Stories about Jamaica from October, 2014
As the prime minister admits that Chikungunya has caused a "national emergency" in Jamaica, people remain dissatisfied with the government's efforts to educate citizens and contain the disease.
The country's health ministry has faced criticism for its handling of an outbreak of Chikungunya, a virus spread by mosquitoes that causes high fever and severe joint pain.
Jamaican author Marlon James’ new novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been released to such fanfare that even hard-hitting literary critics cannot use enough superlatives in their reviews. Michiko Kakutani, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for The New York Times, described James as a “prodigious talent”, calling the novel “epic...
Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.
Jamaica is confronting a dangerous health scare, as bloggers argue that social media can be used as an effective information channel to educate the public about risks.