· August, 2011

Stories about Jamaica from August, 2011

Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey

  26 August 2011

President Barack Obama may have lost at least one vote in his re-election bid based on “the White House[‘s] disrespect [for] Marcus Garvey, a national hero of Jamaica”. Geoffrey Philp explains, here and here.

Jamaica: Obama Rejects Plea for Garvey Pardon

  23 August 2011

Geoffrey Philp is surprised by the Obama administration's rejection of the request for a presidential pardon for Marcus Garvey on the grounds that “it would be ‘a waste of time and resources’ since Garvey had been ‘dead for ages‘”, saying: “Marcus Garvey has joined the ancestors. So this plea for…exoneration...

Jamaica: Harmony with Nature

  18 August 2011

Labrish Jamaica refers to the theories of environmentalist Paul Shepard and psychiatrist Carl Jung to support “modern man’s ability to have a right relationship with the earth, even amongst the heaping evidence to the contrary.”

Jamaica: No Love for Gays?

  16 August 2011

“The situation in Jamaica concerning the status and well-being of its homosexual citizens continues to evolve in a one step forward-two steps backward manner”: Active Voice explains.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Twitter Lit Wit

  15 August 2011

Annie Paul is impressed at the “Bolt-like capacities” with which Trinidadian netizens took on the Twitter hashtag #bookswithalettermissing. Check out her post for some real gems.

Jamaica: The “Performance of Gender”

  12 August 2011

“Everyone is involved in this baseless discrimination. Effeminacy is apparently extremely off-putting. The effeminate man, whether he is gay or straight, catches a whole lot of hell”: Under the Saltire Flag suggests that “what is being policed is not sexuality, but gender.”

Jamaica: BMW Brand Association

  1 August 2011

Jamaica Woman Tongue (who, in full disclosure, drives a BMW herself), is still troubled by the circumstances surrounding the recent murder of a teen by the driver of a BMW: “The new association of the…brand with murder is an extension of the negative stereotypes the luxury vehicles attract. BMW must...

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