Life Yard to get Marley award

June 03, 2017
Life Yard students participating in art and craft lessons.
Life Yard visitors pose with its members.
Life Yard students enjoying movie night.
Bob Marley

The Shane Morgan-led Life Yard has been selected to receive the inaugural Caribbean Heritage Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award.

Life Yard is based on Fleet Street in Parade Gardens, Kingston. The location houses a farm and a restaurant, both of which are owned and operated by the members. The group uses the proceeds to engage in various outreach programmes to the benefit of the community.

The activities of Life Yard has attracted some 5,000 visitors, with over 1,000 tourists from some 39 countries.


Giving and serving


"The committee and the Bob Marley family agreed that both Life Yard and Pras truly represent the self-less, uncompromised spirit of giving and serving the "down-trodden" that was Bob Marley. This inaugural selection certainly will set the bar for future honourees," the Caribbean Heritage Organization said yesterday.

In addition to Life Yard, Grammy Award-winning Rapper, Pras, is also set to receive a humanitarian award.

The awards will be handed out at the official Los Angeles Caribbean-American Heritage Month gala, the Salute to Hollywood & Excellence Awards dinner scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Hilton at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

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