I'm a communications consultant, blogger, mother, writer, gardener, wife and musician, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in the power of words and the importance of kindness. Oh ... and the occasional raising of the eyebrow that is the trademark of any West Indian Mother worth her salt.
My most recent project as a film producer was a short, "After Mas", which won the Jury Prize for Best Local Short at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival 2013. I am the Caribbean regional editor, based in Trinidad and Tobago, for Global Voices.
Author Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings" is intricately crafted, with more than 75 characters, and intense. And he's the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Jamaica is moving to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and the debate over the drug is heating up in several other Caribbean countries.
Lifestyle & Belief
"Homophobia" is pejorative enough that even anti-gay activists in Jamaica are trying to avoid being labeled homophobes. But commentators on the island say they shouldn't be able to dodge the term.
Health & Medicine
Fathers are routinely denied the right to be present for the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago, and in many other Caribbean territories.