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Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will pay tribute to Dr Victor Chang on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the occasion of his retirement from the UWI. Dr Chang retires as senior lecturer after having taught in the department for 32 years.

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two fine artists, Gaston Tabois and Gene Pearson, were among 12 persons awarded Musgrave Medals last Wednesday afternoon. However, Tabois was one of three persons not on hand to be presented with their medals at the Lecture Hall, Institute of Jamaica in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature last Thursday as the academy honoured one of the Spanish-speaking world's most acclaimed authors and an outspoken political activist who once ran for president in his tumultuous homeland.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF Britain's youngest authors is releasing his second book at the end of the month. Jordan Takpi, 10, from Newham, east London, wrote his first book, Jordan and His Spots, at the tender age of six and had it published when he was just seven.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As a primary school teacher working in a tough inner-city community, Janice Spencer-Francis knows a thing or two about facing challenges. She's the literacy co-ordinator at Trench Town Primary in St Andrew, and deals every week with all sorts of obstacles. But last week was particularly difficult for the fourth-grade teacher.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EIGHTY women and men will graduate next Saturday from the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) programme run by the Pre-University School based at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a small seaside bar, Maas Jabez sat on a high stool sipping white rum. Cindy, the new barmaid, reclined in a green plastic armchair near the entrance facing the main road. It was Sunday evening, and oldies music played in the background.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Elthel Maud Morgan-Williams looked on happily as her children surrounded her on her 100th birthday.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For 37 years, Pamella Henry has been living on luck, in a house built on the banks of the Rio Cobre in Thompson Pen, St Catherine.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):An Israeli high school principal has been summoned for a hearing by the country's Education Ministry for using a textbook that presents the Palestinian narrative about events surrounding Israel's creation in 1948, officials said last...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cuddly puppies I adore, but as they get older, I stay far. I really am not into dogs.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It seems fans can't get enough of legendary reggae producer/artiste Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In mid-October, the Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists (JADA) will put on two acts of kindness - literally - at the Theatre Place on Haining Road in New Kingston.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

All now me cyaa stop feel the pain

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

They start at the beginning, as they always do. Hands linked, shoes in hand, feet bare against the warmth of the asphalt.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I cried a lone tear today

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am dress, I am dress in my gold, green and black pondering lyrics

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):On what would have been his 80th birthday, Ray Charles has joined the likes of past presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan with his own namesake library in Southern California.The Ray Charles Memorial Library officially opened its...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Happy birthday, darlin!" Zara winced and pulled the phone away from her ear. She had been wise not to take this call. As she listened to the voicemail message, she shuffled over to the breakfast nook by the window, plonking her coffee down as she sat. As her mother's voice screeched...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The respected Jamaican artist and designer Dawn Scott died September 21 at St Joseph's Hospital in St Andrew at age 59.Ann Hodges, who collaborated with Scott on several architectural projects, was at the hospital when she...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Clip-clopping their way along Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, it's hard to miss them. Joyce Simpson, 56, and Gloria McCalla, 65, make an unstoppable pair as they travel about on their trusty donkeys selling produce to customers in different towns.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce - and she'll do it in her autobiography.Of course, Twain will discuss much more than her recent split with music producer Robert 'Mutt' Lange.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of retired teachers from Kingston and St Andrew has fashioned craft based on fruit to take the top spot islandwide in the annual competition for retirees from the classroom. And after that victory at The Ruins, Ocho Rios, St Ann, the group's craft was put on display in the foyer at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, Kingston.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Beautiful, aggressive, exuberant, talkative, humorous, resourceful, unpredictable - Jamaica brings many adjectives to mind, but boring is not one of them. No other country so young and so small has had such global cultural influence as the land of Marcus Garvey, Louise Bennett, Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

So there we were, hungry as hell, and needing sustenance before collapsing. 'We' refers to the Jamaican journalists who telecoms provider Flow were hosting for a few days at a swanky hotel. Under normal circumstances, we'd just identify an eating establishment that we trusted and chow down.

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