Picnic by the Pouii with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association

The Jamaica JET Alumni Association (JJETAA) invited me this year to their second staging of what we hope to be the annual staging of "Picnic by the Pouii" at the Hope Botanical Gardens inn Kingston Jamaica. A number of years ago the JJETAA donated two Pouii trees to the gardens and it was suggested that there be … Continue reading Picnic by the Pouii with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association

Confucius Institute Day 2014 @ UWI Mona

On September 27th 2014 the area surrounding the Philip Sherlock Centre at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus will take on a distinctly Chinese appearance from 10am - 5pm to celebrate Confucius Institute Day 2014. The celebration marks the birth of Confucius, the wise Chinese philosopher after whom the institute is named. The free event will … Continue reading Confucius Institute Day 2014 @ UWI Mona

Japanese Training Squadron to visit Jamaica to mark 50th Year of Diplomatic Relations

To mark Japan and Jamaica’s 50th Year of Diplomatic Relations and the Japan-Caricom Friendship Year, a Japanese Training Squadron (Ocean Navigation Training Ships of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (MSDF)) will visit Jamaica from 22-25 July 2014 for the first time in MSDF’s history since 1957. The Squadron is consisted of three Maritime Vessels … Continue reading Japanese Training Squadron to visit Jamaica to mark 50th Year of Diplomatic Relations