· July, 2010

Stories about Jamaica from July, 2010

Jamaica: Fastest Man Alive

  30 July 2010

“All is in place for a showdown featuring the three fastest men over 100 metres”: YardFlex.com is looking forward seeing the performance of Jamaican athletes in an upcoming meet in Sweden.

Jamaica: Sumfest report

  23 July 2010

Annie Paul reports on “Dancehall Night” at the 2010 Reggae Sumfest, which featured an appearance by the recently imprisoned performer Vybz Kartel, who “dressed as a prisoner complete with handcuffs which had to be unlocked before he could perform, a literal reference to his arrest and two-week detention by security...

Jamaica: Abuse of Power?

  21 July 2010

Jamaica Salt thinks that the recent detainment of dancehall artist Vybez Kartel “does not look good any way you look at it. In terms of the justice system, human rights, detention powers, use or mis-use of emergency powers.”

Jamaica: People's Party

  16 July 2010

“I believe we need a party that is led by the PEOPLE, works on behalf of the PEOPLE and speaks in the voice of the PEOPLE”: Long Bench decides to take up the challenge.

Jamaica: R.I.P. “Sugar”

  13 July 2010

ttgapers.com and The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledge the passing of Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott.

Jamaica, Guyana: ‘Don’ Culture

  10 July 2010

Annie Paul sees “shades of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and the ‘Don’ or ‘community leader’ phenomenon we know so well in Jamaica” in Guyana's Roger Khan, saying: “But in Guyana there is an added complication that, mercifully, is absent from Jamaican politics: the vexed issue of race.”

Jamaica: After Dudus

  9 July 2010

“The fight to re-establish a new don to replace the power vacuum left behind by Dudus will be strong and the police are hoping that social groups will come in to help re-build trust with police”: Jamaica Salt looks at the situation post-Dudus’ extradition, while YardFlex.com follows the police detention...

Jamaica: LGBT rights protest

  6 July 2010

gspottt reports on a protest staged by J-Flag (the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays) at the recent CARICOM (Caribbean Community) heads of government meeting in Jamaica, “because of the continued presence of anti-buggery laws … which contribute to discrimination, marginalization and other serious human rights violations of CARICOM...