Jamaica's Pioneering Journey Towards Cannabis Regulation

Amanda Feilding | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK
Amanda Feilding

It is wonderful that Jamaica has now not only decriminalised cannabis, eliminating previous convictions for possession, but has also fully acknowledged the religious rights of the Rastafarians, thus becoming the first state to properly recognise the religious use of cannabis.

Enslaved by Ignorance

Dom Anderson | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Dom Anderson

As a second generation Jamaican, born here in Britain I am proud of all aspects of my heritage. I just think I would be prouder still if we were brave enough as a society to tell the real stories.

Cameron Arrives In Jamaica Amid Awkward Call For Slave Trade Reparations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron had to confront our colonial past when arrived in Jamaica amid calls Britain to pay the Caribbean countries reparations for its role in ...

Celebrate Good Times: Watching England Win The 2003 Rugby World Cup in Kingston, Jamaica.

Chris Hobbs | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Hobbs

Post match celebrations (indentities obsured for security reasons) Our pleasure at being back in Kingston, Jamaica back in November 2003 was temper...

Marley and Me: Review of Redemption Live - Bob's 70th Birthday Concert, Kingston, Jamaica

Kris Griffiths | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kris Griffiths

The world's most influential ambassador for reggae music and the Rastafari movement, Robert Nesta Marley is today more alive than ever, and here in the capital city he grew up in he seems almost to have attained the status of a prophet, this 70th birthday concert a kind of grand ceremonial canonisation or coronation in absentia.

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

A Jamaican Twist at Notting Hill Carnival

Jane Egginton | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

London's Notting Hill Carnival has its roots firmly in the culture of the West Indian island of Trinidad, but since 2003, Jamaican Twist - the only Jamaican float to take part - has been an integral part, winning a host of awards.

Why I Am Going to the Notting Hill Carnival...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

The carnival has changed. For my parents, it was a place where they could assert their duality - as Jamaicans living in England. For me and my sibling, it was an opportunity to wave a Jamaican flag alongside others, whilst pretending we were in the Caribbean. Now, the carnival feels like a great big raucous party.

'Glasgow Is A Freezer And I Can't Wait To Get Out' - Jamaican Sprinter Looking Forward To Sunny Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport

The Jamaicans aren't very fond of Glasgow. Usain Bolt caused a storm when he said the Scottish city's weather as "shit" and now his Jamaican teammate ...

Review: Chigger Foot Boys

Sonia Grant | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Grant

In the dexterous hands of acclaimed playwright Patricia Cumper MBE, Chigger Foot Boys accomplished what a good theatrical production should by being bold, entertaining and enlightening.

Partner Of Award-Winning Journalist Drowns Trying To Rescue Son

PA | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

A British youth worker, and partner of an award-winning journalist, drowned after swimming out to sea to rescue one of his sons while on a family holi...

A Reggae Revolutionary: Remembering Peter Tosh

Sonia Grant | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Grant

Before Nelson Mandela had been laid to rest, talk, inevitably, turned to his legacy. How would he be remembered: a benign, saintly figure, or, an unswerving revolutionary? For some, there was no ambiguity: he was one, or the other. But, for others, it wasn't contradictory that he embodied both traits: saint and revolutionary.

Bob Marley's 'Ride or Die' Chick Movie

Zaneta Denny | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zaneta Denny

Making of a Legend is an award-winning film made by Esther Anderson, 67, a Jamaican actress and Bob Marley's former lover.

A Pakistan Pop Princess

Annie Khalid | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Khalid

Undeniably a major contribution towards my open-mindedness is the fact that I was raised in England. But being an entertainer in Pakistan means acknowledging the limitations and working within strict boundaries, and with this video shoot I vowed to myself, to be as tame as physically possible.

I Stood My Ground and No One Died

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The Stand Your Ground law, far from being just a US legal means of self-defence is what black men are taught by their black fathers. My black father was never absent, he was always present in our home and whenever he beat me, I stood my ground. In my adolescent years when he expressed utter disgust at what he assumed to be my disgusting lifestyle, I stood my ground.

Can Cricket Save India and the Caribbean From HIV?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Steve Taylor

Understandably, HIV awareness is not a crowd-pleaser. However, if we are really trying to inspire change and to reduce stigma - to educate the public around HIV - then cricket, with its international profile and huge audiences, allows us a unique vessel with which to achieve this aim.

Five Caribbean Islands for Celeb-Spotting

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

Like the rest of us, celebrities sometimes need to get away from the humdrum of normal working life. The Caribbean is a hot spot for celeb-spotting. There are so many stars shining on the beach they can out-rival the number of twinkly lights in the sky on an overcast night.

Usain Bolt Beaten

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has been beaten by American sprinter Justin Gatlin at the Rome Golden Gala Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican Olympic champion, who ha...

Catch a Fire: Forty Years on the Wailers are Still Burning

Colin Grant | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Colin Grant

Forty years ago, three young Jamaicans walked into the offices of Island Records and sat down to make a deal with Chris Blackwell. No money changed hands that day or was even talked about.

Skyfall: James Bond has Returned

Tom Ward | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

After the film's BAFTA and SAG awards, there should be no need to convince you that this is a film worth checking out, Bond fan or not.

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Happy Birthday Bob! Wednesday would have been the charismatic Jamaican singer's 68th birthday. Marley died of cancer in 1981, but his notoriet...

British Girl, 8, Found 'Dying In A Pool Of Blood' After Jamaica Shooting

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

The family of a British girl who was shot during a holiday in Jamaica have told how they found the eight-year-old dying in a pool of blood. Imani ...

Out but Not Down: The Ongoing Consequences of Criminalising Identity in Jamaica

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

On my recent trip to Jamaica I spent US election day with homeless gay kids who had been forced into sex work in Kingston, Jamaica. These were life changing moments. I didn't give them any money though, that wasn't the point; but should I have?

Hurricane Sandy - a Disaster That Could Have Been Avoided?

Terry Ally | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK
Terry Ally

As nature gets more ferocious in this changing climatic era, our antidote to an increasing number of disasters has to be DRR which for the experienced Caribbean engineer, Tony Gibbs means that "great hurricanes and earthquakes (can) be experienced as fascinating and awesome events which, nevertheless, do not lead to disasters."


Michelle Holmes | Posted 25.10.2012 | Home
Michelle Holmes

Jamaican culture is drenched here, from the slang we use, often without acknowledging or respecting its origins, the style of which we wear our clothes, the food we eat and the influence on the music we claim as our own.