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Published:Sunday | March 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When one thinks of the Grim Reaper, the image that comes to mind is a creepy, black-cloaked, scythe-wielding figure. But Darynda Jones has given the reaper a sexy, sassy makeover in her debut novel, First Grave on the Right.

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

'Sankofantasy', Sami Bentil's debut exhibition in Jamaica, ended at Redbones Blues Café in late February. It has been a long way for Bentil from Ghana to New Kingston, via the United States where he has lived for 25 years.

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

How prepared are you to manage an unexpected crisis such that it doesn't disrupt your career and render you ineffective at work? Every day we hear of people murdered violently or people who die or are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When you blend heartfelt enthusiasm and the youthful demeanour of 250 high school students, with the dedication and leadership of 28 of that high school's graduates, the combination presents compelling lessons.

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TORONTO, (JIS): Lorna Goodison, Olive Senior and Pamela Mordecai, three Jamaican writers who now call Canada home, among them have published hundreds of fiction and non-fiction stories and poems, and won a plethora of awards for their writing skills.

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Six years ago, Sabrina Reynolds sat in her tiny cubicle at a St Andrew bank, bored out of her mind. She was doing well at her job and even liked the people she worked with, but her heart just was not into it.

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Velma Pollard's awesome talent as a writer and chronicler of Jamaican lives is beautifully presented in Considering Woman 1 & 2, published by Peepal Tree Press.

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I was in a predicament the other day. You see, I was trying to evade the Bank of Too Many Fees (BTMF). But, it seemed to have had branches at ATM booths all over the place. And why was I running scared, you might ask? It was the bank and not the police.

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Susan Channer, 56, causes heads to turn whenever she goes to school at Williams Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I am no wrongdoer, but there I was telling a perfect stranger that I am.

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Alfred Sangster makes the underdog status of the then College of Arts, Science and Technology's (CAST), relative to its Papine/Mona neighbour the University of the West Indies (UWI), clear from the...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

"History is the landmark by which we are directed into the true course of life." - Marcus Mosiah Garvey These words have been echoed every Saturday for the last year by Professor Verene...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Team Roots, the small, travelling expression of artistic freedom is walking the walk in the way of promoting love and togetherness.

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

An urban child waits,

Enough in my mother's womb

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Standing there with a gun gripped with his hand

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Think what you will of the man, but Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie's body of creative work is deeply embedded in the history and culture of Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

She met the reason for your distance

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Title:The Spirit Within Author:Chauline Hansle

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Saying I love you doesn't mean a lot

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

As these repulsive thoughts, bounce around in my mind ...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Art In The Caribbean - An Introduction is an absolutely marvellous book. Small enough to carry with you to read anywhere - eight and a half inches square and just half an inch thick - but encyclopedic in breadth of information, not just on art but also on the history of the Caribbean.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese Lantern Festival which marks the end of celebrations of the Chinese New Year took place last Thursday. The following article was prepared by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to explain some of the finer points of the festival.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Digicel Founder and chairman, Denis O'Brien, was last Tuesday the guest speaker at the launch of Special Olympics Jamaica's book, The Journey.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Mutual Gallery's first exhibition for 2011 centres around the demonstration of talent among the younger generation of artists with the opening of 'Art Fresh 2011' on Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.Staged in...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Valentine's Day took on a whole new meaning at Mountain View Primary School last Monday as employees from National Commercial Bank (NCB) Cross Roads, Windward Road and Matilda's Corner branches visited the school to spend time treating students to reading sessions as well as pampering them with NCB-branded cupcakes.

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