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Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The date wasn't going well. Nathan shot Maria a quick glance before returning his gaze to the winding road of Jack's Hill. She was sitting stiffly upright, her arms crossed and hands clasped underneath her elbows...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Most Honourable Edward Philip George Seaga, ON, PC, BA, LLD (Hon), aka 'Eddie' to his former constituents and most of his fellow countrymen, is a very private person.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today we begin a special series of excerpts from the autobiography of former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga with permission from MacMillan Publishers.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scientific studies clearly demonstrate the relationship between diet and health. Inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease are leading causes of death in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is celebrating 52 years this year, as an institution of higher learning under the theme, 'Reaching for the Stars: Building Research Capacity, Scholarship and Service'.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of London (UOL) External System has a long and distinguished history of working with educational institutions around the world including the...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Approximately 60 of 100 students of Allman Town Primary recently presented a painting, which they did for the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) on Friday, January 22.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sandra Campbell did not go to finishing school in Switzerland, nor did her mother take her to Miss Manners' etiquette classes.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MUMBAI, India (AP):Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali played a poverty-stricken child in the Oscar-winning film, but the real-life daughter of India's shantytowns now has a small fortune in book and movie deals.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Washington (AP):Three universities testing Amazon's Kindle in the classroom have agreed to shelve the electronic book readers until they are fully functional for blind students, under a deal struck recently with the United States Justice Department.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Most books of West Indian history invariably document the part that European demand for sugar played in the perpetuation of plantation slavery in the Caribbean. Sugar cane land then was essential to European and Creole planters; land was as precious as the crop cultivated thereon.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is a little past five o'clock in the morning when Kai gets up to leave. I feel him moving quietly out of the bed, trying his best not to wake me. Mornings are often awkward for us. In the chill of the dewy start to the day, with the sun barely peeking over the horizon, questions often hang in the space between us.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imagine this: your co-worker has just received a significant promotion that will see her getting a huge raise, a company car and a corner office, complete with her own personal assistant. You know you should feel happy for her, and deep down you are, but you are also feeling jealous. You're thinking, why couldn't it have been me?

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As we near the end of our series on the homes of the honourable in Jamaica, we visit Bob Marley's home. More specifically, we visit his three homes in Jamaica - Nine Mile, St Ann; Trench Town, St Andrew; and 56 Hope Road, St Andrew.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

From his beginning, man has been in a constant state of change. While some fear change, others embrace it. These people see their challenges as mere stepping stones; they know opportunities will allow for personal growth.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

How to help prop up the ailing music industry? Tax Google, suggests a new report commissioned by the French government. The report, handed to Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand on Wednesday, says Google and other Internet portals should be slapped with a new tax on their online ad revenues in France...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The new students' orientation programme, now referred to as, "First Year C.O.M.P.A.S.S." (Campus Orientation and Mentorship Programmes for Academic and Social Success), recently welcomed new students to the University family...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To the Creator, maker of man and animal, in this time of trials, tribulations and trysts, give me the faith to endure life on Earth, or what is left of it.First and foremost, remind us to stop singing "Eternal...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Archie, the cameraman stood poised in the parking lot of the club, his red cap perched at an angle, his right arm propping up the Sony DVcam that was balanced on his shoulder.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Do you believe in magic? After about five minutes with Kemarch Dodd, better known as 'Wizad the Magician', you will. He rolls his fingers, cuts coins or just keeps pulling pieces of cloth from thin air.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The first two recipients of the Trilateral Reconnection Programme Scholarships are Shakeisha Wilson from the Department of Community and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences; and...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acquiring tertiary education, given the cost today, is as serious a decision as buying a car or even a house. It is not a decision to be taken lightly and needs to be approached with the same degree of thought and consideration as any other major financial investment.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Both authors have impeccable qualifications and are eminently qualified to put together this challenging book by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, which has been on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Donovan Murphy expressed a clear message of commitment to upgrade the standard of his alma mater, Harewood Primary School in St Catherine.He was among persons who turned up for a fund-raising venture for the upkeep of the school on Monday, December 28...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thursday night, when fireworks lit up the skies over Kingston Harbour, Sylvester Johnson tightly held on to his son Kareem's legs - he was sitting on his shoulders. The youngster beamed with joy as the dazzling, coloured lights, accompanied by onomatopoeic ...

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