Stories about Jamaica from March, 2021
As Jamaica sends a large shipment of rescue dogs to Canada, animal rights activists hope regional attitudes will change
The foreign rehoming of Jamaican stray dogs is seen as a "game-changer," sending an important message to "those who have been accustomed to treat[ing] dogs with cruelty rather than kindness."
This open-source software is helping Barbados and Jamaica preserve their cultural heritage
The free Arches software helps cultural heritage organisations “respond to the critical and common challenges [...] around creating and maintaining modern inventory systems."
The Caribbean's foremost literary festival has released its 2021 longlist; Trinidad & Tobago writers dominate
“Where else would you find Trinidadian street food in the same volume as an appraisal of Thom Gunn's poetry, or Dylan Thomas rubbing shoulders with soca?”
Jamaica's first vaccination day brings optimism, though COVID-19 numbers continue to soar
"As more people get vaccinated, share their experiences, and the effects of fewer [...] severe cases of disease are documented, more people who are currently hesitant about [vaccination] will become willing."
Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, last of the original ‘Wailers,’ passes away
"We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth."
The misty beauty of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains captured on camera
The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, recently designated a UNESCO world heritage site, celebrated its 28th anniversary with a photography competition. Here's a look at the winning entries.