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Vera Hyatt

With over 35 years as a Museologists, Dr. Hyatt is one of the world's scholars on art and culture. Her career has seen her as the Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica and also the Director of the African Art Museum at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Hyatt has mounted many art exhibitions throughout her career but hands down, her two favorite were the mounting of the Caribbean Festival Arts in Washington, DC and the repurposing of the Elmina Castle in Ghana into an income generating museum. Now retired, Dr. Hyatt spends her time enjoying her family.

Island Dolls Welcomes Back Ms. Lou

Jamaica will once again be able to pay with Miss Lou thanks to Island Dolls.  The company has launched a new doll of Miss Lou that actually sings her signature songs.  Also launched were Keisha and Kelly, Jamaica’s Jamaican language dolls.  Yes ‘Jamaican language’ as apposed to Patois. Steven Golding addressed the audience about the […]

Simone Edwards the Unstoppable Jamaican Hurricane

UNSTOPPABLE is one of the most compelling books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time.  It tells the remarkable story of a young Jamaican woman, Simone Edwards, who came from impoverished circumstances, in Gola, August Town, Kingston.  At the time Gola was neighborhood of constant gang fights and killings, with no […]

David Boxer: Art Icon, Transitions

May 30, 2017 By: Dr. Vera Hyatt On May 29 at just about noon, Jamaica’s Dr. David Boxer lost an extended battle with cancer.  Leaving behind an impressive contribution to Jamaica that he will be remembered for generations to come, David was professionally and personally an outstanding Jamaican.  He was my friend and colleague for many […]