Stories about Jamaica from January, 2008
Montego Bay Day By Day posts “heartbreaking” photos of a deteriorating historic building in Falmouth, Jamaica.
Francis Wade blogs about the sweetness of Jamaican greetings.
Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.
“Derek Walcott's prodigious gifts, even in the face of tragedy, continue to amaze me”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to the Caribbean writer's eulogy of Elizabeth Hardwick.
“Detective Constable Cary Lyn-Sue…put the cat among the pigeons last week by doing something revolutionary. He told the truth”: Jamaican Annie Paul, new to the blogosphere, writes about “an extraordinary admission” of misconduct by a young policeman.
“Here in the Caribbean we relate to people who provide us with good service with some gratitude, and perhaps with too much gratitude”: Francis Wade explains.
“What makes Jamaica so very beautiful, and so unique is the fact that is has not undergone the ‘plastification’ that abounds in…developed countries”: Francis Wade explains.
“I never thought I'd be a non-fiction writer. I grew up reading the fantastic. As I grew older, though, I came to realize that fiction is shaped by fact”: Geoffrey Philp features Bahamian writer Nicolette Bethel in her own words.
“Just in case any Jamaican is scratching their head wondering where much of our crime comes from, it's not only from a poor economy and significant disparity”: Francis Wade explains…
“We must refuse to accept any idea that does not hold every human life as priceless. Every life counts”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp draws on an experience he shared with Haitian writer Félix Morisseau-Leroy to emphasize the dangers of becoming immune to disturbing news.
Jamaican Francis Wade is a lover, not a fighter…
Jamaican Francis Wade blogs about “the fallacy of achievement”.
Jamaican Marlon James continues his musical theme by blogging about “the most disappointing records of 2007″.
Caribbean Beat Blog turns the spotlight on Jamaican-born Annmarie Morais’ first feature film.
Francis Wade analyses the Jamaican custom of “bigging up”.
“It seems prophecies are the order of the day this year! Some foresee an increase in crime here in Jamaica, while others see a much brighter future…”: Stunner's Afflictions is “very skeptical of these so-called self proclaimed prophets”.
What was potentially the Caribbean post that had the most impact in 2007? Janine Mendes-Franco gives a quick roundup of the big regional stories of the past year.
Jamaican Marlon James posts his picks for the best music of 2007.
Montego Bay Day By Day shares the view from Mandeville in Jamaica.
“I think the computer and the Internet rank high amongst those inventions that have revolutionized our lives”: Living in Barbados is fascinated by the ability to interact through technology.
As three men are killed by a mob after attempting to steal a goat, Francis Wade suggests that part and parcel of moving back to Jamaica includes the ability to accept shocking news.