Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

The Kingston Buttercup has a small yellow flower. It grows with determination by the roadside, prickly but ignored. Ann-Margaret Lim’s title poem in her second collection of poetry Kingston Buttercup describes a glimpse of this little city flower as a kind of release from the pressure of traffic, winding down from her home in Red Hills. It’s … More Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

AtoZChallengeJamaica M is for Maroons

Originally posted on Jamaica: Political Economy:
Sadly, I know little about Maroon history and culture, probably like many Jamaicans. I’m familiar with Nanny, one of our?National Heroes. Cudjoe…Accompong…the Abeng. Blowing the Abeng (Image courtesy The Jamaica Gleaner.) I attended?UWI’s?launch last week of the new McIntyre/Nettleford scholarship fund, pushing?new initiatives to make the university more relevant…