· January, 2008

Stories about Jamaica from January, 2008

Jamaica: An Inconvenient Truth

  23 January 2008

“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.

Jamaica: Plastification

  18 January 2008

“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.

Jamaica, Bahamas: Fact and Fiction

  17 January 2008

“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.

Jamaica: Crime Analysis

  16 January 2008

“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…

Jamaica, Haiti: Every Life Counts

  15 January 2008

“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.

Jamaica: False Prophets

  4 January 2008

“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”.

Barbados: Technology Gap

  1 January 2008

“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.

Jamaica: Mob Rule?

  1 January 2008

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.