Families of Victims of Police Brutality Call for Justice


Another International Day passed without much comment from anybody on the island. I should have posted this last Friday, March 15, which was the actual date of International Day Against Police Brutality. It raises awareness of an issue that persists (and in many places is actually worsening) in developing and developed countries. According to the Independent … More Families of Victims of Police Brutality Call for Justice

A Journey for Justice in the Americas: In Kingston Tomorrow Evening


In January, 2014, I happened to be on Orange Street just a short while after Nakiea Jackson was shot dead by the police in his cookshop. I wrote about it here. I also noted later that month: A lady whom I don’t know posted a comment yesterday on my article about the alleged police killing … More A Journey for Justice in the Americas: In Kingston Tomorrow Evening

Wednesday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 23, 2017


A little late this week… I don’t know where to start. The floods have overwhelmed us, but we are still standing. At least, some of us are. I highlighted some stories in red, this time! Water, water everywhere: After a pretty rainy April in some parts, the weather gods (and climate change) decided to give us … More Wednesday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 23, 2017

Reported Beatings of Men in Police Custody – JFJ Calls For Urgent Protective Measures


With rising crime rates and increased physical and psychological pressure on the police as well as ordinary citizens, it really is a difficult period for Jamaica. All the more reason for us to keep a close watch on human rights issues, which cannot be brushed aside simply because of our worsening security situation. Now Jamaicans for … More Reported Beatings of Men in Police Custody – JFJ Calls For Urgent Protective Measures

Holiday Disturbances: Jamaican Police Under Investigation


How sad that the holiday week, with its delicious refreshing showers, happy celebrations and quiet relaxation for many, should end on a bitter note. I have commented a couple of times recently on the dramatic reduction in killings involving the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In early July the JCF reported a forty per cent reduction: … More Holiday Disturbances: Jamaican Police Under Investigation

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