Jamaica Gleaner Arts &Leisure
Published: Monday Sunday | December 13, 2009
Giving rocksteady its due, New book focuses on often overlooked genre of Jamaican music
Despite its pitch-perfect harmonies and rocking bass lines, rocksteady is the perennial third-place finisher behind reggae and ska in the Jamaican popular music race. Read More...St Hugh's Prep gets 'Art Smart'
Staff, parents and students of St Hugh's Prep School came together recently to put on an afternoon of the arts that would also raise funds to purchase much-needed technological equipment.The school, celebrating 50 years at its... Read More...On the fast track to success, Athlete trades in running shoes for paintbrush
Norman Lumsden might not have made it as a 400 metres runner; however, he continues to make strides with his paintbrush and still has eyes following his every move. Read More...Nine days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, last year, my true love sent to me, a parrot in a poinciana tree. While I didn't mind the tree, I found the parrot to be very annoying, too talkative, man. Read More...Aforbidden affair
It is close to midnight when I peek through my living room windows and see Salim standing just outside my gate, his slender frame silhouetted against the glare of the streetlights. Read More...Utech Focus: Faculty of Law for CCJ International Law Moot Court
The Caribbean Court of Justice has invited the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, to participate in its second International Law Moot Court to be held in March 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More...UCC Report: More UCC degrees accredited
The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) recently received accreditation from the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for all eligible degree programmes. Read More...NCU Bulletin: Student reps installed
More THAN 60 students at the Salem Runaway Bay campus of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), who earned grade point averages (GPA) between 3.0 and 4.0 for the 2008-2009 academic year, were honoured for their academic... Read More...Jamaican artist shows the world how it's done
Jamaican-born Bernard Hoyes, master painter, is among the many Caribbean nationals who have served their countries well on foreign soil. Now residing in California, Hoyes is among the most widely collected and exhibited contemporary artists internationally. Read More...Socialaffirmation: Giving power to communities
In the last three decades, the rate of murder has been increasing at an alarming pace in Jamaica. Today, Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Clement Branche and Sophia Morgan, researchers in the department of sociology... Read More...Mona to host homecoming celebrations
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will host its annual Mona Homecoming Week of celebrations from February 14-20, 2010. Read More...The challenge of change: Interview with Jeremy Cresswell (Part II)
Leaving Jamaica after four and a half years as British high commissioner and after interacting with three different prime ministers, as well as people of all walks of society during that time, Jeremy Cresswell has come to the... Read More...