Stories about Jamaica from April, 2010
The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog profiles new talent, here and here.
Litblogger Geoffrey Philp blogs about the 10th annual Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, saying: “This year’s event will bring together an extraordinary mix of new and established writers from around the world for the most anticipated annual literary event in the Caribbean region.”
“Since the start of the year, some 463 persons have been murdered”: YardFlex.com laments the escalating Jamaican crime rate.
The Water Party is a staple of Jamaica's Carnival season, but Stunner cannot, in all good conscience, support the event this year, “not with this drought, not with these constant water lock-offs that I have to face.”
Labrish links to a YouTube video of Jamaica's Hermitage Dam, calling it “an impassioned plea for action from Jamaica's citizens to stand up and take this [water] crisis seriously, and for the government and opposition to act responsibly.”
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog acknowledges the passing of George Daniel, Chairman of the Local Chapter of Disabled People International, while National Gallery of Jamaica Blog is saddened by the death of artist and graphic designer Marlene Lewis Weinberger.
Yardflex.com reports that the Jamaican government will bring the U.S.’ extradition request for Christopher “Dudus” Coke before the courts.