Now is the time for action! We are all gradually (finally) becoming aware of a tidal wave of plastic and styrofoam that threatens to overwhelm the island – although some of us have been writing about it for years. We have been talking about it for years, too. Recycling efforts have come and gone with … More Managing our Solid Waste: Solutions to the Problem of Plastics and Styrofoam
Due to the pressure of other things, I was unable to attend most of the International Women’s Day events last week. There was a plethora of them, especially at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, including a lecture at Mary Seacole Hall and the UNDP’s launch of a new publication “Where Are The … More WE-Change Celebrated International Women’s Day in a Very Special Way
As you may have seen, I recently published some articles by young Jamaicans giving their perspectives ahead of the crucial climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December. Now five young journalists have been specially chosen to attend COP21. Special congratulations to our Caribbean journalist, Neil Marks from Guyana! We look forward to his reports … More Guyanese journalist among winners of UNDP climate change storytelling contest for COP21
Is the allegedly widespread anti-informer mindset (described as “all pervasive” by the Director of Public Prosecutions some months ago) really the main factor in Jamaica’s inability to tackle our endless wave of crime and violence? Here is an article by Jaevion Nelson, a young human rights and development practitioner who writes a weekly column in … More “Informer Fi Dead”: Is It Really The Key Obstacle to Fighting Crime?
Yesterday was an important day. Well, every day is important but December 1 always has special meaning – for me personally, for many others personally and in the global scheme of things – of course. It is World AIDS Day. But has World AIDS Day lost some of its impact? Are we becoming just a … More World AIDS Day 2014 in Jamaica: Let’s Stay Focused
Who, what and where is the Jamaican diaspora? It’s a funny word, that used to have a line underneath it when I typed it in a document, as if it wasn’t real. But the Jamaican diaspora, wherever it may find itself, is very real, indeed. Real people living real lives, working, raising families…and cherishing a … More The Jamaican Diaspora: Deepening Connections
Phew! It’s been quite a week. A mysterious shooting incident at police training, two children murdered, semi-hysteria over a car ad. Now tell me …Who is Jamaica’s very own Enemy of the State? A home-grown terrorist, perhaps? A traitor who has committed a treasonable act? A particularly bloodthirsty gang leader who is on the rampage? … More Sundays are for taking a breather: February 3, 2013