Blue Mountain Maroon community members graduate as tour guides for sustainable livelihoods in Jamaica

If you have not visited the Blue Mountains of Jamaica yet, you should know it’s a magical place in many ways. The mist floating across the broad green mountainsides; the tiny, bright gems of flowers and ferns by the roadside; the glowing sunsets over the foothills; fireflies blinking in the damp grass at night; the … More Blue Mountain Maroon community members graduate as tour guides for sustainable livelihoods in Jamaica

St. Bess Heritage: Wattle and Red Earth

It all started with a house. Kingston-based architect Ann Hodges designed a house for Dr Courtney Coke, a Chicago-based member of the Jamaican diaspora, in Potsdam, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Potsdam District is in the cool, breezy Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the sunburned limestone plains and beyond, the blue haze of the Caribbean Sea. Dr Coke … More St. Bess Heritage: Wattle and Red Earth

The Garbage Must Go

I have been on a fairly long hiatus; my brother and his wife were visiting over the holidays from Australia. As often happens, we were¬†acting as willing and enthusiastic tour guides/consultants during their stay. It’s always a delight having visitors. We wanted to show our guests all our favourite Jamaican places, and to explore some … More The Garbage Must Go

Jamaica To Celebrate National Environment Awareness Week: June 4 to 9

I attended the launch of National Environmental Awareness Week on May 25, which included the launch of Green Business Jamaica (about which I will update you in a separate post). Here is the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) press release on the week (June 4 – 9) when various activities are planned. More details … More Jamaica To Celebrate National Environment Awareness Week: June 4 to 9