The Kingston-based Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) is today expressing alarm at a recent spate of murders of senior citizens – Jamaicans, some of whom have returned from overseas after decades of hard work overseas. It is not only tragic and pains the heart, but it fills our elderly citizens with fear. They feel … More CCRP Calls For Better Security for Elders
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
Local Government elections will take place in Jamaica on Monday, November 28. And by the way, the first of two televised debates will take place this evening. Last week, I attended two excellent workshops for media conducted by the Electoral Office of Jamaica, in which I learned a great deal of background on our electoral … More In Pursuit of Good Local Governance: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell
Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting the Jamaicans who had been selected for Chevening Scholarships in the UK. It was great getting to know them, and I am sure they benefited greatly from their year of study. This year, even more Jamaicans (and one Bahamian) are going off to the UK shortly. Please find … More 23 Jamaicans Selected as Chevening Scholars: Congrats to All!
The Olympics are coming up fast. Excitement is building for the track events, especially among Jamaicans. We have a formidable team heading down south to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. As with all travels, you need to be prepared. If you are going to Rio, please take note of the following guidelines and information … More Heading for Rio? Here’s Important Advice for Jamaicans
This week there has been much activity around the house. We are repainting the outside, and it looks so pretty. I just fold my hands and gaze at the perfect paint job. And we’re not even done yet. On the other hand, our dogs were very annoyed and irritable three mornings ago. Some men were … More Life in the Gulag