Saturday’s menu-“Burgher”, no fries: A youth concert in Burgher Gully community

in-ner cit-y: The area near the centre of the city, esp, when associated with social and economic problems (google) On Saturday I took the bus down to East Kingston, to a small inner-city community called Burgher Gully to attend the Youth Leaders Concert. I was accompanying a friend – Kate – to the concert which was organised by the NGO – … Continue reading Saturday’s menu-“Burgher”, no fries: A youth concert in Burgher Gully community

Happy New Year from Island Vignettes & Frank Sinatra!

Happy New Year to you! May your 2013 be filled with peace, prosperity & spirituality! “Thank You” to each of you – my extended family – for every click, return visit, comment or like from every continent. It was most appreciated! I had fun writing from the heights of the Blue Mountains and streets of Port Spain. I was privileged to inhale the musical greatness that is Trench town – home of Bob Marley. Scribing the accomplishments of the Burgher Gully inner city youth was perhaps only trumped by an unlikely camel ride on a Montego Bay beach front! Here’s to bringing down the curtain on 2012 with the knowledge that we each did it our way – and succeeded. Do enjoy this Frank Sinatra special from me to you. Cheers!

The Unsung Heroes of Caribbean Development

International development is all about civil society and governments pooling resources and efforts to change the conditions which give rise to poverty and inequality, in the process helping humans achieve their potential. Central to it all are human beings. Lives. People. For many of us involved in development work, we often start by thinking about … Continue reading The Unsung Heroes of Caribbean Development