Post Archive

May 2012

Books

Dr. Susan Lowe has just put out a book entitled SHUB DOWN & SMALL-UP YUSELF! DIARIES OF JAMAICA BY BUS about her adventures on Jamaica’s buses. It’s now available on Amazon as a kindle e-book and can be downloaded from this link: Shub Down on Amazon. I haven’t read it yet but

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Happening on the Edge 2012

Here’s are some links to Tallawah Magazine which has done a nice round up of some of the highlights of the Calabash Literary Festival Weekend: Olive Senior Orlando Patterson Kerry Young I especially enjoyed the musical elements. Raging Fire and No-Maddz were the featured bands on Friday night. There was a Sound

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Happening on the Edge 2012

  Ross Sheil (past Gleaner writer) will be presenting a 2 day workshop entitled ‘Writing for the Web’ at CARIMAC/UWI Mona, June 23-24.  It is intended to help anyone – from journalists to marketers – to write appealing content to gain traction online. Course description: “This workshop seeks to equip

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Happening on the Edge 2012

Here’s an update from the Spanish-Jamaican Foundaton… In an unprecedented initiative, embassies representing Spanish-speaking countries in Kingston joined forces on Read Across Jamaica Day, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to participate in bilingual readings at primary schools in Kingston and St. Andrew, to mark the importance of reading and learning Spanish.

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Photos from the Edge

Thanks again to Jamaican photographer, Pierre Diaz for this lovely shot of the plains of St. Elizabeth.

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Happening on the Edge 2012

Calabash 2012 is on next weekend in Treasure Beach! I’m so excited I can hardly wait! I hate to admit it but this will be my first Calabash and hopefully not my last though the future of Calabash seems rather uncertain given it was cancelled last year. This year’s Calabash

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Photos from the Edge

Thanks to P. Diaz for this photo from the edge, titled “Somewhere in Jamaica”, I managed to get out of him that it’s actually somewhere in Portland. Feel free to email me your photos “from the edge” to yardedge@gmail.com.  

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Photography

  Social Calendar Ja. presents a Digital Photography Workshop in Kingston with instructors Donnette Zacca and Marvin Bartley on May 26 and 27. I know this is hard to read so check their site for details!

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Entrepreneurs

‘The resume is not the reality.’ This is the message that Mike Michalowicz, U.S entrepreneur, T.V personality and author of ‘Toilet Paper Entrepreneur’, sought to leave with his audience as he shared stories of his entrepreneurial journey to becoming the success he is today. Caribbean Fortress’ Gale Peart, at the

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Music

The Alpha Boys School in Kingston has produced some of the finest musicians to come out of Jamaica. Founded in the 1880s by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy nuns, it has been the nursery for many of the luminaries of Jamaican jazz, ska and reggae. For more info on the Alpha

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