The concrete steps that were the seats of the Arnette Gardens football stadium had all day to absorb the direct Caribbean sunshine, and our butts paid the price as we sat down for a Sunday afternoon of Jamaican football. AÂ fascinatingÂ and surprising aspect of the afternoon was theÂ halftime sexy dance contest (this video is intendedContinue reading “Football in the Jungle”
Driving north from Kingston, up Stony Hill Road, one encounters a church every hundred yards or so in some places – almost as frequently as one passes a shack sized pub blaring music and serving rum and warm Red Stripe. In Jamaica, where religion is one of many national obsessions, Easter is not a dayContinue reading “Easter in Jamaica”
The EITS Cafe (pronounced Eats) is the latest addition to the venture that already included the Mount Edge Guesthouse and the Food Basket Jamaica. The organic farm apparently grew out of the original guesthouse, and is becoming a bit of a mecca in the mountains overlooking Kingston for travelers, foodies, and environmentalists attracted by theContinue reading “Permaculture and Rastas in the Jamaican hills”
Human Rights Reports Every year the U.S. State Department tasks its officers around the world with gaining insight into the state of human rights, freedom and other aspects, and reporting to Washington, and all of civil society, through the annually published Human Rights Reports. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually byContinue reading “2010 Human Rights Reports are out!”
Flesh and bone, after all. A simple act leads to a brush with death; one is reminded of the fragility of life and body.
No, not that kind of cricket! A game that has always mystified, or perhaps simply never interested, me, my first voyage into the world of cricket was a joy. The England Lions made the trip across the Atlantic to take on the Jamaica team, here in Kingston at Sabina Park. Sabina Park, now a gorgeousContinue reading “Chirp, chirp…”