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Until now, several theories have sought to explain what makes something funny enough to make us laugh. These include transgression (something forbidden), puncturing a sense of arrogance or superiority (mockery), and incongruity – the presence of...
Prince Tungi, CBE, crown prince of Tonga in the South Pacific (second from left,) with Governor’s Deputy, John Stewart (right); Minister of Finance Noel Nethersole. Behind them is Major David Smith, AD to the governor.

The recent news surrounding the appointment of a new cabinet secretary and a visit to the Cabinet Office’s website led me to look at the history of this post and those who previously held it. This post is also linked to my article on the civil...

Festivals in India are centred around changing seasons, and being a predominant agrarian society, they pay homage to mother nature for bestowing a good harvest. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, which is, among others, the spice capital, home...

I noted from researching my article last week that only one woman was elected to the House of Representatives in the general election of April 1962. This was Iris Winifred King. She represented the People’s National Party (PNP) in the Kingston West...

On Friday, August 26, Greek graphic designer Maria Papaefstathiou launched her poster exhibition, ‘Portraits of Jamaica’, at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies (UWI). Co-hosts of the event were the Institute of...

As the creative and cultural industries develop, Caribbean creative and cultural practitioners are often forced to redefine themselves and to sometimes take on additional roles for the sake of their sector’s success. A great weakness of creative...

The Supreme Ventures Foundation has awarded scholarship of $200,000 to four students to fund their education for one year. These youngsters were campers at the Junior Creators Robotic Camp and were honoured for their brilliance across a range of...

Giving you your roses while you can still smell them This poem is dedicated to Juieth Tucker, 91, and Cynthia Robinson Tucker, 90, my grandparents whom I love very much. Both alive. Both well. Married forever. I wrote this poem to say I hope...

Even though I started my working life at the then Bureau of Women’s Affairs, which was established coinciding with International Women’s Year in 1975, I am still making some interesting discoveries about women and the workplace. From feedback, it...
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