 … More A Night Curfew Starts Tomorrow, and 38 COVID-19 Cases Now Confirmed in Jamaica
Due to seasonal activities and the arrival of relatives from New York for a short stay, this post will be curtailed and quite incomplete. So, forgive me. On crime-related matters: 921 “rape kits” awaiting analysis: It was admitted in Parliament last week that the physical evidence from 921 rape cases is still awaiting analysis at the … More Belated Post: Sunday, December 1, 2013
In the past two weeks (while in the eastern Caribbean) I actually did not see a gun. Not one. Or a squatter community. But, back to reality now. And we have been celebrating our 51st year of Independence. It’s amazing to think that all the Jamaica 50 hoopla was a whole year ago, already… She … More Jamaica is 51 years old now: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Last week, we celebrated a birthday. The child is just one year old, a mere infant. But she is growing up fast. “She” is the 51% Coalition – a coalition of “Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment Through Equity.” The Coalition is very much an action-oriented group, committed to these goals. It has a businesslike approach … More Many Happy Returns!
This is a back-dated blog post. Yes, Hurricane Sandy was overwhelming. While the United States is just beginning to feel the effects, we in the Caribbean gritted our teeth and got through it all last week. But of course, the storm itself is not the thing. It’s the aftermath that really gets you. Like a … More Sunday After Sandy: October 28, 2012
There is a growing unease in the air. I thought it was just me, but it’s not. I have been calling in my Sunday blogs for some word, but… Why aren’t we hearing from our political leaders? Why are they so quiet? OK, we have got over the Olympics, and Jamaica 50, and it was … More Anybody Out There?
And the situation is… That two elected political representatives in Montego Bay are being investigated in connection with the horrible “lotto scam,” which has spread like an infection from Jamaica’s second city. On Wednesday, the police conducted early morning raids on the homes of Deputy Mayor Mr. Michael Troupe, Councilor for the Granville Division, and … More Sunday Situation: July 22, 2012
I have named my weekly overview thus because we had some glamor and glitter in the Jamaican news this week. Fun times! Firstly, our Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller appeared in a long sequined gown at the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People Awards in New York. She looked composed and glamorous, and her face … More Sunday Sparkle