According to CNN, Jamaica is the third coolest nationality in the world, after Brazil which was number one and Singapore, ranked number two. Not sure what they were thinking about Singapore…but read more at CNN and see bottom half of list here.
Gregory Isaacs — a legend in his own time, one of the most popular and versatile reggae singers of the late-Seventies, and the smooth-voiced dancehall crooner behind the genre’s landmark 1982 LP Night Nurse — passed away yesterday at his London home following a year-long battle with lung cancer, the
Here’s an eye opening and thought provoking article on Jamaica’s current strategy of attracting “high net worth individuals” to do business here. “Jamaica wants to become the Caribbean’s next big investment magnet. Think about it and you’ll realise that’s not as unlikely as it might sound, says William Cash. If the
The Ministry of Education, in responding to the traumatic events experienced by residents of West Kingston and other areas of the city during the recent civil unrest, is appealing for support. There is great need for items including journals for students and teachers, art therapy materials such as paint, markers,
This is a must read post from my dear friend and fellow blogger, Berette Macaulay, who beautifully gives her perspective and insight on Jamaica and what has been happening here over the past few days… “Over the course of one’s life you accumulate a lot of shoes – and many
A view near Tivoli from the railroad. © 1988 Christopher Edmonds Here’s a guest post by Diana Thorburn on what’s been happening here in Jamaica over the last few days. I think this is an accurate and fair assessment of the situation, explaining that this didn’t “just happen”. Please share your comments
Again the question arises, development or conservation? The government of Jamaica has just announced its intention to divest Font Hill for “development”, apparantly to allow for the construction of another large Spanish owned hotel. We’ve all heard the arguments both pro and con these “big Spanish hotels”. Those in favor
This is an example of some of the terrible press that Jamaica has been getting recently: NY Times: US Extradition Efforts Strain Relationship with Jamaica Washington Post: Jamaica Gunmen Kill 5 in Apparent Gun Feud This report looks at the controversial handling of gang violence in Jamaica, and especially at the
“Nothing piques a child’s interest in astronomy as effectively as looking through a telescope she/he built herself/himself.” 400 Galileoscopes have been donated to Jamaica in a joint project between the Astronomical Association of Jamaica (AAJ), the Ministry of Education and the UWI Physics Department.