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Nicholas Snow welcomes LGBTQI Activist Maurice Tomlinson, who hails from Montego Bay, to preview the October 25th, 2015 Montego Bay Pride, and to dicuss the cultural and political context in which the event is taking place. Visit the Montego Bay Pride Facebook Page.
The recent historic Jamaica Pride that took place in Kingston was an unqualified success. With public endorsements from the mayor of Kingston and the Minister of Justice, it is clear that the forward march for the full liberation of Jamaican LGBTI people is unstoppable. However, some persons from Montego Bay and western Jamaica were not able to participate in Pride Jamaica because of financial and other constraints. Many members of Jamaica’s LGBTI community are still only able to get entry-level positions because of SOGI stigma and discrimination. Therefore, they had limited time off and resources to travel to and stay in Kingston. A team of dedicated and motivated local Jamaicans are therefore organizing the first-ever Montego Bay Pride on Oct. 25! The team is led by internationally recognized LGBTI activist, Maurice Tomlinson, who also hails for Montego Bay.
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On Talk Jamaica this Sunday, we review stories from ‘THE WEEK THAT WAS’: Our top stories are:
* DERRICK SMITH SAYS NO PLANS TO REMOVE ANDREW HOLNESS
* PAJ CONDEMNS WARMINGTON’S ATTACK ON MEDIA WORKER
The discussion segment commences at 4:30. The discussion segment commences, we look at the state of the Jamaica Labour Party and reports that persons within its ranks want Andrew Holness removed from the helm. Our political experts will join us.
At 5 p.m., Jamaica’s first ever LGBT Pride Celebrations. A sign of the times or is Jamaican society changing for the better? JFLAG’s Executive Director Dane Lewis and Chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for Healthier Societies will weigh in.
Then at 5:30 p.m, remembering Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)’s late former Chairman, Dr. Barry Wade who died last week. Reflecting on his life will be JFJ representatives -Susan Goffe and Rodje Malcolm.
Then, later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, at 5:35 PM where he we chat with another top Jamaican performer in the 2015 World Championship of the Performing Arts, Donovan Gilpin.
On Talk Jamaica this week, will public sector workers and the government reach a consensus anytime soon? The heads of the Jamaica Teachers Association, the Jamaica Police Federation and a member of EPOC will join us to discuss the challenges associated with wage negotiations.
Then at 5 p.m., Is it time to take Christianity out of schools entirely or create spaces of religious diversity? Should mandatory devotions be removed from our schools? Representatives of the Jamaicans for Secular Humanism, National Secondary Students Council and the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthier Society will join us for this discussion.
Then later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, Michael Collins of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) joins us to talk about Barracks Entertainment's latest gripping production – Force Ripe and why they are sponsors.
Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4pm on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen and also on caribriddimsradio
ROCKSTEADY HAS NEVER GOTTEN ITS DUE IN WORLD MUSIC - BUT WE KNOW After World War II, Jamaicans purchased radios in increasing numbers and were able to hear rhythm and blues music from Southern United States cities THIS SPAWNED AN UNSTOPPABLE FLOOD OF ARTISTS WAITING TO EXPRESS WHATEVER WAS INSIDE - A VOLCANO OF CREATIVITY POURED OUT ON VINYL AND REEL TO REEL AND CASSETTE TAPES......JAMAICA WAS FIRMLY ON THE MAP EVER SINCE - EVEN BOB MARLEY CAN THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND FLOURISHED ALONG WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS SINCE
On Talk Jamaica this week The CCJ debate continues, the bill was passed in the lower house with both government and opposition voting on party lines. Is there need for a referendum? What about this secret deal that the government tried to make with the opposition, our panel will discuss the issues.
In the second half of the discussion segment, why are so many Jamaicans leaving to seek political asylum? Are they really in fear or is it that they are looking for a better life. We will speak to someone who sought asylum and also from the Executive Director of JFLAG Dane Lewis.
There is also The Week The Was and In Perspective
Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4pm on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen
The Celebrity Link: #1 songs by Jamaicans reaching UK Singles National Chart
The incidence of Jamaican recordings reaching the United Kingdom charts and impacting British culture has become commonplace.
Millie Small’s 1964 remake of Barbie Gaye’s 1957 R&B hit, My Boy Lollipop set the trend when it climbed to No. 2 on the British charts.
It effectively opened the floodgates for a deluge of Jamaican recordings to flow incessantly onto the British charts.
Earlier, others like Laurel Aitken and Dandy Livingstone created an initial impact, with Aitken’s Boogie in My Bones and Little Sheila in 1957 becoming the first Jamaican-made recordings to be distributed in England.
A couple years after Millie Small’s hit, ska legend Prince Buster burst onto the UK music scene with the ultimate rude-boy song, Al capone Guns Don’t Argue, which established his career in Britain.
The year 1967 saw the biggest Jamaica-UK hit of that period, when Desmond Dekker’s 007 (Shanty Town) found its way to the No. 14 slot on the charts.
Dekker, who had ushered in a more conscious form of Jamaican rocksteady, revealed to the outside world, through the recording, the condition of ghetto dwellers and gun-toting hoodlums in a society going through a transition:
Two years later, Dekker and the Aces would return to register Jamaica’s greatest impact on the UK charts and the first Jamaican record to hit the No. 1 spot there — Israelites.
Although few could understand its lyrics, it became a timeless masterpiece, merely on the strength of its intense reggae beat, reaching the top in April 1969.http://www.herald.co.zw/jamaican-music-rules-uk/ 661-467-2407 www.crsradio.com
On Talk Jamaica this week the Jamaicans for Justice, loses its Charity status. The Chairman Dr. Barry Wade joins us.
Then at 4:45, is the Jamaica Parliament effective? The World Economic Forum suggests its not. PNP MP Mikael Phillips and the JLP’s Floyd Green will join us.
Then at 5 p.m., the DNA Legislation, benefits and possible issues that may arise – we explore the issue with Attorney at Law Bert Samuels.
We also have 'The week that was' and Talk Vault, this week we speak to comedian and Internet Vlogger sensation, Dutty Berry.
Talk Jamaica is live at 4pm on talkjamaicaradio.com/liste
A look on the artistes that leave Jamaica to live abroad--Challenges
can thehy make it?Can Jamaican musicians make it to the big times when they leave the shores of Jamaica? A look on the pros and cons of leaving the shores of Jamaica to pursue a career in music overseas. Many Jamaicans migrate to other countries with the hope of making a career in music but some never attain the height that was promised. Is there an advantage living as an artiste in Jamaica versus those who migrate? Today the Celebrity Link looks on Jamaican artistes outside of Jamaica, paying tribute to those who left but upheld the flag of the industry.Reggae nusic industry
Blueuebeat: Jamaican artistes based in Britain, Canada UK USA and other places.
Pull up in the horse like I'm riding a chariot. The first mix for spring, and the summer is quickly approaching let's get it yall. Got alot of new material from all around the entire globe coming at you this year stay tuned in and watch what a gwaan fi the rest a di year. We going in coming next quarter. Jamaicans be like.........Watch out fi dis....Pop your bottles and roll up my friends let go.........Cruise2fame Records baby 2015 .Know the Name.
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Let's discuss on air tonight, the question of "Does Jamaicans really have the mind set to escape the current level of crime?"
Our guest caller will be Douglas Gooden.
Historian and UWI professor Matthew J. Smith joins host Alice Backer tonight at 9PM to discuss his research about Haiti-Jamaica migratory relations before 1915. Jamaica was the place where Haitian presidents went into exile then and in 1900 Jamaicans were the biggest group of English speakers in Haiti.
He will tell us about his latest book on the topic: Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica after emancipation.
We'll also discuss broader patterns of inter-Caribbean migration during that time.
You might be surprised to discover the links.
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On that beautiful breezy island, Jamaica, Madam Chair Cynthia Pearson alongside Rock Stone (her husband - a contextual theologian), who are both members of the POTCar Circle, meet us on The Journey. They introduce us to The POTCar Circle then, by way of alternately delightful and militant poetry, gude us through life and death, along the way exposing us to love, the joys and travails of growing and their concerns for the future. It is a rewardingly rich and humorous time. Enjoy.
- Flight Of The Fused Monkeys by Neville DeAngelou
- The Poets Round Table
- Poems by Cynthia Pearson and David Pearson