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Taekwondo Fights Its Way to Become One of the Top Sports in Jamaica

Christina Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christina Brown

If the Jamaican team realizes its potential, black, green and gold colors may someday signify not only speed but also excellence in taekwondo.

Destination Weddings: Big Business in Kingston, Jamaica

Chie Davis | Posted 12.16.2013 | Weddings
Chie Davis

Travelers to the bustling cultural mecca of Kingston, Jamaica will immediately notice certain things.

Crocodiles Disappearing As Dinner In Jamaica

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

CASCADE, Jamaica -- CASCADE, Jamaica (AP) — Crocodiles were once so abundant along the salty rim of southern Jamaica that images of their toothy jaw...

For Jamaican Writers, New Place of Opportunity Is in Brooklyn

Christina Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christina Brown

The smell of Jamaican patties and jerk chicken and the sounds of the West Indies Patois were very much in evidence during the annual Brooklyn Book Festival.

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Budget Travel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

These resorts really are all-inclusive: a double room, three meals a day, drinks (from soda to cocktails), and lots of activities. And each one has an added bonus, too, from tennis lessons to scuba instructions. The only thing not included? Caveats.

WATCH: Jamaican Prime Minister Blows A Kiss At Anti-Homophobia Protestors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Protestors associated with the organization Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand gathered in New York City this week to demonstrate against Jamaican Prime Mi...

A Jump in the Sea

Sofia Maldonado | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Sofia Maldonado

Ten artists speak one language. It is Caribbean. It is Contemporary. It is World-art. It is the voice of an emerging generation of artists that speak a universal language independently of our Caribbean heritage.

WATCH: Jamaican LGBT Activists Protests Anti-Gay Laws, Release Powerful Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Jamaica has been heralded as one of the most homophobic places in the world, where being gay or lesbian is criminalized under "abominable crime" legis...

Jamaica Girl Fighting For Life After Attack

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Authorities in Jamaica say a 15-year-old girl is battling for her life in a hospital after allegedly being raped and then re...

WATCH: Jamaican Anti-Gay Violence Gets Grisly After Man's Alleged Murder

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In the latest instance of Jamaica's dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car...

Appreciating the South African Model of Reconciliation in the Caribbean: The Necessity of National and Personal Forgiveness

Rabbi Dana Kaplan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Dana Kaplan

Reconciliation is possible only when the person who did the wrong accepts the forgiveness being offered and repents for what they have done. This can be done on a personal basis but also on a national level. Jamaicans should look to South Africa as a model of national reconciliation.

WATCH: Jamaican Gay Men Trapped, Barricaded By Mob

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A new video that shows a mob of people barricading five gay men inside of their home in a Jamaican village is currently making the rounds on the Inter...

The Cheapskate's Guide to Caribbean Boutique Hotels

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Caviar taste and a corned beef budget? You don't have to sacrifice style and service in order to scrimp on hotel costs. Check out four of my fave Caribbean roosts for high style and low prices.

Another Gold For Bolt

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW — Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the world championships, anchoring Jamaica to victory in the 4x100-meter relay on Sunday. The J...

6 Snacks You Can't Leave the Caribbean Without Tasting

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Forget the fries. When you're in the Caribbean, snacking on the go isn't about rolling up to the drive-through. Instead, grab some grub from a roadside stall or beachfront shack.

Transgender Teen's Alleged Murder Rattles Jamaica's LGBT Community

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him ...

10 Caribbean Spots You Can Still Go To Despite Hurricane Season

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel

You'd think that travelers would stay far away from the Caribbean during summer's peak hurricane season. But users of the website MissTravel.com h...

Jamaica, My Style Inspiration

Rai Mensah | Posted 10.06.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

We see it the lines of Marchesa to Rachel Roy. Designers are inspired by their travels. I recently traveled to Jamaica for a week, real Jamaica, not the tourist overrun locations. My trip was more of an excursion than a vacation.

Whatever Happened to Integrity?

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

I never knew what a big mistake I was making that day in Kingston when I let that "little twig" fall into the mix of cement. Thank God, someone had the concern and conviction to call me on it. The results could have been devastating.

Jamaica: Cross-Dressing Teenager Murdered

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Human Rights Watch

(New York) - Jamaican police should conduct a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into the murder of Dwayne Jones at the hands of a mob in...

On Prayer: Preserving Tradition While Progressing Spiritually

Rabbi Dana Kaplan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Dana Kaplan

We hope to revise the prayer book once again but some equate the exact text -- particularly the English -- with our congregational tradition. Therefore, any change, no matter how minor, is seen as breech of our historic tradition and an insult to the ancestors.

Five Things You Must Buy in the Caribbean - And One Thing You Never Should

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Step away from the two-for-$20 T-shirts, the made-in-China thotckes, and the hackneyed shot glasses. When it comes to Caribbean souvenirs, you can do much better. Here are five of my favorite Caribbean must-buys, plus one thing you absolutely, positively never should buy.

Gender-Nonconforming Teen 'Chopped And Stabbed' To Death

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A "cross-dressing" teen was allegedly "chopped and stabbed" to death by a mob in Jamaica earlier this week, according to local media reports. Dway...

Helping Hands Make Healthy Hearts

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Corrective heart treatment is only available to 7 percent of the world's population. Kids in sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to receive help for their hearts, with upwards of 6,000 at risk in Uganda alone.

Homophobia, Jamaica's 'Abominable Crime' And The Coming Storm

Pulitzer Center | Micah Fink | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

By Micah Fink for The Pulitzer Center The repeal of Jamaica’s long-outdated sodomy law, a relic of British imperialism that defines homosexual a...