Post Archive

May 2010

Current Affairs

This is a must read post from my dear friend and fellow blogger, Berette Macaulay, who beautifully gives her perspective and insight on Jamaica and what has been happening here over the past few days… “Over the course of one’s life you accumulate a lot of shoes – and many

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General

YardEdge has started a new debate forum, jamaicadebate.com. JamaicaDebate was created to be your forum to discuss ideas, issues, trends, happenings, and current events in Jamaica and around the world. The idea for JamaicaDebate grew out of the recent spate of events in Jamaica concerning Christopher “Dudus” Coke and Tivoli

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Current Affairs

A view near Tivoli from the railroad. © 1988 Christopher Edmonds Here’s a guest post by Diana Thorburn on what’s been happening here in Jamaica over the last few days. I think this is an accurate and fair assessment of the situation, explaining that this didn’t “just happen”.  Please share your comments

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Books

Here’s an interesting new website on Jamaican literature www.jamaicanliterature.com definitely worth checking out. See YardEdge interview with Martin Mordecai.

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Rootz Underground

See our archives for lots more on Rootz Underground!

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DramaInterviews

YardEdge welcomes guest blogger Ian Ferguson who talks to actress, singer, dancer Sharon Ferguson about her work and life in Hollywood… It is a fast paced life in Hollywood and with the ever changing creative direction of the entertainment industry, it’s nice to know that we have many talented Jamaicans

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BooksHappening on the Edge 2010

This event has been cancelled. Cynthia Wilson launches her latest book Whispering of the Trees, Monday May 31 at the Philip Sherlock Centre, UWI. Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris, OM is the guest speaker.

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Environment

Here is a statement put out by members of the Jamaica Environmental Advocacy Network (JEAN) on what they are calling a “war on the environment”… Your thoughts? “Reeling from announcement after announcement of the pending destruction of Jamaica’s natural resources, environmentalists and sustainable tourism advocates say the Government of Jamaica

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Videos

Here’s a fascinating documentary on the “street side salons” of downtown Kingston done by Anna Alissa Alhousseini, a 23 year old exchange student from Germany and Niger (West Africa) who was studying at UWI in 2008. Anna is studying “Cinema and Media Studies”.

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ArtHappening on the Edge 2010

Young Talent V is the fifth in a series of exhibitions that was inaugurated in 1985 and seeks to give national exposure to some of Jamaica’s most promising and exciting young artists.

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