Stories about Jamaica from November, 2021
Artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan taps into the ‘eternal connections’ of Black Caribbean ancestry
"There are many deeply entrenched attitudes from our colonial past that continue to poison how we view ourselves and our citizenry."
Jamaicans mourn the passing of human rights defender Nancy Anderson, who worked to assist the island's most vulnerable citizens
As "a very proud advocate for human rights," one of Anderson’s key achievements was to help make legal services more widely available to the poor in Jamaica.
Jamaica officially recognises the life and legacy of iconic wartime nurse, Mary Seacole
"[Especially during the] COVID-19 outbreak, when healthcare professionals have been similarly challenged by a pandemic, it is an appropriate time to mark her birth, life, legacy and example.”
Could Jamaica's ‘wickedest city’ become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Jamaica hopes to get World Heritage status for Port Royal, one of only three sunken sites in the world and the only one in the Western hemisphere.
Once more, Jamaicans debate whether states of emergency are an effective crime-fighting tool or a band aid
The murder rate in some communities in Jamaica has increased between 16 and 57 per cent in 2021, with the country recording 1,240 murders so far this year.
Take a hike! Some of the Caribbean's most scenic trails in photos
Many Caribbean people are avid hikers—these photos will show you why.
Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley's defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star
"How does Barbados feel about [Prime Minister] Mia Mottley? Because the rest of the Caribbean feels as though y’all won the lottery in the PM dept."