Stories about Jamaica from September, 2010
“Well, the trials and tribulations of Buju Banton have abruptly been ejected from the Jamaican imagination by a raging storm which brazenly breezed its way across the island when no one was looking”: Tropical Storm Nicole takes Active Voice by surprise.
Stunner blogs about “the biggest tweetup in the history of Jamaica!”
Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly divided on what his fate should be. The judge has since declared a mistrial, which means that the singer will head back to court later this year.
National Gallery of Jamaica Blog and The Caribbean Review of Books mourn the passing of Jamaican artist Dawn Scott.
YardFlex.com is following the Buju Banton drug possession case which goes to trial in the U.S. on Monday. In light of news that two co-defendants have turned state witnesses, the blog says: “The next couple of days will be crucial as Buju and his lawyers hunker down and prepare to...
Snail Writer blogs about the “environmental defeat” of the Palisadoes spit, “that jointed arm that holds Kingston Harbour in loose embrace”; Labrish echoes her “lamentations for Jamaica’s special places of natural beauty and the alarm at the lack of environmental consideration given to these places that are the heritage of...
On the one-year anniversary of Wayne Brown's death, The Caribbean Review of Books posts an essay by Mervyn Morris on the writer's life and poetic achievement.
Jamaica Salt says “there are many things that drive men (and women) to take up the gun in Jamaica”, adding: “Condemning them without understanding the reasons behind their decision would be a big mistake, because therein lies the solution.”
Dancehall claymation – who knew it existed? Art: Jamaica talks about cultural identity with its creator.
YardFlex.com and Girl with A Purpose report on alleged drug don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke's next scheduled Manhattan court date.
“School has reopened so it’s high season for parent-bashing”: Long Bench republishes his response to the latest version of Jamaica's National Parenting Policy.
The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog posts the first in a series of features on the pioneers of modern Jamaican art.
Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac thinks that the English-speaking Caribbean “is going through an immense social crisis” that centers around violent crime.
Active Voice blogs about a “farcical scenario [that] played itself out in downtown Kingston” when armed men took over a patty shop – and the ensuing discussion on Twitter.
Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp is beginning to worry about the U.S.A.