Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
If the shoe doesn't fit: Law and the African-Caribbean family
Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
Date of Publication
Using the Jamaica situation as a point of reference and with frequent references to common practice in other Caribbean countries, examines and comments on the inappropriateness of the law in the context of the African-Caribbean family. The failure of the Jamaican government to recognize Rastafarianism as a religion, the continuing illegality of ganja use, the failure to adequately treat with varying forms of conjugal bonds are among specific issues discussed. A type of governance that respects the values and cultural practices of the people is recommended....