Stories about Jamaica from December, 2010
Caribbean: environmantal atlas
Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight the region’s diverse ecosystems.”
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Earthquake
YardFlex.com reports on an earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago.
Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
Jamaica: Honouring Huie
The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog is thrilled to be honouring the late modern art pioneer Albert Huie “on the eve of what would have been [his] ninetieth birthday.”
Jamaica: Blog Awards
Mad Bull is excited that Jamaica will soon be having its Blog Awards!
Jamaica: Documentary on Police Abuse
Repeating Islands reports on the launch of a documentary which chronicles instances of police injustice and debuted “to a crowd of more than 300 to commemorate International Human Rights Day.”
Jamaica: Kartel & Cake Soap
“I never understood Bleaching, I can't understand how this is an actual phenomena in the same place that gave birth to Marcus Garvey”: The Phoenix in a Gas House explains.
Jamaica: Celebrated Journalist Dies
Distinguished Jamaican journalist John Maxwell has passed away; The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog pays him tribute, while Geoffrey Philp adds: “In this time of Wiki Leaks and other journalistic scandals, his ethics, wisdom, and courage are surely needed…”
Jamaica: On the Internet
Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac asks some pressing questions about the Internet.
Jamaica, Haiti: Democracy & Elections
In looking at the fallout over the Haitian elections, Jamaican diaspora blogger Dennis Jones says: “The search for democracy is more than about having free and open elections. People have to have a certain disposition.”
Jamaica: Commission of Enquiry
Jamaica and the World comments on the Commission of Enquiry set up to investigate matters relating to Christopher “Dudus” Coke's extradition: “What is particularly amusing (or annoying)…is that we are not supposed to need it. The Prime Minister has assured us on several occasions that he has already made a...
Jamaica: Teens, Sex & The Media
TALLAWAH interviews Marcia Forbes about her “profoundly researched new book” on Jamaican teens, sexuality and the influence of the media.
Caribbean: Regional Reviews
The Caribbean Review of Books has some interesting reading this week.
Caribbean: World AIDS Day
Today is World AIDS Day; West Indian bloggers lend their voice to the cause, in the hope that they will help reduce HIV prejudice and curb the spread of the disease.
Jamaica: The Wikileaks Discussion
Jamaican diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac says that “the wikileaks debate or discussion will be and should be about what needs to be put in front of the eyes of the general public.”