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HOMOPHOBIA..YEP


Paula Gordon/ Sheldon Williams, STAR Writers
A dispute between two homosexual lovers drew the attention of onlookers in the business district of New Kingston on Monday night.

THE STAR understands that the tightly clad men were having a domestic dispute along Knutsford Boulevard about 11:40 p.m.

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Information reaching THE STAR is that the men, who are 23-year-old and 24-year-old, respectively, are from St Jago Heights, St Catherine, and Kingston 3 addresses.

According to sources on the scene, one of the men used a stone to inflict wounds to his lover’s head because it was rumoured that his lover was cheating on him.

The injured man then retaliated by using another stone to return a painful blow to his lover.

Consequently, a tussle developed and both men were pinned down to the ground.

The police who were quick on the scene made no arrests as both men refused to make formal complaints.

One of the men allegedly told the police that he did not wish to make a report because of the love he had for his boyfriend.

THE STAR further understands that the men were transported to the Kingston Public Hospital for treatment.

When contacted, the New Kingston police confirmed the incident.
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KUH PAN STINKIN BARBADOS HEE MAN

Barbadians tighten the screws – More Jamaicans beaten, locked up, kicked out

BY KARYL WALKER Online news editor [email protected]

Thursday, March 31, 2011

 

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IGNORING the gathering storm of accusations about their poor treatment of visitors, Barbadian authorities have again allegedly beaten and kicked three more Jamaicans out of that eastern Caribbean island.

The three, Andre Davis, Jermaine Blake and Chevine Edwards — partners in the artiste management and music production company, Dajavu Records — said they were physically abused and threatened by Barbadian police and humiliated by that country’s immigration officers after being denied entry.

 

(From left) Andre Davis, Jermaine Blake and Chevine Edwards say they were physically and verbally abused before being locked up and sent home by Barbadian authorities last Sunday.
A section of the filthy bathroom inside the cell where Chevine Edwards was locked up overnight in Barbados last week Sunday. (Photo: Chevine Edwards)

(From left) Andre Davis, Jermaine Blake and Chevine Edwards say they were physically and verbally abused before being locked up and sent home by Barbadian authorities last Sunday.

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Edwards told the Observer yesterday that the trio arrived in Bridgetown on Sunday, March 20, 2011 on Caribbean Airlines flight BW55 minutes after 9:00 pm. He said they were removed from the immigration line and their passports and cellular phones were confiscated. They were interviewed individually and proved that they had met all the requirements, in terms of accommodation, business contact, cash and length of stay limits, said Edwards.

“There was a cop who asked us if is we supply Buju Banton with coke. He also asked us if we didn’t bring any Bob Marley. I asked what he was talking about as I thought he meant a CD (compact disc), but he said he was talking about ganja. And he asked us if we used drug money to fund our label,” he said.

And the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica yesterday added its voice to the howls of condemnation of the alleged acts of discrimination against Jamaicans by Barbados.

In a release to the media, the association said its members faced less than acceptable treatment from Barbadian customs officials when they visited that country for a meeting of the Caribbean Customs Brokers Association in 2009.

The association complained that customs officers rummaged through the luggage of a female member of the delegation unnecessarily, and complained that staff at the hotel where the event was being held were less than satisfactory and ended in them complaining to the hotel’s management.

“A female member of our executive has also complained about the naughty and condescending behaviour of customs and immigration officials, to which she was subjected on a business visit to Barbados. The complaints by Jamaican nationals are not new and the apparent escalation demands action from the Jamaican Government to protect our nationals from the reported snobbishness and rudeness from our supposedly Caricom (Caribbean Community) neighbours, despite the expected denials,” the release said.

The claim of abuse by the music producers comes just days after Shanique Myrie, a Jamaican national, accused Barbadian officials of finger-raping her twice, spewing venom about Jamaicans and forcing her to endure humiliation. Myrie, along with another Jamaican national Rickrisha Rowe, were also locked up in a cold room before being booted out of the country on the next available flight.

Myrie has since employed the services of attorney Anthony Hylton who expressed confidence that he would secure justice for his client.

“We will prevail, our options are open. We haven’t decided on anything yet, but to bring justice to our client,” Hylton told the Observer.

Recounting the ordeal experienced by the trio, Edwards said they had gone to the eastern Caribbean island to promote Defranco, a fledging entertainer, and to seal a booking date for reggae artiste Junior Reid, who was negotiating to perform at the upcoming Reggae on the Hill concert to be held in that Caribbean island.

But Edwards said their plans to promote Jamaica’s popular culture were dashed by the callous treatment meted out to them by the Barbadians.

He said after sitting in the waiting area for some time, their luggage was brought to them by customs officials who searched and found only promotional CDs.

“They said they didn’t want our music in their country as they already have their own music,” Edwards added.

Some time later, he said, an immigration officer approached them with their passports and informed them that they were denied entry. He also claimed that their request for a telephone call was rejected and they were ordered into a small room by police officers, who had removed their identification cards.

One of the police officers, said Edwards, reached for his baton and slammed Blake into the wall, while another cop punched Davis “and threatened us with physical violence if we did not go into a cell. Blake was sitting on the ground and a cop grabbed him and punched and kicked him,” Edwards said.

The men were then placed into what they describe as filthy cells without an explanation as to why they were being treated like criminals.

Edwards said their ordeal did not end there as about six police officers returned and demanded that Davis, who had taken a picture of an offending immigration officer, delete the image or suffer further physical abuse and destruction of his camera.

He described the room in which he was placed as uninhabitable.

“The place was rank with urine and faeces, a bathroom in there was nasty and insects were crawling all over. You could see where people used the bathroom and stuck toilet paper on the walls and ceiling. It was a very horrible experience,” he said.

In addition, Edwards alleged that the Barbadian authorities deliberately lowered the temperature on the air conditioning unit that serviced the small room.

“We were locked up for about 12 hours in freezing cold. We got no food, no water and nobody came to check on us,” said Edwards who, along with his colleagues, was sent home the next morning.

According to Davis, he felt humiliated and dehumanised by the experience.

“We spent over US$5,000 to go to jail (Barbados). Up to now they have not given us a reason why we were denied entry,” said Davis, who complained that they were only given back their belongings as they were about to board an aircraft.

The men have since filed a formal complaint with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and have secured the services of attorneys Santia Bradshaw, who is based in Barbados and Jamaican attorney Aloun Assamba, former tourism minister.

The Jamaican Government is currently pursuing talks with Barbados aimed at finding a solution to the issue which has strained relations between Kingston and Bridgetown.

Yesterday, Barbadian Opposition leader, Mia Mottley, chided her countrymen for “burying their heads in the sand”.

“As Barbadians we can no longer bury our heads in the sand to the perception that others have of us that Barbados does not treat its Caribbean brothers and sisters and people of African descent fairly and with respect.

“I do not have all of the facts, but if this is the perception of us, we need to deal with it. If not, our social and economic well-being as a people will be affected, as we warned when government’s immigration policy was introduced two years ago. If we are being wrongly accused in the region, then we must correct that perception,” Mottley said in a statement to the media.

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HAVING AIDS~

In light of the events that have happened ie. passing, blaming, finger pointing, denial and sainthood. I want to take the time to focus on helping a few people turn their lives around.

-The life expectancy of a person who has not been diagnosed in 2011 is 4.5 years.

-If there was/is a rumor going around that someone has AIDS, do not take the person’s word that this isn’t true, get tested and let them do a test as well!

– Get tested, it will increase the years of your life

I won’t call any names but I will say a few things about what I have heard.

The person who passed away recently, was said to have AID rumors as far back as 7 years ago when the deceased was living in Jamaica for a short period of time. Upon hearing the rumors the deceased was in fear of taking the AIDS test. The series of events that took place after made me believe that somehow this person knew that they had but a short time to live

-The individual was receiving welfare full benifits

-Never worked

-Never had children

The U.S government does not give full benifits to anyone that is able to work and does not have children, they will give you benifits but you will be encouraged to work for them or seek employment. If you are terminally ill they will provide for you fully and provide shelter where necessary.

– The individual was said to have told friends that the frequent out of town trips were to gamble, some said it was to pick up other members of the opposite sex

-We now know that it was medical attention that was sought out of town

-Rumor escalated in their home town around 2006 and because of the ”over-healthy” size of the individual, people believed when their response to the rumor was that it was a lie.

-The last six months of the individuals life was riddled with pneumona, sores and conversion but it was unfair that the real truth didn’t surface.

-The person slept with a lot of men in and out of town, as if there was an intent on infecting other people because it is highly unlikely that it was only 7 months this person lived after being diagnosed. GET TESTED, STOP TRADING PARTNERS, USE CONDOMS!
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