The Cost of Storms: Some Caribbean Islands to Receive Payouts from CCRIF After Irma’s Devastation


Here we are in Kingston, right on the very edge of Hurricane Irma’s huge spiral of destruction. Lightning flickers, the thunder is terrifying our dogs, and we have had very heavy rain for the last hour or two. The Caribbean has been thrown into turmoil in the wake of Irma, which is making its way up … More The Cost of Storms: Some Caribbean Islands to Receive Payouts from CCRIF After Irma’s Devastation

Supporting Jamaicans Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey


The slow-motion disaster that is Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey, which began last week shows no signs of easing, as I write. The storm is about to make a “second landfall” in Louisiana. Here is a press release – which I am posting somewhat belatedly – from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade regarding assistance … More Supporting Jamaicans Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Light Will Penetrate and Consume the Dark: A Partial Eclipse in the Hills of Jamaica


The highly anticipated eclipse of the Sun this week rather passed me by. I was busy, and hardly thought of looking out of the window. I did not notice it getting any darker. I was really not “tuned in” to it and I knew, anyway, that in Jamaica it would only be a partial eclipse.  … More Light Will Penetrate and Consume the Dark: A Partial Eclipse in the Hills of Jamaica

Tribe Sankofa Heads to Barbados for Carifesta


Tribe Sankofa is a six year-old drama troupe that has continuously pushed the boundaries. Founded by its Artistic Director Fabian Thomas – a strong and passionate Jamaican – it does not flinch from challenging topics. Plus, it is enormously talented. This summer, the Tribe (albeit reduced in size) is traveling to Barbados for Carifesta! They … More Tribe Sankofa Heads to Barbados for Carifesta