Friday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, June 2, 2017

It’s been hectic, and my review this week looks back over the past ten days. I hope it’s not too late to be useful. Please click on highlighted links for more information on these stories! Building in the wrong places: In the aftermath of the floods, there has been much focus on building. Should there be … More Friday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, June 2, 2017

From “Victim” to “Survivor” of Gender-Based Violence: Jamaica Urgently Needs More Shelters

Women who are experiencing violence and abuse in their lives, especially at the hands of a partner, are incredibly vulnerable. Yet we may chat with them in a line at the supermarket, pass them by on the street, even work with them on a daily basis, without realising what they are going through. Gender-based violence … More From “Victim” to “Survivor” of Gender-Based Violence: Jamaica Urgently Needs More Shelters

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative: Just a Few More Days to Apply!

People! This is a quick note to remind you that the deadline to apply for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is coming up fast. This is an “amazing opportunity,” as former YLAI Fellow Latoya West-Blackwood describes it. The link to the online application is here! And the deadline is midnight (Washington time) on … More Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative: Just a Few More Days to Apply!

The Death of Demario, Bolt and the Tabloids and Glowing Recommendations: Jamaica, Friday, August 26, 2016

After an unpleasantly dry and hot month, the rain arrived in Kingston yesterday, and there’s the promise of more rain, perhaps. The past few days have been quite dramatic , although not always the kind of drama you really welcome. But, there it is. Innocent baby: I apologize, but I have to start on this tragic … More The Death of Demario, Bolt and the Tabloids and Glowing Recommendations: Jamaica, Friday, August 26, 2016

Prime Minister Holness Extends Condolences After Orlando – and Pledges to Fight Gun Violence at Home

The last two or three days have been horrible, at home and abroad – the kind of period where one feels the struggle against darkness and destruction is almost too much. I am feeling subdued this Sunday, and the quiet rain falling outside is in sympathy. I’m sharing Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ statement following the … More Prime Minister Holness Extends Condolences After Orlando – and Pledges to Fight Gun Violence at Home

BirdsCaribbean Welcomes New U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on the Environment Ahead of 2017 International Meeting

As we are all aware, the process of greater collaboration between the United States and Cuba is ongoing – step by step. This is already changing the dynamics in this corner of the world. Here in Jamaica, it was remarkable to see U.S. Ambassador Luis Moreno sharing a toast with the Prime Minister and his … More BirdsCaribbean Welcomes New U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on the Environment Ahead of 2017 International Meeting