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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.

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.

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.

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.

Disturbing Footage Captures Traces Of A Massacre

The New Yorker | Mattathias Schwartz | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

The question of how to extract a dangerous man from a residential neighborhood is one of the fundamental problems of our time, happening everywhere fr...

Last-Minute Travel Gift Guide

Karen Loftus | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

From tech toys to fashion-forward gear and on-the-go gifts that tackle health and wellness while away, this guide covers all lifestyle aspects for the travel savvy.

Jamaican Couple Pleads Guilty In Dead Toddler Case

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The parents of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in their house in Jamaica have pleaded guilty to concealing his death. ...

Jamaican Drug Lord Sentenced To 23 Years

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

NEW YORK — Conceding he's no saint, Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke was sentenced Friday to 23 years behind bars in a U.S. drug traf...

Honor Crimes Are Cultural, Don't Blame Them On Muhammad

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

As Muslims with progressive values slowly but surely take ascendancy over Deobandi and Wahabi puritan fundamentalism, honor-shame sub-cultures will disappear and with it, the sanctioned abuse of women.

Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani Gone Fishing

Posted 01.30.2012 | Celebrity

The media may be fishing for rumors that Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani's relationship is on the rocks, but this couple is simply fishing. The rock s...

Jamaican Mother And Daughter Found Beheaded

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A mother and daughter were beheaded Wednesday by attackers who invaded their home in a gritty area outside Jamaica's capital, nea...

Jamaica's North Shore -- Hassle-Free Adventure

Crai S. Bower | Posted 06.19.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Deep pools invite dives, natural stone slides tempt us like swing sets to a toddler, and dug outs beg us to lay down and disappear below the natural aquaduct.

Baby Dies After Being Thrown Out Hospital Window, Say Police

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: Health officials are disputing the police account that the baby found outside its maternity ward was a patient at the hospital. More informati...

Artists Barter for Health Care at the First O+ Festival

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexandra Marvar

One community has devised a preemptive treatment for uninsured creative prosessionals: The O+; Festival -- a three-day, multi-venue festival of art and music which launches in Kingston, NY this weekend.

Jamaica Police Push For Calm Following Christopher Coke's Arrest

AP | HOWARD CAMPBELL and MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Christopher "Dudus" Coke was born into gang royalty, running a smuggling operation that supplied drugs up and down the U.S. ...

Jamaica Planning Island-Wide Assault On Gangs

AP | HOWARD CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica will launch a sustained assault on gangs that control poor communities across the island and fuel one of the world's...

74 Killed in Hunt For Jamaica 'Drug Lord'

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican security forces kicked down doors and arrested dozens of people in a bullet-pocked slum Thursday, and said the deat...

Jamaica Gang Shoot-Out Death Toll At

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican security forces claimed a tenuous hold over the slum stronghold of a gang leader sought by the U.S., but only ...

Jamaican Gang Tensions Escalating Outside Capital

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Security forces fought their way into the warren-like complex that is the slum stronghold of a Jamaican gang leader facing e...

Jamaica Declares State Of Emergency Over Capital Violence

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Masked men defending a reputed drug lord sought by the United States torched a police station and traded gunfire with securi...

Flight 331 From Miami To Kingston, Jamaica Overshoots Runway; 40 Injured

AP | BEN FOX and HOWARD CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Passengers on American Airlines Flight 331 had endured the crowded airports and delays of holiday travel, and were moments f...

Congress Gets in the Act on Coal Ash

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Kudos to Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) for bird-dogging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the need to regulate pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Tennessee Group Invites Pro-Coal Fisherman to TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

The TVA disaster -- over 100 times larger than the 12-million gallon Exxon Valdez spill -- is considered by environmentalists to be the world's worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl.

In Focus: Area Mom Really Gets Her Rocks Off On Being Appreciated

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Kingston, Home News

KINGSTON, NY--Boy, show local mother Janine Williams, 50, a little appreciation, and she practically creams herself, family members reported Tuesday. ...

Tennessee Rep: Earthquake Caused TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Knoxville, Tennessee State Representative Frank Nicely is the kind of guy who says what he thinks -- no matter what the facts say.