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Soap opera to tackle climate change

04/06/2011 | Andrea Downer

The producers of the Caribbean’s first radio soap opera to address climate change know a thing or two about extreme weather. Recording for the pilot series of My Island, My Community had to be put on hold after Hurricane Tomas destroyed their offices in St Lucia in November.

Linking southern journalists

02/10/2011 | Panos London

The focus of this project is to increase the availability of original, high-quality articles and broadcasts about life in developing countries written by local journalists.

Climate Change Media Partnership

01/30/2011 | Panos London

The media has a key role to play in raising awareness about climate change at both global and local levels. The CCMP project is an exciting programme designed to ensure this will happen.

Wave power: Radio and the MDGs

01/16/2011 | Panos London

Wave Power showcases four community radio projects helping to tackle the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries

Jamaican women face greater risk of HIV

05/26/2009 | Keisha Shakespeare-Blackmore

Economic and social issues are creating a situation in Jamaica where women are at higher risk of contracting HIV, especially those from low-income communities.

Climate change: a cold front in Jamaica

04/07/2009 | Deleen Powell

Jamaica’s farmers are worried about the weather. High winds, frosts in August and dryer conditions on the tropical island are making it harder to grow crops.

Caribbean tourist trade counts the cost of climate change

03/07/2008 | Petre Williams

Hurricanes and rising sea levels are threatening Caribbean tourism. So how will the region's most important industry safeguard its future?

Jamaica struggles to stem teen pregnancies

12/17/2003 | Trudy Simpson

A debate over teenage pregnancies in Jamaica heated up when two MPs from opposite ends of the political spectrum proposed forced virginity testing for teenagers and sterilisation of young mothers.

Deleen Powell

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Deleen Powell is a producer / presenter with ZIP 103 FM, the number two station in Jamaica, West Indies.

Petre Williams

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Petre is a senior reporter for the Jamaica Observer newspaper.

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