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Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The respected Jamaican artist and designer Dawn Scott died September 21 at St Joseph's Hospital in St Andrew at age 59.Ann Hodges, who collaborated with Scott on several architectural projects, was at the hospital when she...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Clip-clopping their way along Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, it's hard to miss them. Joyce Simpson, 56, and Gloria McCalla, 65, make an unstoppable pair as they travel about on their trusty donkeys selling produce to customers in different towns.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce - and she'll do it in her autobiography.Of course, Twain will discuss much more than her recent split with music producer Robert 'Mutt' Lange.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of retired teachers from Kingston and St Andrew has fashioned craft based on fruit to take the top spot islandwide in the annual competition for retirees from the classroom. And after that victory at The Ruins, Ocho Rios, St Ann, the group's craft was put on display in the foyer at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, Kingston.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Beautiful, aggressive, exuberant, talkative, humorous, resourceful, unpredictable - Jamaica brings many adjectives to mind, but boring is not one of them. No other country so young and so small has had such global cultural influence as the land of Marcus Garvey, Louise Bennett, Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

So there we were, hungry as hell, and needing sustenance before collapsing. 'We' refers to the Jamaican journalists who telecoms provider Flow were hosting for a few days at a swanky hotel. Under normal circumstances, we'd just identify an eating establishment that we trusted and chow down.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last Friday announced a US$100-million donation to public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening on an unflattering movie about him, The Social Network.Zuckerberg told Oprah Winfrey...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican author Marlon James has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (fiction category) for his novel, The Book of Night Women.The announcement of James' win was made last week by organisers of the event.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Andrew Marr's latest book is, literally, stopping traffic.Boxes containing 15 British tons worth of the journalist's history volume The Making of Modern Britain have been strewn across a busy English road after an accident.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some of Britain's best-known artists launched a campaign last Friday to oppose planned government cuts that could slash arts funding by 25 per cent.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The last few months have been like a roller-coaster ride for Tiffany Biggs, a 20-year-old Tivoli Gardens resident. After the deadly gun battle between security forces and gunmen in her west Kingston community in May, she constantly felt agitated and had trouble sleeping. She was at home as the battle raged, and admits that it was one of the lowest periods of her life.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has long built a solid reputation for dominating international athletics. Now, that victorious spirit is spreading to skilled arts and technologies. From October 5-7, HEART Trust/NTA will showcase professional skills at the WorldSkills Jamaica National Skills Competition.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's new book Freedom for her book club last Friday, calling it a "masterpiece", nine years after she cancelled his appearance on her TV talk show when he expressed ambivalence over her endorsement of one of his previous works.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Art in High Schools exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica's East Street location should have ended in July but, by requests, was extended for two additional months. Now, however, the contributions from 13 high schools islandwide, exhibited under the theme 'Nurture Art', are coming down and in a few months, 'Imagination' will be mounted.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the elevator came to a sudden, grinding halt, it took a couple of seconds for Gael to notice. Eyes peeled to the screen of her BlackBerry, the thumb of her right hand moving quick as lightning across the buttons, she was so engrossed that, somehow, she completely missed the slight lurch of the cab and the sudden intake of breath behind her

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The village of Endeavour was generally quiet but, from time to time, there would be an incident or another that brought much excitement to the villagers. Here are some of them.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a close competition, supported equally by members of the art world and the general public, The Mutual Gallery has announced the winner of the 2010 Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition to be...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Guild of Artists, in association with the Jamaica National Building Society, will, on Sunday September 19, present the launch of The Art of Jamaica - A Prelude.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

(AP):Cosmologists, the people who study the entire cosmos, will want to read British physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking's new book.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When 14-year-old Marcus Stenneth entered the Tredegar Park All-Age school in St Catherine on September 6, it was the first time he was setting foot in school in just...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some of the music business' legendary names, such as Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, got their break in the 1950s when rock and roll and jazz were hot.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There were no Santas, carols, Christmas trees nor other Yuletide fandangle but, on Saturday, September 4, the festive ambience of the cramped streets of Kingston could rival any Christmas Eve's.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years ago, 19-year-old Everal Daley had an epiphany.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With talk about juiced-up athletes doing the rounds in early 2008, track and field was praying for a star. The sport got more than it bargained for that summer when sprinter Usain Bolt won three gold medals in remarkable fashion at the Beijing Olympics.

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