Stories about Jamaica from September, 2012
Jamaica: Storm Saulter on Film & New Media in the Caribbean
The 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival continues this week and one of the most high-profile regional attendees is Storm Saulter, the Jamaican director whose first feature film, Better Mus’ Come, received critical acclaim upon its release in late 2010. In this post, he talks about his new offering, filmmaking in the Caribbean and how new media is helping to change the landscape.
Jamaica: In Whose Image?
Whose conception of Jamaican identity resulted in the decision to market our country in this colour-coded way? Why are we still rubbing out black people from the big picture? Or, at best, downplaying blackness? Which Jamaica are we selling? And who to? Professor Carolyn Cooper writes about class, colorism, branding...
Jamaica: Time for Twitter
Twitter gives you the ability to tune in to any locality you wish as long as there are people from there on Twitter. Active Voice explains why she makes time to tweet.
Jamaica: The Modern Sonnet
Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp interviews author Pamela Mordecai about her new work, ” Subversive Sonnets”.
Jamaica: Coral Crisis
The latest diagnosis on Caribbean coral reefs is dire. Labrish Jamaica thinks immediate action should be taken.
Jamaica: For Every Child, a Laptop
Active Voice reports that the “One Laptop per Child” project has come to Jamaica.
2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories
Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a shark attack. Just some of the remarkable Paralympic athletes.