Stories about Jamaica from September, 2011
Jamaica: Upcoming Elections
Bruce Golding yesterday confirmed that he will step down as Prime Minister and Leader of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, which according to Girl With a Purpose, means that the country should brace itself for “political maneuvering, with many speeches and media appearances by all candidates.”
Jamaica: Golding to Resign?
Jamaica and the World republishes a Wikileaks cable that sullies the image of the government, while Girl With a Purpose reports that “Prime Minister Bruce Golding dropped a bombshell on Jamaicans…announc[ing] his intention to resign as Party Leader of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).”
Jamaica: Gratitude to Garvey
In his ongoing effort to petition President Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey, Geoffrey Philp says: “Marcus Garvey's cause was justice, plain and simple. And it is ironic that unjust methods were used to malign his good name and to bring about his eventual imprisonment on fraudulent charges.”
Jamaica: Acts of Creation
“I think that is part of the reason that we look behind in the toilet bowl. We want to see exactly what it is we have created”: Under the Saltire Flag writes a scatological post that will, astonishingly, get you looking at creativity from a different angle.
Jamaica: Disaster Preparedness
In the midst of the hurricane season, Ruthibelle suggests that “damages could be minimised and it would cost this country less if we would stop living on luck, and starting living out emergency disaster preparedness, until it is ingrained in our culture…”
Jamaica: “Ma Lou”‘s Art
National Gallery of Jamaica Blog profiles another art pioneer: “Louisa Jones…popularly known as Ma Lou…a national treasure and a master practitioner of the African-Jamaican pottery tradition.”
Caribbean: Remembering 9/11
Regional and diaspora bloggers shared their thoughts yesterday on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Jamaica: Love & Language
Does it seem impossible for there to be a connection between “a group of rather ‘unchristian’ Christian pastors [coming] out against an advertisement that was promoting love” in Jamaica, racism and riots in the UK and a baby learning to use language in the US? Under the Saltire Flag finds...
Jamaica: Block on Ad for Acceptance of Gay Family Members
Jamaican broadcasters are refusing to publish a public service ad produced by The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) encouraging Jamaicans to accept homosexual family members. In this post, three bloggers, Annie Paul, Kathy Stanley and Kei Miller, share their thoughts.