Keep Children Safe! A Series of UNICEF Public Forums in Jamaica

Many of us are disturbed and sad at the way Jamaican children are treated – in communities, homes and often by the state itself. The month of May is Child Month in Jamaica, when there is a heightened focus on children’s rights. As a precursor to this, UNICEF Jamaica has partnered with several organizations (the … More Keep Children Safe! A Series of UNICEF Public Forums in Jamaica

The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Commentary by Marcia Forbes (Part One)

As I noted in my last blog post, Jamaica’s two oldest and most powerful media houses, RJR and the Gleaner, announced their merger last week – subject to the approval of their stakeholders and the Jamaica Stock Exchange, where both are currently traded. I expressed concern at the prospect of the newly merged entity’s dominance of … More The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Commentary by Marcia Forbes (Part One)

“Everything is fluid” – Jamaica’s Marcia Forbes Keeps Pushing Into the Media Future

Of course, I always knew Jamaican businesswoman and media strategist Marcia Forbes had an eye firmly fixed on the future. Dr. Forbes has once again demonstrated her concern for young people – those who will frame our future. This summer, through her Kingston-based multi-media firm Phase Three Productions, Dr. Forbes is offering intensive six-day training workshops … More “Everything is fluid” – Jamaica’s Marcia Forbes Keeps Pushing Into the Media Future

Orange Villa: “I don’t want anything less than justice”

We were driving down to the Orange Street Jewish Cemetery (more about this in a later post). It was a busy Monday lunchtime, and on the way we were slightly delayed by a minor accident – two cars with rumpled radiators and rear bumpers. Nothing serious. But as we drew near to the cemetery, we … More Orange Villa: “I don’t want anything less than justice”