Irving Burgie has wasted little time in his 87 years. Some of his most memorable moments were spent writing pop standards such as Day-O, Jamaica Farewell, Island In The Sun and the Christmas carol, Mary's Boy Child.
There should be no shortage of children's books in the store near you, but Sharryn Dawson's Money Basics for Kids: Financial Literacy for Children is certainly not the typical children's tale of fantasy creatures and worlds that defy the conventions of normalcy.
Leaders often ask why people are not more productive, and how to to get them to be more disciplined, time-conscious and concerned about the quality of their work. They usually don't like the answer that I most often give: 'The fish stinks the worst at the head'.
For years I've been hearing about the magnificent treasures of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, a city founded in 1703 by Russia's Peter the Great in his quest to have a navy and port with access to the Baltic Sea.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
"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.
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.
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.