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Stories by Ruth Howard

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

The mystery and obscurity of the unheralded sometimes carries the greatest allure, and behind that allure lay chapters, waiting to be dusted and reread, reinvented.It is the places we don't know that reveal the most interesting facets of life and...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

If you were to walk through a graveyard, what would you think of? Possibly the fear of the unknown might give you goose bumps and make you break into a sweat.But here is someone who sees untold stories, histories, and mysteries to unravel. She is on...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

"I learnt that courage is not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." This is the Nelson Mandela quote which French-Ivorian writer, screenwriter, director and...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

French-Ivorian film-maker Isabelle Boni-Claverie released her documentary Trop Noire pour Ítre FranÁaise? (Too Black to be French?) to critical acclaim earlier this year. Last Thursday, at the behest of the Alliance FranÁaise de la JamaÔque, a small...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard, Gleaner Writer

It was New Year's Eve. At a time when most persons were celebrating, Colleen Wint was in her car weeping and sobbing. She had just got her book back from a publisher who kept it for several months before deciding it was "too small" to bother about....

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

OEC - the exam watchmenTitle: Administering Overseas Examinations in Jamaica - A History of the Overseas Examinations Commission, 1887-2007Author: Patrick E. BryanTheir mission is to "effectively and efficiently administer access to exams and...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

WMW JAMAICA has sounded the clarion call. At the launch of its 'I Am A PowHERhouse' campaign at the Knutsford Court hotel last week, the organisation issued an appeal for the Jamaican society to work towards greater gender equality at all levels.The...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

"Photography is the best medium to record the collective memory of a society, and through this publication, Ray Chen, master photographer and storyteller, has firmly shaped a visual memory for Jamaicans of yesterday, today and tomorrow."- Earl...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

How often do you hear anyone outside of arts circles talking about poetry? How often do you hear them mention young up-and-coming female poets? For International Women's Day, Arts...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

Justice. Fairness. Awareness. Equality. Gender. Hang around Hilary Nicholson long enough, and these words will become essential to your vocabulary. Your interpretation of them may expand. Your perspective on their presence or absence in society may...

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