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

“One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)


The Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith seems to have stirred some interest, including in the overseas media.  Here is the Explanation of Posititon, first: STATEMENT BY SENATOR THE HONOURABLE KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE  IN EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON THE ADOPTION OF THE OUTCOME DOCUMENT FOR … More “One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)

Journey to the Land of Look Behind: Tonight (May 20, 2015) in Kingston


If you are in Kingston, I am recommending that you go along this evening to III (3 Stanton Terrace, Kingston 6) – a regular “plein air” venue for local, foreign and indie films in the city. The film will start at 7:00 p.m. (come early!) Admission is J$500 and drinks and snacks (including chick pea doubles!) … More Journey to the Land of Look Behind: Tonight (May 20, 2015) in Kingston

Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015


Jamaica is supposed to be celebrating Bob Marley’s seventieth birthday today. Marley is getting plenty of “blessings,” as Kingston is drenched in rain. Oh – I would also like to sincerely wish media entrepreneur Tyrone Wilson a happy birthday, too! Tomorrow evening there will be a concert with some Marley sons (I am not sure … More Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Whirling Wednesday, February 5, 2014


 It’s midweek already and there are lots of stories and discussions whirling and swirling around. Never a dull moment! Land grabs: I have to quote a Jamaican tweet: “So we are building townhouses on 10 acres of King’s House lawns, selling Goat Islands and bulldozing Pinnacle.” So much for our government’s respect for historical, natural and cultural … More Whirling Wednesday, February 5, 2014