Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Jamaica is supposed to be celebrating Bob Marley’s seventieth birthday today. Marley is getting plenty of “blessings,” as Kingston is drenched in rain. Oh – I would also like to sincerely wish media entrepreneur Tyrone Wilson a happy birthday, too! Tomorrow evening there will be a concert with some Marley sons (I am not sure … More Marley Celebrated, Women Abused, Opposition Embarrassed: Friday, February 6, 2015

Senator Nicholson’s Apology in the Upper House Today

Here is the text of Senator The Hon. A.J. Nicholson’s apology for his comment in Parliament three weeks ago, made in the Upper House this afternoon (Friday, November 21), as supplied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Mr. President: On Friday, October 31, whilst Senator Malahoo-Forte was making her presentation in the … More Senator Nicholson’s Apology in the Upper House Today

“Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter

There must have been a malicious Halloween duppy flitting around the Upper House in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday, October 31, 2014. A senior politician, former Minister of Justice and current Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade (and also leader of Government Business in the Senate) Senator A.J. Nicholson made a remark that shocked and … More “Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter

A Week of Struggles: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Busy week, but I hope I haven’t missed out too much. Please bear with me… The struggle continues… Back to the political killing floor. Sorry to use this violent imagery, but many columnists and talk shows are still mulling over the Jamaica Labour Party skirmishes last week, that left several members suffering possibly mortal wounds. … More A Week of Struggles: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

51% Coalition welcomes positive news for women’s development

We, the 51% Coalition,wholeheartedly welcome the Ministry of Education’s new policy which permits girls who leave school for reasons of pregnancy to return to class after the birth of their child. The 51% Coalition -Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment through Equity –recognizes that Jamaican citizens are fully aware of the right to education of every child, … More 51% Coalition welcomes positive news for women’s development

May 15, 2013

My week got off to a great start with a donation to Eve for Life from the Optimist Club of Sunset, Liguanea on Monday morning. We are indeed tremendously grateful for the gifts donated, and it was a huge pleasure to welcome President Lavern Brown, three members of the Walker family and Patrick Prendergast, a … More May 15, 2013