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Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turning piles of hardened clay into beautiful works of art, using little more than pieces of wood, a keen eye and well-trained hands.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At the end of 2005, Kimberly Martin was faced with a tough decision. She had just graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a degree in international relations and was ready to take on the working world. Something though, didn't feel right.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The composition books she writes in are the same ones elementary school kids use - the black-and-white bound ones with the white ruled pages and wide lines. She has so many notebooks filled with words, and she fills more each day.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Seven-year-old Damion Brown smiled broadly as he got his first touch of the keys of one of the 12 new computers at his school last Thursday. Charity organisation Food For The Poor donated the computers to The Seventh-day Baptist Early Childhood Institution and Smith's Better Learning Preparatory School at Job Lane, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

You remember Sandra Campbell? The inner-city mother of six who Sheila Tavarnes had invited to dinner in Cherry Gardens? The evening didn't end favourably from Sheila's perspective, but they kept in touch, nonetheless. Last November, Sandra excitedly phoned Sheila. Her biggest daughter, Kemesha, was getting married and Sheila was invited.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Time stopped for her. And now she has constant labour pains. Even though she's not with child. She's aged and bending. But his last smile is sealed in her mind.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Since he began his professional career more than 30 years ago, Ghanaian painter Sami Bentil says portraying Africans and the African continent positively has been a consistent theme in his work. He makes his Caribbean debut on February 1 with 'Sankofantasy', an exhibition at the Red Bones Gallery in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday, August Williams' mother, Jackie, searched the entire house for the bar of blue washing soap she had bought two Saturdays ago.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) proudly announces the accreditation of its Bachelor of Social Work degree by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). This means that all JTS degree offerings have now been fully accredited by the UCJ. In 2010, the UCJ accredited the JTS BA in guidance and counselling.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):A momentous finale lies ahead for Hollywood this year. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the biggest screen farewell since the final Star Wars movie as it closes out a decade of adventures for the young wizard.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTech) has announced plans for the establishment of a Legal Advice Centre that will provide legal advice for members of the public who are socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

There's something satisfyingly Gothic about The Janus Stone, Elly Griffiths' second Ruth Galloway crime novel - funny, considering the novel's focus on ancient Roman rituals.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

New York Times editorial writer and longtime journalist, Eduardo Porter, offers an engaging rumination proving the adage that everything has its price. And he means everything - work, women, even faith and the future.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It is almost unheard of for Jamaicans to talk about Usain Bolt and Queen Elizabeth II in the same breath, even though they have played major roles in the country's modern history.They are two of the strange bedfellows who...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My pearl is close to my heart. Can't afford to lose you, yet I can't bear to see you now. I keep that picture of you close to my heart.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The inaugural issue of the Made in Jamaica Catalogue is now available.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Wikipedia, the online trove of assorted facts and trivia, is trying to be more well-rounded.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) will host the 40th Anniversary Conference of the International Association of School Librarians (IASL), at the University of the West Indies, Mona, from the 7th to 11th August 2011, under the...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When you informed us by email of your intention to quit our radio station at the end of your show, we were pleasantly surprised.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I am a man Who walks on a thick Short line of gunpowder with a lit cigarette in hand

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My three-year-old says he whispers in her ear Obviously not things I should hear But he does not stop there

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The amount of newsprint, airtime, bytes and sound bites gobbled up and spat out by last January's earthquake in Haiti is incalculable - and it continues one year later, what with...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Six years ago, Ryan Blake dreaded mathematics. All those numbers, angles, theories. The thought alone would make him shudder. "I hated it. I was more into the arts," he said. "I loved English and reading, but math was a real problem."

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica has announced that its Saturday Art-Time children's programme will be continuing in 2011, resuming on January 15.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A winter ball at a Vermont high school has been cancelled in part because of slow ticket sales caused by a ban on the style of dancing called grinding.

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