Environment v. Development…and the Loss of Our Dignity

I cannot get them out of my head. Thoughts of them stop me every time I begin to delve into the tangled theories and murky machinations at work behind the proposed Goat Island/Logistics Hub development plan, or the Bog Walk Dam, or the fate of the Falmouth Pier.  I feel I cannot get into those weeds … Continue reading

Prime Minster Portia Simpson-Miller at European Development Days 2013

As has become the norm, there are lots of questions about Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller’s travel itinerary.  The questioning and criticism have been growing for months as Prime Minister Simpson-Miller seems increasingly absent from national life, appearing only intermittently in Parliament or on TV or at Jamaica House press briefings; many feel that as … Continue reading

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

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

Absurdity in St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland, Jamaica

Watch this (a little over 10 minutes) That’s in St. Elizabeth.  (You can learn some about Font Hill in this video.) Now look at this tweet… …and the attraction that it’s promoting Look at that beauiful water and hill backdrop.  I caught a glimpse of more of this beauty on my last trips home; on the … Continue reading

The Urban “Development” Corporation and Winnifred Beach

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