But for the bloody Grenada revolution of 1983, life in the small territories that comprise the Windward Islands is considered docile compared to larger Caribbean countries like Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Some of us are blessed with good neighbours. Those of you who keep fit by climbing the rocky, pot-holed, eroding-around-the-edges and threatening-to-collapse road known as Mountain Spring, Kingston 6, might be surprised to learn that up to 12 years ago Daniel Theophilous Palmer, Esquire, lived just before the mouth of the spring.
Alan 'Skill' Cole, the former Jamaica football star who was a key member of reggae legend Bob Marley's inner circle, is writing a book about their friendship and the challenges the singer faced in his final months.
Banks are usually quiet. Even the most boisterous person suddenly becomes decent when he or she steps into a bank. Yet, there are those who, from time to time, forget they are in a 'hallowed' place. The persons who speak through their cellular earpieces readily come to mind.
The Harrison Preparatory school in Spanish Town, St Catherine took some time last week to reflect on Jamaica's rich heritage. The school's Jamaica Day celebrations transformed the grounds into a bright display of patriotic colours.
The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will pay tribute to Dr Victor Chang on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the occasion of his retirement from the UWI. Dr Chang retires as senior lecturer after having taught in the department for 32 years.
Two fine artists, Gaston Tabois and Gene Pearson, were among 12 persons awarded Musgrave Medals last Wednesday afternoon. However, Tabois was one of three persons not on hand to be presented with their medals at the Lecture Hall, Institute of Jamaica in Kingston.
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature last Thursday as the academy honoured one of the Spanish-speaking world's most acclaimed authors and an outspoken political activist who once ran for president in his tumultuous homeland.
ONE OF Britain's youngest authors is releasing his second book at the end of the month. Jordan Takpi, 10, from Newham, east London, wrote his first book, Jordan and His Spots, at the tender age of six and had it published when he was just seven.
As a primary school teacher working in a tough inner-city community, Janice Spencer-Francis knows a thing or two about facing challenges. She's the literacy co-ordinator at Trench Town Primary in St Andrew, and deals every week with all sorts of obstacles. But last week was particularly difficult for the fourth-grade teacher.
In a small seaside bar, Maas Jabez sat on a high stool sipping white rum. Cindy, the new barmaid, reclined in a green plastic armchair near the entrance facing the main road. It was Sunday evening, and oldies music played in the background.
JERUSALEM (AP):An Israeli high school principal has been summoned for a hearing by the country's Education Ministry for using a textbook that presents the Palestinian narrative about events surrounding Israel's creation in 1948, officials said last...
LOS ANGELES (AP):On what would have been his 80th birthday, Ray Charles has joined the likes of past presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan with his own namesake library in Southern California.The Ray Charles Memorial Library officially opened its...