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June 2011

Happening on the Edge 2011

It was an action packed day as media representatives and selected VIPs indulged in the Red Bull Speed Trap VIP activation last Sunday, June 26 on the East Lawns of Devon House. “Three … two… one… go!” and the sound of the clapper sent the the VIP participants bolting to

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Current Affairs

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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Happening on the Edge 2011Music

  International Reggae Day 2011 honours three reggae greats: Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, and Burning Spear. INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY AWARDS are given to legends of Jamaican music who have through their work, professional integrity and humanity positively impacted on global culture exemplifying the spirit of reggae music. The revolutionary humanitarian

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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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Environment

Jamaica Challenged to Raise U$20,000 by June 30th for Sustained Protection of Vital Fisheries. Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s leading conservation organization, has received a U$20,000 donation to its Jamaica programme under its “Born to Be Wild” matching fund. Under the terms of the fund, a donor from Jamaica must

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Sports

Red Bull Speed Trap takes sprinting to the streets. Starting June 21, 2011 Red Bull Speed Trap will measure the top speed of all participants in order to find out how fast Jamaicans really run. Jamaicans are known to be among the fastest people on earth. But the world began

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Photography

The Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) is running a photography competition in honour of the International Year of Forests 2011. Deadline is October 21, 2011, For more information on FCF see Jamaica Protected Areas Trust . Contact FCF at their offices: Protected Areas Trust/Forest Conservation Fund, Suite 201, 72b Hope Road Tel: 876-927-9956;

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Environment

Here is a very cool video about a documentary being made in the Cockpit Country. Please check it out and see how you can help to get it made. About Cockpit Country: A Paradise in Peril Miles of hiking trails. Scores of underground caves. Thousands of unique plant and animal

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Music

Jamaica just achieved an impressive third place in the first ever Red Bull Tum Tum Pa global university drumming competition. Music is a universal language. Doesn’t matter your nationality, race, male or female. Red Bull Tum Tum Pa gathered 150 students from different parts of the world in Rio de

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Film

Come support the premiere of “Bad Friday”, a documentary film this Thursday 6:30pm at the Bob Marley Museum. This is a Kingston On The Edge (KOTE) endorsed event. As many of you may have heard, there will be no KOTE 2011 but there will instead be a series of KOTE endorsed

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