Not All Jamaican Christians Are Anti-Abortion: A Statement from Committed Christians


Each time the issue of abortion is raised for debate in Jamaica, the Christian extremists who say they are particularly concerned about the nation’s health and family life get “steamed up.” They do their very best to block any sensible, coherent discussion on a matter that affects roughly half of our population in a deeply … More Not All Jamaican Christians Are Anti-Abortion: A Statement from Committed Christians

Brain Before Bible: An Interview With a Strong Jamaican Ally


Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
The Rev. Sean Major-Campbell (left) and Juleus Ghunta. (Photo courtesy of Juleus Ghunta) “People’s lives and mental health are being destroyed by pastors who do not understand,” says the Rev. Sean Major-Campbell, a Jamaican priest and LGBTI rights supporter, in an interview with author/social advocate Juleus Ghunta. Brain before Bible By Juleus…

Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016


The weather has been persistently grey, humid and cloudy. Yesterday, our gardener had some actual grass to cut, although our “lawn” remains very thin and will likely never recover. I hear La Niña is arriving. She sounds like a better deal than the male equivalent, but I’d like to know more about how she might … More Thinking Green, Justice Delayed, and A Princely Visit: Jamaica on Monday, April 25, 2016

Prickly Pole Politics, “Special Guests” and Horsing Around in Negril: Thursday, September 24, 2015


Our yard seems to be creeping back to life with the arrival of a few rain showers, recently. We are grateful. Politics and Prickly Pole: The death of a child – a student of the quaintly named Prickly Pole Primary and Infant School – has sparked an odd chain of events and a heated, highly … More Prickly Pole Politics, “Special Guests” and Horsing Around in Negril: Thursday, September 24, 2015

No Science is Neutral : A long hard look at Bain’s Affidavit and the Aftermath  


Originally posted on Groundation Grenada:
 :: by Tonya Haynes & Angelique V. Nixon :: ?  “Expectations” from The Neighbourhood Report by Barbadian artist Ewan Atkinson ? Since the announcement of the termination of Professor Bain’s short post-retirement contract with CHART (Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network), there has been a growing movement in protest over his…

It’s July So It’s Hot: Wednesday, July 2, 2014


The drought tightens its grip, and World Cup fever is higher than ever in Kingston town. The weekend was sickly hot – and quiet, as we buried ourselves in football. Meanwhile…tons of news! Here we go… The Police Commissioner resigned/retired: Commissioner Ellington announced his resignation (or retirement after 34 years) with almost immediate effect. Deputy Commissioner … More It’s July So It’s Hot: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Marching as to War


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. This hymn always made me feel uncomfortable as a child, although churchgoers in England used to sing it with gusto. It was written by Sabine Baring-Gould, a nineteenth-century Anglican priest who fathered fifteen children and wrote a number of books, … More Marching as to War