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Do you pick up any old notebook and pen when you need them, or do you have a thing for Moleskines or Montblancs? Whether or not you are picky, know that tools for the hands are tools for the brain. Handwritten notes are a powerful tool for...
Maurice Bishop

Maurice Bishop was loved by the people. He was the handsome, suave international icon of the Grenada Revolution. Like many gifted leaders, he did not like the tedious minutiae of planning. I met Bernard and Phyllis Coard at their modest home at 2A...
The Manchioneal Police Station in Portland, which housed a courthouse downstairs, was battered by Hurricane Gilbert. Only one room to the back, upstairs, was spared.

On Monday, September 12, 1988, Hurricane Gilbert made a direct hit on Jamaica, unleashing its fury and a trail of destruction and devastation. Houses were damaged, leaving many people homeless. The hurricane left many streets in Kingston and many...

BEIRUT (AP): For the past decade, art collector Nabil Debs has been working on turning his 19th-century ancestral home in a historic neighbourhood of Beirut into a hotel and art gallery. He planned to open it to the public in mid-August. Within...

The Jamaican Diaspora includes many writers who set their stories in their native land. George Graham and Lynda Edwards are in that group. A generation apart, they try to conjure up life as they knew it – or as they imagine it now – on their island...

Walks down the lanes of history, most of the time, evoke some inexplicable feelings – awe and being a time warp. As much as the word ‘history’ tends to be associated with long texts in books and hardly a subject that kindles exuberance, a visit to...

Ecstatic I felt the sky sweep through my fingers I felt the weight of the drunken words As it lingers Air long lost Witty souls, cost. Where do I fly, After my long shrieking cries? Where’s my home? Where’s my mum? Somebody save me, I’m so...

An artist in Los Angeles is memorialising each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane. Karla Funderburk started making the cranes three months ago, stringing the paper swans in...
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