Please Use Registered Nursing Homes, CCRP Urges


A disturbing report in the Jamaica Gleaner recently highlighted the issue of unregistered nursing homes on the island. Here is the response of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP). Be careful! With so many homes for the elderly unregistered, do check the list of those registered posted below, before making any arrangements for your loved … More Please Use Registered Nursing Homes, CCRP Urges

International Women’s Day 2018 in Jamaica: Time Is Now


Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, 2018. The theme is a great one: Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives. I am going to celebrate some Jamaican women here now, a little ahead of time. There are many more whom I admire. These are just a few… I am just using a … More International Women’s Day 2018 in Jamaica: Time Is Now

A Cup Soup, A Bridge, A Tunnel and a Pipe Organ: Jamaica on Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The past week has been…well, one of some uncertainty, rather like the weather (odd little showers, appearing and disappearing). Mixed signals, perhaps. There is a lot to think about, and to discuss. Caribbean: The Caribbean Export Development Agency and Caribbean Development Bank have joined forces to help provide easier access to finance for women-owned businesses – … More A Cup Soup, A Bridge, A Tunnel and a Pipe Organ: Jamaica on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 15, 2017


Phew! It’s been quite a week, again. Here’s a taste of what’s been happening! I highlighted the “big” stories in purple… By big I mean those we should keep an eye on, in my view. Click on the links for more details. CHEC land deal:  The Office of the Contractor General is continuing his probe. Former … More Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 15, 2017

Digicel honors life of former employee with new Centre of Excellence in Portland


The beautiful parish of Portland, about which I have written so often, and surrounding areas, benefited recently from the opening of a wonderful new facility for children with special needs in the quiet seaside village of Orange Bay. The Centre of Excellence for Special Needs is provided by the Digicel Foundation – which has already … More Digicel honors life of former employee with new Centre of Excellence in Portland

A Mini-Sermon from Joe, Dismissive Dr. Davies and Rural Jamaica on Edge: Friday, January 30, 2015


It’s been a whirlwind ten days or so, which is why I am late. It has not been an easy month for Jamaica, especially in terms of crime and what the media like to call “crime-fighting.” We are facing another challenging year, it seems. Energizing: Caribbean countries attended a Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington and issued … More A Mini-Sermon from Joe, Dismissive Dr. Davies and Rural Jamaica on Edge: Friday, January 30, 2015