TV: "We are so excited," offers Emprezz Golding, referring to the brand-new season (the third) of Talk Up Yout', which premieres on TV J next Tuesday. "[This season], we are attacking 13 more youth issues we have not yet addressed." As with the past two seasons, the show and its endearing hostess take seriously the mission of shattering the silence and providing Jamaican youngsters with guidance/counselling and enlightening discussions on everything from bullying to self-esteem to safe sex while unearthing real solutions.
ART: One of the key events on this week's Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) schedule, Last Sundays at the National Gallery of Jamaica (Ocean Boulevard) promises an entertaining and thought-provoking package (from 11am to 3pm), complete with free guided tours of the permanent collections and the new Explorations exhibit (Natural Histories), as well as a special dance performance by Neila Ebanks (choreographed by O'Neil Pryce), followed by a screening of Dickie Jobson's iconic plane-crash-rescue film Countryman.
SPORTS: In a hardly surprising outcome, Devon Moncrieffe is the new middleweight boxing champion of Jamaica, following his (split-decision) victory in the ring over Tsetsi Davis during the epic finale of the Wray & Nephew Contender series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Wednesday night. "I just have to give God thanks," Moncrieffe told reporters afterwards, "and gwaan do some more hard work." Third-place went to Ramel "Sub-Zero" Lewis.