Arise, oh duppies who walk! Dust off your burial frocks and suits, put on what is left of your hair and prepare to meet the hordes of visitors who are about to descend upon the land to meet and mingle with you.
There's a new journal on the market that is aimed at highlighting education-related issues in the Caribbean. It's called Educating the Caribbean Child: Reshaping the World and it's editor, Tim Bailey, believes it challenges the vestiges of enslavement and colonialism in Caribbean schools.
Inclusion in the recent Young Talent V exhibition at the National Gallery in Kingston was a signal moment for the participating artists, some of whom attended a Gleaner Editors' Forum held at the company's offices recently.
Jamaican author Rowena Campbell-Thomas is a native of Point Hill, St Catherine, where she resides with her husband and three children. The Adventures of 'Big Rat', a 101-page children's novella, is her first published work.
Dr Jennifer Mambo Alexander, who is no stranger to tough subjects, having previously written the book, A Practical Guide To Coping With Cancer, has produced another hard-hitting guide, which this time introduces the innocent among women to behaviour among men, which often parallels animals in the wild.
The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has declared the building housing Lillian's Restaurant and the ruins of three concrete silos at the University of Technology (UTech), as national monuments, effective May 21, 2010 and gazetted June 10, 2010.
It is the sound of a car engine starting outside that wakes me up. I sit up slowly, reaching my arms out for a luxurious stretch, feeling a happy glow of contentment settle over me. When I stand up to peer through the bedroom window, Kenneth is standing by his sleek, red Impreza, reading the note I left on his windshield last night.
A new collection of award-winning paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works will open today (July 25) and run until August 22 during the National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition scheduled for the National Gallery in Kingston.
Have you ever wondered what the opportunities are for the 26,000 Jamaicans who live daily with blindness? Those of us in Kingston who drive on Old Hope Road will have at some time or another glimpsed that marvellous quotation in elegant black script written large upon a blue wall which covers the entrance to the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB).
The uproar outside started while I was in the courtesy room provided by the hotel, sitting at the vanity table. My mother was sliding jewelled hairpins into the curls piled on top of my head, making sure they was held tightly in place. I was staring wordlessly at my reflection.
Christine Barrow, professor of social development and professorial fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, has written a scholarly text that explores childhood, parenting and family in Barbados. The focus is on childhoods within families where one or both parents are absent.
Charlene Lee Sharpe, chair of the Department of History, Geography and the Social Sciences at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), is a recipient of the Latin America Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) Fulbright Scholarship 2010-12.
Below the title of Dr Cynthia Wilson's latest book, Whispering of the Trees, is written 'A Memoir'. However, during the book's launch on Friday, July 12, Wilson made the fine distinction between writing personal memory and its use in otherwise deliberately constructed text.
Born Fi' Dead, American author Laurie Gunst's controversial book about gang violence in Jamaica, has been translated into French. It was recently released in Europe by Thibault Ehrengardt, editor and publisher of the French reggae magazine Natty Dread.
Tyrone Gordon has dreams of someday building a helicopter but, for now, he's flexing his artistic muscle by designing and building some of the most flashy bicycles and tricycles you'll find on the roads.Recently,...