Jamaica

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 05.11.2014 | 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."

JA x GB

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.

What? The Olympics Are Over? Don't Worry, I Can Help

Alfie Evers | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

As I sat on Blackheath watching the closing ceremony, I embraced the collective groan as God's gift to music - Jessie J - took to the giant screen, before a sniff of sadness hit me.

Olympics: Three is the Magic Number

Esther Williams | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Esther Williams

I take it all back, the doubt, the cynicism, the indifference, the Olympics have been awesome. The last week has been great for sport, Britain and of course - Jamaica. To be honest, I've never been more proud of my Jamaican heritage. Never mind the fact that I was born here and have only been there twice.

The Couch Olympiad Three: Not Just Best of British, but Best in Class

Jacqui Evans | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Jacqui Evans

Gosh. This Olympics thing really is all about strength, stamina and a dash of intestinal fortitude isn't it.

Usain Bolt: It's All About the 'Big Man'

Olivia Heath | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Olivia Heath

Colin Jackson's reaction to the men's 100m track finals was almost as entertaining as the actual race: "Here he comes, here he comes, the big man, the big man, the big man" he shouted to fellow pundits Denise Lewis and Michael Johnson.

Fifty Years of Jamaican Independence Expressed Through Music

Colin Grant | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Colin Grant

When Bob Marley died in 1981, by then the holy trinity of Marley, Tosh and Livingston, the original gang of three Wailers had been broken.