Gays Flex Muscle:J-FLAG targets Pegasus for Possible Boycott

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News emerging out of Canada is that the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG) was recently prevented from hosting a meeting on the premises of

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The Meeting was scheduled to have taken place on Thursday, November 18 and was to have involved stakeholders from Agencies of the United Nations and other allies of the entity. It is further understood that advanced booking for the event was undertaken albeit not paid.

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has not given any reason for its black listing of the local LGBT Advocacy organization. However, confirmed reports are that J-FLAG was advised of the action via a telephone call from the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Jamaica Pegasus. It has been further confirmed that the Pegasus has indicated that the action was undertaken by the management of the hotel because of the nature of the organization organizing the meeting and is in no way related to misbehavior on the part of any member of the community as has been whispered.

J-FLAG has offered no comment on the issue, except to indicate that they are awaiting a meeting with the Pegasus to discuss the reason and rationale behind its decision. Notably, the Pegasus was given one week, one week ago to contact the organization.

Already, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (unconfirmed) has moved to blacklist the Pegasus and it is expected that organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) will also move to do same. It is further expected that JFLAG will reach out to partner organizations globally to mount a campaign against the Pegasus and pressure will be brought to bear on embassies particularly that of the United States and those of the European Union to cancel all present and future meetings at that location.

Wikipedia Research indicates that The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel is a hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, located at 81 Knutsford Boulevard in the financial and business district of the city. A noted landmark, the hotel is 17 stories high. The hotel, which was built in the 1970s, is also a notable location for conferences and meetings, exhibitions, and weddings and anniversaries. The hotel has 9 conference rooms for these events. The hotel is also affiliated with American Airlines.

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4 thoughts on “Gays Flex Muscle:J-FLAG targets Pegasus for Possible Boycott

  1. Spend all this energy now to boycott one hotel and there are more important issues that need attention in the community, all dem f****** yah now. Find a next venue and GET ON WITH BUSINESS, cho man, since is UN people going to be present or is a show a go put on now fi impress dem?

    a wah dis, wah dem fah really?

    The rest of the community not going to even look in terms of a boycott as I hinted in my post as they don’t think they see it as affecting them.

    sheeesh!

  2. if this was a clear case of discrimination then it should definitely be pursued and made public (locally & internationally)…..this IS part of thr BUSINESS

  3. Pingback: J-FLAG refused permission to host a meeting at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel « Gay Lesbian Bisexual Trans-gender & Queer Jamaica Blog Watch Combo & More

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