While it appears that fatalities on the road in Jamaica have declined slightly this year, we must not take our eyes off the ball – especially as far as our vulnerable children are concerned. This week there will be an important policy forum. Please find details below… Olympic Champions Join Call For Road Safety: Shelly-Ann Fraser … More Olympic Champions Will Join the Call For Children’s Safety on the Road at a Policy Forum
This week has again been a “What’s wrong with the world/Jamaica/everywhere?” sort of week. At home, we had the horror of the murder of a little girl, reportedly left home alone; several police killings; and the usual mayhem on the roads – including the deaths of six people who ended up in the waters of … More Death of a Tivoli Teen, The Flat Bridge Syndrome and Alarm Bells on HIV/AIDS: Jamaica, July 17, 2016
This is a back-dated blog post. Yes, Hurricane Sandy was overwhelming. While the United States is just beginning to feel the effects, we in the Caribbean gritted our teeth and got through it all last week. But of course, the storm itself is not the thing. It’s the aftermath that really gets you. Like a … More Sunday After Sandy: October 28, 2012
The squalls of last night are over. I lay in bed with continuous thunder, lightning and sheets of rain falling, assaulting my senses and rendering me sleepless. A cup of strong Blue Mountain coffee is helping to revive me. Thanks for just brushing by us, Tropical Storm Isaac. It could have been a lot … More Sunday Squalls: August 26, 2012
It is less than a week since the Olympic Games ended in London, and I promised myself that I would pay tribute to some of the incredible human beings – from Jamaica, the Caribbean and elsewhere – who gave us so much joy (and sometimes, sadness) during those exhilarating competitions. Before the sunset afterglow starts … More The London Games: Jamaica
Yes, that was a play on words. I have been so absorbed by the Olympics today that I will be starting (and finishing) my weekly post late. Do forgive me. Our hearts and minds were in London, while our eyes across Kingston and Jamaica were glued to television sets and big screens for the 100 … More Running late!
If you are Jamaican with blood running through your veins, chances are that you will have become infected with “Olympic Fever,” a highly contagious disease for which there is no known cure. After the month of August, the symptoms are expected to abate considerably. Until then, like those stricken with dengue fever, you will just … More Why Are Jamaicans So Amazing at Running?
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Presenting my article on Usain Bolt which appears in Newsweek International this week… Jamaica’s Usain Bolt: Is He Still the World’s Fastest Runner? Jul 16, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Will lightning strike again in London? Or have the years of fast living finally caught up with the speediest man alive?…
Good morning, all. This week’s news was a little lighter, apart from the usual killings (see my “In Memoriam” section). Some things even made me laugh (hollow laughter sometimes, admittedly…) Firstly, the political representatives who made fools of themselves in the Lower House recently were told to apologize, like naughty boys. The word “sorry” got stuck … More Sunday Selection: July 15, 2012
Yes, we may be short of a lot of things in Jamaica, but we’re certainly not short on sunshine. As the sun thankfully dips behind the rooftops (the sun isn’t thankful, I am) I am just about to start this blog post with very little idea of what has or has not been going on … More Sunday Sunshine: July 1, 2012