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Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese Lantern Festival which marks the end of celebrations of the Chinese New Year took place last Thursday. The following article was prepared by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to explain some of the finer points of the festival.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Digicel Founder and chairman, Denis O'Brien, was last Tuesday the guest speaker at the launch of Special Olympics Jamaica's book, The Journey.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Mutual Gallery's first exhibition for 2011 centres around the demonstration of talent among the younger generation of artists with the opening of 'Art Fresh 2011' on Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.Staged in...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yolanda Mittoo has written a very engaging book on her childhood memories of life in Falmouth, the capital of Trelawny.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Continued from E1one recognised the power of the state.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Global Reggae Studies Centre, in partnership with Studio 38, will host the second Annual Reggae International Lecture on Tuesday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. at 38A Trafalgar Road.

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The past is a terrible thing in Urban Waite's first novel, a crime thriller that will please those who prefer their noirs straightforward and gritty with a minimum of philosophising.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In 2007, it was completed at a cost of $248 million.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

For Jamaican women: If I in another world were asked

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The nights are cold, lonely and filled with recapturing nightmares. Shame covers me, then turns into fear. As I become afraid to share this deadly disease, afraid of what people will think of me.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Black his story: I am told Of great ancient Black civilisations

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The tenement house at Bird Street was a long, unattractive row of rooms rambling dejectedly across the yard.The single kitchen, which was common to all tenants, was where the women met to cook...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It was in the month of June. On the night of the new moon. That I started to croon. The love tune. She's royal, one of a kind. An excellent find.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turning piles of hardened clay into beautiful works of art, using little more than pieces of wood, a keen eye and well-trained hands.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

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.

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