Big Up Wi Beach: Competing Schools “Create Their Own Knowledge”


“The Beach” (a generic term) occupies a special place in the heart of every Jamaican. What does The Beach mean to us? For some it means socialising – with a group of friends or family. For others, it is “fish and festival” or the equivalent, and some drinks. For the children, it is play, play, … More Big Up Wi Beach: Competing Schools “Create Their Own Knowledge”

Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016


The weather has been persistently grey, humid and cloudy. Yesterday, our gardener had some actual grass to cut, although our “lawn” remains very thin and will likely never recover. I hear La Niña is arriving. She sounds like a better deal than the male equivalent, but I’d like to know more about how she might … More Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016

Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)


How is our Mother Earth doing, as Earth Day appears on the horizon once more? How is Jamaica doing? I would say our amazing planet – including our beautiful island – may be heading for the Emergency Room, before too long.  Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and there is so much to write about … More Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)

Of Black Toads and Self-Cleaning Gullies: The Launch of International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015


This is the second time I have felt nauseous during Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET) launch of International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, which this year will take place on September 19. The global effort is supported by the Ocean Conservancy; in Jamaica, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has been a major sponsor of the cleanup since 2008. This … More Of Black Toads and Self-Cleaning Gullies: The Launch of International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015

Do We Ever Think About Where the Waste Goes? Tourism Action Clubs Have Some Answers


The Tourism Enhancement Fund continues to provide tremendous support for the Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET) campaign to make Jamaicans more aware of the damaging effects of careless solid waste disposal on our environment…and on the environment our visitors see. Recently, Tourism Action Clubs across the island participated in a special research day to track where … More Do We Ever Think About Where the Waste Goes? Tourism Action Clubs Have Some Answers