The Blue Mountains of Jamaica, the history of Holywell and the story of the breadfruit

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Sometimes things connect in the most fortuitous way. Yesterday, Holywell launched its new logo, up in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park(which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site). I should have attended in person, but at least I did via their livestream on Instagram.

Dr. Susan Otuokon, Executive Director, Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust, expresses her appreciation to Conliffe, one of JCDT’s volunteers, at the event on November 20.

The occasion was not only a logo launch, but also a recognition of the work of the diligent and enthusiastic volunteers, who have given of their time and seemingly boundless energy over the past year. Launched in August 2020, the volunteer program was a bit of a struggle getting off the ground, given the COVID-19 situation. Long periods of curfews and other restrictions, plus a huge landslide on the access road, were setbacks – but…

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De que eu me lembro?

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Lembro-me do vento a agitar os tsurus nas árvores e era uma manhã clara de um sábado qualquer de novembro. Logo depois chegou o envelope lilás de Paris e a carta falava da volta e havia ideogramas com nossos nomes coloridos… Parece mentira, mas lembro-me dos cheiros desse dia… e durante muitos dias depois me lembraria do cheiro do pão fresquinho da padaria da esquina, do orvalho se desprendendo dos capins na beira da calçada e do hortelã recém colhido por alguém na redondeza… Uma moça havia passado por mim e deixado um rastro do perfume anais anais rua afora – atemporal na memória, pensei nas últimas gotas que você havia deixado em cima da cômoda do quarto quando você se foi – enquanto eu fechava o portão, com o envelope nas mãos.

Depois disso, lembro-me que todas as tardes, eu ficava na janela, ouvindo os barulhos da rua de…

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Advocates call for release of journalist, filmmaker arrested at pipeline protest in B.C. | CBC News

Press freedom advocates are calling for the release of photojournalist Amber Bracken and documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano, who were arrested Friday at a resistance camp established by opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline at a work site west of Prince George, B.C.

Source: Advocates call for release of journalist, filmmaker arrested at pipeline protest in B.C. | CBC News

Advocates call for release of journalist, filmmaker arrested at pipeline protest in B.C. | CBC News

Press freedom advocates are calling for the release of photojournalist Amber Bracken and documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano, who were arrested Friday at a resistance camp established by opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline at a work site west of Prince George, B.C.

Source: Advocates call for release of journalist, filmmaker arrested at pipeline protest in B.C. | CBC News

This Caribbean Country Is Seeing A Sharp Spike In COVID-19 Deaths

Trinidad and Tobago has seen a sharp rise in deaths as intensive care unit (ICU) beds fill with COVID-19 patients, PAHO said. T&T’s death toll is now 1,885  . Fifteen new deaths were reported on Tuesday lone. The cases of infections stand at 63,084 with 7,171 listed as active cases…

Source: This Caribbean Country Is Seeing A Sharp Spike In COVID-19 Deaths