Post Archive

April 2010

Current Affairs

This is an example of some of the terrible press that Jamaica has been getting recently: NY Times: US Extradition Efforts Strain Relationship with Jamaica Washington Post: Jamaica Gunmen Kill 5 in Apparent Gun Feud This report looks at the  controversial handling of gang violence in Jamaica, and especially at the

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Happening on the Edge 2010

Crimson Heart Replica performs May 14 in Love and Lasers at the new Redbones, 1 Argyle Road. Also performing on the show will be Sezi, Robot Taxi, and Jason Worton among others. See YardEdge interview with Crimson Heart Replica

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BooksHappening on the Edge 2010

The 29th Annual West Indian Literature Conference starts on Friday presented by the Department of Literatures in English, UWI. Special guests include Lorna Goodison, Shara McCallum, David Chariandy and winners of the Small Axe Literary Competition 2009 : Tanya Shirley, Ashley Rousseau and Monica Minnott. The conference is open to

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Jamaica Vacations

Here’s an inspiring story of one family’s experience of a “volunteer vacation” in Jamaica. “Voluntourism” is growing trend among  visitors who are here to have fun but also want to give back while they’re on vacation.

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Happening on the Edge 2010

Cezar returns to the new Redbones this Friday.  Showtime is 9pm. Check out this YardEdge interview with Cezar

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The View From The Soapbox

Here’s an interesting short video on “responsible tourism”. I’m sure we’re all  happy to see tourism in Jamaica growing as long as we’re not destroying our environment while we’re at it…

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Art

Despite the heat, art lovers turned out for the 2010 Liguanea Art Festival on Sunday, which showcased approximately eighty artists this year. This was the seventh year of the festival, staged by Tony and June Wong, and again featured some of Jamaica’s best ceramists, artists, photographers, jewellers and sculptors. The

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Happening on the Edge 2010

In this 2009 video, the Maurice Gordon Trio plays live at Redbones Blues Cafe with Maurice Gordon on guitar, Alvis Reid on bass and Jeremy Ashbourne on drums. Renowned Jamaican jazz guitarist Maurice Gordon and Italian Samuele Vivian perform at Redbones Blues Cafe this Thursday, April 29 in an evening

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Yoga

Each Monday the Adi Shakti Project holds Yoga classes and accepts a donation, of any amount, towards their women’s shelter. Come out and take a sister, friend, aunt, daughter or mom. The Adi Shakti Project is about serving the community through empowering women, promoting networking and helping the less fortunate.

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DanceHappening on the Edge 2010

Here’s some info on a great workshop coming up this week on how to copyright dance. Choreography  is Copyrightable is a 360ARTISTS initiative designed to inform and educate our choreographers about their rights under copyright law and the benefits of enforcing these rights. For choreographers to receive protection under copyright

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