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UK sternly resists paying reparations for slave trade atrocities and injustices

12 Years a Slave. William Hague described Britain’s role in the trade as ‘shocking’, yet the UK is resisting reparation claims. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar… 857 more words

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A little piece of paradise

Yesterday I went on a road trip with a load of the 4th year medics I’d met on A&E at UWI. An amazing day out, we hired a minibus and went to The Blue Hole near Ocho Rios. 204 more words

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Yesterday I went on a road trip with a load of the 4th year medics I’d met on A&E at UWI. An amazing day out, we hired a minibus and went to The Blue Hole near Ocho Rios. These stunning freshwater waterfalls and azure pools are a relatively hidden gem and certainly a far cry from the tourist trap of the nearby Dunn’s River Falls. The journey from Kingston was spectacular in itself, traversing up the gorge of the Rio Cobre (and stopping to look at a local highlight – a rock formation resembling female genitalia known affectionately as Pum Pum Rock) and across Mount Diablo. Then, whizzing round blind corners, we drove through Fern Gully which is a marvel of unspoilt tropical vegetation. Spent a good few hours at the waterfalls themselves. ImageThere are various jumping points into the deep blue pools, some more adrenaline pumping than others, or you can just chill in the cool water with the sunlight dappling through the trees. Most of us also climbed clambered and waded our way up the waterfalls to reach the topmost pools, partly for the view up there and partly for the hell of it. There’s really nothing better than chilling in a little piece of paradise with good company and a rum and soda in hand. Understandably the bus journey back was a little more spirited than on the way out… Thoroughly enjoyed the party bus!

What, Why and How I Write

The brilliant Leila Rasheed tagged me into this blog tour thingumajig when she posted her own What, Why and How I Write last week. She’s the author of the proper dead funny  1,040 more words

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I know I'm only passing through

There’s no more wind to be found in the sails
Hands full of fallen stars and comet tails

Rivers of sand unentwined through my hands… 109 more words

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The Button Collector Goes to London

Exciting News!!  The Button Collector will be at the London Book Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8-10, 2014.

Even though The Button Collector fits comfortably in the genre of Southern fiction, I’ve always felt it also resonates with UK literary works.   117 more words

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Usain Bolt vs. a Cheetah

We all now that Usain Bolt is the fastest man alive and that a cheetah is the fastest land animal! What happens when we put the two together on a track and race for their speed? 11 more words

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