Tuesday, 19 June 2012

NEWS & NOTES: Kingston On the Edge is back + Bolt named among world’s richest sports stars

ART OF THE MATTER: Returning with a raft of exhilarating activities, the popular Kingston On The Edge (KOTE) urban arts festival will rock the city from June 22-30. This year’s theme is “Identity: The Opened I.” Patrons can expect delightful art shows, book readings, theatre spotlights, film screenings – the works. For much more info on this year’s incarnation of the fest (including venues and activity schedules), go to kingstonontheedge.org. [Photo: Andre's Mother, Theatre On The Edge 2010, Mona.]

PAID IN FULL: No stranger to accolades, Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt has been named among Forbes’ 100 Highest-Paid Sports Personalities in the world, coming in at #63 on a list that is topped by boxing champ Floyd Mayweather with a total earnings of $85 million. Filipino pugilist Manny Pacquiao (with earnings of $62 million) and golf great Tiger Woods (with $59.4 million) are second and third respectively. Maria Sharapova is the richest among women's sportspersons, coming in at 26th with earnings of $27.9 million.

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