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Jamaica

Worth A Visit

  Here’s a great article from the New York Times describing 36 hours in Jamaica. Also discovering Kingston, the writer sets out an itinerary for a fun filled 36 hours in Jamaica. “Sun, sand and sea: a timeless recipe, readily available throughout the Caribbean. But sun, sand, sea — and

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Worth A Visit

  I’m currently working on a Community Tourism capacity building and training program in six rural Jamaican communities as part of my work, along with two other tourism consultants, Hugh Cresser and Dr. Anthony Hall.  (see Expand Consulting). We are going to be conducting training with community persons on how to

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EnvironmentGood Food

Here’s the latest update in my home gardening adventure (see Home Gardening in Jamaica, Part 1). First and most excitingly for me, after one week I’ve got some little sprouts poking up – the basil, tarragon and chives seem to be bubbling along!

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EnvironmentGood Food

Eating in Jamaica can be a challenging thing for people like myself with unusual (or as Karin puts it “weird”) taste. I’m a pescetarian (I eat fish and shellfish, but no meat), I don’t like eggs or tofu, I prefer savoury to sweet, and I’ll eat a whole jar of olives

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Happening on the Edge 2012KOTE

Here’s the schedule of events for Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) – Urban Arts Festival 2012. Opening night is this Friday, June 22 and the festival runs till June 30.  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  FRI22 9pm / KOTE2012 IDENTITY: THE OPENED I OPENING NIGHT Redbones – 1 Argyle Road –Redbones Blues

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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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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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Happening on the Edge 2012

YardEdge talks to Kaili McDonnough Scott, the force behind the ongoing Market at the Lawn series which features a great selection of clothing, art, craft, food and drink and just other funky stuff. Next Market at the Lawn is this Sunday, March 25th. YardEdge: What are you trying to achieve with

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Happening on the Edge 2012Rootz Underground

Saturday, 4 February starting at 8pm, Rootz Underground and La Reserva Foundation in association with The Hope Gardens Preservation Society present A ROOTZ GARDEN CONCERT to be held at the Sunken Garden, Hope Gardens, Hope Road, Kingston. “ITS GROWING” will feature performances from Toots & The Maytals, Ra Deal, Prophecy &

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EnvironmentGood FoodWorth A Visit

Looking for an eco-tourism vacation in Jamaica? How about visiting the Rio Grande Valley in Jamaica?  Ambassabeth Eco-Cabins is a unique experience of Jamaican rural life and a authentic eco- tourism vacation or weekend get-away. Located in the upper Rio Grande Valley about 15 miles south of Port Antonio, the

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