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Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Author: Mike MichalowiczPublisher: Obsidian Launch, LLC; Boonton, New Jersey (2008)Reviewed by: Glenda AndersonIf you have ever agonised about the pros and cons of starting your own...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: Echoes of the Haitian Revolution 1804-2002Editors: Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw Publishers: University of the West Indies Press, Mona, Jamaica, 2008Reviewed by: Billy HallThe timeliness of this book is highly significant for two...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What rudeness at Ho Chi Minh City's (HCMC) new airport! Foreigners arriving may have already paid US$50, filled out forms online and received a letter of visa approval but upon arrival in HCMC they must queue-up with another...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Winston Cox, executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), commended the partnership between the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and Florida International University (FIU).

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Research has indicated that there is a severe shortage of sports professionals in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The subtitle of the book: 'Native Baptists of Jamaica, Identity, Ministry and Legacy' is really what the book is about, for the book is a searching analysis and critique of many views which are held on the Native Baptists and which are challenged in the publication.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Expressive graphic tees, glossy magazines, vibrant party posters - graphic design has taken off in Jamaica. The crowd of patrons at the opening ceremony of The Arrival: the Art of Graphic Design, held at the Edna Manley College's art gallery, CAG(e) was testimony to this.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This little book is an update of an earlier publication. The book, handy for pocket or purse, is full of wise advice and carefully crafted elaborations taken from the songs of many of the artistes who have made reggae music a worldwide phenomenon.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No one is getting hurt. This is what I tell myself as I stare into the bathroom mirror and glide the tiny brush across my lips, leaving a light-pink gloss behind. My turquoise jersey dress is short and cinched around my hips with a broad black belt. My hair is cut boyishly short...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Rastafari movement is a Jamaican cultural expression of growing fame, fuelled by reggae music. Justifiably then, the phenomenal growth attracts serious critical historical and theological analysis.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We called him Tarzan because he was rough and strong. He was the star of the football team. The girls adored him, and lusted when he played and sweat. We, the boys, wanted to be like him.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A double book launch by one person is an unusual enough occurrence. What made last Thursday evening's dual launch by Horace Levy at the Multi-Functional Room, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, even more striking was that he was titled 'Author and Editor'.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kingston's much-loved annual fine arts festival is back for its seventh staging and promises to deliver old favourites, exciting new talent and much more art.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1995, the people of Xaymaca were caught up in a tornado of politics and winds of change. Since the days of Alexander and Norman, they had been promised Utopia, only to be given Babel instead.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Karen and Elise found me in the library one Tuesday afternoon. I was sitting in the back on the dusty floor, reading Jane Austen in the 'dim-greenish' light shed by the fluorescent bulb. Their faces were eager yet apprehensive, their eyes bright and feverish. I looked up at them, my eyes squinting in the dark room. Elise burst out first: "We saw Mikey's car!"

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A tear slid down his cheek as Ly Sarith described the constant battle of wits for survival. If they shout "Attention!", don't stiffen like a soldier. They'll kill you. If they ask you to read something, don't. They'll know you're educated and kill you. His father was executed. He survived.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The College of Health Sciences, UTech, will host its first annual Health Professionals Conference at the university's Papine campus from July 10-11, under the theme 'New Trends in Health Care Research and Development'.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson's presentation last Monday afternoon of Heart Song: Poems of my Transformation, at the CHASE Fund's New Kingston offices served a dual purpose.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICA National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (JNC-UNESCO) has endorsed the Rotary Race to Literacy book drive, pledging not only the support of Jamaica but also promising to extend the support of the 193-member countries of UNESCO through its national commission.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Rotary Clubs of Jamaica has launched an islandwide book drive. Below are the drop-off points: The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer on April 5 laid the first tile at the site of training facilities at the Lionel Town Hospital, Clarendon, where the College of Health...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THOUGH much of the Western world frowns upon polygamy, there are many others who see it as perfectly natural for a man to have multiple wives.South Africa's President Jacob Zuma famously has three wives, and earlier this year, he...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COCONUT CREEK, Florida:A faculty advisEr's visit to his native Jamaica seven years ago made him aware of the critical lack of reading materials in some schools and public libraries islandwide.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The work of Richard Hart, the firebrand who was expelled from the People's National Party (PNP) in 1952 for his Marxist views, will be revisited in a book scheduled for release in early 2011.

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

Madgelyn Brissett was a God-fearing woman who lived alone after her grown children moved out.

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