Applications for Chevening Scholarships 2018/19 Now Open!


The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Government scholarships to study in the UK in 2018/2019. Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open between 7 August and 7 November 2017, with applications to be submitted via http://www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship … More Applications for Chevening Scholarships 2018/19 Now Open!

Europe Day Celebrations: A Shower of Rain, a Splendid Cake and Ambassador Wasilewska’s Speech


It was a beautiful evening last Monday, May 8 at Mona Visitors Lodge on the University of the West Indies campus. When I arrived, the reception for the celebration of Europe Day – and the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – was already in full swing. The Head of Delegation of the European … More Europe Day Celebrations: A Shower of Rain, a Splendid Cake and Ambassador Wasilewska’s Speech

GraceKennedy Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Bursaries to Students


As usual at the start of the school year, the private sector has been generous in its donations to assist needy students. GraceKennedy is, as always, a great corporate citizen year-round – not just for back to school. Here’s a release and some photographs (provided by ProComm) from their presentation to schoolchildren earlier this week. KINGSTON, … More GraceKennedy Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Bursaries to Students

Voter Registration, Murders Under-Reported, Sugar Not So Sweet: Wednesday, September 2, 2015


A glimpse of gold this week (not talking about medals this time!): the first “winter visitor” (a female American Redstart) appeared bright and early in our yard on August 31. An early arrival! What’s more, my first glimpse of her was with beautiful yellow butterflies fluttering around her! What a sight. Register to vote! A Gleaner article (and the … More Voter Registration, Murders Under-Reported, Sugar Not So Sweet: Wednesday, September 2, 2015