I’m back! After several weeks of visits and holidays, I am back in Kingston and kicking it into high gear in preparation for my return to Canada. There is so much to do and so little time – AHHH! Cuso has sent a checklist of things to take care of before I go. It includes everything from ‘pay your bills’, and ‘close your bank account’ to ‘complete your final report’ and ‘make sure your partner organization knows your final day’. I have a lot to take care of over the next few weeks, and so many thoughts and emotions to process at the same time… I’ll do my best to capture the last bits of Jamaican glory for you, but in the meantime, feel free to check out some photos from my trip to Panama with David.
Thinking of everyone from home today… I’m in Panama City for the Christmas break with David (less expensive than a Jamaican Christmas) and we are going to celebrate with a fancy brunch and a trip to the 4D theatre to see Rogue One. Hope your day is merry and bright!
With Fidel Castro’s recent death, attention has returned to the legacy of former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. His close diplomatic ties with Cuba and his desire to battle imperialism through social means captured the hearts and minds of many Jamaicans but dismayed the United States, which responded by attempting to destabilize the country through increased drug and gun activity.