· March, 2012

Stories about Jamaica from March, 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

  29 March 2012

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by the outcome of the trip.

Jamaica: Hoodie is No Excuse

  26 March 2012

“An excited man kills someone for the flimsiest of causes. And someone asks us to believe it’s due to clothing choices!”: Diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac comments on the Trayvon Martin case.

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

  24 March 2012

Activity in the Caribbean blogosphere this week has been predominantly coming from Cuba and its diaspora, as the country prepares for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI amidst frustration about the human rights situation on the island and dissatisfaction over the pontiff declining to meet members of the Cuban opposition during his stay.

Jamaica: The Tivoli 73

  19 March 2012

Active Voice blogs about an art exhibit that references the 73 Jamaican citizens killed during the 2010 Tivoli Gardens occupation: “The 73 flags were suspended with clothespins from a simulated clothesline. You couldn’t help think…were the 73 hung out to dry by the Jamaican government?”

Jamaica: “Dudus” Sentencing

  17 March 2012

Jamaica Salt blogs about the sentencing of accused drug don Christopher “Dudus” Coke, saying: “There seems to be little change when it comes to seeking out political corruption in Jamaica and the alleged links between drugs, crime, police and politicians…it seems a shame…that there has been little good to come...

Jamaica: Prince Harry's Visit

  7 March 2012

In the context of Prince Harry's visit in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Active Voice gets feedback on how Jamaicans feel about the question of changing the country's constitutional status to that of a republic.

Jamaica: Overhauling the Education System

  1 March 2012

“Don’t you think we ought to use the classroom to create a safe place for self-discovery and learning, coupled with enthusiasm and fun?” Ruthibelle thinks that the country needs “an education revolution.”

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