Jamaicans for Justice at Work, Part 2: Police Harassment Leading to Suicide Attempts


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

Guest Blog Post: Matters of Life and Death – On Euthanasia, by Wayne Campbell


I am very pleased to share a post from my thoughtful fellow-blogger Wayne Campbell. Wayne won a Certificate of Merit at the Press Association of Jamaica’s Awards 2015. This is a very thought-provoking but balanced approach to an issue I confess I have never tried to tackle; although it did cross my mind when my … More Guest Blog Post: Matters of Life and Death – On Euthanasia, by Wayne Campbell

Violence Against Women: There’s a Lot of Work to be Done, Says Senator Kamina Johnson Smith


Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has been advocating consistently for the rights of women and girls for some time now, in various fora. The Senator is particularly concerned  with how the law is (or is not) keeping up with the struggles of the 21st century Jamaican woman for equality and justice. As the Sixteen Days of Activism continue, … More Violence Against Women: There’s a Lot of Work to be Done, Says Senator Kamina Johnson Smith

Why Are We Still Locking Up Our Children?


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?