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26 September 2014
Jamaica's officials recently petitioned UNESCO, but the "lure of a $1.5 billion investment" has brought an about-face. Shackled to the IMF, the money might be too much to pass up.
4 September 2014
Some Jamaicans, especially men, think it's acceptable for girls to be sexually initiated at a young age. The campaign will coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child.
22 August 2014
The case has continued to fuel protests and discussions in Jamaica, which has a history of police brutality and other similar forms of violence.
20 August 2014
A Jamaican politician has sparked debate over his comments that "the country has moved too far from God, and has ceased pleasing God."
Marcus Garvey, who was born 127 years ago, was a fervent supporter of Pan-Africanism. On the anniversary of his birthday, two bloggers commemorated the leader.
15 August 2014
Mental illness has long been taboo in the Caribbean, but on the heels of American actor Robin Williams' untimely death, regional bloggers explain why it's important to talk about it.
Blogger and cultural critic Annie Paul has criticized the management style of the gallery's Executive Director Veerle Poupeye, which she says drove two curators to leave.
12 August 2014
Jamaican Women Are Speaking Out Online Against the ‘Widespread Sickness’ of Public Sexual Harassment
"Instead of falling into the trap of thinking that unwanted sexual attention is a compliment, women must fight back. We cannot passively see ourselves as victims."
8 August 2014
The learning curve for a people who historically never had a say continues to be a steep one, especially in a climate where corruption was already entrenched.
1 August 2014
As the debate on marijuana's legal status rages in the Caribbean, attorney and activist Richie Maitland argues in favor of decriminalisation.