Month: January 2012

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Stony Gut, Coral Gardens, Tivoli – Repression of the Counter Culture

The European launch of a documentary on the 1963 government attack on Rastafari in Jamaica, and a Canadian report that murders in Toronto have fallen 25 per cent since the arrest of Jamaican community don, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, serve to highlight that the island’s power structure and culture remain at odds, 50 years after independence from Britain.

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Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens

The official DVD release and European premiere of Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens, a documentary that chronicles the history of violence against Rastafarians in Jamaica is scheduled for February 10 in Amsterdam, Oxumgirl Productions announced. Produced and directed by John Jackson, Jr. and Deborah Thomas, along with Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn and Junior “Ista J” …

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Jamaican Youth Chess Players Dominate Miami Tourney

Jamaica’s Reggae Chess Kidz swamped the competition winning 12 trophies at the annual Miami Junior Orange Bowl International Scholastic Chess Championships in Florida. They overcame the USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Ecuador to place first and second in taking three team and nine individual awards and a host of other prizes in the …

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Fiftieth Anniversary Nostalgia (FAN): Three Great Jamaican Clubs

Which is the best Jamaican football club team of all time? We suggest a short list of three teams based primarily on their longevity, present activity and achievement. As Jamaica celebrates its Jubilee year we want to highlight the Boys Town, Cavalier and Santos Football Clubs. Unlike Cavalier and Santos, Boys Town was not just …

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