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Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hear ye! Hear ye, Christian young women! Here's your chance to get a foretaste of glory divine. The Miss Jamaica Gospel Ambassador contest is here. After years of watching Jamaican beauties from the sideline, the spotlight is now on you. But, please, leave your bathing suits at home. Only long frocks are allowed.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cable television has helped make billionaires like Donald Trump and Bill Gates celebrities. His may not be a household name as yet, but Digicel founder Denis O'Brien is well on his way.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There isn't much about the hillside farming community of Giblatore in St Catherine that normally attracts national attention. But one of the community's young residents, Delano Mighty, is changing all of that with his superhuman achievement of 18 distinctions at the CSEC and CAPE exams.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With an actuary and a computer software engineer for parents, seven-year-old Oscar Selby was destined to be mathematical.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The inaugural Rastafari Studies Conference, held from August 17-20 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica. Done by Roy Augier, who gave the opening keynote address, M.G. Smith and Rex Nettleford, it marked the beginning of a continuing relationship between the UWI and the Rastafari movement.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hubert Neil, an artist from Belize, arrived in Jamaica on May 20 this year for a planned residency stint in downtown Kingston. It was to be his first visit to Jamaica and the 33-year-old was looking forward to gaining inspiration...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Willow trees As I look through the mirror at the trees outside - I feel the pain risingThe outrage - That I cannot put my chair among these fine trees - Chopped down - Nor experience their strength and survivor instincts...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Doug Gross, CNN: Facebook has rolled out its long-awaited location feature, 'Facebook Places', an application that lets users "check in" on their mobile phones so friends know where they are hanging out and what they are doing.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 10th staging of the Under-40 Artist of the Year competition started last Thursday at the Mutual Gallery in St Andrew.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Seya Parboosingh family would like to make it clear that, with regards to this published story, some of the artist's paintings were given to the Island Art Gallery and that no paintings were given to the Mutual Gallery.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Publishers of the popular French reggae magazine, Natty Dread, have called it a day. Thibault Ehrengardt, the publication's chief editor since its inception 10 years ago, pointed ...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kareen Moses beams with pride as she shows off a cassava energy dispenser.Moses, a teacher at the Glowell Preparatory School in Portmore, St Catherine, was pleased with the invention. The students used the cassava...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The room was silent and still as he advanced on her with menace in his eyes.The woman had cringed at first, but now she stood ramrod straight, her eyes defiant. She shrank back almost imperceptibly ...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charah Watson, a doctoral student at UWI, Mona, won second prize in the PhD students' research presentations competition at the annual meeting of the Florida Entomological Society at Jupiter Beach, Florida, July...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was a small but excited group of friends and family that turned out for Charmaine Gooden Monteith's book launch at the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) offices on Church Street, Kingston, last Thursday.Gooden Monteith launched two books at the...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kimani Beckford, final-year student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and one of the young artists responsible for the transformation of the corporate offices of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), created...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Smart, refreshing, romantic and moving are just some of the ways to describe author Claudette Beckford Brady's newest novel, The Missing Years.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sheryl and Greg had been dating for a while, eating out at fine restaurants, and all. They were very fond of each other, but work and other commitments prevented them from spending more time together.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No Jamaican will soon forget the events that took place in Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, in May this year, when security forces battled gunmen, leaving more than 70 persons dead.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"My first looove..." Crystal rolled her eyes at the sound of Diana Ross warbling with Luther about endless love. She turned around to see her parents standing at the edge of the dance floor, both beaming at her proudly. Her mother made shooing gestures with her hands, urging Crystal forward.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The voices of time is the first novel by Trinidadian Kenrick Mose, a former lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and (for almost 30 years) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Mose has settled in Canada since 1969.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ebony G Patterson, whose work was included in the National Gallery's recent Young Talent V Exhibition, would have been about five or six years old when Admiral Bailey's 'Della Move' was the dance song rage in dancehall. Her two uncles taught her the dance move on Patterson's visits to 'country' ...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After five years as a below-average student at Ardenne High School, Clifton Campbell was shown the door and ended up at un-fashionable Trench Town Comprehensive High School.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kennedy Reid, one of Portmore, St Catherine's proudest residents, launched his book The Story of Portmore in the municipality last Sunday.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Author Charmaine Gooden Monteith will be launching two books this week in Kingston.

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