“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.
Here is a list of the many options that are springing up all over for you to help Haiti: 1. Give through the United Way, donate at some local supermarkets or other private sector locations see here for more info at SociaLingua 2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and donate items at 10A West
We know that the picture is not altogether rosy in Jamaica and hasn’t been for some time now…but surely all is not lost as this article seems to suggest especially when compared to many other countries. After all, unemployment in some US cities is close to 20%…. Read more at
This is an interesting look at dancehall music and how it affects and reflects Jamaican society. According to the producers, “Jamaican society can be divided along class, language and culture lines. Its rich vs. poor, English vs. Patois and uptown vs. downtown.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshunter This is a must read blog post from Diana McCaulay that highlights extremely well the contentious conflict between economic development and environmental conservation in Jamaica. The government is about to start development of the Famouth Pier and this post discusses the possible/likely effect on Falmouth’s “luminous lagoon”. Read post