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Presenting Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica

  On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Lorna Goodison CD was officially invested as the Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2017-2020. Despite the heavy rains the day before, the glittering Ballroom at King’s House was filled with dignitaries, well wishers, and lovers of...

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Did you know that Lady Musgrave Road in St. Andrew was named after Lady Jeanie Lucinda Musgrave? She was the wife of Sir Anthony Musgrave, Governor of Jamaica from 1877-1883.
Though unconfirmed, it is believed that Lady Musgrave Road was built at her request to bypass Hope Road and the home of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Steibel. Lady Musgrave took offence to having to pass Steibel’s ‘Devon House’ and was shocked that a black man had managed to build such a prominent house in close proximity to the Governor's residence. In that period, King's House was the official residence of the Governor of Jamaica. The main route from King's House to Cross Roads and downtown Kingston was along Hope Road, past Devon House.
Lady Musgrave founded “The Lady Musgrave Self – Help Society” in 1879 on Church Street. It was the first society of its kind in Jamaica for the encouragement of arts & crafts and their marketing. The Society provided work for people all over the island.

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'Everything, Everything' is a major motion-picture adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Jamaican-born author, Nicola Yoon.

'Everything, Everything' tells the story of a young woman named Madeline Whittier who is allergic to the outside world.

"So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The story unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations and more.

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love."

Yoon is also the author of "The Sun in Also a Star". Both of Yoon's books are available in the book collection of the NLJ.

'Everything, Everything comes out in theatres today!
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