Here is another case – this time of alleged harassment of a Jamaican citizen by the police – that Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has been pursuing for some time. Keep up the good work, JFJ. We must continue to be vigilant and to ask questions whenever and wherever necessary. Human rights is a very fragile … More Jamaicans for Justice at Work, Part 2: Police Harassment Leading to Suicide Attempts
It’s a New Year, but that doesn’t mean we have put aside those difficult issues that we faced in 2012, and then failed to tackle. And this one is certainly unresolved. Not long before Christmas (on December 10), the human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) hosted one of its Public Forums on “Accountability and Governance … More Why Are We Still Locking Up Our Children?
The great thinker and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt once said: Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. I am afraid to say that our Prime Minister spent quite some time this past week discussing people – namely, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. Admittedly, Mr. Holness’ comments were far from inspiring. … More Sunday Notes: December 2, 2012
I am talking about potential “nine-day wonders,” a special feature of public life in Jamaica. A dramatic story hits the news; people throw up their hands in alarm; they call the radio talk shows, their voices shrill with concern; they write angry letters to the newspapers; and the opinion-makers begin to register the story on their radar … More Sunday Wonders: November 25, 2012