Archive | January, 2012

The ‘Storm’ next time

23 January 2012

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The ‘Storm’ next time

It’s been over 15 months since Storm Saulter debuted his highly acclaimed feature film “Better Mus’ Come” in Jamaican cinemas in October 2010, and during this period the movie has earned several plaudits as it continues to gather impressive momentum outside of Jamaica’s shores. The film has established Storm as one of the bright young […]

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Island Princess in Brooklyn

22 January 2012

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Island Princess in Brooklyn

In December 2011, children’s author Diane Browne launched her latest work “Island Princess in Brooklyn” in the Joyce Robinson Hall at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Avenue. The book follows 13-year-old Princess on her journey from Jamaica to live with her mother in Brooklyn, New York. It takes readers on […]

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Barrington: A Retrospective

22 January 2012

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Barrington: A Retrospective

For art lovers, and even persons with a passing interest in art, the exhibition of the works of Barrington Watson by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) offers an experience that is at once engaging, provocative and delightful. The first of the NGJ’s calendar of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the exhibition […]

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Shane Simmonds strikes at Lighthouse

21 January 2012

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Shane Simmonds strikes at Lighthouse

Nineteen of Jamaica’s top surfers faced off in classic conditions at the first event of the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) 2012 National Open Series (NOS) at the Lighthouse Surfing Beach at Palisadoes on January 14. Boston Bay’s Shane Simmonds secured top honours and the 1000 points for the win, with Icah Wilmot, Inilek Wilmot, Ackeam […]

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Star-studded Shaggy & Friends show

10 January 2012

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Star-studded Shaggy & Friends show

The third staging of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert on January 7 on the lawns of Jamaica House featured an impressive cadre of local and international artistes, who gave of their talents in support of the efforts of reggae superstar Shaggy to raise much needed funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. American artistes […]

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Bright future for model Shena Moulton

9 January 2012

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Bright future for model Shena Moulton

The future is so bright for Saint International model Shena Moulton, she just might have to don shades right around the clock in 2012. The sought-after statuesque beauty, who turns 18 in March, completed the 2011 fashion season in grand style, walking for Calvin Klein for a fourth time. She walked for some 30 designers […]

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Destra ready to surprise at Jamaica Jazz

8 January 2012

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Destra ready to surprise at Jamaica Jazz

Trinidadian soca siren Destra Garcia is promising to deliver a special surprise when she takes the stage on January 28 at the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival – The Art of Music. While acknowledging that she’s no stranger to Jamaica, the performer who has become a regular feature at Bacchanal Jamaica revealed that she […]

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Youth basketball gets a boost from the US

7 January 2012

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Youth basketball gets a boost from the US

A total of 1,000 boys and girls ages 7 to 13 will benefit from the ambitious mini National Programme launched by the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) on January 5, with grant support from the US Embassy in Kingston valued at US$15,000 (J$1.3 million). The programme is being rolled out in two phases, starting with a […]

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Social commentary and culture in art

3 January 2012

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Social commentary and culture in art

Members of the Jamaica Guild of Artists (JGA) recently displayed their works at an exhibition entitled “The Healing Power of Art” at Eden Gardens in St. Andrew. The venue proved to be the ideal location to explore the therapeutic value of art, as well as its role as a vehicle for social commentary and cultural […]

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