Caribbean Environment Week: Stepping Up to a Sustainable Future


Just take a look at the photos and videos from the past three or four weeks, as Tropical Storms Zeta and Eta hovered on our doorstep: eroded hillsides sliding onto roads and blocking them; large (and deep) flooded areas, potentially creating major health problems; we even had a “mini tornado” in Portland. We can no … More Caribbean Environment Week: Stepping Up to a Sustainable Future

The Entire Island of Jamaica is Declared a Disaster Area: Six New COVID-19 Cases, and More Useful and Interesting Information


STOP PRESS! BEFORE I HAD TIME TO PUBLISH THIS, THERE HAS BEEN A NEW DEVELOPMENT. AT A PRESS BRIEFING THIS EVENING (FRIDAY, MARCH 13) THE PRIME MINISTER DECLARED THE ENTIRE ISLAND A DISASTER AREA. ONE PARTICULAR COMMUNITY IS NOW UNDER CONTAINMENT (QUARANTINE). You may watch the entire briefing here (streamed live on Facebook). Stay tuned … More The Entire Island of Jamaica is Declared a Disaster Area: Six New COVID-19 Cases, and More Useful and Interesting Information

Catching Up With the Trench Town Reading Centre (and a Fundraiser)


Jamaicans love fashion. There’s no getting away from it. I feel extremely unfashionable most of the time, because I know I cannot compete. Be that as it may, I do love fashion shows, and regularly post the red carpet fashions on my Facebook page when it’s time for movie awards. Who doesn’t love a bit … More Catching Up With the Trench Town Reading Centre (and a Fundraiser)

I’ve Missed Out on a Few Things… Including the Katalyxt Youth Innovators!


The last few weeks have been busy, and though the heart was willing I didn’t make it to some special events. Here I am catching up with one that you may also have missed… “We are innovators, we are job creators!” This was the mantra at the first round of Judging for the Katalyxt Youth Innovators … More I’ve Missed Out on a Few Things… Including the Katalyxt Youth Innovators!

Here Come Katalyxt’s Youth Innovators…


I have been following the fortunes of the Katalyxt family in the past few years – and in particular, its support for young entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, I missed the launch of this year’s Youth Innovators’ Competition, but thought I would share their press release and photos from that event, which is always inspiring. Once again, I … More Here Come Katalyxt’s Youth Innovators…

Bright Ideas and Business Plans: Katalyxt ‘s Young Innovators


It was break time at José Marti Technical High School. Students were heading in all directions around the central covered courtyard. I watched a girl walking straight-backed and slow in her long-skirted deep blue uniform past the school assembly hall. A student was shouting persistently, trying to catch the attention of another across the courtyard – … More Bright Ideas and Business Plans: Katalyxt ‘s Young Innovators

Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015


It’s been an interesting week. Rain has fallen. There was a holiday in the middle of it (Ash Wednesday) when we took a little pause. The weather remains “cool” by Jamaican standards, and we can’t complain. Parliament officially reopened yesterday. The annual colonial-era parade of the two parties striding down Duke Street, while their little groups … More Hats or Not, Masks or Not, and Santoya’s Tragedy: Saturday, February 21, 2015

“Making It Happen” on International Women’s Day 2015


Here’s a message from the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (a member of the 51% Coalition) regarding International Women’s Day celebrations. It is going to be fun and informational. So do join us on March 7!  The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) will this year host a “Women’s Expo” in commemoration of International Women’s … More “Making It Happen” on International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day in Jamaica: March 8, 2014


I do hope all Jamaicans will come out and support this celebration of International Women’s Day. A lot will be happening at the University of the West Indies’ Mona campus in Kingston. Admission is free. For further information, please contact: Ms. Anna-Kaye Rowe Tel: (876) 929-8873 or (876) 487-8268. Email: communications@wrocjamaica.org The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) … More International Women’s Day in Jamaica: March 8, 2014

Belated Post: Sunday, December 1, 2013


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