Stories about Jamaica from October, 2007
Guyana-Gyal knows that money isn’t everything, while Moving Back to Jamaica wonders: “How much would it take to buy my happiness for a day?”
“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.
“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.
“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day By Day as she features the charming Jamaican town of Lucea.
The Life and Times of Michmac is disturbed about the conditions surrounding a vehicular accident in Grenada that claimed the life of a mother of one.
“One of my biggest challenges has been to control what my wife calls my ‘Jamaican touch’,” explains Geoffrey Philp.
Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca thinks that the hiring of a foreign coach for the West Indies cricket team is “an insult”: West Indies Cricket Blog thinks “Becca has never been more wrong.”
“Methinks I shall read 100 books,” declares Jamaican author Marlon James. Find out why.
Abeni is saddened by the passing of South African reggae star Lucky Dube and likens him to the late Jamaican artist, Peter Tosh.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp talks with Trinidad-born writer and blogger, Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursi.
Geoffrey Philp focuses on Jewish, Jamaican-born artist Isaac Mendes Belisario, whose lithographic series is part of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade.
West Indies Cricket Blog marks a high and a low in the world of cricket: the bestowing of “the major honour of the Order of Jamaica” on international cricket umpire Steve Bucknor; and the “disgraceful” treatment of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team in Guyana.
Jamaican Marlon James lists a few things he thinks we can confidently give up on.
Croaking Marley admits he was “way off” in not considering Doris Lessing as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp attends a reading of Edwidge Danticat's latest work, Brother, I'm Dying.
Geoffrey Philp asks Jamaican-American writer and political scientist Fragano Ledgister a few questions about life, writing, and home.
Jamaica and the World reacts to surprising news about paternity tests in Jamaica: a third of the men who take them discover they are not really the fathers of their supposed children.
Montego Bay Day by Day offers a glimpse at everyday life in Jamaica's second city, with photos from the Montego Bay market.
Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp interviews litblogger Imani.
Trinidadians seem comfortable naming places after living heroes, says Moving Back to Jamaica, but Jamaicans seem to prefer their heroes safely dead — why?
Why isn't Caribbean food more popular in the UK, wonders Can Cook, Must Cook. She responds to online commentary.