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Jamaica Preachers Told To Shut-Up Or Get Off The Bus

AFRICANGLOBE - Controversy has been brewing since Jamaica's public transport authorities ordered lay preachers to put the brakes on sermons on state-owned buses. The move came against a backdrop of numerous complaints from passengers about the noise and disturbance created by the preachers, which led to a directive instructing drivers to politely warn religious ministers that they were no longer permitted to evangelize on public transport.

Jamaica Slips Deeper Into Recession

Jamaica went deeper into recession in the third quarter, during which the economy contracted by 0.6 per cent year over year, said the Planning...

Hurricane Sandy Batters Jamaica Killing 2

Hurricane Sandy's howling winds and pelting rains lashed precarious hillside homes, stranded travelers and downed power lines Wednesday as it roared across Jamaica on...

Jamaica Recording Significant Boom In Tourist Arrivals

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the global economic downturn’s negative impact on travel tourism around the world, Jamaica is seeing significant growth in both its long-stay and cruise tourism.

UN Body Asks Jamaica to Make Some Exceptions for Abortion

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has asked Jamaica to reconsider criminalizing abortion in cases where a pregnancy is a...

Jamaica Wooing Multinationals

Jamaica is making adjustments to its tax regime to enhance its attractiveness for international business entities looking for a home in the Caribbean. A bill...

The Teachings Of Marcus Garvey Now Mandatory In Jamaican Schools

AFRICANGLOBE - Struggling with a chronically stagnant economy and one of the highest crime rates in the world, Jamaica is turning for help to a Black nationalist leader who died more than 70 years ago. Marcus Garvey, who inspired millions of followers worldwide with messages of Black pride and self-reliance, is being resurrected in a new mandatory civics program in schools across Jamaica.

Firestorm Over Robert Mugabe’s Comments About Jamaica

Jamaica House was last night yet to comment formally on unflattering comments attributed to President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe about Jamaican culture at a...

Jordon On Top Of The World For Jamaica 50

Darren Jordon may now live in Qatar but he still loves the country of his birth, Jamaica. Jordon, who is a news presenter on the...

A Cultural Analysis of Jamaica and Nigeria at the London Olympics

Many did not want London 2012 to end. It has been a true festival of sports. Into the pot of, perhaps, one of the best...

Olympic Glories and the Caribbean’s Image

The remarkable feats of Jamaican athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games and, to a lesser extent, those of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, must...

From Bob Marley To Marcus Garvey To The Fighting Maroons of...

The uplifting, inspiring, empowering music of Bob Marley is to reggae what the rousing, revolutionary music of Public Enemy is to the pop tunes...

Reflecting on Jamaica’s 50 Years of Independence

The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica holds a special place in the heart of Jamaicans. It is known as the "office" when the national...

On ‘Freedom’ Anniversaries – The Caribbean at The Crossroads

There is something quite special about the month of August in the political and cultural history of our Caribbean—this region that bridges the two...

The Big Gay Lie

AFRICANGLOBE - Recent reports in which Jamaica's outgoing Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green spoke openly about gay-on-gay crime in Jamaica, is not only timely but also important, given the orchestrated campaign against Jamaica. And when Les Green speaks people listen.

Boost for Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

Jamaica is poised to expand its tourism product in the areas of health, sports, community and entertainment. This according to Minister of Tourism and Entertainment,...