YARD At Hill Top Juvenile Facility

YARD trains Wards, Staff Wards, Staff At Hill Top Juvenile Facility In Drama And Theatre Thirty-seven wards and members of staff of the Hill Top Juvenile Facility, who have successfully completed a drama and theatre programme, were feted on Monday (October 27), during a closing ceremony held at the institution in St. Ann. The [...]

By |2019-11-03T15:59:29-04:00November 3rd, 2019|News, Workshop|0 Comments

YARD Empire Impacts Hill Top Juveniles With The Arts

YARD Empire’s mission of using the arts to influence positive change in juveniles in the island’s correctional facilities is being accomplished based on reactions to their involvement with 30 wards of the state at Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in Bamboo, St Ann. A seven-week training programme culminated with the juveniles presenting From Training [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:43:53-04:00October 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hon Rudyard Spencer at the From Training to Stage Programme

By Hon. Rudyard Spencer ... Today, I delivered greetings at the Closing Ceremony of 'From Training to Stage' Programme at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Ann. The six-week programme benefitted 30 wards and seven staff members and was carried out in the framework of 'A New Path' in collaboration with [...]

By |2019-10-29T19:56:45-04:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Yard and DTP Communications bring warmth to Rio Cobre Boys

YARD Empire in association with DTP Communications brought warmth and joy to the 39 boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre. (December 31, 2017) The boys in the State correctional centre were feted by directors Dennis Archer, Terri Salmon and Keith Byfield of YARD Empire; recording artiste Stacious; chief executive officer of [...]

By |2019-01-01T13:35:00-04:00January 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Yard Empire celebrates Fathers

Iris “Terri” Salmon's Yard Empire in collaboration with veteran playwright David Tulloch on Sunday hosted a special Father’s Day treat which brought out dads from several inner city communities, among others, to watch a theatrical production entitled Wine and Roses. The benefit performance saw several fathers feted with gift baskets provided by Nupak. Many of the fathers were accompanied [...]

By |2018-11-29T21:47:38-04:00November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


            Director of the Rio Cobre Correctional Centre (4th left), Superintendent Martin Dryden stands with fathers, each showing a citation given for their volunteerism, who dedicated Father’s Day to boys at the Centre, near Sligoville. While many Jamaican fathers spent their Father’s Day with family and friends, four selfless men [...]

By |2018-11-26T23:03:28-04:00November 26th, 2018|Father's Day 2018|0 Comments

Fathers Are Crucial – Boys Listen To Men More, Says Local Actor

Financial adviser and popular local actor Clive Duncan is urging fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children. Duncan was among successful professionals and fathers who brought inspiration to boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre in St Catherine yesterday, Father's Day. "Sometimes the men desert them and mothers struggle [...]

By |2018-11-26T22:35:48-04:00November 26th, 2018|Fathers are crucial|0 Comments