Well, this is a “double whammy” edition in fact, as I did not write a news update last week. And meanwhile, all hell has broken loose as climate change (waiting in the wings) decided to assert itself. What is now Hurricane Zeta brushed past us as a depression, leaving chaos in its wake. In the … More ICYMI in Jamaica, October 27, 2020: The Zeta Edition
It’s summer camp time, again. The school holidays are long. While more privileged children enjoy exciting activities throughout the summer, and may even travel abroad, for some communities a summer camp is a lifeline for children and their parents. Please see the following urgent message from the Rose Town Foundation, below, and help a child … More The Children of Rose Town Need Your Help This Summer
National Integrity Action (NIA) celebrated its sixth anniversary today (Saturday, December 9) – UN International Anti-Corruption Day. Around 1,500 Jamaicans (mostly young people) from across the island joined the Integrity Gathering in downtown Kingston. NIA founder and CEO Professor Trevor Munroe hearkened back to a meeting six years ago at the University of the West Indies (UWI), … More The Integrity Gathering: International Anti-Corruption Day 2017
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is “Peek” – and rather than my camera taking a peek, some of these photos are of my camera catching people taking a peek! Does that make sense?
There’s something satisfying about round – or perhaps curved – shapes. Straight lines have their own appeal. For this week’s challenge I am sharing some round shapes – none of them “natural,” interestingly. They are all man-made…
The Weekly Photo Challenge is about Security. The suggested interpretations of this theme are all very cozy and comfortable. However, security is a concern of us all, in Jamaica as in many other countries. I sometimes think it’s partly a mindset. Do we feel secure – whether we actually are or not? Don’t we sometimes … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Security
We live in the tropics, where green actually does come easy, unless we are in a drought. We have had so much rain recently though that the hills surrounding Kingston yesterday were the colour of emeralds, in the evening sunlight. As suggested, I will share several aspects of green in Jamaica. Hope you enjoy the … More Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Easy Being Green
This morning, we went to the opening of an art exhibition that sent pulses of mysterious energy through the cool white halls of the National Gallery of Jamaica. We entered into Spiritual Yards – selections from the collection of Wayne and Myrene Cox. The exhibit closes on January 29, 2017 and is highly recommended for … More Entering the Spiritual Yards of Artistic Magic and Mystery