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...
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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'.
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!"
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.
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'.
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.
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...
When the final buzzer sounded and the scores tallied at the end of this year's Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, it was an unlikely quartet of boys from Monk Street in Spanish Town who were declared winners.