NEW YORK (AP): Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and Jerry Pinkney's The Lion and the Mouse, two highly praised books for young people, have received the top US prizes in children's literature.Stead's intricate, time-travelling narrative set in 1970s...
"Tony Tame," the about-the-author note says, "has been associated with the marine industry since around the mid-1960s. After 1970, he became directly involved in the supply and service of equipment to the commercial fishing industry in Jamaica.
The Corporate Education and Management Services Solution Unit of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is a professional organisation dedicated to supporting learning professionals (adult education, training, course development, instructional technology, organisational development, human resources development).
Some of us have a peculiar way of using words. Go back to the last two instalments of this column. 'Scobeach fish', 'tramp car', 'ginger bear', etc, are some of the strange phrases you will find therein. The author of such unconventional terms is an aspiring 'collomist', and she is not claiming to be the best writer of the English language..
There is no doubt that Jamaica is naturally beautiful. Whether by foot, pedal or motor, its diverse, idyllic scenery is everywhere for all to see and embrace. But those who have the opportunity to fly over or hover about this island paradise will tell you the views from above are even more spectacular.
Eve was in a bad situation. She didn't believe in things like fate or serendipity. But how was it that on only her third week back in Kingston, she managed to end up seated across from her ex, the one person she had tried to avoid for the last eight months? She gulped down some of the lukewarm water the waiter had poured into her glass and looked around anxiously.
Twelve Jamaican teachers pursuing the masters in education degree in science and mathematics education at the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona, will be going on a three-week visit in May to the University of Reading, Institute of...
This little book is an update of an earlier publication and is due to be launched at the Library of the University of the West Indies, Mona, today. The publication, handy for pocket or purse, is full of wise advice and carefully crafted elaborations taken from the songs of many of the artistes who have made reggae a worldwide phenomena.
A reader said she would love to write a 'collom' called 'Those were the days', in which she would reminisce about the good old days in Kingston. A collom of memories. I dare say she has a lot. She sent me her first piece to get my opinion and she also wants to know what you, her fellow readers, think.
On Seraph Wings: Memoirs of a Country Girl is a highly inspirational real-life chronicle of a simple Jamaican 'country girl' who dared to dream of making her mother proud by becoming someone extraordinary - and is doing just that.
The Jamaica Language Unit (JLU) in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at UWI, Mona launches a six-week certificate course in Haitian Creole starting on Monday, March 1. The programme of study in Haitian Creole for select interest groups is designed to assist in the immediate relief efforts in Haiti...
Today, we conclude a special four-part series of excerpts from the autobiography of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga with the kind permission of Macmillan Publishers. Mr Seaga's autobiography will be officially launched on Wednesday, March 3, at the Mona Visitors' Lodge on the UWI campus, starting at 6 p.m.