So much news! My apologies for the delay in delivering these items to your doorstep… Please click on highlighted links for more details. Jamaica and the Caribbean: Jamaica’s first solar power plant! At last we have a solar power generation plant – in Content District, southern Clarendon. It has been built by Content Solar Ltd., a subsidiary … More Environment and Climate Change News: June 25, 2017
On January 23, we were trying to find a Jamaican poet; or rather, a school named in his honor, in the place where he grew up. However, we were lost…in May Pen, as soon as we turned off the highway. It’s a town we don’t know well, and Google Maps sadly let us down. Our … More “Everything Connects”: A Visit to Claude McKay High School With Lasco REAP
Last Friday, October 3 I had the great honor of speaking at the launch of the LASCO Rootz R.E.A.P. Program (R.E.A.P. = Releaf Environmental Awareness Program) at the St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory School in Spanish Town. I was also interviewed on Hot 102 FM, which was fun! I thought I would share my speech with you. … More Teaching A Love of the Environment: The LASCO Rootz REAP Program
What with the UWI Great Debate and other discussions in and out of the media, the week has been more than usually combative and lively. That’s Jamaica for you! Cynicism abounds: The dismissal of the corruption charges against former Member of Parliament and Junior Minister Kern Spencer and his personal assistant last week continues to spark … More A Lively Week: Sunday, March 30, 2014
It was a warm night in Kingston, Jamaica. Down at the National Stadium, the annual high school athletics championships were drawing to an end, in a resounding climax of noise, vuvuzelas ringing (yes, we still have vuvuzelas in Jamaica, a throwback from the last football World Cup). For the sports fans and supporters of their … More Earth Hour in Jamaica and the Caribbean
Tomorrow – Saturday, March 29, 2014 – lights will go out across the globe from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time. It’s just over 17 hours away in New Zealand. Earth Hour is about much more than “lights out.” It is a global movement that aims to create an inter-connected global community that will create … More Are You Ready for Earth Hour?
The usual lunchtime rumblings (and I don’t mean my stomach) are in the air today. We have had thunder, lightning and varying amounts of rain for weeks, it appears. The garden is subdued – and very green. Our first winter visitor has settled down in the garden – a female American Redstart, or “Butterfly Bird” … More Thundery Sunday, October 13, 2013
Last time I visited Fort Rocky, along the road to Port Royal, I was in the company of archaeologist Heidi Savery and a band of intrepid Jamaican and American scholars and students. Yesterday could not have been more different. I was helping out at the registration tent of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), who organized … More Gloves, Plastic and Bananas: Cleaning up at Fort Rocky