Category Archives: Jamaica

One month later…

It’s hard to believe that the internship ended a month ago. Sitting back at home, returning back to a routine of seeing family, friends and loved ones make it feel surreal that for over half a year, I was living … Continue reading

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Much Needed Review of the Sexual Offences Act Currently Underway

In Jamaica, the Sexual Offences Act of 2009 along with the Offences Against the Person Act of 1864 provide the legislative basis for all crimes of a sexual nature. I remember, quite vividly, reading all about these two pieces of … Continue reading

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Happy Earthstrong-Reggae Month in Jamaica

Happy Earthstrong! (Happy Birthday!) What better way to close off our last month in the internship by celebrating Reggae Month! For the entire month of February, the Government of Jamaica announced in 2008 that it was to be a celebration … Continue reading

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“Out of Many, One People”: The Chinese Jamaican Story

Happy Chinese New Year! Saturday, January 28th, 2017 is marked as the New Year by the lunisolar Chinese calendar otherwise known as the Spring Festival. It is the Year of the Rooster for those who are born in 2017, 2005, … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2016

December 1, 2016, was a day to remember. Weeks and weeks of planning, long days and nights, hundreds upon hundreds of emails and phone calls, all in preparation for December 1, 2016 – World AIDS Day. We began planning the … Continue reading

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Listen to the Lyrics

One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain- Trenchtown Rock, Bob Marley, 1971 (Now if only that were true…) Jamaica is known for its vast land of beauty, beaches and music. People love to dance regardless … Continue reading

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First Blog Post! Better Late Than Never, Right?

Hello from Jamaica! Since this is my first blog post (I know we are now half-way through the internship, but I’ve been busy!), let me take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Christine Kinoshita. I am 22 years … Continue reading

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What are my rights as a student?

I attended an informative and educational Youth Forum on the Rights of Students in the Education System in Jamaica where discussions about uniformity, decorum, religion, comprehensive sexuality education, age of consent and much more were held. This event was organized … Continue reading

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UN Women Symposium : “Sharing Experiences on GBV and HIV Programming in Jamaica”.

On October 31st, 2016, I attended the United Nation Symposium on “Sharing Experiences on GBV and HIV Programming in Jamaica”. It is a series of two days; unfortunately I was only able to get out of work for one day … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs: Welcome to Jamaica!

In 2 days, I will have officially been living in Jamaica for one month. Wow.

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