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Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

JOHN'S TOWN, St Thomas: Mark Brooks, St Elizabeth farmer and agriculturist, is again calling on the Government to put in place methods to restore Jamaica's soil health, which he said is one of the poorest in the world.Brooks has been campaigning for...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

THE spiritual movement pioneered by Leonard P. Howell in the 1930s, was born out of Howell's belief that Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, born Lidj Tafari Makonnen, was the black messiah, the...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Islamic Council of JamaicaPropagating the true message of IslamISLAM IS one of the world's largest religions, with much of its converts living in the Eastern Hemisphere. Islam is also strong in some Western hemispheric countries.And right here...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

When Wing Tsang hired me to edit and proofread her PhD thesis, I accepted the job since I was "highly" recommended by a friend of hers. But, I was a bit concerned that I knew absolutely nothing about the evolution and development of Chinese...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

JOHNS TOWN, St Thomas:CLEANING DETERGENTS are as much a part of our lives, as food is. Whether for the dishes, laundry, or the floor, we use detergents every day. And they leave us and our surroundings feeling clean and fresh. But do we know exactly...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

ISIS is not in Jamaica, nor is it recruiting Jamaicans, and Jamaicans are not leaving to join ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). This, according to Sheikh Musa Tijani of the Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICOJ), located at 24 Camp Road, Kingston 4...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

OLD PERA, St Thomas:IT WAS by chance Rural Xpress met Agatha 'Mum' Peyton of Bowden Hill, Old Pera, St Thomas. And she turned out to be a very interesting person, all of 104 years old, having been born on July 10, 1910.Despite the physical pain and...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Spaniards, under Diego Columbus, settled in Jamaica in 1510 and for more than 145 years the Spaniards ruled the land. But on May 10, 1655, Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables entered the island to capture it to appease Oliver...

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

On Thursday, February 19, when Arts...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

THE FIREPLACE means many things to different people - camaraderie, warmth, family, romance, comfort, and, of course, a home-cooked meal.But for Fosuwa Andoh, who lights a fire every night atop a hill at Rock Hall, rural St Andrew, the fire, one of...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

As the sun set in the west, a group of people circled a small bonfire on the black sands of the Copacabana Beach at Bull Bay, St Thomas. At 5:45 p.m., they shouted, "Happy New!", and danced around a circle, which they had entered after being...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

In 1858-59, a great Christian revival, known as The Prayer Meeting Revival, swept across continental United States and the British Isles. Tony Cauchi, writing online, says, "The results of this revival were filled churches...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

In 1865, one of the casualties of the Morant Bay Uprising was the courthouse, so, too, was now National Hero Paul Bogle, for whom a statue was mounted in front of the restored historicbuilding in 1965.But there was to be more fire. In the early...

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

Albion Heights, St Thomas: "Lots of rabbit, whole heap a people have whole heap a rabbits, and no have no way fi sell it," frustrated rabbit farmer, Dorette Abrahams of Albion heights, St Thomas, told Rural Xpress recently. In her vicinity, there are...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

St Thomas is a parish with a colourful history, and blessed with an abundance of fertile farmlands, rivers, streams, majestic mountains, black and white sand beaches, but a great majority of its residents are facing overwhelming financial and social...

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

During a Gleaner Editors' Forum, held yesterday at the newspaper's North Street, Kingston, offices, businessman Alston Stewart, a native of Wilmington, St Thomas, said the people of that parish need to take its development into their own hands.While...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

With the prevalence of lifestyle diseases that lead to death, more and more people are turning to healthier living, including ingesting food that is not processed or nourished by synthetic chemicals.Free organic or clean food is now the food of...

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Claire Reid of Denham Town, Kingston, has one leg, so she goes everywhere in a wheelchair, in the sun, in the rain. And at age 66, she doesn't seem like slowing down anytime soon.Yet, it is a hard-knocks life for this eternal dancer. For as long as...

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

For some people and organisations the world over, February is the month set aside to highlight the history and heritage of black people, which is the largest racial group in Jamaica. Black people in Jamaica are invariably the descendants of Africans...

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The Embassy of Japan in Jamaica is at the final stage of formalising that country's grant assistance to upgrade exhibition facilities at the Institute of Jamaica.That announcement came recently from Hiromoto Oyama, counsellor at the Embassy of Japan...

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Ocho Rios, St Ann:At Couples San Souci, White River, St Ann, on Sunday, February 8, it was a day of beauty - of orchids and pretty classic cars. The occasion was the annual Ocho Rios Orchid Society show, dubbed Tropical Splendour this year.Plants,...

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

The art of cob Paul H. Williams From time immemorial, shelter from the weather has always been one of mankind’s basic needs, and in primitive times, we turned to nature to provide a roof over our heads. Caves then were popular abodes. Pr...

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

JOHN'S TOWN, St Thomas:
IT'S NOT a regular school, but classes for farmers, under a programme called One One Coco, a four-week intensive course in which farmers are trained in organic farming and permaculture. It is hosted and coordinated by The Source Farm Foundation and Ecovillage at John’s Town, St Thomas.

Published:Saturday | January 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

ORANGE HILL, St Ann:

Published:Sunday | January 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

It was at The United Congregation of Israelites' cemetery at Orange St, the only Jewish cemetery in Jamaica where people are still being

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