· March, 2009

Stories about Jamaica from March, 2009

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Slumdogs

  10 March 2009

“To be part of a group of voluble Indians in the diaspora watching the Oscars while contributing to a live, running commentary the year Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars was quite an experience”: From Jamaica, Annie Paul shares her thoughts on the movie, while Jumbie's Watch posts a perspective on...

Anguilla, Jamaica: Student Safety

  9 March 2009

“Will draconian measures actually increase security and comfort, or will they destroy our sense of community and undermine security?”: Corruption-free Anguilla wonders if increased security at one particular school will help students learn better, while Long Bench is appalled at the negligence involved in the schoolyard death of a child...

Jamaica: Violence Against Women

  9 March 2009

Abeng News Magazine reports that “the Jamaica Government has taken a step towards combating violence against women through the passage of a new Bill to create a Sexual Offences Act.”

Jamaica: By the Bye

  6 March 2009

Girl With A Purpose thinks that Jamaican politicians should put their money where their mouth is and foot the cost of running by-elections themselves.

Jamaica: Young Writers

  6 March 2009

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features writer Pamela Mordecai's wish list for young writers.

Jamaica: Double Standard

  5 March 2009

As the Jamaican Prime Minister reasserts his vow not to yield to pressure from lobby groups “to ‘liberalize'…unjust laws which overly scrutinize and punish some men for engaging in consensual sexual practices with each other”, Long Bench maintains that his position is an “irresponsible double standard.”