ST CATHERINE, Janaica-- Heavy tension hangs over a section of Clifton, St Catherine this morning, hours after heavy gunfire broke out in the area.
Residents claim that at about 3:00am they were awoken by loud explosions as criminals opened gunfire in the normally quiet rural community.
"I was in my bed and heard severa ...more »
GAY rights activists from the Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand group on Tuesday night staged a protest in New York City against a speech given by Jamaica's former Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the Schomburg Center.
Golding's talk was part of the Caribbean International Network (CIN) Lecture Series.
The vociferous protesters lined the sidewalk outside the Harlem institution for over an hour as they received comments from supportive and non-supportive bystanders.
Golding was dubbed 'anti-gay' after he publicly announced his opposition to homosexuals serving in his Cabinet on BBC's Hard Talk in 2008.
Dwayne Brown, organiser of the demonstration and a gay Jamaican who said he fled to the United States after allegedly receiving death threats because of his sexuality, said he would not go inside the venue for Golding's speech because he feared a violent response from the audience.
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