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Published:Sunday | July 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Amy Winehouse was not yet a paparazzi darling when she travelled to Teaneck, New Jersey in 2002 to record songs for Frank, her debut album for Island Records. One of the musicians who worked with her on that project was veteran Jamaican session guitarist, Earl'Chinna' Smith.

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Members of the Development Bank of Jamaica, after their Annual General Meeting, took time to tour the exhibition, 'From War to Windrush/War Lest We Forget', on display until September 14 in the Tower Street Exhibition Hall...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At the end of Push, the heartbreaking 1996 novel that introduced the character of Precious, baby Abdul represents a glimmer of hope amid the grim landscape of the main character's troubled life.

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has never been short of legal luminaries whose brilliance has made bright the pages of judicial history here, in the courts of England and the sanctum sanctorum of Commonwealth jurisprudence, the Privy Council.

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

COURTTIA Newland has been a busy bee. It's been just two months since the award-winning author published his most recent work, ...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tanya Shirley, author of She Who Sleeps With Bones, is still amazed at the treatment poetry was given at the eighth World Poetry Festival, held in Venezuela from June...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Has it pleased thy Heavens to try me with affliction?

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The highlight of any trip to London for me is lunch at Le Gavroche, 43 Upper Brook Street, just off Park Lane. This is fine dining in elegant surroundings with superb service and a discerning clientele.

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In June 2009, at the launch of Tanya Shirley's debut poetry collection, She Who Sleeps With Bones, (Peepal Tree Press) at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, Dr Michael Bucknor said it marked the arrival on the...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

"Today I can say God is awesome," Rosemarie Benjamin declared with quiet conviction. The health professional just finished recounting the most agonising period of her life, a period during which her self-esteem took a nosedive as her health failed and finances dried up.

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

On June 19 I saw the performance of a lifetime, Kevin Spacey as Richard III at the Old Vic, only the second night's performance and he was magnificent! Every word of Shakespeare fell from his lips as though he were speaking everyday English - nothing stilted, nothing artificial - so natural that the staging with modern clothes seemed appropriate.

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A riveting and engaging new Anglican hymnal designed for liturgical worship in churches across the Caribbean has just been released, and early reactions to this compilation suggest that the publication is destined to be a runaway hit among church congregations in the region.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Although the annual late May stagings are over, a decade of readings and music has indelibly stamped Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, 'Calabash country'.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Many persons living in and around the communities of Discovery Bay and Runaway Bay in St Ann have felt starved of the cultural activities available in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Christine Craig's Poems is a double serving from Peepal Tree Press, the more recent collection, 'All Things Bright', getting first billing, and 'Quadrille for Tigers' (first published in...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ian Randle Publishers is set to break new ground this August when it releases the first Caribbean-published textbook that is accompanied by web-based tools for interactive student learning.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation has partnered with Dream Entertainment, promoter of Smirnoff Dream Weekend, a two-day party series staged in Negril during the Independence holiday period, to upgrade three...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Andrew Blake is as proud a Jamaican as you'll ever meet. He can't pinpoint a specific reason, he is that way, but boasts of being patriotic all his life.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sometimes I feel as if I don't belong here anymore

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A book left open

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oh Jamaica!

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tears of a sinner

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Holy Thursday 1963 was not the peaceful worship day residents of Coral Gardens, St James had envisaged.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The following article is part of a series prepared by the Jamaica China Friendship Association.When the Chinese first came to Jamaica, they were forced to improvise and make do with the foodstuff they were able to find here, as the supplies that they...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A JAMAICAN on a lawn bowls green is as unlikely as a heatwave in the North Pole. Just as rare is the sight of a black man taking part in the sedate pastime of lawn bowls.

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