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January 3, 2020updated 19 Jul 2021 4:00pm

Podcast: Commonwealth voices in Kingston, Jamaica

By Jonn Elledge

I’ve barely been in the office since we released the last Skylines, so this week it’s a guest episode.

Commonwealth Voices is another podcast series from our founding producer Roifield Brown, of Map Corner fame. Last year it produced a lovely episode on the air pollution crisis currently afflicting Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Here’s Roifield’s blurb:

What happens when air quality is so dangerous, it brings businesses, schools and other services to a close and hundreds of people to the doors of public health clinics? The Jamaica Environment Trust were already calling on the government to tackle the public health risks of contaminated air and water. In 2018, when the decades old problem of fires at the Riverton city Dump resurfaced, their calls got louder.

It’s a lovely story – if you enjoy it please do check out the rest of Commonwealth Voices and Roifield’s other podcasts. I’ll be back with a normal episode of Skylines soon.

The episode itself is below. You can subscribe to the podcast on AcastiTunes, or RSS. Enjoy.

Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @jonnelledge and on Facebook as JonnElledgeWrites.

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