Category: Jamerican Journal

Massachusetts Decriminalizes Marijuana

Massachusetts Decriminalizes Marijuana

Massachusetts Decriminalizes Marijuana By: Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter. It was a NORML day in the new year, when in a major step towards repealing marijuana prohibition in the United States, Massachusetts decriminalized marijuana, hash...

Sean Paul Performed at The Lehman Center in the Bronx.

Sean Paul Performed at The Lehman Center in the Bronx.

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Repoter   Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, dancehall reggae artist, Sean Paul Henriques, his brother, Jason “Jigzagula” Henriques, and back up singer / hype man, Farenheit, performed at the Lehman Center for the...

Bourdain Fried in Dancehall Fat for Saying Bitches

Bourdain Fried in Dancehall Fat for Saying Bitches

By: Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Manhattan   The job of a reporter is to investigate the source and accuracy of a statement, to establish its authenticity, before reporting on it. A press release currently...

Carifest C.A.R.E.S. Cancelled

Carifest C.A.R.E.S. Cancelled

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Manhattan NY   Due to a combination of poor ticket sales and inclement weather, Carifest C.A.R.E.S, which was scheduled for tomorrow, July 6th, has been cancelled. In the past...

Eek-A-Mouse, Eek-A-Rat, Eek-A-Rassclot!

Eek-A-Mouse, Eek-A-Rat, Eek-A-Rassclot!

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, New York City                                         Carifest C.A.R.E.S. But Eek-A-Mouse Doesn’t. When asked at last week’s Carifest...

Capleton at BB King’s

Capleton at BB King’s

By: Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Manhattan  Elvis may be the King, and Beenieman may be the self-proclaimed, “King ofthe dance hall,” but Capleton is the Emperor, as well as the emissary of BoboShanti enlightenment....

Bright Lights, Carib City

Bright Lights, Carib City

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Manhattan, New York Forget Carrie from Sex In the City. On Wednesday, June 4th, there was a Cari-Fest in the City, at the Carifest CARES: Keep A Child Alive...

DENGUE FEVER: Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

DENGUE FEVER: Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Portmore, Jamaica.During a previous trip to Jamaica in July of 2007, I was told by a customs agent in Montego Bay airport that Jamaica was a malaria-free island. After perusing...

Marijuana Activism is on the Move

Marijuana Activism is on the Move

By Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter, Manhattan, New York.There are a growing number of marijuana activist organizations and they have all had their hands full this month. On Wednesday, May 14th, the most corporate-looking conscientious...