Dancehall has been popular in Jamaica for many years. Today, it's at its peak. Lee Scratch Perry, a legend of reggae, has released a new record titled ï¿½Revelation.ï¿½ The World's Marco Werman has more.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica faces many challenges. They're discriminated against, outlawed and even attacked and sometimes killed. But a national political leader has finally made a comment that seeks to draw a line on the discrimination.
Jamaica captured world attention in 1988 when it sent a bobsled team to the Winter Olympics in Calgary. Now Jamaica's beloved bobsled team is trying to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
More from WikiLeaks: A US diplomat in Havana wrote about a growing rift between Cuba and Jamaica about anti-drug trafficking efforts. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC correspondent Karen Madden James in Jamaica.
The Talking Heads franchise Tom Tom Club had a big impact on artists in the latin world when it came out with its single ï¿½Genius of Love' in 1981. The World's Marco Werman explores the post-punk-funk-latin connection.
Convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who's from Jamaica, recently gave a rare interview to "18Degrees North," a TV program produced in Kingston and seen around the Caribbean. Malvo says he was emotionally vulnerable and in a controlling relationship.
The family of the late Bob Marley has set up a company to license the Jamaican reggae star's image. The World's Marco Werman tells how "The House of Marley" brand will adorn everything from clothing to snowboards to beer.
Ethiopia has a small slice of the Caribbean in it. 60 years ago, Emperor Haile Selassie set aside 500 acres for western Blacks who wanted to return to Africa. Hundreds of Rastafarians have taken up the offer but they haven't always been welcome.