Tagged: jamaica

Who Loves Ya, Jamaica?

Who Loves Ya, Jamaica?

  I bet you thought it was Venezuela. But, as it turns out, Venezuela was just a fair-weather friend. Now that times have changed and Venezuela is feeling the impact of collapsing oil prices,...

Will President Barack Obama’s visit to Jamaica reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations?

Will President Barack Obama’s visit to Jamaica reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations?

This week US President Barack Obama visits Jamaica.  Will President Obama’s visit to Jamaica improve U.S.-Caribbean relations?  Jamaican-born Attorney Marlon A. Hill  examines this question in a Miami Herald article titled “Obama visit should reignite U.S.-Caribbean relations”. Below are...

Obama to visit Jamaica

Obama to visit Jamaica

Today the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) issued a release that United States President Barack Obama is expected to make a State visit to Jamaica on April 9th prior to visiting the Summit...

Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

  This week the Bob Marley estate won a court battle against against a clothing company, A.V.E.L.A. and other merchandisers accused of using the reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music...

Bob Marley’s Jamaica

Bob Marley’s Jamaica

  No Jamaican historical figure is better known than Bob Marley. He put Jamaica on the map – at least Jamaica as the world sees it today. The Jamaica he created throbs with the...

Jamaica “Unknown”

Jamaica “Unknown”

  I watched Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” Sunday night because CNN promised he would be showcasing Jamaica. But the hour-long show left me feeling the Jamaica they visited was, indeed, unknown. To me, anyway. Bourdain,...

CNN VIDEO Preview:  This Sunday Watch Anthony Bourdain’s “The side of Jamaica you never get to see” on CNN –  November 15th, 2014

CNN VIDEO Preview: This Sunday Watch Anthony Bourdain’s “The side of Jamaica you never get to see” on CNN – November 15th, 2014

Anthony Bourdain travels to the area of Jamaica where tourists are less likely to visit. The mini-documentary is called “The side of Jamaica you never get to see”.  Watch “Parts Unknown” this Sunday, November...

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling responds to newpaper calling Jamaica a ‘gun-filled slum’

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling responds to newpaper calling Jamaica a ‘gun-filled slum’

. Liverpool’s star player , Jamaican-born, Raheem Sterling  responded via a tweet (below)  to The Sun newspaper referring to Jamaica as a ‘gun-filled slum’.  The newspaper made this reference in an article titled “Raheem...

Cricketer Chris Gayle lashes out at the Jamaican Government

Cricketer Chris Gayle lashes out at the Jamaican Government

    In an interview with The  London Telegraph, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle expressed disappointment with the  Jamaican Government not acknowledging him .  Chris Gayle, who is Jamaican, told The Telegraph. “I’m just asking for a...