The European Union in Jamaica is offering an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers – not just to win prizes (including a trip to Europe), but also to gain valuable experience and training. But HURRY! The deadline is October 4, 2019. See full details below: Young, amateur and aspiring Jamaican filmmakers are in for the season … More EU Short Film Festival: For Jamaican Youth, About the Environment. Deadline October 4, 2019.
The Toronto-based Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (CTFF)l is back and will be coming to those lucky Canadians this month (September 4 – 20). In a press release, CTFF notes: Twenty-one filmmakers will take part in the Tenth Annual Caribbean Tales Market Incubator (CTI) in partnership with The Caribbean Development Bank, Ontario Creates and Telefilm Canada, and with support from the National Film & Video … More Review: “Machann Fig La” (Fig Lady) – a Film from Haiti
Today is the 132nd birthday of the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, ON, who was born on August 17, 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Unfortunately, I am not an early riser in general. I confess I did not get up in time to attend the floral tributes at his grave in National Heroes Circle, … More Happy Birthday, Mr. Garvey
Seretse Small’s Avant Academy of Music Orchestra wants us to dance and jam at Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit in Kingston, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. … More Listen and Dance…to Seretse’s Jazz Orchestra
What a fascinating headline that is! Quite a combination, all adding up to a week of empowerment for youngsters from stressed communities, along with teachers, caregivers, and youth workers. This week is Trafficking in Persons Week in Jamaica. I am not sure if many Jamaicans have fully grasped the meaning, depth, and significance of this … More The National Library of Jamaica Fights Human Trafficking with Poetry and Self-Defence
In Jamaica, we love our food. Our island cuisine is quite famous (ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken and the like). But…aren’t you a little sick of the plethora of fast food outlets, everywhere you look? There are long lines at drive-ins and certain fast food outlets are bursting with Jamaicans – many of them young … More Food, Health and the City: Caribbean Foodscapes Research Project in Kingston
Some years ago, we visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. It is all glassy and modern, on the shore of Lake Erie (think: Kingston Harbour). It is packed with memorabilia- odd bits and pieces designed with the rock music fan in mind. There are quirky little things to amuse … More A Reggae Hall of Fame is a Must for Kingston (Part Two)