Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too


Defenders of the Earth. That’s what they are. They stand up to the might of huge multinational firms, the governments that are often in their pockets, criminals, poachers and illegal loggers. They are community members, mothers, fathers. They do not only defend forests and rivers, endangered species and “protected” areas. They also defend the rights … More Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too

Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 6, 2017


I have completely dropped the ball on this regular post (it used to be regular!) and so am trying to redeem myself by making it a “weekend special” again. There is so much very important news in this area that you may have missed… Here goes. Please click on the coloured links for more information. Jamaica … More Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 6, 2017

Air Pollution, the Death of a Young Conservationist and Water for Cities: Environment Stories, February 6, 2017


It has been a while, and this feature, which was going along on a weekly basis, has fallen behind badly! Blame it on January 2017… Anyway, here are Jamaican and global stories on the environment and climate change, for your interest. Click on the links for more info!  (The cover photograph is of a Glossy … More Air Pollution, the Death of a Young Conservationist and Water for Cities: Environment Stories, February 6, 2017

Mountain Chickens, Solar Radiation, Watersheds and More: Environment/Climate Change Roundup, July 10, 2016


I hope you find something of interest here… Feedback is always welcome! Here are my Top Ten articles… Jamaica and the Caribbean: Caribbean Island’s Last Two Rare Frogs are Reunited: What is a Mountain Chicken? It’s a frog! The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is coordinating a Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme, and recently brought together a male and … More Mountain Chickens, Solar Radiation, Watersheds and More: Environment/Climate Change Roundup, July 10, 2016

“The Earth Is But One Country, and Mankind Its Citizens”: World Religion Day in Jamaica


How does one celebrate World Religion Day? Especially if, like me, you are not a follower of any organized religion? Well, I learned that it makes perfect sense for those of the Bahá’í Faith, who invited us to a special event last Sunday at the National Bahá’í Centre in Kingston. The Bahá’í belief is that all religions are … More “The Earth Is But One Country, and Mankind Its Citizens”: World Religion Day in Jamaica

African Postman: The Legacy of Slavery in Zanzibar, Tanzania


Jamaica‘s Emancipation Day (August 1) is not far away. With our fiftieth anniversary of Independence we are looking forward – but we have also looked back at our history, and the history we share with other nations. One of those experiences, which can never be forgotten, is slavery. In Jamaica, we associate West Africa with … More African Postman: The Legacy of Slavery in Zanzibar, Tanzania