During her childhood in Cornwall Barracks, Portland, healing herbs were a natural way of community life for Ivelyn Harris. "Any children around the yard, they used to send us to pick this and that. We grow up knowing what plants good for eczema and other ailments," she said.
Last Thursday, the NCB Foundation launched the Michael Lee-Chin Youth Leadership Series. This was done in association with UWI (University of the West Indies) Leaders, Engaged, Activated, Dedicated, ready to Serve (UWI LEADS) at Mona.
Randy Richards loves taking pictures. He always has. He's a 22- year-old student at the University of Technology (UTech) where he's studying to be the next computer whiz, but his true love is photography.
Annually, The Saint International Avant Garde Designer of the Year contest seeks to inspire and reward a Jamaican designer whose creative vision extends beyond the boundaries of the ordinary. At this year's staging on the East Lawns of Devon House, the winning piece 'Shape Of Glass' was a creation that took the Avant Garde theme to new heights.
Baptist Pastor and Gleaner columnist Devon Dick has written a second work The Cross and The Machete: Native Baptist-Identity, Ministry and Legacy which is as important as it is timely. As is the case with his earlier work, Rebellion to Riot the focus is on what has been known in Jamaican history as the Morant Bay Rebellion, 1865.
Renford Lewis was the proverbial 'thorn among the roses' at a recent Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) graduation ceremony. "I am very glad to be among the (mostly) women graduating class! I did not even finish school, so I could not read or write. Now that has changed," Lewis said while looking over his certificate.
On the third day of the United Theological College of the West Indies' Founder's Week celebrations, poet and broadcaster, Mutabaruka, expounded on 'A Rastafari Perspective on the Hebrew Bible'. He ended up questioning several Old Testament stories - including the tale of creation from 'in the beginning'...
When one thinks of the Grim Reaper, the image that comes to mind is a creepy, black-cloaked, scythe-wielding figure. But Darynda Jones has given the reaper a sexy, sassy makeover in her debut novel, First Grave on the Right.
'Sankofantasy', Sami Bentil's debut exhibition in Jamaica, ended at Redbones Blues Café in late February. It has been a long way for Bentil from Ghana to New Kingston, via the United States where he has lived for 25 years.
How prepared are you to manage an unexpected crisis such that it doesn't disrupt your career and render you ineffective at work? Every day we hear of people murdered violently or people who die or are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.
When you blend heartfelt enthusiasm and the youthful demeanour of 250 high school students, with the dedication and leadership of 28 of that high school's graduates, the combination presents compelling lessons.
TORONTO, (JIS): Lorna Goodison, Olive Senior and Pamela Mordecai, three Jamaican writers who now call Canada home, among them have published hundreds of fiction and non-fiction stories and poems, and won a plethora of awards for their writing skills.
Six years ago, Sabrina Reynolds sat in her tiny cubicle at a St Andrew bank, bored out of her mind. She was doing well at her job and even liked the people she worked with, but her heart just was not into it.
I was in a predicament the other day. You see, I was trying to evade the Bank of Too Many Fees (BTMF). But, it seemed to have had branches at ATM booths all over the place. And why was I running scared, you might ask? It was the bank and not the police.
Dr Alfred Sangster makes the underdog status of the then College of Arts, Science and Technology's (CAST), relative to its Papine/Mona neighbour the University of the West Indies (UWI), clear from the...