Stories about Jamaica from July, 2010
Girl With a Purpose says that “the Limited State of Emergency in Jamaica…has now become a political football.”
“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.
Girl With a Purpose provides an update on the Dudus extradition case.
Annie Paul wasn't at this year's Reggae Sumfest, but thanks to Twitter, she's able to share all the details, here and here.
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...
“It’s July and Reggae Sumfest is fast upon us”: The Phoenix in a Gas House reports.
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.”
“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.
Girl With a Purpose wonders whether Usain Bolt's refusal to compete in the U.K. because of its steep tax laws will make the country amend its existing tax regime.
ttgapers.com and The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledge the passing of Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott.
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.”
YardFlex.com celebrates track and fielder Usain Bolt's most recent win at the IAAF Diamond League meet.
“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...
Just in time for the CARICOM Summit in Jamaica, journalist and blogger Annie Paul republishes an article she wrote about Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister.
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...
Girl With A Purpose reports on further fallout from the extradition of alleged drug don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.
What has Jamaica's State of Emergency accomplished? Girl With a Purpose explains.