The Safe House Project 2009 for Displaced & Homeless MSM/Transgender reviewed & more

In response to numerous requests for more information on the defunct Safe House Pilot Project that was to address the growing numbers of displaced and homeless LGBTQ Youth in New Kingston in 2007/8/9, a review of the relevance of the project as a solution, the possible avoidance of present issues with some of its previous residents if it were kept open.
Recorded June 12, 2013; also see from the former Executive Director named in the podcast more background on the project: HERE also see the beginning of the issues from the closure of the project: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The line in the sand part 15: More shenanigans & exploiting buggery .........

Observer's Clovis on point again

So the PNP may well be a one term administration after all if the disgruntled party supporters who are still threatening not to vote at all coupled with the other factors.

See previous parts for more: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 & 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

I waited a while to make an entry in this series and boy so much has happened but now that the Prime Minister has effectively false started in announcing the date the opposition is going to pounce and my present concern is we are in for a lengthy campaign war which reminds me of the gas price demonstrations in January 1979 I was young but I remember them well while then opposition JLP with Edward Seaga on a roll and they kept up the pressure to the point that in February in 1980 Michael Manley had to announce an election as he felt he had to keep Jamaica afloat. This was right in the middle of the ideological struggle with election violence; the economy went into freefall and such. Then there are the IMF pre-requisites and the fact that the government whichever one has to cut the public sector in the reform process by April 2016 or thereabout and we remember what happened to the JLP when they did cut jobs prior to the 1989 polls and lost despite other developments in the positive. An inefficient public service is simply an albatross on development and we better recognise that if we intend to grow the economy in any serious percentages. 

Observer poll on Fenton November 2015

God apparently has not touched the PNP leader yet as she said she is waiting for before announcing the date but with the smoke still settling from the Ferguson dead babies failure then the other matters just deflect us from watching the real issues. Last time I checked God gave us a brain and we should use it.

Gleaner's Lasmay toon 

Fixed election dates anyone? The second week in August would be nice to me as Independence Day will not affect the season that much coupled with the tourism off season and schools would be out on holidays hence schools can be used as they are now as polling stations or for political meetings. We need to remove the stop and start foolishness every four to five years when we are held to ransom by a Prime Minister and where persons, businesses and such cannot plan. Too much uncertainty, Simpson Miller needs to learn what happened to one of her young MPs and the ‘tricks you’ trope Damian Crawford conducted now he is out and will not run as candidate for St Thomas. I wonder if the now available billions ($4.1) via the IMF’s decrease of the primary surplus target from 7.5% to 7.25% for the second half of fiscal year 2015/6 and down to 7% for 2016/7 was the reason why the election is also delayed. Apart from the polls showing the JLP over-taking the PNP as a whopping 11% of PNP supporters say they wouldn’t vote for both parties at all; the machinery made need time to try to recoup lost support. 

see: Aubyn HilI: IMF Finally Concedes It Was Wrong (Gleaner)

We were told get ready by Miller and Peter Phillips saying even a blind man could see, then Miller’s comment last week comparing a horse race while listing all the pieces required. There is a cost that the electoral office of Jamaica has incurred simply due to the election date delayed; it costs to train persons and to retrain them for the future day according to the Director of Elections Orette Fischer adding to that are the businesses whose plans are impacted again.

Will Peter Phillips resign as campaign manager after he jumped the gun on the announcement when it is the purview of the PM or is there a power struggle between Phillips & Miller carrying over from all these years following the nasty leadership race where the two came head to head? After all Britain changed their law to make election dates fixed as they have removed archaic laws but we hold on to them including buggery now being used as a football to capture religious fanatics. (see: 
Nicholson says JLP 'crazy' for wanting referendum on buggery law .... oh boi) and Golding, Buggery And The CCJ

The PNP cannot call an election now either as the dead babies issues, internal elections battles, raw wounds in terms of who has done them wrong internally, the austere economic reform program despite the freeing up of four billion and near eight billion next year so time is needed and the talk of elections by February may not be so sensible; it is too short a time to recover from the variables outlined.

Then I had to contend with a call from the electoral office about my application for my identification voter and national ID card that my photos and that of many others were corrupted. I was asked to return to the office to retake them of which I refused and demanded they send a team to my home as they did for the verification process to retake the shots; they did accede to my demand but this just goes to show the almost failing governmental systems and such. I am still up in the air as to who to vote for these days as the exploitation of buggery is the main thing that bothers me then are the jobs that were promised by the PNP in 2011 and a clearly campaign trail promise of 100,000 jobs by finance minister Peter Phillips when we now very clear that is not countable given the JEEP jobs are temporary and is a feeding tree for the same party. Long lotto lines are not jobs either. While passing the 10th IMF test what is to come is also worrying; yes we have heard announcements of investments on the hotel strip as a spin off from the opening up of Cuba or the so called freezone in St Catherine in terms of car parts processing (we have heard that before and none materialized) so the timing of these announcements leave me wondering based on previous promises that die the moment the announcement or election fever ends. Peter Phillips lied to us saying he or his administration created 63,000+ but when he was fact checked it turns out to be just under 40,000. I do not believe that when so many complaints come from qualified University graduates who have to either take jobs well below their degrees and or stay home and the small business avenues opportunities are rare and few in between; the wider masses are simply not in the loop.

The economy cannot absorb paying redundancy payments from laid off public sector workers whilst in the same breath the private sector has not developed enough such as in the old days one could jump from a public sector job and morph into a private sector job and still be able to make oneself up for promotional advancement. But we have had so many issues of this in previous times where accusations of political victimization where an opposition party cries foul where their supporters allegedly are laid off in such exercises.

Why are we not producing sugar in such a number to really earn form it despite health warnings demand has not waned yet we hear sugar factories closing and persons being laid off. What has happened to Cocoa especially when world market is demanding so much including the big names in chocolate products and hot beverages yet our plants are just barely surviving from disease or low production. We have so much potential and yet we are sluggish in development. We were paying 56 cents in every dollar for debt in 2011 when the JLP lost in that race now we are back to almost 75 cents again for debt servicing not to mention the renegotiation of the Petro-Caribe debt buy back which in 25 years may end up costing us more despite the present reprieve.

Then comes the Foreign Affairs, previously Justice Minister and senate leader A. J. Nicholson riding the CCJ buggery referendum train as exacted on Friday

“This referendum business, you know, it is full time that we get out of it. You know why? I hear coming from some quarters in your (JLP) party that you want an insane proposal, that you want to have a referendum in Jamaica on the issue of buggery! You crazy?” Nicholson asked the Opposition during the debate on the Caribbean Court of Justice Bills.

“You want people running up and down Jamaica on a political platform dealing with homosexuality, you crazy? Look here, let us wake up, man,” Nicholson stated. So the will of the people is a no no for Nicholson but his inconsistency on this matter is also worth recalling.

JLP MP Pearnel Charles (North Central Clarendon) was reported in the press recently as telling supporters that the promise by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on the eve of the 2011 General Election to repeal the buggery law was purely vote catching.

Speaking at a mass rally in Alexandria, St Ann last Sunday night, and Charles said that the JLP would not countenance same-sex marriages.

"This will never happen here, not as long as I am alive," he declared to loud cheers from the crowd. Charles added that he would enlist the church to help him in "the fight".

Essentially the suggested conscience vote on buggery by the PNP and or the push for a rushed ill-prepared society towards a referendum by the JLP is what the LGBT lobbyists and people like me have to contend with. One waits with baited breath how the leadership debates that are scheduled in three tranches will look and sound like and will the question of buggery law reform or referendum as the case may be will come up? With disappearing foreign funding as well in as far as election support such as the last election in 2011 the subject matter at hand may not factor at all. And where oh where is my member of parliament who I have not seen in ages? When the roads where repaired earlier this year albeit with activists and supporters doing the job shabbily the word on the street was too many PNPs live on the avenue (barring the long held feeling the affluence on the strip and the well done houses breeding jealousy of some kind) so we did not deserve any repairs as voters did not do the right thing or voted for the right colour.

Why oh why Mr Holness’s house is coming up for mention as a campaign barb, sigh, I have no idea. That one is way over the top to me and if there is evidence as is implied that Mr Holness got his house or funds via ill-gotten gains then take it to the relevant authorities not on a campaign trail meeting.


Comrades awestruck as MP calls PNP Chairman Bobby Montague (Observer)

I am conflicted otherwise when I cannot separate my vote in terms of wanting a member of parliament of one political stripe who is performing but the Prime Minister is of another and I want that PM when in essence we are choosing a PM via the present system so we may really need political reform, the automatic selection of the PM via MPs seat success needs to go yah man.

also see:

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A look at the fear of the feminine (Effemophobia) by Jamaican standards & how it drives the homo-negative perceptions/homophobia in Jamaican culture/national psyche.

After catching midway a radio discussion on the subject of Jamaica being labelled as homophobic I did a quick look at the long held belief in Jamaica by anti gay advocates, sections of media and homophobes that several murders of alleged gay victims are in fact 'crimes of passion' or have jealousy as their motives but it is not as simple or generalized as that.

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APJ Website Launch & Link

Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica, APJ launched their website on December 1 2015 on World AIDS Day where they hosted a docu-film and after discussions on the film Human Vol 1

audience members interacting during a break in the event

film in progress

visit the new APJ website HERE

See posts on APJ's work: HERE (newer entries will appear first so scroll to see older ones)

The Hypocrisy of Jamaican Anti Gay Groups & Selective Actions of Societal Ills

The selectivity of the anti gay religious voices on so called societal ills is examined in this podcast as other major issues that require the "church" to have spoken up including sexual abuse by pastors in recent times yet mere silence on those matters is highlighted.

Why are these groups and so called child rights activists creating mass hysteria and have so much strength for HOMOSEXUALITY but are quiet on corruption in government, missing children, crime in the country and so much more but want to stop same gender loving persons from enjoying peace of mind and PRIVACY?

Also is the disturbing tactic of deliberately conflating paedophilia with same gender sex as if to suggest reforming the buggery law will cause an influx of buggered children when we know that is NOT TRUE.

MSM/Trans homeless - From gully to graveyard

When are lives interrupted be allowed a real honest chance to move from interruption to independence and stability? I just cannot tell you friends.

An article appeared in the gleaner today that just sent me into sadness mode again with this ugly business of LGBTQI homelessness. The author of the piece needs an intervention too as he (Ryon Jones) uses terms such as cross dressers and or homeless men which if transgender persons are present they cannot be described or seen as such, sigh another clear display of the lack of impact and reach of so called advocacies and advocates who are more interested in parading as working but really aint having much impact as they ought to or claim.

We are told of houses being put together from time in memorial; the Dwayne’s House project seems dead in the water, the Larry Chang (named after a JFLAG cofounder) seems stuck in the mud and Colour Pink’s so called Rainbow House seems insignificant in relation to the size and scope of the national problem. JFLAG as presented on this blog is obviously not interested in getting their hands dirty really on homelessness save and except for using the populations as cannon fodder and delegating same; as far as I am concerned presenting them as victims of homophobia which is true but where are the programs and the perceived millions donated or granted since President Obama’s visit to address LGBTQ matters?


Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Homophobia - What are we afraid of?

Former host of Dr Sexy Live on Nationwide radio and Sexologist tackles in a simplistic but to the point style homophobia and asks the poignant question of the age, What really are we as a nation afraid of?

It seems like homosexuality is on everyone's tongue. From articles in the newspapers to countless news stories and commentaries, it seems like everyone is talking about the gays. Since Jamaica identifies as a Christian nation, the obvious thought about homosexuality is that it is wrong but only male homosexuality seems to influence the more passionate responses. It seems we are more open to accepting lesbianism but gay men are greeted with much disapproval.

Dancehall has certainly been very clear where it stands when it comes to this issue with various songs voicing clear condemnation of this lifestyle. Currently, quite a few artistes are facing continuous protests because of their anti-gay lyrics. Even the law makers are involved in the gayness as there have been several calls for the repeal of the buggery law. Recently Parliament announced plans to review the Sexual Offences Act which, I am sure, will no doubt address homosexuality.

Jamaica has been described as a homophobic nation. The question I want to ask is: What are we afraid of? There are usually many reasons why homosexuality is such a pain in the a@. Here are some of the more popular arguments MORE HERE

also see:
Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

Sexuality - What is yours?

The Deliberate Misuse of the “Sexual Grooming” Term by Antigay Fanatics to Promote Their Hysteria

Just as I researched on-line in NOT EVEN five minutes and found a plethora of information and FACTS on Sexual Grooming (and thanks to Dr Karen Carpenter for some valuable insight I found out what Sexual Grooming was) so too must these fanatics go and do the same and stop creating panic in the country.

The hysteria continues from the Professor Bain so called protests to protect freedom of speech and bites at the credibility of the LGBT lobby collectively continues via Duppies Dupe UWI articles when the bigger principle of the conflict of interest in regards to the greater imperative of removing/preserving archaic buggery laws in the Caribbean dependent on which side one sits is of greater import when the professor’s court testimony in Belize went against the imperative of CHART/PANCAP goals is the more germane matter of which he was former head now temporarily reinstated via a court ex-parte injunction. The unnecessary uproar and shouting from the same hysterical uninformed quarters claiming moral concerns ....... MORE CLICK HERE

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JFLAG Excludes Homeless MSM from IDAHOT Symposium on Homelessness


In a shocking move JFLAG decided not to invite or include homeless MSM in their IDAHO activity for 2013 thus leaving many in wonderment as to the reason for their existence or if the symposium was for "experts" only while offering mere tokenism to homeless persons in the reported feeding program. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ENTRY HERE sad that the activity was also named in honour of one of JFLAG's founders who joined the event via Skype only to realize the issue he held so dear in his time was treated with such disrespect and dishonor. Have LGBT NGOs lost their way and are so mainstream they have forgotten their true calling?

also see a flashback to some of the issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless LGBT youth in New Kingston: Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

Steps to take when confronted by the police & your rights compromised:

a) Ask to see a lawyer or Duty Council

b) Only give name and address and no other information until a lawyer is present to assist

c) Try to be polite even if the scenario is tense

d) Don’t do anything to aggravate the situation

e) Every complaint lodged at a police station should be filed and a receipt produced, this is not a legal requirement but an administrative one for the police to track reports

f) Never sign to a statement other than the one produced by you in the presence of the officer(s)

g) Try to capture a recording of the exchange or incident or call someone so they can hear what occurs, place on speed dial important numbers or text someone as soon as possible

h) File a civil suit if you feel your rights have been violated

i) When making a statement to the police have all or most of the facts and details together for e.g. "a car" vs. "the car" represents two different descriptions

j) Avoid having the police writing the statement on your behalf except incases of injuries, make sure what you want to say is recorded carefully, ask for a copy if it means that you have to return for it

Vacant at Last! ShoemakerGully: Displaced MSM/Trans Persons were is cleared December 2014

CVM TV carried a raid and subsequent temporary blockade exercise of the Shoemaker Gully in the New Kingston district as the authorities respond to the bad eggs in the group of homeless/displaced or idling MSM/Trans persons who loiter there for years.

Question is what will happen to the population now as they struggle for a roof over their heads and food etc. The Superintendent who proposed a shelter idea (that seemingly has been ignored by JFLAG et al) was the one who led the raid/eviction.

Also see:

the CVM NEWS Story HERE on the eviction/raid taken by the police

also see a flashback to some of the troubling issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless GBT youth in New Kingston: Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

May 22, 2015, see: MP Seeks Solutions For Homeless Gay Youth In New Kingston

New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker Gully LGBT Homeless Population

Superintendent Murdock

The same cop who has factored in so many run-ins with the youngsters in the Shoemaker Gully (often described as a sewer by some activists) has delivered on a promise of his powerpoint presentation on a solution to the issue in New Kingston, problem is it is the same folks who abandoned the men (their predecessors) from the powerful cogs of LGBT/HIV that are in earshot of his plan.

This ugly business of LGBTQ homelessness and displacements or self imposed exile by persons has had several solutions put forth, problem is the non state actors in particular do not want to get their hands dirty as the more combative and political issues to do with buggery's decriminalization or repeal have risen to the level of importance more so than this. Let us also remember this is like the umpteenth meeting with the cops, some of the LGBT homeless persons and the advocacy structure.

Remember JFLAG's exclusion of the group from that IDAHO symposium on LGBT homelessess? See HERE, how can we ask the same people who only want to academise and editorialise the issue to also try to address their own when they do not want to get their hands dirty but publish wonderful reports as was done earlier this month, see HERE: (re)Presenting and Redressing LGBT Homelessness in Jamaica: Towards a Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Anti-Gay Related Displacement also LGBT homelessness has always been with us from the records of Gay Freedom Movement(1974) to present but the current issues started from 2009, see: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009 as carried on sister blog Gay Jamaica Watch. CLICK HERE for FULL post of this story.

Gender Identity/Transgederism Radio discussion Jamaica March 2014

Radio program Everywoman on Nationwide Radio 90FM March 20th 2014 with Dr Karen Carpenter as stand-in host with a transgender activist and co-founder of Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica and a gender non conforming/lesbian guest as well on the matters of identity, sex reassignment surgery and transexuality.

CLICK HERE for a recording of the show


As promised here is another periodical update on an income generating/diligence building project now in effect for some now seven former homeless and displaced MSM in St Catherine, it originally had twelve persons but some have gotten jobs elsewhere, others have simply walked away and one has relocated to another parish, to date their weed whacking earning business capacity has been struggling as previous posts on the subject has brought to bear.

Although some LGBT persons residing in the parish have been approached by yours truly and others to increase client count for the men costs such as gas and maintenance of the four machines that are rotated between the enrolled men are rising weekly literally while the demand is instead decreasing due to various reasons.

Newstalk 93FM's Issues On Fire: Polygamy Should Be Legalized In Jamaica 08.04.14

debate by hosts and UWI students on the weekly program Issues on Fire on legalizing polygamy with Jamaica's multiple partner cultural norms this debate is timely.

Also with recent public discourse on polyamorous relationships, threesomes (FAME FM Uncensored) and on social.

What to Do .....

a. Make a phone call: to a lawyer or relative or anyone

b. Ask to see a lawyer immediately: if you don’t have the money ask for a Duty Council

c. A Duty Council is a lawyer provided by the state

d. Talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police

e. Tell your lawyer if anyone hits you and identify who did so by name and number

f. Give no explanations excuses or stories: you can make your defense later in court based on what you and your lawyer decided

g. Ask the sub officer in charge of the station to grant bail once you are charged with an offence

h. Ask to be taken before a justice of The Peace immediately if the sub officer refuses you bail

i. Demand to be brought before a Resident Magistrate and have your lawyer ask the judge for bail

j. Ask that any property taken from you be listed and sealed in your presence

Cases of Assault:An assault is an apprehension that someone is about to hit you

The following may apply:

1) Call 119 or go to the station or the police arrives depending on the severity of the injuries

2) The report must be about the incident as it happened, once the report is admitted as evidence it becomes the basis for the trial

3) Critical evidence must be gathered as to the injuries received which may include a Doctor’s report of the injuries.

4) The description must be clearly stated; describing injuries directly and identifying them clearly, show the doctor the injuries clearly upon the visit it must be able to stand up under cross examination in court.

5) Misguided evidence threatens the credibility of the witness during a trial; avoid the questioning of the witnesses credibility, the tribunal of fact must be able to rely on the witness’s word in presenting evidence

6) The court is guided by credible evidence on which it will make it’s finding of facts

7) Bolster the credibility of a case by a report from an independent disinterested party.

Notes on Bail & Court Appearance issues

If in doubt speak to your attorney

Bail and its importance -

If one is locked up then the following may apply:
Locked up over a weekend - Arrested pursuant to being charged or detained There must be reasonable suspicion i.e. about to commit a crime, committing a crime or have committed a crime.

There are two standards that must be met:

1). Subjective standard: what the officer(s) believed to have happened

2). Objective standard: proper and diligent collection of evidence that implicates the accused To remove or restrain a citizen’s liberty it cannot be done on mere suspicion and must have the above two standards

 Police officers can offer bail with exceptions for murder, treason and alleged gun offences, under the Justice of the Peace Act a JP can also come to the police station and bail a person, this provision as incorporated into the bail act in the late nineties

 Once a citizen is arrested bail must be considered within twelve hours of entering the station – the agents of the state must give consideration as to whether or not the circumstances of the case requires that bail be given

 The accused can ask that a Justice of the Peace be brought to the station any time of the day. By virtue of taking the office excluding health and age they are obliged to assist in securing bail

"Bail is not a matter for daylight

Locked up and appearing in court

 Bail is offered at the courts office provided it was extended by the court; it is the court that has the jurisdiction over the police with persons in custody is concerned.

 Bail can still be offered if you were arrested and charged without being taken to court a JP can still intervene and assist with the bail process.

Other Points of Interest

 The accused has a right to know of the exact allegation

 The detainee could protect himself, he must be careful not to be exposed to any potential witness

 Avoid being viewed as police may deliberately expose detainees

 Bail is not offered to persons allegedly with gun charges

 Persons who allegedly interfere with minors do not get bail

 If over a long period without charge a writ of habeas corpus however be careful of the police doing last minute charges so as to avoid an error

 Every instance that a matter is brought before the court and bail was refused before the accused can apply for bail as it is set out in the bail act as every court appearance is a chance to ask for bail

 Each case is determined by its own merit – questions to be considered for bail:

a) Is the accused a flight risk?

b) Are there any other charges that the police may place against the accused?

c) Is the accused likely to interfere with any witnesses?

d) What is the strength of the crown’s/prosecution’s case?

 Poor performing judges can be dealt with at the Judicial Review Court level or a letter to the Chief Justice can start the process

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Battle Lines Javed Jaghai versus the state & the Jamaica Buggery Law

Originally aired on CVM TV December 8th 2013, apologies for some of the glitches as the source feed was not so hot and it kept dropping from source or via the ISP, NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED and is solely for educational and not for profit use and review. The issue of the pending legal challenge in the Constitutional Court in Jamaica as filed by Javed Jaghai an outspoken activist who happens also to be openly aetheist.

The opposing sides are covered as well such as
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society
The Love March
Movement Jamaica

The feature seems destined for persons who are just catching up to the issues and repositioning JFLAG in particular in the public domain as their image has taken a beating in some respects especially on the matter of the homeless MSM front. They need to be careful that an elitist perception is not held after this after some comments above simplistic discourse, the use of public agitation as beneath some folks and the obvious overlooking of the ordinary citizen who are realy the ones who need convincing to effect the mindset change needed and the national psyche's responses to homosexuality in general.

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