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Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kareen Moses beams with pride as she shows off a cassava energy dispenser.Moses, a teacher at the Glowell Preparatory School in Portmore, St Catherine, was pleased with the invention. The students used the cassava...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The room was silent and still as he advanced on her with menace in his eyes.The woman had cringed at first, but now she stood ramrod straight, her eyes defiant. She shrank back almost imperceptibly ...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charah Watson, a doctoral student at UWI, Mona, won second prize in the PhD students' research presentations competition at the annual meeting of the Florida Entomological Society at Jupiter Beach, Florida, July...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was a small but excited group of friends and family that turned out for Charmaine Gooden Monteith's book launch at the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) offices on Church Street, Kingston, last Thursday.Gooden Monteith launched two books at the...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kimani Beckford, final-year student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and one of the young artists responsible for the transformation of the corporate offices of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), created...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Smart, refreshing, romantic and moving are just some of the ways to describe author Claudette Beckford Brady's newest novel, The Missing Years.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sheryl and Greg had been dating for a while, eating out at fine restaurants, and all. They were very fond of each other, but work and other commitments prevented them from spending more time together.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No Jamaican will soon forget the events that took place in Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, in May this year, when security forces battled gunmen, leaving more than 70 persons dead.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"My first looove..." Crystal rolled her eyes at the sound of Diana Ross warbling with Luther about endless love. She turned around to see her parents standing at the edge of the dance floor, both beaming at her proudly. Her mother made shooing gestures with her hands, urging Crystal forward.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The voices of time is the first novel by Trinidadian Kenrick Mose, a former lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and (for almost 30 years) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Mose has settled in Canada since 1969.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ebony G Patterson, whose work was included in the National Gallery's recent Young Talent V Exhibition, would have been about five or six years old when Admiral Bailey's 'Della Move' was the dance song rage in dancehall. Her two uncles taught her the dance move on Patterson's visits to 'country' ...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After five years as a below-average student at Ardenne High School, Clifton Campbell was shown the door and ended up at un-fashionable Trench Town Comprehensive High School.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kennedy Reid, one of Portmore, St Catherine's proudest residents, launched his book The Story of Portmore in the municipality last Sunday.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Author Charmaine Gooden Monteith will be launching two books this week in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Our Ameridian forebears once roamed this lush and fruitful land, bathing in crystal-clear rivers and streams, eating fish from the unpolluted sea, and breathing fresh air. Their halcyon lifestyles were free of the stresses of modern-day living and demands.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Marlon James' participation in the recent Young Talent V Exhibition at the National Gallery was literally a reflection of his fellow artists participating in the exhibition, as well as a reflection on them.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

He was staring at her. Shay could tell. Even with her back turned, she felt something charge the air around her, the hairs on the back of her neck rising with self-consciousness.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Another photo book on the rise of Bob Marley and reggae in the 1970s will be released in a matter of weeks.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The quartet of artists from the recent Young Talent V Exhibition who participated in a Gleaner Editors Forum recently, all studied at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts at...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Arise, oh duppies who walk! Dust off your burial frocks and suits, put on what is left of your hair and prepare to meet the hordes of visitors who are about to descend upon the land to meet and mingle with you.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans from all walks of life have embraced this year's National Visual Arts Competition.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There's a new journal on the market that is aimed at highlighting education-related issues in the Caribbean. It's called Educating the Caribbean Child: Reshaping the World and it's editor, Tim Bailey, believes it challenges the vestiges of enslavement and colonialism in Caribbean schools.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There's a new addition to downtown Kingston that has been creating a lot of buzz recently, even though it's still a work in progress.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Inclusion in the recent Young Talent V exhibition at the National Gallery in Kingston was a signal moment for the participating artists, some of whom attended a Gleaner Editors' Forum held at the company's offices recently.

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

Jamaican author Rowena Campbell-Thomas is a native of Point Hill, St Catherine, where she resides with her husband and three children. The Adventures of 'Big Rat', a 101-page children's novella, is her first published work.

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