Stories about Jamaica from October, 2009
Jamaica: Police Corruption
“News of police corruption is sadly no surprise”: Letter from Jamaica wonders whether “we get the constabulary we deserve.”
Caribbean: Rethinking Online Publishing
Caribbean bloggers imagine an online writing and publishing community using participatory media to overcome the difficulties of book publishing in the region.
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Dealing With H1N1
KnowTnT.com and Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose blog about the H1N1 virus in their respective countries,
Jamaica: Publishing in the Internet Age
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp gets thinking “about publishing, the Internet, and Caribbean writers.”
Jamaica: Change Takes Time
Annie Paul blogs about everything from Jamaican coffee to reggae star Buju Banton's meeting with gay activists: “Yeah right, the Jamaican public is going to listen and learn from a castrated Buju when he tells them he has recanted and they should all follow suit by becoming ‘pro-gay’ whatever that...
Caribbean: Blogging About Climate Change
October 15 is Blog Action Day 2009 and Caribbean bloggers are adding their voices to the global conversation about climate change.
Caribbean: Celebrity Twitter
“Celebrities on Twitter; it’s the new fan mail – with direct, instant, and real-time contact”: Caribbean Public Relations has the scoop on how regional celebrities fare on the social networking site.
Jamaica: Buju Meets With Gays
As controversial dancehall artist Buju Banton meets with gays in the U.S., Jamaica Salt thinks it's a step in the right direction, but adds: “I don’t think he’s ever going to be able to turn things around…he’s too good a target for the gay rights campaign to get attention to...
Jamaica: Natural Selection
From Jamaica, Annie Paul posts a list of “videos, blogs and articles I find totally worth recommending.”
Jamaica: R.I.P. Sonny Bradshaw
The Phoenix in a Gas House pays tribute to the “Godfather to the development Jamaican Jazz”, musician Sonny Bradshaw, who recently passed away.
Jamaica: Breast Cancer Awareness
“Hopefully a cure for this disease is in the near future”: From Jamaica, Stunner's Afflictions recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Jamaica: Racist Cartoons?
Letter From Jamaica takes a visit to Kingston's National Gallery and posts photos of cartoons drawn in the early 1800s that “look kind of racist”.
Jamaica: Hard Times
Stunner's Afflictions says that economic times are hard in Jamaica, while Iriegal remembers “the late 70's and 80's, when Jamaica was borrowing every 5 minutes from the IMF and the poor people were getting poorer”, adding: “I heard that they are much kinder and gentler now; I hope to God...