· September, 2007

Stories about Jamaica from September, 2007

Jamaica: Portia Concedes Victory

  6 September 2007

Moving Back to Jamaica writes about his experience “as a Presiding Officer in Polling Station number 62 of the Kingston Central constituency”, while Jamaican Lifestyle says: “Mrs. Simpson Miller has finally conceded victory to the Jamaica Labour Party.”

Jamaica: Strong Writers

  5 September 2007

Far from being “soft”, Jamaican Geoffrey Philp believes that “the more I read the blogs of my fellow Caribbean writers…the more I know that these writers have the hearts of warriors.”

Jamaica: Election Day

  3 September 2007

As Jamaicans go to the polls, Jamaican Lifestyle says: “Finally the day is upon us and I am so happy it is coming and going. Please pray for peace on election day. Violence solves nothing!” The Life and Times of Michmac, on the other hand, looks into Jamaica's political future...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Elections go Web 2.0

  3 September 2007

Given their small, close-knit populations, relatively low internet penetration, and the continuing primacy of the mainstream media as a source of information, most Caribbean nations are a long way from seeing the emergence of a homegrown US-style "netroots" movement that can genuinely and profoundly influence the outcome of a political election. But the "social web" seems nevertheless to be making its presence felt in election campaigns in Jamaica, where voters go to the polls today (September 3), and Trinidad and Tobago, where an election date is expected to be announced any day now.

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