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Published:Sunday | May 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United Kingdom's Royal Society of Literature has presented this year's Ondaatje Prize to Ian Thomson for his work of non-fiction, The Dead Yard, an examination of modern Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: 'CHAMPS' 100 A Century of Jamaican High School Athletics 1910-2010Author: Hubert Lawrence Reviewer: Alfred Sangster'CHAMPS' 100 A Century of Jamaican High School Athletics 1910-2010 is indeed a historical...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The night was still, only the sharp chirping of the crickets disturbing the hushed silence every now and again.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last Sunday, artist Kofi Kayiga staged his first exhibition in Jamaica in decades at the beautiful grounds of Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa in St Andrew.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colin Porter was 'Finally Exposed' at Bookophilia, 92 Hope Road, St Andrew, two Fridays ago.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1956, during the height of Caribbean migration to Britain, a young Jamaican named Cecil Hanson settled in the city of Bradford, located in the heart of working-class Yorkshire.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If there is ever a contest for 'Biggest Oprah Winfrey Fan', Warren Cassell will probably be the first to sign up.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: A Goatboy Never Cries

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the days of her youth, people came from near and far to behold her beauty and feel her warmth.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The second staging of Music for Life will be held at The Gardens, Hope Road (Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre), on May 29.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP):Contemporary southern cooking is getting a taste of something fresh: respect.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 18th annual Liguanea Lodge fund-raising art auction and wine and cheese party takes place at the Talk Of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When I open my eyes, I hear the soft trilling of birds outside. Dim rays of sunlight filter through the slate-green curtains edged with silk-gold threading. I stretch my arms above me and snuggle into the soft satin sheets. Beside me, Jacob's body is warm and comforting, his breathing steady.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is once again national and regional champions in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The winning team (Team Educ8) defeated several teams from El Salvador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and two other teams from NCU.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

August Williams loves school, so when teachers went on strike two weeks ago, he was very upset. Not only did it interrupt his propensity to prove that he is brilliant, he didn't get to play marbles and buy his favourite snacks at the school gate.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):The outlook for the sale of a one-of-a-kind Michael Jackson portrait isn't thrilling.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: The AstronomerWritten by: Lawrence GoldstoneAP:The secret note was just a sketch, a simple drawing.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Milo Weaver, Olen Steinhauer's hero in The Tourist, returns in The Nearest Exit, working as a 'tourist', the term for an agent in the CIA's Department of Tourism.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sebastian Junger, in reviewing Karl Marlantes' new novel, Matterhorn, about the Vietnam War, writes that every war novel must confront a central contradiction: it "contains nearly unbearable levels of repetition, boredom and meaninglessness. Yet, no sane novelist wants to inflict that much discomfort on the audience".

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a time when more artists are exploring pop and contemporary art, Rozi Chung successfully gets emerging professional visual artists to do more of what needs to be done. That is, to analyse their surroundings with a critical eye. The result is an exhibition titled Question me Black.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has finished writing the second instalment on the life of Jesus Christ, though it will be several months before the volume hits book stores.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP):Author Hampton Sides was not sure about the guy who said he had an interesting archive all about the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Title: Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest

Written by: Binka Le Breton

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) :A 1965 Pablo Picasso painting inspired by his wife has sold for US$9.3 million at a New York City auction.Last Wednesday's price for 'Woman with the Large Hat, Bust' at the Sotheby's auction house was in line with its pre-sale...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP)United States President Barack Obama reprimanded top Pentagon officials last year for pressing publicly for a troop increase in Afghanistan.

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