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Naandeyé García Villegas, Mexian artist who uses her creativity for social commentary.

Naandeyé García Villegas’ earliest memories of delving into creative pursuits were ‘drawing’ letters on the earliest known Word programme. The palette had a choice of four fonts and black and white colours to fill – minimalism driven by technology...

“And some will think outside the box.” – Damian Marley During this time of social distancing and quarantining, it has become evident that even with the principles of science and technology that provide us with access to practical methods for...
1957: The six-foot-six-inches bronze statue of Christopher Columbus that was unveiled by American consul general in Jamaica Arthur Ringwalt at Seville.

It was in St Ann’s Bay that Christopher Columbus is assumed to have landed when he first ‘discovered’ Jamaica in 1494. Columbus named the spot he landed on Santa Gloria, claiming that the land was the most beautiful he had ever laid eyes on. The...

“Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad”, goes an adage, a poignant reminder that merely fathering a child does not make one a father in the real sense. It is about shouldering responsibilities and caring and nurturing...

When I left Jamaica for a two-month creative residency in Bali, Indonesia, little did I know that I would be getting far more than I bargained for. The residency, arranged through a Jamaican-Balinese collaborative programme, Esirom Sama Sama, was...

For the 2020 Father’s Day edition of Meeting Ground, we present poets from New Zealand and Jamaica sharing poems on fatherhood. We celebrate fathers in their many manifestations. Happy reading from the curators, Ann-Margaret (Jamaica) and Shane (...

“As the only black student in my first year of medical school,” recalled Chika Oriuwa, “I found it difficult to confront the inherent isolation and otherness. However, reclaiming my narrative is what enabled me to thrive in this environment.”...

In June 1986, I had to meet two friends at the Montego Bay airport to drive them to Negril. I left Kingston on Saturday morning for Montego Bay in light rain to meet the afternoon flight. The rain remained light but steady for the entire journey...
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