Stories about Jamaica from November, 2011
Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp republishes an interview with Maurice Ashley, “the Jamaica-born Grandmaster of Chess”.
Active Voice gives a Twitter follower a tour of Jamaica's famous Sabina Park, and makes a plea for the powers-that-be to bring back the Lawrence Rowe Players Pavilion.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and the government are at loggerheads following an interview in which the President of the association expressed concern about “the acute shortage of qualified pharmacists in the system”. She was sent on half-pay leave soon after. Active Voice says: “We await further developments with bated...
Litblogger Geoffrey Philp meets some old literary friends at The Miami Book Fair International.
Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle suggests that Trinidad and Tobago could learn a thing or two from Jamaica when it comes to getting into emergency mode.
Pray, laugh, love! says that there are valuable business lessons to be learned from the the Occupy Wall Street protests: “Ultimately…the protestors would’ve been able to call public attention to their plight and send a very strong message to corporations that enough is enough. Importantly, it shows what can happen...
“The governor general of St Lucia, Dame Pearlette Louisy, gives part of her throne speech in Patois each year”: Jamaica Woman Tongue longs for the day that will happen in Jamaica, saying: “Patwa, Patois, dialect, Jamaican Creole or just plain Jamaican, whatever you call our local language, it has low...
Several diaspora bloggers write posts about Veterans Day.
Jamaica Salt is not surprised by the murder charges that have been slapped on dancehall sensation Vybz Kartel, saying: “In a small place like JA, making more enemies than friends is a dangerous position to find yourself. The real question which of course must be asked is, ‘is he guilty?’...
Jamaica-based Annie Paul’s post on a recent visit to Delhi offers snapshots of two new books by Indian writers.
Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers.
The Prime Minister's recent resignation has got Jamaica Salt thinking “about if and when the political make up in Jamaica can ever change.”
The possible links between Jamaican culture and Halloween get Geoffrey Philp blogging about death and “the sacrifices that our ancestors made for us to be here.”