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Emma Lewis · February, 2016

London-born, Oxford graduate, living in Kingston, Jamaica for 31 years. Writer, blogger, social media activist. A passion for human rights, the environment, climate change and issues affecting Small Island Developing States. Formerly Public Affairs Specialist at U.S. Embassy Kingston (16 years) and worked in publishing/retail book business (8 years).

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Latest posts by Emma Lewis from February, 2016

26 February 2016

Jamaica Peacefully Chooses a New Government. Young Activists Take a Bow

Close to 35,000 voters joined the electoral list for the first time. Could the youth vote -- and online activism -- have been the deciding factors in Jamaica's general election?

24 February 2016

Violence Escalates on Eve of Elections in Jamaica

In the aftermath of a typically turbulent campaign season, polls have predicted a tight race and low voter turnout in tomorrow's elections in Jamaica.

22 February 2016

Jamaica Struggles Towards Election Day, Without Political Debates

"D is for debates. We might as well take that word out of our vocabulary [...] Jamaica does not have a culture of mature political discussion."

18 February 2016

A House in the Hills Raises Temperatures in Jamaica's Election Campaign

With elections scheduled to take place in about a week, the two main political parties bicker over a national debate while the electorate -- and Jamaica's democracy -- suffer.

15 February 2016

‘An Unapologetic Independent Thinker': A Conversation With St. Lucian Poet Vladimir Lucien

"Caribbean literature nowadays is very much a mixed bag [...] I think it is several Caribbeans that we are seeing."