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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.