Social media is a strange and rather frightening creature at times. Quite regularly, it throws up something that terrifies and shocks Jamaicans, with no context or background of course. Just out of the blue. So again recently, a video of a woman in rural Jamaica beating her thirteen year-old daughter in rural Jamaica suddenly popped … More Mother Beats Daughter: But Can We Go To the Root of the Problem Please, Asks WROC?
There’s a new online paper Public Opinion launched on March 17. It is Jamaica’s first dedicated online newspaper that aims to bring thought leadership to Jamaica and to uplift public discourse on a wide range of topical issues. It is non-partisan and to this end, representatives of the political parties have agreed to contribute pieces on … More Public Opinion: A New Online News Publication – And A Powerful Piece by Judith Wedderburn
In my last blog post, I mentioned the case of a 64 year-old church pastor, Rupert Clarke, who was recently discovered in flagrant delicto by the police, allegedly raping a fifteen year-old girl in a parked car. Yes, I am using the word “rape” because, to me, this is statutory rape. However, the man was today charged with … More The “Communities of Fate” Keep Getting It Wrong, Says Eve for Life’s Joy Crawford #NuhGuhDeh
This powerful letter is written by Joan Grant Cummings, a member of Caribbean Dawn and the 51% Coalition in Jamaica. Among the most recent cases, we must also remember the murder of Santoya Campbell (another fourteen-year-old pregnant teen) and the deaths of three children in a fire in Admiral Town, Kingston. One of the children, … More Has CARICOM gone backwards? The Rights of our Children Are Not Being Protected
Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
The concept of the “dirty old man” preying on underage girls for sex is a phenomenon that has so faded and become so normalized that a Jamaican civil society organization has launched a campaign against this horrible practice. This was the message from Eve for Life’s Joy Crawford at an…