It is that time of the year. As the skies turn grey, days become shorter, cool air kisses the skin, the world erupts with joyous emotions, colours and celebrations, nothing expresses the delight of any festive season more than flowers.
For more than 20 years, David Pinto, one of Jamaica's leading ceramic artists, has opened up his studio and gallery for the holidays, inviting friends, family and the public to view and purchase new work he has created over the year.
Battered and impoverished, many have written off Haiti. A blighted nation, forever caught in the jaws of doom, they have concluded. But in this deftly edited compilation of essays that captures the history and culture of a people after the devastating earthquake in 2010, such apocalyptic musings are clearly absent.
To culminate its 40th anniversary celebrations, Excelsior Community College (ECC), which has its main campus on Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew, held a banquet to honour 40 members of staff who served the Methodist institution for 20 or more years.