Post Archive

April 2011

Current Affairs

  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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Happening on the Edge 2011

It’s been a long time in coming, but passenger trains are finally back in Jamaica!

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Happening on the Edge 2011Music

Red Bull Tum Tum Pa is the first Freestyle Drumming Competition for students with entrants from UWI, Utech, Edna Manley College and Mico. The idea is for participants (teams of up to four) to showcase their musical creativity, jamming with pens, pencils, rulers, scissors and erasers to create their own

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BooksHappening on the Edge 2011

On Sunday morning, Dr. Velma Pollard’s new collection of short prose, Considering Woman I & II was launched to a large appreciative audience at the UWI. Now retired, Velma Pollard is a former Dean of the Faculty of Education. She has published several collections of poetry, including Crown Point and Other poems

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ArtHappening on the Edge 2011

Jamaica Cultural Enterprises (JCE) is a new tour company launched last year by Karen Hutchinson specializing in cultural tours of Jamaica. I highly highly recommend their tours having done several myself. Read about my art trek at Kingston art trek explores uptown and downdown galleries. Here’s their schedule for the second quarter

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Happening on the Edge 2011InterviewsSports

Jim Curl has been the main organizer behind the unique and ultra cool Jake’s Off-Road Triathlon held in Treasure Beach for ten years now.  YardEdge caught up with Jim to find out what makes the Jake’s Triathlon so special! YardEdge: Tell us about the Jake’s Triathlon? How and when did

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Books

    The Department of Literatures in English will host the launch of Considering Woman 1 & 2, a collection of short prose by Velma Pollard on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00am at the Multifunctional Room, Main Library, UWI. The guest speaker is Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Wilson. Published by Peepal

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DramaHappening on the Edge 2011

Debra Ehrhardt’s story of “coming to America” and one woman play, “Jamaica Farewell” which played in Kingston last year to rave reviews is now showing at the Falcon Theatre, Los Angeles. See link for more info and to check out an interview with Debra and director, Joel Zwick who directed Big Fat Greek

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Interviews

See Chapter 2 here Tony “Paleface” Hendriks is a  hilarious! Jamaican comedian living and working in London, England but lived and worked for many years in Jamaica.  YardEdge recently chatted with him about his latest project “Operation Pandora”. YardEdge: Tell me about Operation Pandora? Tony: Operation Pandora came out of some writing

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Environment

Here’s the link to Barbara Walker’s presentation made at the recent ECCO Magazine’s Green conference. The presentation was entitled “Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Sustainable Living” and focused on the procedures and management strategies implemented to make Hotel Mocking Bird Hill a “green” hotel. Barbara is the co-owner and manager of Hotel Mocking Bird

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