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Here’s an interesting article from The Economist about how Jamaica can benefit from globalisation.  IT IS EASY to succumb to the romance of Jamaica over dinner with Chris Blackwell in GoldenEye, his boutique hotel in the grounds of Ian Fleming’s Caribbean retreat. Mr Blackwell’s mother was Fleming’s mistress, muse and

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The NIA tonight premiered a documentary titled, THE COST OF CORRUPTION – Jamaica’s Barrier to Prosperity. Produced by Film by Frame by Frame Productions, the documentary airs again on: CVM – Sunday January 27th at 6.00pm TVJ – January 24th at 9.30pm and Friday 25th at 9.30pm, Sunday January 27th

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TVJ’s Kay Osbourne, explains why J-FLAG’s advertisement campaign was rejected but why Jamaica needs to become more tolerant… This makes absolutely no sense.  Mrs. Osbourne calls for more tolerance in Jamaica while rejecting the message of tolerance of the ad campaign…? See Ad unconditional-love-for-all-jamaicans-the-controversial-pro-gay-psa  

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I just don’t get what the big deal about this video is. Personally, I think all Jamaicans could all benefit from hearing its message  – tolerance for all despite our differences. I dont’ think this video is pro or con being homosexual or any other kind of “sexual”, it just

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The Trelawny Maroons are going on a mission to west Africa to reconnect with a side of their family not spoken to for nearly two centuries. Yet this is only the latest chapter in a trans-Atlantic odyssey for a people with a famous name but an often confused past. The Maroons hope that

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Current AffairsDance

Here’s the latest viral sensation coming out of Jamaica, staring Clifton Brown, a resident of Mavis Bank. He has been interviewed on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica, there have been several songs and remixes made from this video and even a dance or two. Here’s one dance choreographed by a NYC based dancehall

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  YardEdge welcomes a guest post by writer, Opal Palmer Adisa on Jamaica’s relationship with Haiti. The distance from Kingston, Jamaica to Carrefour, Haiti is 261 miles and if there were a direct flight, it would only take 35 minutes on a plane. Boukman, the Jamaican, who was sold to

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This post was contributed by Madeleine Bair, a UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Multimedia Fellow. Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) launched its first documentary, “Victim’s Voices” in December to a crowd of more than 300 to commemorate International Human Rights Day. The documentary chronicles the struggles of three women who have fought painstakingly to get

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According to CNN, Jamaica is the third coolest nationality in the world, after Brazil which was number one and Singapore, ranked number two. Not sure what they were thinking about Singapore…but read more at CNN and see bottom half of list  here.

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Current AffairsMusic

Gregory Isaacs — a legend in his own time, one of the most popular and versatile reggae singers of the late-Seventies, and the smooth-voiced dancehall crooner behind the genre’s landmark 1982 LP Night Nurse — passed away yesterday at his London home following a year-long battle with lung cancer, the

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