Category: Men

Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner






On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary








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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate






On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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Reggae’s Sweetheart: 10 Fun Facts About Romain Virgo






His rise to stardom after winning the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2006 has been a very astronomical and very public affair, yet somehow, reggae crooner and heartthrob Romain Virgo has managed to take it all in stride, with a poise








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The History of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean






The following are excerpts from a teach-in titled ‘Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Historical Roots’, given by Dr Verene A. Shepherd, professor of social history and university director at the Institute for Gender Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies








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#Infographic: 12 Safer Sex Tips






Safer Sex Week is celebrated in Jamaica every February in the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. The week is used to promote safe and healthy sexual practices in an effort to prevent HIV/AIDS, STIs and unwanted pregnancies. But it doesn’t








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Get #UltimateProtection: Safer Sex Week In Jamaica






Facts about Safer Sex Week in Jamaica Safer Sex Week is, as the name suggests, a week in which safe sexual practices are promoted and encouraged. This is in an effort to protect persons involved in sexual intercourse from HIV/AIDS








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15 Interesting Facts About Peter Abrahams






Born on March 3, 1919 in Vrededorp, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter Abrahams was a writer, journalist, broadcaster and very vocal apartheid critic. He adopted Jamaica as his home for about 61 of his 97 years on earth, and contributed immensely








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#diGDebate: Preventative Detention in Jamaica






In a press conference at Jamaica House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that as part of its effort to deter crime, and especially domestic violence, the police would be implementing preventative detention. What is preventative detention? According to








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Lindy In The Paper: 10 Gleaner Headlines Hailing The Great Lindy Delapenha






A cursory search of the Gleaner’s newspaper archives (which offers more than one million newspaper pages online) on veteran journalist and sportsman Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha will turn up 511 results (to date of this post’s publication). He was not








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