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Is Andrew Holness Jamaica’s Everyman?

Disclaimer: I have never met, personally interacted with or otherwise been affiliated with anyone named or mentioned in this post. I know them only through the media. All photos, unless otherwise stated, are the property of the candidate depicted. It is something that young Jamaicans are told to be ashamed of, but today I admit […]

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Educational Equality: taking the First Step on a Long Journey

Level(er) Playing Field (I really hate this cliché) Education Minister, Ronnie Thwaites, isn’t my favorite politician, actually he was pretty close to becoming my least favorite1 until he made the bold move of deciding to place students in high schools closer to their homes. While the primary reason he gave – students gathering at bus […]

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How I Managed to be Going to Manaus for #Brazil2014

In July 2012 while volunteering at the 19th International AIDS Conference, I met an activist from Cameroon who had a lot to share about his experience volunteering for South Africa 2010; I was intrigued and immediately set up a google alert to be notified when applications opened for Brazil 2014. The wait wasn’t long and […]

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The Pre-Date: Safeguarding Jamaican Men’s Pockets Against Uncertain Pum-Pum since 2013

Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon […]

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On Uruguay, Reparations, Travel and Hand-Washing

I am in Uruguay. You can smoke ganja here if you want, but I don’t want. Montevideo, Uruguay has been my home for the past three months. Where is that? It’s in South America, east of Argentina, almost at the southeastern edge of the continent1. I am a little ashamed that I have not yet […]

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Trench Town Golden Age Home Needs your Help

I am very proud of my friend and fellow traveler Marianna who has taken up the cause of Jamaica’s elderly and homeless. She is trying to raise funds to help with improving the living conditions of 7-10 elderly, homeless people who take refuge at the Trench Town Golden Age Home.  Marianna visited the home last […]

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Article contributed by Georgia (@CindysDaughter). The opinions expressed herein may not be those of Karee, the author of Negril Stories. Last week, I was sitting in a little country restaurant with a few colleagues.  Our police force, their tactics and  “police brutality” came up.  As is often the case when the topic of the JCF […]

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All Rights Reserved, Many Exercised

Exactly two months ago, I shared a bit of writing entitled Jamaican Grief Porn and John-Crow Journalism. I would like to thank you all for the positive feedback and shares; this piece is among the most popular to date on Negril Stories. A few days later my attention was drawn to a letter published in […]

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I Am Shanique Myrie

or Jamaicans and Women are also Human The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is currently hearing the case of Ms Shanique Myrie against the Eastern Caribbean state of Barbados. Ms Myrie is accusing Barbados1 of subjecting her to vaginal fingering2, insults and other inhumane treatment during detention before she was deported to Jamaica. Ms Myrie […]

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Coming Home

I enjoy traveling (duh!) so much that one of my philosophies happens to be ‘home is internal’ but I am sure that if I were among the 100,000 homeless Jamaicans I would barely have the opportunity to travel. But let us imagine that by some stroke of luck I did, my journeys would be fruitless […]

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