Human rights in Jamaica and beyond – past and present

It’s International Human Rights Day, and it’s not just a hashtag. A lot has been going through my mind today. These are stormy times, with the wind blowing first one way and then the other. A sudden rogue wave appears and nearly knocks you off your feet. 2021 has been strangely – and perhaps surprisingly … More Human rights in Jamaica and beyond – past and present

COVID-19 Update: 47 Cases, Curfew Shenanigans, the Homeless in Jamaica and Generosity

This evening, the Ministry of Health and Wellness shared that we have three new cases today. Details are below. KINGSTON, Jamaica. Thursday, April 2, 2020: The National Influenza Centre has advised that of the five pending test results from yesterday (April 1), two samples have tested negative while three are positive for the Coronavirus Disease … More COVID-19 Update: 47 Cases, Curfew Shenanigans, the Homeless in Jamaica and Generosity

Two Jamaican Shorts Coming Up at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival: Kinto and Abeeku and the Maroons

Three Jamaican short films are on the agenda of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, which opens in Toronto on September 5. The two I have reviewed below will be screened on September 19, along with The Incursion (which I will review separately) and Kaneal Gayle’s film Dancehall’s Asian Ambassadors, a short documentary which you will find reviewed elsewhere. Kinto … More Two Jamaican Shorts Coming Up at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival: Kinto and Abeeku and the Maroons

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life Stands with Foor for the Poor

Last week, Members of Parliament cast aspersions on houses provided to impoverished Jamaicans by the charity Food for the Poor, at a sitting of the Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee, chaired by Mikael Phillips – who has since apologised. Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with Food for the Poor’s Chairman and Deputy Chairman today to try to … More Jamaica AIDS Support for Life Stands with Foor for the Poor

Colour Pink Group holds 2nd Candlelight Vigil @equality_ja @petchary @NFPBJa

Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
Britney. Charm. Jason. Martin. Russell. Winsome. Portland. Gully Queen. Those were several of the names uttered on the evening of Dec. 10 at a candlelight vigil for homosexual, bisexual, transgendered men held by the Colour Pink Group. (Read more about this group here, but they advocate for this community and…

Youth Advocacy Through the Lens: The Resolution Project

This is the season for awards ceremonies in Jamaica. School is out, the weather is hot and it’s time to get together and say, “Well done! You made it!” before we all go off on our separate summer excursions, here and there. A few days ago I attended an extraordinary ceremony – not in the audience, … More Youth Advocacy Through the Lens: The Resolution Project

Taking a Stand: Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013

December 10 marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment for the mandate of the UN HighCommissioner for Human Rights. Caribbean Development Activists & Women’s Network in partnership with Quality of CitizenshipJamaica, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition and Jamaicans for Justice is organizing a stand on human rights day with other NGOs, youth leaders, students, and interested … More Taking a Stand: Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013