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Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTech) has announced plans for the establishment of a Legal Advice Centre that will provide legal advice for members of the public who are socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

There's something satisfyingly Gothic about The Janus Stone, Elly Griffiths' second Ruth Galloway crime novel - funny, considering the novel's focus on ancient Roman rituals.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

New York Times editorial writer and longtime journalist, Eduardo Porter, offers an engaging rumination proving the adage that everything has its price. And he means everything - work, women, even faith and the future.

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It is almost unheard of for Jamaicans to talk about Usain Bolt and Queen Elizabeth II in the same breath, even though they have played major roles in the country's modern history.They are two of the strange bedfellows who...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My pearl is close to my heart. Can't afford to lose you, yet I can't bear to see you now. I keep that picture of you close to my heart.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The inaugural issue of the Made in Jamaica Catalogue is now available.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Wikipedia, the online trove of assorted facts and trivia, is trying to be more well-rounded.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) will host the 40th Anniversary Conference of the International Association of School Librarians (IASL), at the University of the West Indies, Mona, from the 7th to 11th August 2011, under the...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When you informed us by email of your intention to quit our radio station at the end of your show, we were pleasantly surprised.

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I am a man Who walks on a thick Short line of gunpowder with a lit cigarette in hand

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My three-year-old says he whispers in her ear Obviously not things I should hear But he does not stop there

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The amount of newsprint, airtime, bytes and sound bites gobbled up and spat out by last January's earthquake in Haiti is incalculable - and it continues one year later, what with...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Six years ago, Ryan Blake dreaded mathematics. All those numbers, angles, theories. The thought alone would make him shudder. "I hated it. I was more into the arts," he said. "I loved English and reading, but math was a real problem."

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica has announced that its Saturday Art-Time children's programme will be continuing in 2011, resuming on January 15.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A winter ball at a Vermont high school has been cancelled in part because of slow ticket sales caused by a ban on the style of dancing called grinding.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When I was a youngster, which is not many years ago, it was taboo for men to wear white pants and shoes, pants without back pockets, floral clothes, anklets and bangles, anything pink, earrings, slippers, to press and cream their hair, to 'carry news' and gossip, and to join a school's dance troupe.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Britain's government should release its secrets sooner, the country's deputy prime minister said last Thursday, proposing reforms to strengthen the United Kingdom's relatively new freedom-of-information law.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

She passed, without incident, through immigration at Miami International and moved briskly to collect her luggage. As she approached the carousel, she caught sight of the police officers. They stood still, not looking her way but she still felt the urge to run. Deliberately, she slowed her steps and looked again over her shoulder.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The following is the final of our four-part series of excerpts from Marcia Forbes' Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Precisely a year ago, Time magazine revealed that while 65 per cent of the people who made a resolution in 2008 kept their promise for at least part of the year, 35 per cent never even made it past the first week. I believe that the experience of most Jamaicans is similar.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My reflection on the biggest story of 2010. Much of it, coloured by my own sordid imagination.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The carpets are worn and the rooms have a musty feel. Yet Havana's iconic Hotel Nacional de Cuba, which marked its 80th birthday last Thursday, wears its slightly shabby elegance with pride, an ageing beauty a bit past its prime.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Straight, narrow nose; Small, pouty, pink lips; High cheekbones; Wavy locks; You are beautiful; For a black girl, they say.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Do you know anything about Enid Bagnold? Well, she was a British author and playwright who lived from October 27, 1889 - March 31, 1981. She, perhaps, is best known for her 1935 story National Velvet, which was made into a 1944 film starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The cliché has no bounds in Jamaican media. Some words, or terms, have been so overused by reporters, they have become part of the local vocabulary. Many of them continued to get power play in 2010, though there was room for some new gems...

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