Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ Inaugural Address: March 3, 2016


I’ve never seen a Prime Minister singing along to a reggae song at his own swearing-in ceremony, as he did at the just-concluded event at King’s House this afternoon. But there’s a first time for everything… Here’s our new Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ speech as prepared for delivery, which you can read on the Jamaica … More Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ Inaugural Address: March 3, 2016

Respect Jamaica: My Thoughts on Service, Activism and the Beloved Community of the 21st Century


Last week I was asked to share some thoughts on volunteering, from my personal experience, at Respect Jamaica’s “This is Respect” Ambassador Awards Breakfast. It was a happy and exciting morning with a large group of extremely bright and focused young volunteers. I am sharing my comments here. I was joined by UNICEF Jamaica’s Allison … More Respect Jamaica: My Thoughts on Service, Activism and the Beloved Community of the 21st Century

Empowering Caribbean Women: Jamaicans to Attend Sexual Diversity Conference


It started just two years ago in Curaçao. Thirty-five women from 14 countries gathered to learn, share and build advocacy skills, under the inspiring theme: “Strengthening the invisible woman and empowering her to leadership.”  In 2014 in Paramaribo, Suriname, the focus remained on leadership. Now, a delegation of eight Jamaican women from the advocacy group … More Empowering Caribbean Women: Jamaicans to Attend Sexual Diversity Conference

A Mercenary By-Election, The Instagram Minister and Farewell to Luke: Sunday, December 7, 2014


I am slipping a little in my posts. As Christmas looms ever nearer, there is a frenzy of activity in Kingston. All I want to do is slow down and laze around… But not yet! The weather is exquisite – calm and reflective as the year draws to an end, with little showers and warm … More A Mercenary By-Election, The Instagram Minister and Farewell to Luke: Sunday, December 7, 2014