#KickOutGBV: More Than Just a Hashtag

October 22nd, 2015

Where is Jamaica going in the campaign against gender-based violence? Are we getting anywhere? I asked myself this question repeatedly at a recent public forum on “Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean,” ably organized by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Model United Nations and the Department of Government in collaboration with Respect Jamaica. The […]


Class, Gender, Tribalism… It’s Sports in Jamaica

March 31st, 2015

As we all know, sports is woven tightly into the fabric of Jamaican society. Some Jamaicans live and breathe the stuff. Isn’t it a component of “Brand Jamaica”? When it comes to “Champs” (the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/ISSA Championships) as it’s affectionately called, passions run high. It’s the largest high school track and field meet in […]