Tue | Nov 19, 2019

Art & Leisure

AP: Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice prompted the mayor to close St Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years. The high tide...

Jamaica, the Caribbean, and Latin America can be described as multi-ethnic and multicultural spaces with various retentions of the original groups of people who first inhabited the areas. Between 1837 and 1867, over 11,000 free Africans arrived in...

United States Ambassador Donald Tapia recently led the official handover ceremonies of mural paintings within the communities of Rose Town and Standpipe, St Andrew. These murals have been created by partnership between the US Embassy’s Public...

The Edge Her knees gave out, Her hair fetched up fire. Did you hear her silent shout? Storm enraged the sky Crying darkness against grey ire. Her eyes lulled every tear Her heart denied every sheer. She could fall off A step off the cliff She...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face, and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional...

It was almost a gift that caused Fiona Gordon to become a successful artisan using thread, needles, energy to work. “I have learnt this art from my mother, who usually sews for a living. I would watch her sew...

Beyond the realms of popular culture, myths, fables, and perceived notions, customs, practices, and traditions that have their genesis in ancient civilisations, have deep rooted meanings, which personify and are key identifiers of a country or...

When I was younger, I always enjoyed making things, whether it was food, paintings to hang in my bedroom, or little bowls made from the dirt in my yard. I loved reading and stories. My parents made sure our lives were filled with imagination and...

After reading the 29 short stories written by Hazel D. Campbell and collected in the 2019-published Jamaica on My Mind, you appreciate the contribution the author made to the island’s creative writing and her role in chronicling and documenting...
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