“Soft Sustainability” and Jamaica – A Twitter Conversation with Minister Damion Crawford

So this is development eh

Earlier this evening I saw the following tweets from Government Of Jamaica State Minister Damion Crawford As it turns out we ended up in a long-ish Twitter conversation about his statements, which I have captured here.  (I can’t figure out how to embed it into the post but if I do I’ll update the post.) … Continue reading

Last Week’s News: “Wasting Jamaica” by Diana McCaulay

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Ms. McCaulay’s blog post really needs little introduction. Aside from her obvious love of and grief over the treatment of Jamaica’s environment by Jamaicans and the Jamaican government, I was struck by her description of the GOJ’s response to the situation in Pedro Cays. O? Keep it hidden, eh? Don’t be rude? Well maybe the … Continue reading

Guest Post | Return Our Parrots!

Return Our Parrots!

So I finally dug this post out of one called Stanford! When I saw him get a response to his persistence I pounced…poor thing…but I’m tenacious, as he no doubt now realizes (and you’re welcome for the space, Stanny!).  And this is why I kept at him: every so often I’d see @stannyha tweet to … Continue reading

The Urban “Development” Corporation and Winnifred Beach

Most fun I've seen children have in some time...

Yesterday this flashed across my Twitter timeline O Lord, what now? (Click image to be taken to article) I clicked the link and read the article.  As I feared, plans are afoot to “develop” the area adjoining Winnifred Beach in Portland, which would undoubtedly result in limited or no access to the beach for the … Continue reading

Celebrate Jamaica: Collaboration

Today my friend @DJAutograph chose the Throwback Thursday tune on Large Up, one of his favourites “Anything For You (All Star Remix) – The audio is a bit low but that’s the best quality video.  DJ Autograph wrote I started DJing in 1994, a year after Snow’s hit “Informer” topped the Billboard charts in the … Continue reading

Travel Memories: Portland, Jamaica

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I think that Portland is one of Jamaica’s most picturesque parishes.  It certainly is very lush.  It’s been some time since I visited — *sniffle* — but looking through my pictures soothes the longing to go back.  It really is a mellow, calming, soul-refreshing experience to be in Portland.  I think that Portland and St. … Continue reading

Lessons from the Flooding Along the Mississippi

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As I read news about the delicate dance of the Army Corps of Engineers as it directs sand-bagging of levees & flood gate opening along the Mississippi River, I couldn’t help but wonder about those people who would have federal, state, and local governments pay scant attention to the environment.   And by scant attention … Continue reading

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

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It’s remarkable how a shower can raise one’s mood.  Just this evening I took a shower before heading out to dinner with friends. It was a warm & soothing shower, something to which I have grown unconsciously accustomed.  Even growing up in Jamaica when we didn’t have a hot water heater I’d still be able to take warm showers…mostly … Continue reading

Possible Sale of Alcoa + Brazil’s Turning Point?

Heard this report this morning: Child’s Death Underlines Rio’s Crime IssuesMorning Edition, February 13, 2007 · The gruesome death of a young Brazilian boy emphasizes the daily reality of violent crime in Rio de Janeiro. Experts say the fact that police solve few murders gives criminals a sense of impunity.—> Listen: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7379476 And was reminded … Continue reading

A Possible Strategy

I’ve glanced through it and it makes sense; a more thorough reading is in order. In the meantime: http://www.nextbillion.net/files/Mohiuddin%20Microfinance%20Energy.pdf________________________________mood: very annoyed – can’t stand people who are perennial criticizers!sounds: office

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