Post Archive

July 2011

Good FoodWorth A Visit

Jamaica’s favorite Jerk restaurant… and the winner is SCOTCHIES! Check it out with Juicy Chef, Jaqui Sinclair.

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ArtHappening on the Edge 2011

  Camp Art, directed by artist and photographer Joanna Francis, is a series of art workshops targeted for kids starting Monday the 1st of August and running until the 25th of August. These workshops will be conducted as a community upliftment project for the Bedward Gardens Community in Upper St.

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Worth A Visit

Flagstaff: Kojo’s Palace from Bart Robinson on Vimeo. Here’s a mini-documentary about the community of Flagstaff, Jamaica which tells the history of the Maroon Wars, shows the current landscape, and offers greetings to the Maroon community in Sierra Leone. This video will be carried by representatives from the Flagstaff community

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Worth A Visit

Here are some photos taken from my last visit to the Charles Town Maroon community in the Buff Bay Valley in Portland. Charles Town is a Maroon Community located approximately 20 minutes drive south of Buff Bay. The town is known for its Maroon history and culture, its Safu Yard,

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Poetry

The Poetry Society of Jamaica presents “Verse – The Art of Rhyming” on July 26 at the Edna Manley College. Poets are welcome to come share their poetry.  

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Music

Here’s a brief film by Marcelo Munes documenting some of the students, their parents and their thoughts and hopes for the National Youth Orchestra programme. Very cool and inspiring – check it out!

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Happening on the Edge 2011

Looking for something fun to do this independence weekend? Check out BNM’s Eye Candy party on July 29 at the ex-Hard Rock Cafe in Ochi. It’s Delta’s SKY MAG’s PICK for the weekend too! The party promises “Miami’s Fiercest DJs Richie D & Friends teaming up with JA’s finest house DJ’s STEREO

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Good FoodWorth A Visit

Check out this review of a great new restaurant, EITS, located up in the Blue Mountains reviewed by a cool new blog on Jamaican food Nyamist.com. “In a perfect world, all Sunday brunches would be this good: relaxing in the cool breeze, gazing out over lush, verdant mountains, eating fresh, homemade

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Happening on the Edge 2011

Here’s an interesting conference coming up at Ryerson University in Toronto on July 24 – 26, “Counter Cultures: An international conference on exploring shopkeeping in the Chinese diaspora”. Keynote speakers: Dr. Keith Lowe, Dr. Lily Cho and Dr. Jack Tchen For more info on this subject see Searching for Mr. Chin

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Good FoodWorth A Visit

Here’s a cool video with the highlights of the Portland Jerk festival 2011!

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