ICYMI in Jamaica, September 22, 2020: A Small Asteroid, Yeng Yengs, The Return of Kanye, and Any Further Questions?

The violent thunderstorms of the previous week diminished, but we are in troubled times, bad weather or no. COVID-19 seems to be overwhelming us all. It’s the main topic of every newscast and almost every discussion on Twitter, WhatsApp, everywhere. Meanwhile, a small asteroid will be passing quite close to Earth soon – read more … More ICYMI in Jamaica, September 22, 2020: A Small Asteroid, Yeng Yengs, The Return of Kanye, and Any Further Questions?

Olympic Champions Will Join the Call For Children’s Safety on the Road at a Policy Forum

While it appears that fatalities on the road in Jamaica have declined slightly this year, we must not take our eyes off the ball – especially as far as our vulnerable children are concerned. This week there will be an important policy forum. Please find details below… Olympic Champions Join Call For Road Safety: Shelly-Ann Fraser … More Olympic Champions Will Join the Call For Children’s Safety on the Road at a Policy Forum

Registration for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 is Now Open!

It’s that time of year again… and Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) wants to break last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day record (eleventh largest in the world!) Are you ready for Saturday, September 16, 2017? Register yourself – or your team – today! PS Big ups to the Tourism Enhancement Fund for their continued support, and … More Registration for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 is Now Open!

Usain Bolt’s Inspiration Reaches Far: A Story from Suriname

A pall of gloom is hanging over many Jamaicans this evening, after a series of unfortunate events at the International Athletics meet in London. But, let us put that on one side. It’s only a game, after all. One person, though, has risen above and beyond the fleeting moment, and will likely remain an influence … More Usain Bolt’s Inspiration Reaches Far: A Story from Suriname

Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014

While some were watching the talent show on television last night (and pretty awful it sounded, too!) or washing their cars  and watering their lawns (both illegal activities) our Fire Brigade were working overtime… I have written many times about air quality. Today, it could not be worse. Fire and water: As I started writing … More Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014

Is He Still the World’s Fastest Runner? “Nothing but speed for the fastest,” says Mr. Bolt

Originally posted on Active Voice:
Presenting my article on Usain Bolt which appears in Newsweek International this week… Jamaica’s Usain Bolt: Is He Still the World’s Fastest Runner? Jul 16, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Will lightning strike again in London? Or have the years of fast living finally caught up with the speediest man alive?…