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Published:Sunday | June 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nalda Taylor-Wright has two new books on the market. They are Jamaica Voices - Stories Teaching Positive Values and Attitudes and Jamaica Vibes.

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With These Broken Wings by Eliana Blessing is another new book out.

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Fashioned Realities' is the title of the upcoming exhibition by Gerard Hanson who won the 2010 Super Plus Under-40 Artist of the Year competition.

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF the leading scholars in the area of post-colonial theory and literary studies, Professor Helen Tiffin, will deliver the Fourth Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture on Sunday, June 5, in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1) at the University of the...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

You've probably passed him sitting on an overturned crate, working on his latest project, on your way to work in the mornings. His name is Negash Douglas but most people just call him 'Wicker Man'.

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At one hour to midnight on Friday, May 20, I packed my bag, after saying goodbye to all my friends, associates, relatives and foes, who were not Heaven bound.

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad and Tobago-born writer Earl Lovelace is looking forward to the public's response to his latest work, It's Just Like a Movie.It was published in January by United Kingdom powerhouse Faber and Faber.Lovelace's novels include...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and a mother of mixed Chinese-African heritage. She migrated to England in 1965 at age 10.

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Oranges and the Greens are up in arms. They are livid, if you will. For they have been given the unflattering label of 'gangs', thus making them 'gangstas'. It's not true, they are bawling, as rivers of crocodile tears rush down their colourful faces.

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A group of women, determined to keep their reading habits alive, earlier this year established their very own (for now) all-female book club - Beyond Words.

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It's never too late, It's never too high, Dry your tears after every cry, No dream is too big, aim beyond the sky, For without wings you can truly fly...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

While it was not presented as a scribal rebuttal of scripture, there was no mistaking the seriousness of the writers' intent at last Tuesday's launch of...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

For almost 20 years, Peggy Quattro criss-crossed the world gathering news for her magazine, Reggae Report.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

After a pilot testing of three years, a mathematics teaching module termed 'Mathematics Scope & Sequence of Content for Secondary Schools' has been presented to the Ministry of Education (MOE) by the NCB Foundation with the aim to improve student performance in the CSEC/CXC Mathematics examination in secondary schools across the island.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The 19th annual Liguanea Lodge Fund-raising Art Auction and Wine & Cheese Party takes place at the Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica recently received the John Pringle Collection, a major donation of 23 paintings by the Jamaican Intuitive master, Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds. The inaugural exhibition of the John Pringle Collection is currently on view at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, and members of the public are invited to attend.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

He's a maverick of the local education system - a man who does things his own way, in his own style. Dr Davidson Daway is well known for his work preparing students for Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) exams using a teaching system he developed himself.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Davidson Daway has developed a reputation for great GSAT preparation, but he would prefer if Jamaican students were not unduly pressured.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Most Jamaicans would be surprised to think of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) as a 'cultural treasure'. No, it is a military organisation, the nation's last means of defence against insurrection or invasion. But military history reflects changing attitudes and fortunes of the various people who have created this nation.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Miss Public is annoyed, once again. The source of her discontent is the baring of the breasts. In her youthful days, it was no-no for a woman to expose her bosom in public.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

As I approached the Lennie Hibbert Hall on the Alpha Boys' School compound, the sweet sound of the classic, Schooling the Duke, by Alpha alumnus Don Drummond escaped through the windows. Inside, a surprisingly small group of 14 - small, given the big sound - was rehearsing under the watchful eyes and ears of band leader Sparrow Martin.

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two visions from God caused 90-year-old Mercedes Kirkwood to put pen to paper. The end result is a collection of 39 poems entitled Serene Moments.

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

One of the first non-English versions of sprint star Usain Bolt's book My Story: 9.58 will be published in the Czech language, according to a posting on the athlete's website.Organisers of the Ostrava Golden Spike Meet...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Kempton Lewis remembers the day he entered Alpha Boy's School. It was Sunday, June 25, 1995. He has a very good reason for remembering that date.

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Obama's sister and author Maya Soetoro-Ng reveals the impact their mother had on both their lives.

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