This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is the word “transient.” To me, this means something like “just passing through.” It suggests movement, and a fleeting moment in time. At our nephew’s wedding in Northumberland in the UK, a few years back, we sat on benches watching the sunset. It was an occasion when the family were united … More Transient: Moving Right Along…
Focus is an essential part of photography, you might say – along with the use of light. Sometimes a blurred focus can be just as interesting as a sharp one, so in these few photos I have included a mix of the two. In the blurry ones, there is often movement.
It was a beautiful evening last Monday, May 8 at Mona Visitors Lodge on the University of the West Indies campus. When I arrived, the reception for the celebration of Europe Day – and the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – was already in full swing. The Head of Delegation of the European … More Europe Day Celebrations: A Shower of Rain, a Splendid Cake and Ambassador Wasilewska’s Speech
Here’s a book review from Dr. Anne Bailey, Jamaican/American teacher and scholar (and blogger – you may find her blog at http://annecbailey.blogspot.com ) The topic of migration is – for Jamaicans as well as many other nationalities – an endlessly fascinating and complex one that has as much resonance as ever in various contexts. Dr. Hilary Robertson Hickling’s … More In The Debates About Immigration, “Foreign” Is Also a Noun: A Blog Post by Dr. Anne C. Bailey
This is a difficult challenge for me, because I don’t have a head for heights. I don’t really enjoy being “atop” a high building (I have dizzying memories of looking out of the window on the eighty-somethingth floor of the World Trade Center, a year or two before its demise). Clifftops and mountaintops are hardly … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
The Jamaican public often gets confused over the deportation process. It’s an emotive topic in many ways, and sometimes sensationalised – but there IS a process and it is often complex. The deportation of a group of Jamaicans from the UK recently has sparked some questions: How many were deported? Were they all actually Jamaicans? etc. … More Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the UK Responds to Media Reports on Deportations
First: I promise to bring lots of happy, hopeful news in my next post! It truly has been a tempestuous couple of weeks to start off 2017. Even the weather went a little strange; one night we had tropical storm force winds and many Jamaicans’ power went off. Half our apple tree ended up on the … More A Stormy Start to the Year: Jamaica, January 18, 2017