· May, 2006

Stories about Jamaica from May, 2006

Jamaica: Prostitution – to legalize or not to legalize?

  8 May 2006

A Jamaican businessman raises the question of whether prostitution should be legalized in Jamaica to help control the spread of HIV/AIDS, but Leon Robinson's not having any of it. “Legalizing prostitution may have the reverse effect,” says Leon, “making solicitation a more accepted practice. Plus it would further destroy the...

Jamaica: Carnival innovations

  8 May 2006

Francis Wade details a few of the innovations in service and use of technology which have been introduced into Jamaica's Carnival. “The food at the Frenchmen Jamaican fetes is simply outstanding, and makes the evening well worth the money (which worked out to about US$70.) From the shrimp soup, to...

Jamaica: Racial satire

  3 May 2006

Depending on your point of view, you'll find God Bless the Whites, a newly minted satirical blog out of Jamaica, either uproariously funny or deeply offensive.

Caribbean: Regional Telecom Penetrates French DOMs

  2 May 2006

“For 155 million dollars, Denis O'Brien's Digicel Group just acquired Bouygues Telecom Caribbean, the second wireless network in the French Caribbean DOMs i.e. about 160,000 subscribers and 80 employees,” says (FR) Internetrapide.com. Digicel is now present in 20 Caribbean countries, explains the blogger.

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