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Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you enjoyed the story of Swimpy the Shrimp in the CD storybook Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band, and how he rose from being shy and underestimated to become a superstar, then the next book in the series is sure to strike your fancy.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has published a much-needed text for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students and teachers of history.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of Technology (UTech), in association with the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM) School of Advanced Management, launched its intermediate securities course at a ceremony held on March 31 in cooperation with the Bloomberg Platform, regarded as the most respected real-time financial information network in the world.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is the newest addition to the list of Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) approved tertiary institutions. The SLB was established to facilitate accessible higher education for all Jamaicans who meet the requirements.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Matthew woke up with a start. He stared around the room blearily and for a moment he couldn't figure out where he was. Then Laila shifted beside him and his mind cleared, memories of the day before clicking together like puzzle pieces. He rubbed his hands over his face and leaned back against the bed. He felt no regret, only resignation.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Central America is the isthmus that connects North and South America. It also separates the Pacific Ocean at the west from the Atlantic at the east. In the early days of Spanish colonisation and the plundering of the South American mainland, travel between western South America and the Caribbean was somewhat impeded by this relatively narrow strip.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Created within the framework of a marketplace that is constantly demanding a more-qualified and well-trained workforce, the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is an institution which adapts to these as well as other needs associated with this ...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It has been a while since I wrote my last letter to you, so I thought I should update you as to what is happening down here since, you the living, seem to believe we are having it easy lying here forever.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: For All The Tea in China Author: Sarah Rose Jerry Harkavy The Associated Press The plot for Sarah Rose's For All the Tea in China seems tailor-made for a Hollywood thriller:

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

American author David Katz is working on a revised version of his 2003 book, Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you have a child in primary school, chances are you've heard about the Dairy of a Wimpy Kid series of books.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

High Times magazine will dedicate most of its June edition to Jamaican culture, covering a variety of topics such as Damian Marley's latest project and the Maroons of Accompong.

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Who would have thought that painting with my grade-four children would have led to a big wash day?

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"We must understand the mindset of our youth - the ones who walk our streets and enter our schools with guns or other weapons and seem to place no value on human life."

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The thought that religion should only be concerned with the 'soul's salvation' was refuted by Dr Eric Henry, associate professor in the School of Religion and Theology at Northern Caribbean University (NCU).

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Traversing many disciplines, landscapes, cosmologies, philosophies and movements in a variety of textures and media including acrylic or oils on canvas, metals, embroidery, clay, wood, photographic and digital printing, the striking cornucopia of...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Whether writing about music or lecturing at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Clinton Hutton incorporates anecdotes of black achievement.

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Megan Riley was my friend. Well, maybe not in the truest sense of the word. To Megan, I may have been more like a faithful but pesky little thing who did not know when to quit. So, though I was definitely her friend, I wasn't at all sure she was mine.

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) hosted its Research Day at the Mandeville campus under the theme, 'Research for Economic and Social Development'. Research Day 2010 exposed the public to the work of various exhibitors, and facilitated not only the exchange of information...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I was beginning to get used to the non-appearance of a certain nurse lady on our local TV stations, but my contentment was not to last.

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

UTech has partnered with Jamaica Producers (JP) Tropical Foods in a fresh-food campaign dubbed, 'Peel the Benefits', aimed at increasing the consumption of ripe bananas while...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and Jerry Pinkney's The Lion and the Mouse, two highly praised books for young people, have received the top US prizes in children's literature.Stead's intricate, time-travelling narrative set in 1970s...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) in conjunction with the University of London (UOL) External Studies Department, established the law cohort in 2003.

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Tony Tame," the about-the-author note says, "has been associated with the marine industry since around the mid-1960s. After 1970, he became directly involved in the supply and service of equipment to the commercial fishing industry in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This scholarly work of some 370 pages is authored by Patrick Bryan, the Douglas Hall Professor of History at the University of the West Indies (UWI). It is published by the University Press.

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