Jamaicans do love political dramas, and the past week or so they have been riveted by the steadily building saga of the People’s National Party, our parliamentary Opposition that seems to be struggling in a quagmire. You know how the more you struggle, the more stuck you get? Most of the time I don’t understand … More ICYMI in Jamaica, December 8, 2020: The Opposition Implosion Edition
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…
The past couple of weeks have been a little… well, busy would be an understatement. Here are a few quick highlights of some significant happenings in Kingston, Jamaica – a kind of growing intensity of pre-Christmas madness. This has all been interspersed with daily showers of rain, many heavy and lengthy and soaking in nature … More Here, There and Everywhere
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
This evening, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) held its annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at the Webster Memorial United Church Hall in Half Way Tree, Kingston.I have memories of the event being held with us all spread out on the front lawn of JASL’s former office, an old house which was demolished this … More World AIDS Day in Jamaica: December 1, 2013
You may be looking out for my Sunday post right now, but it is going to be a Monday post. Yes, it is I am afraid. The spirit was willing, but the energy has faded. The past week has been pretty intense. Here is one of the exciting things I was doing last week. I … More Catching My Breath… Justice for All at UWI
November 25 is the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As such, it is always recognized by the Jamaican Government with a major event, hosted by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs. For many reasons, this is a topic very close to my heart; and it is an area of such burning … More Violence Against Women, Part 1: How Much is the Media to Blame?