Culture, Visit Jamaica

Paint Jamaica’s new push to brighten up downtown Kingston

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Kingston has a tourist problem. Well, the problem is that the city doesn’t actually have any tourists, thanks to the violence afflicting its inner city communities and a lack of promotion. Yet one of these communities is gradually attracting hundreds of curious visitors based upon the work by a group of artists who got together to help transform the visual environment and brighten the lives of residents. Continue reading

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Culture, Visit Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival: Afflicted Yard Tribute

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For Pete’s sake… StudioFilmClub’s Peter Doig (left) and Peter Dean Rickards of The Afflicted Yard.

Five years back, Peter was invited to this same venue (Studio Film Club, Port of Spain) and to be honest, he was a little apprehensive about visiting Trinidad. You see like any good red-blooded Jamaican man, he couldn’t stand soca. Continue reading

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