· August, 2007

Stories about Jamaica from August, 2007

Jamaica: Election Questions

  28 August 2007

“Her poor showing in the national debates and the political missteps this week with the declaration of a state of public emergency has made that painfully all too clear – ‘Sista P can’t manage the prime minister wok.'” Jamaica House is not convinced that Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller can lead...

Jamaica: Gold Medal

  28 August 2007

“What a difference a day makes!” remarks CityGirl : Her disappointment in Jamaican Asafa Powell's performance as he lost the World Championships Men's 100m Final yesterday has been redeemed by Veronica Campbell's 100m gold medal – the first ever for the island in these games.

Jamaica: Bilingual?

  27 August 2007

“The very worst thing to do is to pretend that no language difference exists, and to proceed as if you are being fully understood”: Francis Wade examines the language barriers that exist in Jamaica.

Barbados, Jamaica: Rough Road Ahead?

  25 August 2007

“Jamaica was sailing along towards elections on August 27. Then, buddum! Nature, who has no votes, but often can be critical in how things turn out, wanted to have its say.” Caribbean Comment provides an analysis on how Hurricane Dean continues to affect Jamaican politics.

Jamaica: Beggars Can't Be Choosers

  24 August 2007

“We do indeed grow up in a society where begging is prevalent. Whether we're begging for money, begging for ‘justice’, or begging for a ‘bly’, there just always seems to be large levels of personal dissatisfaction with reality.” Stories of Me blogs about why it's better to be a chooser...

Jamaica: Surviving Dean

  24 August 2007

“It actually feels wrong to complain about the ‘agony’ of waiting 4 days to get back electricity just so that I can watch tv and surf the net. After all, there are people who survived the hurricane and are still trying to figure out where they are going to live.”...

Barbados, Jamaica: Dean Winning Votes?

  24 August 2007

“Now taking advantage of disaster is a time honoured tradition amongst West Indian politicians,” writes Notes from the Margin, commenting on the impact Hurricane Dean may have on Jamaica's upcoming elections.

Jamaica: Media Emergency?

  22 August 2007

“I am a big supporter of the media and their freedom of speech. I do believe in the public’s right to know. However, I don’t know that the media has some emergency rights giving them free reign over the roads.” Beyondbee wonders what constitutes a “media emergency”.

Jamaica: Only Kindess Matters

  22 August 2007

“A friend of mine saw the hunger in my eyes after the hurricane…and she gave me what she had, two starburst in an easy to open mini pack.” Nuff Conscious Ramblings And Perspectives never underestimates an act of kindness, while Yardflex.com says: “Solidarity in its best form is what the...

Jamaica, Cayman Islands: After Hurricane Dean

  21 August 2007

As Hurricane Dean continued its devastating progress across the Caribbean, bloggers in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands reported on emergency preparations, and post-hurricane images uploaded to Flickr showed damage to be significant but not as severe as feared.

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