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Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 18th annual Liguanea Lodge fund-raising art auction and wine and cheese party takes place at the Talk Of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When I open my eyes, I hear the soft trilling of birds outside. Dim rays of sunlight filter through the slate-green curtains edged with silk-gold threading. I stretch my arms above me and snuggle into the soft satin sheets. Beside me, Jacob's body is warm and comforting, his breathing steady.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is once again national and regional champions in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The winning team (Team Educ8) defeated several teams from El Salvador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and two other teams from NCU.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

August Williams loves school, so when teachers went on strike two weeks ago, he was very upset. Not only did it interrupt his propensity to prove that he is brilliant, he didn't get to play marbles and buy his favourite snacks at the school gate.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):The outlook for the sale of a one-of-a-kind Michael Jackson portrait isn't thrilling.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: The AstronomerWritten by: Lawrence GoldstoneAP:The secret note was just a sketch, a simple drawing.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Milo Weaver, Olen Steinhauer's hero in The Tourist, returns in The Nearest Exit, working as a 'tourist', the term for an agent in the CIA's Department of Tourism.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sebastian Junger, in reviewing Karl Marlantes' new novel, Matterhorn, about the Vietnam War, writes that every war novel must confront a central contradiction: it "contains nearly unbearable levels of repetition, boredom and meaninglessness. Yet, no sane novelist wants to inflict that much discomfort on the audience".

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a time when more artists are exploring pop and contemporary art, Rozi Chung successfully gets emerging professional visual artists to do more of what needs to be done. That is, to analyse their surroundings with a critical eye. The result is an exhibition titled Question me Black.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has finished writing the second instalment on the life of Jesus Christ, though it will be several months before the volume hits book stores.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP):Author Hampton Sides was not sure about the guy who said he had an interesting archive all about the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest

Written by: Binka Le Breton

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) :A 1965 Pablo Picasso painting inspired by his wife has sold for US$9.3 million at a New York City auction.Last Wednesday's price for 'Woman with the Large Hat, Bust' at the Sotheby's auction house was in line with its pre-sale...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP)United States President Barack Obama reprimanded top Pentagon officials last year for pressing publicly for a troop increase in Afghanistan.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: Pirates at Port Royal, Author: Carol Ottley-Mitchell, Illustrated by: Ann-Catherine LooReviewed by: Shaunette A.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Author: Mike MichalowiczPublisher: Obsidian Launch, LLC; Boonton, New Jersey (2008)Reviewed by: Glenda AndersonIf you have ever agonised about the pros and cons of starting your own...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: Echoes of the Haitian Revolution 1804-2002Editors: Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw Publishers: University of the West Indies Press, Mona, Jamaica, 2008Reviewed by: Billy HallThe timeliness of this book is highly significant for two...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What rudeness at Ho Chi Minh City's (HCMC) new airport! Foreigners arriving may have already paid US$50, filled out forms online and received a letter of visa approval but upon arrival in HCMC they must queue-up with another...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Winston Cox, executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), commended the partnership between the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and Florida International University (FIU).

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Research has indicated that there is a severe shortage of sports professionals in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The subtitle of the book: 'Native Baptists of Jamaica, Identity, Ministry and Legacy' is really what the book is about, for the book is a searching analysis and critique of many views which are held on the Native Baptists and which are challenged in the publication.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Expressive graphic tees, glossy magazines, vibrant party posters - graphic design has taken off in Jamaica. The crowd of patrons at the opening ceremony of The Arrival: the Art of Graphic Design, held at the Edna Manley College's art gallery, CAG(e) was testimony to this.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This little book is an update of an earlier publication. The book, handy for pocket or purse, is full of wise advice and carefully crafted elaborations taken from the songs of many of the artistes who have made reggae music a worldwide phenomenon.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No one is getting hurt. This is what I tell myself as I stare into the bathroom mirror and glide the tiny brush across my lips, leaving a light-pink gloss behind. My turquoise jersey dress is short and cinched around my hips with a broad black belt. My hair is cut boyishly short...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Rastafari movement is a Jamaican cultural expression of growing fame, fuelled by reggae music. Justifiably then, the phenomenal growth attracts serious critical historical and theological analysis.

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