Jamaica

Jamaica Resorts Covered Up Sexual Assaults, Silenced Victims For Years

Jamaican resorts have silenced sexual assault victims for years with agreements, free trips and cash refunds. But many victims are speaking out now.        

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Sunday Assorted Links

1. Buju Banton returns to Jamaica, released from prison. 2. China thread.  How China does and does not want to change the rules. 3. How and why Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are becoming less violent (The Economist). 4. It seems there are...
Related topics: China, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Atheism

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Philly-born Black Man Nearly Deported To Jamaica For Smoking Weed While On Probation

A Philadelphia-born man was nearly deported to Jamaica — which he’d briefly visited once, years ago on a cruise — after turning himself in for a probation violation. Peter Sean Brown tested positive for marijuana while on probation...

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Terrifying Folk Rituals From Japan Added To Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Traditional namahage demon costumes from different villages in Akita prefecture, Japan. Photo by Douglas P Perkins Douglaspperkins/CC 3.0 Together with Jamaica's reggae, Irish hurling and traditional Georgian wrestling, Japan's...
Related topics: Japan, World Photos

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Advocating For A Blue Economy Investment Facility

Fishermen at work, Little Bay, Jamaica. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Terry WaghornROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov 21 2018 (IPS)I recently connected with Felix Dodds and a colleague of his Chris Tomkins about the development around how the Blue...
Related topics: Netherlands

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Us Blocked ‘guerilla Intellectual’ From Jamaica, Fearing His ‘good Example’

The year 1968 was explosive and revolutionary, but one of the lesser known social uprisings a half-century ago was the Rodney Riots in Jamaica in October 1968. Named after famed “guerrilla intellectual” Walter Rodney, the riots hold an important...

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At Un, Jamaica Urges Partnerships To Tackle Climate Impacts, Economic Fragility In Small Islands

Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island developing States, Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, told world leaders at the seventy-third...

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Learn To Speak Your Favorite Foreign Language In No Time [deals]

With the holidays rolling up in just a few short months, it may be time to start planning that winter getaway trip. Who needs to battle the elements to see relatives when you can lounge in the December sun in warm locales like Jamaica, Mexico or...
Related topics: Mexico, Costa Rica

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Out Of Jamaica: The Formidable Sir Willard White

A conversation with a leading basso.

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Ta-tas And Choke Outs: The #blackinkchi Brawl In Jamaica Sent Twitter All The Way Left

VH1 Black Ink Chi’s Wild Fight Well, folks, we may have just seen the most lit fight in reality show history. Okay, maybe not, but the Black Ink Crew: Chicago folks had quite the melee in Jamaica. The two newly-rivaled brands linked up and all...
Related topics: Social Media

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America’s Broken Immigration System Is Tearing Indian Families Apart

By February next year, 22-year-old Sri Ponnada will be forced to separate from her mother and teenage brother and move out of the US—the country where she has spent eight years of her life. An Indian citizen, Ponnada moved to Jamaica with her...

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Baltimore To Lose Dozens Of Skilled Immigrant Teachers, Thanks To Trump’s Crackdown On H-1b Visas

Nearly 25 Baltimore public school teachers will see their visas expire at the end of June, when they will be forced to return to the Philippines and Jamaica, where they’re from, compounding Baltimore’s already severe teacher shortage. According...
Related topics: Philippines

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Could Jamaica's Data Protection Act Shield Politicians From Journalistic Scrutiny?

A special sitting of the Jamaican parliament at Gordon House. Photo by Number 10, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. In the wake of the European Union's implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, Jamaicans are debating the implications of two new...
Related topics: World Photos

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A Social Entrepreneur With ‘a Pebble Of An Idea’ Is Taking On The Goliath Of Jamaica's Plastic...

Scheed Cole's son sitting on a 360 Recycle bench. Cole founded the social enterprise in an effort to think differently, help people in need and tackle environmental issues. Photo by Emma Lewis, used with permission. The theme for the 2018 World...
Related topics: World Photos

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We Know How To Make Programs That Help Poor Kids. The Hard Part Is Scaling Up

In the 1970s, three groundbreaking studies—in Jamaica, North Carolina and Michigan—changed the way the world thought about helping poor kids. The studies suggested that one way of reducing inequality and supporting families was to create...

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The Windrush Scandal: The Betrayal Of A Generation

After World War II, the British government invited migrants from the Caribbean to come and live and work in the United Kingdom. The first ship, MV Empire Windrush, brought nearly 500 migrants from Jamaica to Great Britain in 1948. Many more...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Traffic Lifts, Revenue Moderates At Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC), the operator of 12 Mexican airports and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, issued first-quarter 2018 earnings results on April 26. Did the company otherwise known as...
Related topics: US Equity Markets, Airports

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U.k. Officials Apologize After Lives Of Caribbean Immigrants Thrown Into Disarray

NPR's Ailsa speaks to Natalie Barnes and her mother Paulette Wilson about how their family was shocked in 2015 to receive word from the British Home Office that Paulette was no longer considered a citizen and risked deportation to Jamaica where she...

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Man Stuck In Jamaica For 15 Years

A new raft of measures has been announced by the government, which it claims will allow people from the Windrush generation to get their UK citizenship at no extra cost. But what about the toll the scandal has already taken on the families affected,...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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In Kingston, Jamaicans Tell Channel 4 News Of Their Anger At Britain’s ‘betrayal’

Channel 4 News correspondent Symeon Brown reports from Jamaica.

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