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Fake Study Claims To Link Jamaican Music To Anti-Homosexual Attitudes

AFRICANGLOBE - A new research from the University of London claims it has evidence supporting the view that dancehall music promotes homophobia and can lead to anti-social behaviour. Jamaica has been controversially targeted internationally as one of the most homophobic places on Earth.

J. A. Rogers: Historian, Journalist And Author

AFRICANGLOBE - Joel Augustus Rogers was born September 6, 1880 in Negril, Jamaica and died on March 26, 1966 in New York City. Rogers was a historian, journalist and author whose works made great contributions to the history of Africa and its diaspora.

Life & Debt: The Story Of Jamaica’s Economic Struggles

AFRICANGLOBE - Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, Life & Debt is a woven tapestry of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas.

Jamaica Could Decriminalize Marijuana This Year

AFRICANGLOBE - Efforts to ease Jamaica's anti-weed laws have been in the works for more than a decade. A government-appointed commission recommended decriminalization back in 2001, noting that marijuana was "culturally entrenched" in the country.

Sochi 2014: Jamaican Two-Man Bobsleigh Team Ready To Roll

AFRICANGLOBE- Defending champions Germany and the United States are favourites in the Olympic two-man bobsleigh, but it's rag-to-riches Jamaica, powered to Sochi by a global fundraising campaign, who will capture the imagination.

Caribbean Athletes Aim High As Sochi Winter Olympics Begin

AFRICANGLOBE - A numbers of athletes representing the Caribbean region are participating in the 22nd Winter Olympic Games which began on Friday in the Black Sea city of Sochi in South-Eastern Russia.

Caribbean Marketplace 2014 A Success, Says JHTA

AFRICANGLOBE - Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014, the premier tourism marketing show, is the largest and most important business-to-business marketing event for the region's hospitality industry. About 1,200 delegates from more than 26 countries in North America, South America and Europe were in attendance at the event which was staged from Sunday to Tuesday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James.

Jamaica Anti-Gay Violence Continues After Man Stabbed To Death, Attacks

AFRICANGLOBE - In the latest instance of Jamaica's dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car stolen, and his house set on fire while his body was still inside on Aug. 28.

Jamaica Sets Sights on Profitable Animation Industry

AFRICANGLOBE - Jamaica targeting the animation industry as a potential growth area, Julian Robinson, state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, has said.

Jamaicans Mobilize Against Homosexual Activists to Protect Anti-Sodomy Law

AFRICANGLOBE - Just recently, one prominent clergyman shouted from his pulpit that he was prepared to die to ensure that Jamaica does not succumb to pressure from homosexual activists. Jamaicans have been standing firm against homosexual activists in recent days who are trying to...

Jamaica: Decades of Debt Crippling the Country’s Future

AFRICANGLOBE - Many people in Jamaica would have trembled as they read the financial press last week, telling them that their country is, again, due to be "rescued" by a loan package put together by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Venezuela And Jamaica: The Ties That Bind

AFRICANGLOBE - The classic irony was on full display in the Jamaica's Parliament on Tuesday. Just as the House prepared to engage in a marathon debate on the National Housing Trust, news arrived that Hugo Chavez the President of Venezuela and a great friend of Jamaica, had taken his last breath.

The IMF is Jamaica’s Neocolonial Economic Master

AFRICANGLOBE - The Bank of Jamaica posted on its website February 15 an IMF press release with the caption, 'IMF and Jamaica authorities reach staff-level agreement on key elements of the EFF-Supported programme'. This is the first of two steps in the approval process; the other is approval by the IMF board that should take place by the end of March.

IMF Set to Impose More Economic Pain On Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - On the eve of Lent Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, placed holders of the government’s local-currency bonds on an austerity diet, asking them to accept a lower interest rate. Her finance minister followed up with unpopular emergency tax increases. In return, on February 15th the IMF announced a preliminary agreement to a $750m loan. The Lenten diet is set to continue: approval of the credit by the Fund’s board will require prior approval of more tax rises and a public-sector pay freeze.

The NRA and the Gun Connection in Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - Following on the recent brutal slaying of 20 first-graders with an assault rifle in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama has called for 'action' on some level of gun control while those in the National Rifle Association (NRA) have increased their proactivity in defence of 'Second Amendment rights.'

Here’s Why Things Are So Bad In Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - Today, we begin a new series, The Briefing, with Dr André Haughton. It will explain and discuss various issues, including challenges facing Jamaica's economy.