A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

The Mayor has a vision for the City – as all good mayors should. I manage to secure a half hour with His Worship the Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Councillor Delroy Williams, on a busy afternoon. He is in between important visitors departing, and pressing matters brought to his desk by Town Clerk … More A Conversation with Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew

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Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017

At last, I am back with some more stories on environmental and climate change issues. I try to pick those that are relevant to Jamaica and the Caribbean, but some stories are of such extraordinary interest I feel bound to include them. Please click on the links for more information. Please don’t forget also that … More Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017

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The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent

One humid afternoon just before Christmas, we drove down the hillside from the busy junction of Papine, descending into the valley of Elletson Flats, just where the hills meet the city. Smoke curled from the trees and a sound system played somewhere. A game of football was in progress in the yard of the Sir … More The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent

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International Men’s Day: Some Thoughts

Today (November 19) is International Men’s Day, and fellow blogger Wayne Campbell just shared the following piece that he and colleague Kurt Hickling put together. Wayne is an educator with a particular interest in gender issues. The theme for this year is male suicide, and I have just read a short but poignant news story … More International Men’s Day: Some Thoughts

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“One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)

The Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith seems to have stirred some interest, including in the overseas media.  Here is the Explanation of Posititon, first: STATEMENT BY SENATOR THE HONOURABLE KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE  IN EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON THE ADOPTION OF THE OUTCOME DOCUMENT FOR … More “One Size Does Not Fit All”: Jamaica’s Statement at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)

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Guest Blog Post: Matters of Life and Death – On Euthanasia, by Wayne Campbell

I am very pleased to share a post from my thoughtful fellow-blogger Wayne Campbell. Wayne won a Certificate of Merit at the Press Association of Jamaica’s Awards 2015. This is a very thought-provoking but balanced approach to an issue I confess I have never tried to tackle; although it did cross my mind when my … More Guest Blog Post: Matters of Life and Death – On Euthanasia, by Wayne Campbell

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