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Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She may be only 16 but Talisha Johnson has already published her first book after discovering her passion for writing at the tender age of five.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In The Gleaner's December 31, 2009 edition, an article appeared entitled 'Look out for 'ambulance chasers' - US Attorney warns Flight 331 victims'.After further investigation, The Gleaner accepts that its readers could draw an inference from that article...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is ironic that Jamaica Woman, Jon Michael Miller's follow-up to Jamaica Girl, should hit its peak with Rosalind Mitchell's life-and-death struggle under the dead (literally) weight of an intended rapist, handcuffed in a remote hut with drink maddeningly just out of reach.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong in July and August is in the midst of typhoon season which lasts from May to late September and is oppressively hot and humid. A better time to visit is January through March when humidity is lower and temperatures average in the low 70s, although with its sub-tropical climate, the city can still be rainy and humid as we found out last February.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Art and innovation have served Scheed Cole well all his not-so-easy life. "I have lived a short lifespan, 32 years. But packed into this lifetime is like I have lived 60 years," the owner of the Arnett Gardens-based Props and More said.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Sunday, June 20, artist Laura Facey opened the exhibition called 'Propel', an installation of wood carvings and limited-edition prints at the Rocktowa Studio and Art Gallery, downtown Kingston.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lora took a deep, steadying breath before she entered the church.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dog-Heart Author: Diana McCaulay Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Reviewer: Mel CookeThe subject matter of Diana McCaulay's Dog-Heart is overly familiar in the fiction of novels, the flow of verse, and the read-and-toss of newsprint.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am not the slimmest person around town, and I don't really bother myself about how people look. People are who they are, so I let them be.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Media and Violence in Jamaica Editors: Marjan de Bruin and Claude RobinsonPublisher: Arawak Publications

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A revised issue of Le Reggae, French reggae historian Bruno Blum's highly regarded book on the history of Jamaican music, was re-released in Europe last week.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Good Samaritan's Inn Project: There are some 650 adults and 800 children living in Jamaica without a permanent place of residence.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There have been many books written on Nelson Mandela's life over the years and it can often be difficult to determine which are worth the time and money.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Remember those summers when packing just about everything in sight and heading to Montego Bay for Reggae Sunsplash was cool? Java Immanuel-I certainly does, and he revisits them in his book, Reggae Sunsplash 1978-1998, which...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edward Baugh welcomed all to a "very special occasion" at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, on Thursday evening.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By the time Tessa got to the playground, the sky was saturated with heavy clouds, and the sound of thunder rumbled in the distance. There was a slightly sharp edge to the cool gust of wind that whipped through the park, lifting her linen skirt above her knees.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For years I've yearned to visit the 11th-century city of Marrakech, once capital of an empire reaching from West Africa to Spain, whose fortunes varied with the ancient caravan routes and power struggles, alternating as a capital with ancient Fez.Since...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is heartened by the commitment of its faculty and staff who have remained committed to facilitating the education of students.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of Technology (UTech) is committed to providing every possible support for its students to be successful in their tertiary studies.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has established the Rex Nettleford Foundation in memory of this outstanding Caribbean icon who passed away in early February.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Having read a few of K. Sean Harris' books, I had some idea of what to expect from his novel Death Incarnate: The Saga Continues. To say Harris lives up to my expectations would be an understatement.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Have you started to think about retirement yet? If you are the typical young person fresh out of high school or university, retirement may seem a long way off, and the benefit of saving adequately for it may be the last thing on your mind.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Brain tumors are not uncommon. When a person has a brain tumor, the doctor often has to remove it surgically. The root of the tumor often begins growing from the inner protective covering called the dura mater which is located just under the skull. In order to completely get rid of the tumor, this root must also be removed.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dwight Larmond is on a mission to change the world, and he's doing it with the help of his trusty paintbrush and his early-model Suzuki Fronte. His car might not look like much but it's what's inside that counts.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mr Ego is in old age. He loves his life and all that it has to offer. But, he's thinking about his imminent death. He's in love with himself and can't imagine that one day he will cease to exist in his present form. Though he's comforted by the thought of an afterlife, he's not sure how and where he will spend it.

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