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Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The uproar outside started while I was in the courtesy room provided by the hotel, sitting at the vanity table. My mother was sliding jewelled hairpins into the curls piled on top of my head, making sure they was held tightly in place. I was staring wordlessly at my reflection.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Christine Barrow, professor of social development and professorial fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, has written a scholarly text that explores childhood, parenting and family in Barbados. The focus is on childhoods within families where one or both parents are absent.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charlene Lee Sharpe, chair of the Department of History, Geography and the Social Sciences at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), is a recipient of the Latin America Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) Fulbright Scholarship 2010-12.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below the title of Dr Cynthia Wilson's latest book, Whispering of the Trees, is written 'A Memoir'. However, during the book's launch on Friday, July 12, Wilson made the fine distinction between writing personal memory and its use in otherwise deliberately constructed text.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Born Fi' Dead, American author Laurie Gunst's controversial book about gang violence in Jamaica, has been translated into French. It was recently released in Europe by Thibault Ehrengardt, editor and publisher of the French reggae magazine Natty Dread.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAINT International's recent staging of Styleweek Jamaica was a success on many fronts. The artistry projected by designers helped 'Bring back the Glam' to Kingston after a riotous period.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is working on a "part memoir and part-cautionary tale" about Europe from 1937 to 1948.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tyrone Gordon has dreams of someday building a helicopter but, for now, he's flexing his artistic muscle by designing and building some of the most flashy bicycles and tricycles you'll find on the roads.Recently,...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years ago, Sandra Daley got a phone call from an ex-lover who abruptly asked her if 'that thing' was still his.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was the kind of Friday when no one should have to go to work.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Artist Andrew Francis is currently featuring some of his work at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I Oxy Moron, am seriously contemplating becoming a pastor.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are few athletes more polarising than Lance Armstrong. Fans believe he's capable of performing miracles on two wheels while detractors are certain he doped his way to seven consecutive victories in the world's toughest bike race.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds flocked to the Edna Manley College campus to celebrate the work of 44 final-year students, at the recently opened School of Visual Arts Final Year Show.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Environmental protesters demonstrated Tuesday outside a BP PLC-sponsored art awards ceremony, as a senior executive said the company deeply regretted the human and environmental tragedy caused by its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill.About a...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to Devon Dick, author of The Cross and the Machete - Native Baptists of Jamaica, Native Baptists were a distinctive 19th century religious movement in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): There's some good news for all you Twi-hards out there. The story isn't over yet! Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga has yet another smash hit on her hands.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Saturday afternoon's (June 26) reading at Kingston Bookshop, Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, was a two-woman affair with Tanya Shirley saying, after she ended that reading...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Johannesburg (AP): A Brazilian contemporary artist who has painted work with a World Cup theme shared his artistic skills with a group of football-loving children in South Africa.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Crime is an issue in Jamaica today

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Duane awoke to the acrid, slightly sweet smell of breadfruit roasting on the gas stove.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

History buffs and finance nuts may find a good read in the limited edition book, The Helpful Bank, which explores the illustrious corporate history of RBTT Bank.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What language(s) should be used for instruction of Creole-speaking children in the Caribbean? This has been a subject of debate among educators and ministries of education in the region since the 1970s. This has been triggered by the continuing problems with literacy in English among school children within the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She may be only 16 but Talisha Johnson has already published her first book after discovering her passion for writing at the tender age of five.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In The Gleaner's December 31, 2009 edition, an article appeared entitled 'Look out for 'ambulance chasers' - US Attorney warns Flight 331 victims'.After further investigation, The Gleaner accepts that its readers could draw an inference from that article...

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