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Kate Chappell

Fears of HIV spike in Jamaica as pandemic hits prevention efforts

20 Jul 2020

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For about a month, John was woken by bad dreams, a side effect of missing his antiretroviral medication from late May, when he was unable to collect his prescription drugs due to COVID-19.

FEATURE-Fears of HIV spike in Jamaica as pandemic hits prevention efforts

20 Jul 2020

KINGSTON, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For about a month, John was woken by bad dreams, a side effect of missing his antiretroviral medication from late May, when he was unable to collect his prescription drugs due to COVID-19.

Jamaica suspends use of British royal insignia after anti-racism protests

01 Jul 2020

KINGSTON Jamaica has suspended the use of a badge representing one of the highest British royal honors after anti-racism protesters decried its imagery of a white angel standing on the head of Satan depicted as a chained man with dark skin. | Video

'Work to do' as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

30 Jun 2020

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican's long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot afford the drugs she needs.

FEATURE-'Work to do' as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

30 Jun 2020

KINGSTON, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican's long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot afford the drugs she needs.

Caribbean chokes on monster Saharan dust cloud headed toward the U.S.

25 Jun 2020

KINGSTON/HAVANA A massive plume of Saharan dust has shrouded swathes of the Caribbean, turning blue skies into a milky-brown haze and sparking health warnings across the region as air quality fell to unhealthy levels. | Video

Son of woman killed in security operation seeks attention for Jamaica's poorest suburbs

24 Jun 2020

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a mentally ill woman in Jamaica shot in her home during a military/police operation has reignited a debate about the treatment of residents in the nation's poorest inner-city communities as protests emerge globally over racial inequality.

'Enough is Enough': Jamaicans protest in support of George Floyd

07 Jun 2020

KINGSTON Wearing black and braving a blistering sun, Jamaicans gathered on Saturday to lend support to global protests against police abuses sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

Sea, sand and social distancing: Caribbean reopens to tourism

03 Jun 2020

CASTRIES, St Lucia/KINGSTON A cluster of Caribbean islands are reopening this month for international tourism, hoping to burnish their reputations as oases of tranquility after containing their coronavirus outbreaks and implementing strict new public health protocols.

Empty resorts spell long crisis for Caribbean as coronavirus hits

20 Apr 2020

VARADERO, Cuba/KINGSTON No one is swimming in the turquoise Caribbean waters of Cuba's Varadero beach resort, nor lounging on its white, palm-fringed beaches. Its hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants stand empty and eerily quiet.

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