Sailors and Children, Dancing; and a Hard-Working Principal


I wrote recently about the work of the sailors on the U.S. Navy hospital ship “Comfort,” which has been docked in Kingston Harbour since last week. The sailors recently helped out with the refurbishing of the Ozanam Home for the Aged. The following day more volunteers dropped by the Rennock Lodge All Age School, off … More Sailors and Children, Dancing; and a Hard-Working Principal

The Hills Are Ablaze, More Hand-Wringing and Teachers in Black: Sunday, May 10, 2015


We love to use this word “challenging,” don’t we? Well, I would say 2015 has been a challenging year for Jamaica so far, and I doubt anyone would disagree with me. But, we plod on… And some will find respite in the syrupy comforts of Mother’s Day. Anyone not convinced about climate change – be … More The Hills Are Ablaze, More Hand-Wringing and Teachers in Black: Sunday, May 10, 2015

Jamaica is #9 in World Press Freedom, But There Are Flies in the Theater: Monday, May 4, 2015


It’s a new month. The bars and restaurants of Kingston were packed Saturday night with people watching the “big fight.” Certainly a good night for business, although many Jamaicans were unhappy with the outcome! Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day and I have seen scarcely anything about it in our local media; except a mention in … More Jamaica is #9 in World Press Freedom, But There Are Flies in the Theater: Monday, May 4, 2015

U.S. Naval Ship “Comfort” To Provide Medical Services, Outreach in Jamaica, May 6 – 13


Here is a press release from the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica; the website is http://kingston.usembassy.gov   Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno are pleased to announce that the USNS Comfort will visit Jamaica during the early part of May 2015. While berthed in Kingston, the Comfort’s crew will … More U.S. Naval Ship “Comfort” To Provide Medical Services, Outreach in Jamaica, May 6 – 13