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Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Three Moravian missionaries arrived in Black River on December 7, 1754, to give religious instructions to the enslaved Africans on the plantations of absentee owners, brothers William Foster and Joseph Foster-Barham, in western Jamaica.But, if the...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Moravian Church in Jamaica might not be one of the most popular, but Moravian missionaries have been coming here since December 1754. The first three to arrive at what is now Black River, St Elizabeth, were Zacharias Caries, Thomas Shallcross,...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The eighth Charles Town International Maroon conference, to be held at the Asafu Yard in Charles Town, Portland, from Thursday, June 23 to Sunday June 26, will be the first conference since one of its founders, Colonel Frank Lumsden, passed away....

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

As an adult, James Jones went to church only once, and it was for his funeral.The sermon, about not living an ungodly, concunbinal life, lasted a mere five minutes. The shortest ever in a Revival church. I was glad.The tough bench in Mount Silas AME...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

In a process called steam distillation, Dr Lyndon Johnson of Technosol Limited has been extracting essential oils from plant matters since 1993. The oils he sells as ingredients for culinary and therapeutic products.At this time, Technosol's main...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The following is the final of a four-part summary of Fred W. Kennedy's historical novel, Huareo, Story of a Jamaican Cacique, published by Ian Randle Publishers. This 2015 fiction is based on the life of the Taino chief, Cacique Huareo, who lived in...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The following is the third of a four-part summary of Fred W. Kennedy's historical novel, Huareo, Story of a Jamaican Cacique, published by Ian Randle Publishers. This 2015 fiction is based on the life of the Taino chief, Cacique Huareo, who lived in...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The following is the second of a four-part summary of Fred W. Kennedy's historical novel, Huareo, Story of a Jamaican Cacique, published by Ian Randle Publishers. This 2015 fiction is based on the life of the Taino chief Cacique Huareo, who lived in...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Gleaner predates the emancipation of African people in Jamaica from slavery, having been established in 1834.It has recorded our social, economic and political evolution and history since then, and that of the world on a whole. Its voluminous...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Some of the signature sights of downtown Kingston market district are old, weathered, frayed plastic tarpaulin stretching from 'pillar' to 'post', fluttering in the wind.For those who sit, bend or stand beneath them, it is shelter from the elements...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Elvie Miller and her family have been living in Paynestown, near New Market, St Elizabeth, since 1979. They occupy 13 acres of family land. She said that they had always heard that there were "slave graves" on a section of the property, but they had...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 11:05 PMPaul H. Williams

"I remember having excruciating lower back pains around 2005. This I attributed to a fall from a ladder. It eventually subsided after some rest, pain medication, and soaking with warm Epsom salt; so there was no need for me to worry. A little...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Kirlews live at Dairy, Discovery Bay, St Ann, not far from the sea. Their house is located on a flat piece of land, a solid piece of rock not far from the main road. Or so they thought.Some years ago, when they were having the rock drilled to...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

BULL SAVANNAH, St Elizabeth:If praises and adorations from her family and relatives could have brought back Inez May Wright to life, they certainly would have on Sunday, January 24, inside the Bull Savannah Church of Christ in St Elizabeth.It was...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

"Jamaica ah go deh pon fiyah in Mammee Bay!" is how the organisers are billing the inaugural 'Jamaica African Dance Arts and Culture Festival' to be held at JAMVilla, Mammee Bay Estates, Ocho Rios, St Ann, from today, February 11 to Sunday the 15th....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann:About 10 years ago, Joyce White began a quest to establish a swimming programme for children in association with Swim Jamaica at the old Members Club at Fortland Road, Discovery Bay, St Ann. It came about because of the need to...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

When Clifton 'Packiman' Rowe drove into Adinah James' yard at Barton,St Elizabeth, on Wednesday, January 12, it was with much excitement. He tooted his horn loudly, and shouted, "Fish man! Fish! Fish! Fish!"I anticipated Adinah coming through her...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

People will be running and walking for five kilometres this Saturday to raise funds for the Port Antonio Rehabilitation Centre, located at Prospect, Port Antonio, Portland.The race, which starts at 9 a.m. at Boston Jerk Centre at Boston, loops at...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth:On December 28, 2007, a monument in memory of the 132 Africans who were killed in the Zong Massacre was unveiled in Black River, St Elizabeth.The plaque on the monument was mounted by the Institute of Jamaica and the...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 11:04 PMPaul H. Williams

On December 28, 2007 a monument in memory of the 132 Africans who were killed in the Zong Massacre was unveiled in Black River, St Elizabeth. The plaque on the monument was mounted by the Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica National Bicentenary...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park in which Old Nanny Town is located has to be one of Jamaica's most rugged terrains. Spanning the parishes of Portland, St Thomas, and St Andrew, it encompasses over 55, 845 hectares of mountains, hills...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The calabash, also known as Crescentia cujete, huingo, krabasi and kalebas, is the fruit of the calabash tree, and is native to the Caribbean, South, Central and North America. It is not to be confused with its gourd relatives.This round or oblong...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

On Monday, October 5, Niketa Thomas, his cousin Dwight Brown and another relative were at Thomas' home in the Molynes Road area. Brown, who was visiting the island, requested a lift from Thomas to Half-Way Tree. He said he was going to rent a car...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

MORANT BAY, St Thomas:Justice Patrick Robinson, the first Jamaican to sit on the International Court of Justice, flew from The Hague in The Netherlands to speak at the 11th Paul Bogle and the Martyrs Lecture held on Thursday, November 29, in Morant...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Exactly 150 years after Paul Bogle was hanged, Governor Edward John Eyre was yesterday found guilty of conspiracy to murder Bogle, George William Gordon, Leticia Geohagen, and Mary Ward.In a two-hour-long enactment of the trial, including a less-...

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