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Stories about Jamaica
3 September 2016
Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.
30 August 2016
Saucy photos that would possibly force most politicians from office can't dent the love Jamaica feels for iconic sprinter Usain Bolt.
22 August 2016
A derogatory tweet about Omar McLeod after his gold-medal win in hurdles could have cost one Jamaican company "way more brand equity and real loss of dollars".
6 August 2016
On the Eve of Independence Celebrations, Jamaicans Delight in the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
From Rio's green theme to the pomp and circumstance of the Parade of Nations, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games inspired a sense of national pride for Jamaicans.
5 August 2016
"Why the so-called developed countries don't stop hating on #Brazil and allow the rest of us to enjoy the @Olympics? Goodness gracious!"
4 August 2016
Standing up for women's rights is tough enough without being poor, black, or marginalised. One blog will speak out for Caribbean women at the upcoming Black Feminisms Forum in Brazil.
23 July 2016
A tragic accident on a dangerous but historically significant bridge leads Jamaicans to discuss road safety options -- with a few ghost stories thrown in for good measure.
22 June 2016
"If we don't invest in the youth, we will never grow. They need our hands, our wisdom, our support, our investment. Let's have a collective vision."
15 June 2016
Her tweet saying it was "disrespectful of Jamaica's laws" for the US Embassy to fly the rainbow flag sparked a discussion on Twitter of LGBT rights in Jamaica.
2 June 2016
17 May 2016
"These pockets of violence [...] are not as insignificant as we think. We have not begun to uncover the various forms of violence [...] in our society. Violence is pervasive."
29 April 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
23 April 2016
Jamaica's Christian Conservatives Point Fingers at International Agencies Over Comprehensive Sex Education
"How can [...] advocates and health practitioners who understand the real world and people of faith [...] reach a point of common understanding for the benefit and welfare of all?"
22 April 2016
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
17 April 2016
There is supposed to be free movement of CARICOM nationals throughout the region, but Jamaicans keep getting denied entry -- particularly in Trinidad.
9 April 2016
"We're not ‘disabled’. Everyone has their own talents." "We want the whole world to know about us, to know that we are just like any other person."
7 April 2016
"The historic victories didn't come from bureaucrats of the WICB, it came from the players they clearly want to muzzle."
5 April 2016
"Who would have thought that an unfavourable end to a high-school competition would have coalesced so many of Jamaica's brightest minds and stirred up such venom in people?"
29 March 2016
Meet the Jamaican Entrepreneur Who Found a Way to Make ‘Going Green’ Fulfilling, Socially Responsible, and Even Profitable
How did one Jamaican entrepreneur help water-challenged families in Flint, Michigan? Jovan Evans proves that developing eco-friendly ideas can benefit both people and the planet, while being profitable.