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As Jamaica Signs Onto China’s Belt And Road Initiative, The US...

AFRICANGLOBE - As Jamaica signed on to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on April 11, a report to the American Congress entitled 'China's Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean' sought to examine the implications of growing Chinese influence in the region.

Foreign Companies Smiling All The Way To The Bank On Jamaica’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - There’s nothing new-fangled about bauxite mining in Jamaica. The Jamaican bauxite and alumina industry has a rich history in the world of commodities. It even played a cameo in the James Bond film “Dr. No,” whose island lair was filmed at a Jamaican bauxite terminal. In the 1960s and early 1970s, the island was the world’s largest bauxite producer and one of the top makers of alumina.

When Jamaica Led The Postcolonial Fight Against Exploitation

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1972 the socialist left swept to power in Jamaica. Calling for the strengthening of workers’ rights, the nationalization of industries, and the expansion of the island’s welfare state, the People’s National Party (PNP), led by the charismatic Michael Manley, sought nothing less than to overturn the old order under which Jamaicans had long labored—first as enslaved, then indentured, then colonized, and only recently as politically free of Great Britain. Jamaica is a small island, but the ambition of the project was global in scale.

Forty Years Ago, The CIA Had Its Eye On Jamaica—And Bob...

AFRICANGLOBE - Two nights before a much awaited national show, two carloads of armed men drove into Bob Marley’s Hope Road yard and shot up the place. Whether the CIA was connected to the attack is unclear. But Marley was stirring up the populace with lyrics of resistance and revolution, inciting the people to think breaking from “the system” was a good idea.

Bolt Secures Third World Sprint Sweep As Jamaica Wins Relay

AFRICANGLOBE - Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time when he helped Jamaica's relay team to a fourth successive 4x100 metres title on Saturday.

Black Business Ownership Culture Needed – Dr Henry Lowe

AFRICANGLOBE - Black Jamaicans need to create a culture of business ownership similar to the Chinese and Indians, reasoned scientist and business owner Dr. Henry Lowe.

As Caribbean Immigration Rises, Miami’s Black Population Becomes More Foreign

AFRICANGLOBE - One in three Black residents in Miami is now an immigrant, a reflection of a nationwide trend that shows immigrants making up a rising share of the country’s Black population, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

‘We Declare To The World That Africa Must Be Free’

AFRICANGLOBE - The imposing statue of Marcus Garvey in Lawrence Park, St Ann's Bay, Jamaica has a powerful story behind its unveiling that, at the time, demonstrated a determined alliance with the African freedom fighters' movement thousands of miles away. It is a moving story, and one that should be told over and over again, not only in Jamaica, but across the continent of Africa,

New Cuba Policy Stirs Caribbean Memories

AFRICANGLOBE - When I was a young adult living in Jamaica, the government of then Prime Minister Michael Manley had very strong ties and a special relationship with Cuba. Jamaica lies just south of that island, fewer than 300 miles away. And before the Cuban revolution, Jamaicans and Cubans had always traveled freely back and forth between the two countries.

Alia Atkinson Becomes 1st Black Woman To Win World Swimming Title

AFRICANGLOBE - Alia Atkinson made swimming history on Saturday by becoming the first Black woman to win a world swimming title: the women’s 100 breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha, Qatar.

Jamaica Records Increase In Poverty

AFRICANGLOBE - Poverty increased to one-fifth of the Jamaican population, according to the just-released Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) 2012. Interestingly, poverty increased in most urban areas but dropped in the majority of rural areas due mainly to increased earnings from agriculture.

Trini Finds Fresh Allure In Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - What I see around Kingston belies the official picture showing a Jamaican economy to have hardly grown at all in 40 years. But it has taken on debt to the level of 146 per cent of gross domestic product.

The Asianisation Of Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently, while travelling and shopping in some of Jamaica's major towns, it became shockingly clear that the cream of the nation's retail and wholesale business sector are owned by Asians. Many of whom speak or understand only few words of English. It's as if the descendants of Marcus Garvey -- champion of self-reliance -- had ignored his teachings.

Louis Farrakhan To Lead ‘Million Man March’ In Jamaica?

AFRICANGLOBE - Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan will be attending Jamaica's 'Million Man March', to be held on October 19. Details of Farrakhan's participation will be announced today at a press conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

Jamaica: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

AFRICANGLOBE - While Jamaica is an unsuccessful country, Jamaicans at home and abroad are a successful people. We have no doubt that it is within the capacity of our people to ensure that the good triumphs over the bad and the ugly. We have to stop being a nation which has great individuals and become a nation that collectively achieves the greatness

IMF Head To Visit Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde will visit Jamaica on June 27, according to a statement issued by Jamaica's Ministry of Finance on Monday.