MAURICE Tomlinson, a leading Jamaican gay activist, got married to a Canadian man this week. The gay marriage ceremony took place in Toronto and his husband has been identified as Tom Decker, a police officer and pastor in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The UN’s former special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa was the […]
By Leah Nelson Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton was considered a musical prodigy in 1988 when, at age 15, he recorded what remains one of his best-known tracks, “Boom Bye Bye.” Even in the difficult-to-decipher Jamaican slang known as patois, its chorus evokes violence and dread: Boom bye bye / inna batty bwoy head / […]
While Maurice Tomlinson grapples with threats on his safety and security, the University of Technology’s (UTech) administration must assure that students are not denied a quality academic experience. UTech may very well have to hire an interim lecturer because the institution cannot guarantee Mr Tomlinson’s safety.
The story of Maurice Tomlinson, a lecturer at the University of Technology (UTech), reported by this newspaper yesterday, reverberates with the insensitivity of supposed students of the law and at the same time highlights the mediaeval attitude that still largely prevails in Jamaica towards gays. And having declared her principled position on the rights of […]
by Garth Rattray The social network lit up during the excitement generated by the results phase of the recent general election. What caught my interest, however, was that cyberspace was peppered with angry/distraught Jamaicans expressing their wish to run away to some foreign land because the leader of the People’s National Party (PNP) was sober […]