Global Politics

A small step forward for LGBT rights in Jamaica

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.


Lifestyle & Belief

Geo quiz

We were looking for Jamaica's largest city -- which also has the distinction of being the largest English-speaking city in the Americas south of the United States. The answer is Kingston. The World's Marco Werman tells about the recent restoration of an old Jewish cemetery in Kingston.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Anchor Marco Werman reconstructs DJ Dice's set list from a street party in the Kingston neighborhood of Rae Town. It's Jamaican-oldies day on The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Global Hit

For our Geo Quiz, we asked the name of the village where Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley was born. The answer is Nine Mile in Jamaica. Anchor Marco Werman tells us how Marley's hit "One Love" has become an unofficial anthem for many people around the globe.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we asked where the name of a US base in Afghanistan comes from. The base is called Forward Operating Base Frontenac. Anchor Marco Werman gets the full story from military historian John Grodzinkski of Canada's Royal Military College.

Alleged drug lord at center of Jamaican violence

A state of emergency has been declared in sections of Kingston, Jamaica where supporters of an alleged drug lord, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke exchanged gunfire with security forces. For more, we're joined by Karen Madden-James.

Coal Ash Controversy

Just over a year ago more than a billion gallons of coal ash slurry containing lead, arsenic and mercury spilled out of a Tennessee Valley Authority disposal site and into the Emory River. EPA vowed to revise disposal practices by the one-year anniversary