Latest posts by Emma Lewis from June, 2023
In a first for Jamaica, Kwame McPherson is selected overall winner of the 2023 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
McPherson's winning story, "Ocoee," is based upon historical events, taking its name from the Florida town that was the site of a horrible racially motivated attack in 1920.
Eight-year-old Danielle Rowe was taken from school by a stranger and later found with her throat slit. Her murder has Jamaicans, weary over the crime situation, demanding tangible protection measures.
While the new brand's marketing blitz excited the taste buds, created some much-needed fun, and was generally acknowledged to be skilfully done, it may also spark a “donut war.”
In the Caribbean, World Parrot Day strives to raise awareness about the many threatened endemic species
Within the region, the capture and sale of parrots for the illegal pet trade is the greatest threat, followed by habitat loss because of deforestation for housing, tourism, and agriculture.