· July, 2008

Stories about Jamaica from July, 2008

Jamaica: Plastic pests

  3 July 2008

Long Bench addresses some aspects of the issue of pollution, and thinks Jamaicans should start by getting rid of the ubiquitous plastic bag—whether they like that idea or not.

Jamaica: Weeping and Wailing

  2 July 2008

Following recent remarks from commentators invoking the idea of Revolution, My View of Jamdown from Up So depicts, in a long and vivid post, what a Revolution in Jamaica would be like.

Jamaica: Gun Control

  1 July 2008

Jamaican blogger Long Bench objects to a newspaper's use of an image of a gun pointed at the reader, saying “Here we are celebrating the very weapon and skill that is also killing us.”

Jamaica: Trick and Treat

  1 July 2008

Geoffrey Philp's Blog Spot goes to the movies, and finds Hollywood blockbuster Wanted is steeped in the tradition of the Trickster/Warrior, “the two dominant archetypes in Jamaican culture.”

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