Jamaica Red Cross partners with TVJ for telethon to support vulnerable communities

It must be good news week, or perhaps the spirit of Christmas in the air. Anyway, our friends at Jamaica Red Cross are gearing up for a fund-raising telethon on Television Jamaica (TVJ). Many communities and families have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and are still struggling – and it’s time to give back. … More Jamaica Red Cross partners with TVJ for telethon to support vulnerable communities

ICYMI in Jamaica: November 21, 2020, The Bad Dog Edition

It has been quite a week. The debate over the threatened mining operation in Puerto Bueno Mountain (Dry Harbour Mountain) dominated much of the local media (including social media), with many radio interviews, discussions, letters to the editor and columns, such as this piece by environmentalist Peter Espeut (who does not mince his words). Besides … More ICYMI in Jamaica: November 21, 2020, The Bad Dog Edition

Human Rights Day in Jamaica: Against a Background of the Arts, Much to Be Done

Human Rights Day this year was particularly significant for the world. We have to think “world” on Human Rights Day, and then get out our magnifying glasses and zoom in on a map of Jamaica and the Caribbean. For all of us, it was the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of … More Human Rights Day in Jamaica: Against a Background of the Arts, Much to Be Done

Buying “Social” (And Giving) for Christmas

There is an old Christmas song, or nursery rhyme, in England: Christmas is Coming/The goose is getting fat/Please to put a penny in/the old man’s hat/ If you haven’t got a penny/A ha’penny will do/If you haven’t got a ha’penny/then God bless you! Well, most people don’t eat goose for Christmas dinner any more, and … More Buying “Social” (And Giving) for Christmas

Statement from Alpha Boys School Addressing Rumors of Home Shutting Down in June

PRESS RELEASE from ProComm Contact Information: Dominic Bell  dominic.bell@procomm.com.jm Tel: (876) 478-5624 Statement from Alpha Boys School Addressing Rumors of Home Shutting Down in June The Alpha Boys School has advised that the school is not closing in June and that the students continue to attend classes and trade training in a safe and supervised environment. There … More Statement from Alpha Boys School Addressing Rumors of Home Shutting Down in June

Of Darkness, and Bears

I am generally an optimistic person. I think some of my friends would call me “feisty,” in fact (in Jamaica, this is pronounced “facety.”) But yesterday was one of those days when that positive energy seemed to fade away. The stars withdrew into their deepest holes, and it became dark. Full dark. In June of last year, I … More Of Darkness, and Bears