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Whatever Happened to Denise Noe?

From the early 2000s to 2016, Denise Noe was a well-known figure in metro Atlanta’s Caribbean community. Although she is not Caribbean, she worked extensively for Caribbean-oriented publications, first as a writer for The Caribbean Express and later as a writer and … Continue reading

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Lisa Hanna to deliver Keynote Speech at AJA Jamaican 60th Independence Ball

The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) in collaboration with AJ Cultural and Educational Fund (AJCEF), will hold its annual Independence Gala and Scholarship Awards at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The evening’s keynote speaker will … Continue reading

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Dervan Malcolm discusses the book, the Hero of Fern Gully and other Jamaican Stories

with Glen Laman on Diaspora Live – Power 106FM December 11, 2021 Press play above to listen:

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Old Time Christmas in Woodside

We have an early Christmas present for you. Please enjoy the audio version of Old Time Christmas in Woodside: Click below to listen: Old Time Christmas in Woodside is one of 15 short stories in the book, The Hero of … Continue reading

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Waine’s World: Five years of Dr. Kong’s Weekly Columns

Basil Waine Kong’s book, Waine’s World is an eclectic compilation of his weekly articles published in the Upson Beacon that will make you laugh, make you wonder, and make you think. While the author divulges life-changing advice and food-for-thought on a wide range of … Continue reading

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Dr. D. Terrence  Foster  Publishes Book on Stress

Are you experiencing so much stress in your life that it is so overwhelming that you feel your life is over? Or are you trying desperately to avoid that condition? Well, look no further! This book takes a comprehensive approach … Continue reading

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Atlanta to get Jamaican Museum and Cultural Center

Fundraising is underway for the Jamaican Museum and Cultural Center to be located in Atlanta, Georgia.  These funds are needed for the acquisition and maintenance of the physical museum and to accommodate cultural programs, meeting space, social events, and other … Continue reading

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International Festival Song Competition Finals Set

Twelve finalists vie for the US$8,000 top prize in the USA-based Jamaica International Independence Festival Song Competition (JIIFSC). There are ten finalists from the United States, one from Canada and one from Germany, they are: Ragga Lox – “Reggae Island” … Continue reading

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The Hero of Fern Gully and other Jamaican Stories – Glen Laman and Basil Kong collaborate on new book

Foreword by Debra Ehrhardt: Basil Kong and Glen Laman have written 15 charming stories that capture the essence of several typical Jamaican situations in their memorable book, The Hero of Fern Gully and Other Jamaican Short Stories. Jamaica is an … Continue reading

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The Jamaica International Independence Festival Song Competition (JIIFSC)

Reprinted from the KC Times A festival song competition for Jamaicans in the Diaspora was launched on December 18, 2020 by Atlanta KC Old Boy Garfield (Gary) McCook. It employs a five Judge Panel, and it will be a virtual … Continue reading

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