Beautiful, aggressive, exuberant, talkative, humorous, resourceful, unpredictable - Jamaica brings many adjectives to mind, but boring is not one of them. No other country so young and so small has had such global cultural influence as the land of Marcus Garvey, Louise Bennett, Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.
So there we were, hungry as hell, and needing sustenance before collapsing. 'We' refers to the Jamaican journalists who telecoms provider Flow were hosting for a few days at a swanky hotel. Under normal circumstances, we'd just identify an eating establishment that we trusted and chow down.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last Friday announced a US$100-million donation to public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening on an unflattering movie about him, The Social Network.Zuckerberg told Oprah Winfrey...
Jamaican author Marlon James has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (fiction category) for his novel, The Book of Night Women.The announcement of James' win was made last week by organisers of the event.
LONDON (AP):Andrew Marr's latest book is, literally, stopping traffic.Boxes containing 15 British tons worth of the journalist's history volume The Making of Modern Britain have been strewn across a busy English road after an accident.
The last few months have been like a roller-coaster ride for Tiffany Biggs, a 20-year-old Tivoli Gardens resident. After the deadly gun battle between security forces and gunmen in her west Kingston community in May, she constantly felt agitated and had trouble sleeping. She was at home as the battle raged, and admits that it was one of the lowest periods of her life.
Jamaica has long built a solid reputation for dominating international athletics. Now, that victorious spirit is spreading to skilled arts and technologies. From October 5-7, HEART Trust/NTA will showcase professional skills at the WorldSkills Jamaica National Skills Competition.
Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's new book Freedom for her book club last Friday, calling it a "masterpiece", nine years after she cancelled his appearance on her TV talk show when he expressed ambivalence over her endorsement of one of his previous works.
The Art in High Schools exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica's East Street location should have ended in July but, by requests, was extended for two additional months. Now, however, the contributions from 13 high schools islandwide, exhibited under the theme 'Nurture Art', are coming down and in a few months, 'Imagination' will be mounted.
When the elevator came to a sudden, grinding halt, it took a couple of seconds for Gael to notice. Eyes peeled to the screen of her BlackBerry, the thumb of her right hand moving quick as lightning across the buttons, she was so engrossed that, somehow, she completely missed the slight lurch of the cab and the sudden intake of breath behind her
After a close competition, supported equally by members of the art world and the general public, The Mutual Gallery has announced the winner of the 2010 Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition to be...
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With talk about juiced-up athletes doing the rounds in early 2008, track and field was praying for a star. The sport got more than it bargained for that summer when sprinter Usain Bolt won three gold medals in remarkable fashion at the Beijing Olympics.
Regional publishing rights to Usain Bolt's new autobiography, My Story 9.58, which is already a big hit in Europe, has been snared by Kingston-based Ian Randle Publishers.The company's managing director, Christine Randle, confirmed that her company...
In last Wednesday's reading from four chapters of his latest novel, Crocodile, Anthony Winkler tread on literary ground that would have been familiar to his readers in the eager audience which turned out at Bookland in New Kingston.
NEW YORK (AP):There was a time when Hollywood turned to Broadway for movie ideas, transforming shows like Chicago and The Sound of Music into box-office gold and Oscar winners.These days, theatre producers look to the film community for juicy stage...