Valentine's Day took on a whole new meaning at Mountain View Primary School last Monday as employees from National Commercial Bank (NCB) Cross Roads, Windward Road and Matilda's Corner branches visited the school to spend time treating students to reading sessions as well as pampering them with NCB-branded cupcakes.
It started out as the hiring of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, which was thrust into the limelight by another Phillips, who gave some great amount of fillip to a certain extradition drama, the likes of which only...
She has been with me all my life, though people have been telling me she isn't any good. Get rid of her they advise; she is not the passport to a good life. And there were times when I believed them when I was young. But, when I tried to extricate her from my being, I realised she would not leave.
Egypt is eternal; Cairo, the only place in the world beyond all my expectations, more ethereal than anything I'd imagined. To stand in the interior darkness of a Pharaoh's burial tomb inside a great pyramid is an awesome experience which transports one beyond all domestic reality, like the heartbeat of the sea, wave after wave.
Saffron's Choice is the latest of three novels by Caroline Bell Foster, a British writer of Jamaican parentage who lives in Nottingham, England. The story begins in 'No Worries', an exotic and successful coffee bar, popularly called 'Lucas' place' after the young, handsome Italian owner.
Author Ben Tarnoff digs deep into the history of such left-handed pursuits in Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters. While not quite delivering the wickedness and surprises essential to a ripping yarn, Tarnoff provides a colourful tale...
When veteran screenwriter Tracey Jackson stopped getting work in Hollywood, she tried to convince herself that she wasn't another victim of an industry that worships youth. For months, the 40-something Jackson humiliated herself in meetings pitching movies aimed at teenage boys to the slighter older crowd of boys who reign in Tinseltown.
Abeng Press, a newly established publishing imprint, has issued it's first title, the digital edition of B. Richard Nicholson's Hold It Right There, Mister Preacher!, a critique of biblical discourse, especially within his Seventh-day Adventist milieu.
At the end of 2005, Kimberly Martin was faced with a tough decision. She had just graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a degree in international relations and was ready to take on the working world. Something though, didn't feel right.
The composition books she writes in are the same ones elementary school kids use - the black-and-white bound ones with the white ruled pages and wide lines. She has so many notebooks filled with words, and she fills more each day.
Seven-year-old Damion Brown smiled broadly as he got his first touch of the keys of one of the 12 new computers at his school last Thursday. Charity organisation Food For The Poor donated the computers to The Seventh-day Baptist Early Childhood Institution and Smith's Better Learning Preparatory School at Job Lane, Spanish Town, St Catherine.
You remember Sandra Campbell? The inner-city mother of six who Sheila Tavarnes had invited to dinner in Cherry Gardens? The evening didn't end favourably from Sheila's perspective, but they kept in touch, nonetheless. Last November, Sandra excitedly phoned Sheila. Her biggest daughter, Kemesha, was getting married and Sheila was invited.
Since he began his professional career more than 30 years ago, Ghanaian painter Sami Bentil says portraying Africans and the African continent positively has been a consistent theme in his work. He makes his Caribbean debut on February 1 with 'Sankofantasy', an exhibition at the Red Bones Gallery in Kingston.