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Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tyrone Gordon has dreams of someday building a helicopter but, for now, he's flexing his artistic muscle by designing and building some of the most flashy bicycles and tricycles you'll find on the roads.Recently,...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years ago, Sandra Daley got a phone call from an ex-lover who abruptly asked her if 'that thing' was still his.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was the kind of Friday when no one should have to go to work.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Artist Andrew Francis is currently featuring some of his work at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I Oxy Moron, am seriously contemplating becoming a pastor.

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

There are few athletes more polarising than Lance Armstrong. Fans believe he's capable of performing miracles on two wheels while detractors are certain he doped his way to seven consecutive victories in the world's toughest bike race.

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

Hundreds flocked to the Edna Manley College campus to celebrate the work of 44 final-year students, at the recently opened School of Visual Arts Final Year Show.

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

LONDON (AP):Environmental protesters demonstrated Tuesday outside a BP PLC-sponsored art awards ceremony, as a senior executive said the company deeply regretted the human and environmental tragedy caused by its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill.About a...

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

According to Devon Dick, author of The Cross and the Machete - Native Baptists of Jamaica, Native Baptists were a distinctive 19th century religious movement in Jamaica.

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

NEW YORK (AP): There's some good news for all you Twi-hards out there. The story isn't over yet! Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga has yet another smash hit on her hands.

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

Saturday afternoon's (June 26) reading at Kingston Bookshop, Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, was a two-woman affair with Tanya Shirley saying, after she ended that reading...

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.

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