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All Posts Tagged With: "Jamaica"

Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

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Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Dancehall artist Spice came under attack because of the sexually-explicit song Rampin' Shop, a duet with Vybz Kartel. But not all of her songs are so graphic. Spice talks about growing up in Jamaica's ghettos and sings a refrain from her new song about her life story.

Posted: October 1, 2009 16:05   Comments: 8
Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

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Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

Daljit Dhaliwal and Julia Greenberg of AIDS-Free World discuss Jamaica's AIDS epidemic within the context of the Caribbean region, address anti-sodomy laws in Jamaica and around the world and identify the successes and shortcomings Jamaica has experienced in containing the epidemic.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:58   Comments: 3
Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

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Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on how Jamaica's national AIDS program is targeting community leaders like Ida Northover to educate people on HIV and change the stigma surrounding the disease.

Posted: September 23, 2009 14:19   Comments: 7
Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

Jamaica is a land of deep contradictions, writes producer Micah Fink -- a lush tropical country inhabited by hospitable people, but with violence and hatred lurking close to the surface.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:06   Comments: 8
Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

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Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

Producer Micah Fink breaks down the statistics that have been used to characterize Jamaica's HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the gay community.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:41   Comments: 9
Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9
There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

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There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.

Posted: June 29, 2009 13:10   Comments: 15
Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

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Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:08   Comments: 11
Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

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Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

Lisa Biagiotti is reporting from Jamaica for a series of Worldfocus signature stories. She recently visited her grandfather’s grave in the Chinese cemetery in Kingston and shares a personal story of death and renewal of the Chinese community in Jamaica.

Posted: May 12, 2009 09:53   Comments: 14
Gays seek asylum outside Jamaica

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Gays seek asylum outside Jamaica

Jamaican pastors rail against homosexuality from the pulpit, dancehall lyrics glamorize gay killings and sodomy laws make homosexuality punishable by a 12-year prison sentence of hard labor.

Posted: October 16, 2008 07:29   Comments: 7

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