17th September 2012
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
13th July 2012
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
26th August 2011
Pro-gay reggae album world’s first 31
12:18 PM — The album, Tolerance, rails against a 'murder music' culture and homophobia, including the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, and includes a letter to the Jamaican prime minister.
1st June 2011
Swedish film crew attacked in Jamaica 35
5:33 PM — A Swedish film crew who recently visited Jamaica to make a film about the country's human rights issues claim they were attacked by locals and harassed by police.
26th May 2011
Men arrested for gay sex in Grenada 40
5:28 PM — Two men on the Caribbean island of Grenada have been arrested for having gay sex. The men, aged 41 and 17, could face up to ten years in prison - the maximum penalty for same-sex acts.
6th December 2010
Jamaican gay rights activist found stabbed to death 4
4:35 PM — A member of a gay rights organisation has been found stabbed to death in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) said that the 26-year-old's body was found behind an insurance company building on Friday.
23rd June 2010
Brussels festival cancels Beenie Man’s appearance
10:22 AM — Organisers of the Belgian Couleur Cafe Festival, held annually in Brussels, have cancelled their invitation to openly homophobic Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man.
17th December 2009
Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22
11:45 AM — Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said. The Grammy-nominated singer was arrested last Thursday in Miami.
14th December 2009
Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24
2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.