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Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Johannesburg (AP): A Brazilian contemporary artist who has painted work with a World Cup theme shared his artistic skills with a group of football-loving children in South Africa.

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

Crime is an issue in Jamaica today

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

Duane awoke to the acrid, slightly sweet smell of breadfruit roasting on the gas stove.

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

History buffs and finance nuts may find a good read in the limited edition book, The Helpful Bank, which explores the illustrious corporate history of RBTT Bank.

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

What language(s) should be used for instruction of Creole-speaking children in the Caribbean? This has been a subject of debate among educators and ministries of education in the region since the 1970s. This has been triggered by the continuing problems with literacy in English among school children within the Commonwealth Caribbean.

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.

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