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Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Eva Schloss (nee Geiringer), her father Erich, her mother Elfriede and her brother Heinz were an Austrian Jewish family hiding from the Gestapo (official Nazi secret police officers) in Amsterdam in the The Netherlands, to where they had fled from...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Eva Schloss, nee Geiringer, was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 11, 1929, in a Jewish family. Nine years later, on March 12, Nazi Germany annexed Austria. This annexation came to be known as the Anschluss. On September 1, 1939, World War II...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

CeeJ Carpio went through the public-school system hoping to acquire a tertiary education, and he actually enrolled in one of our local universities. Yet, the young man originally from Waterford, St Catherine, met upon financial challenges, which...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Holocaust of the Jews started almost immediately after Hitler gained power in Germany in January 1933. Jewish wealth was confiscated through punitive government fines. Shops and other businesses were vandalised or totally destroyed. The Jews...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On April 2 at The Jamaica Pegasus in St Andrew, Austria-born Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, told her story to a capacity audience that listened in rapt attention. Her book, Eva’s Story, was also on sale. Schloss posthumously became the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ras Mel went to England on a personal matter, but he stayed 39 years, becoming a British citizen. From Britain, he took a trip to West Africa to learn about his roots and culture. In Ghana, he saw people extracting gold from the sea. Before that,...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

At Robert Campbell’s place in Coffals district in Race Course, Clarendon, the signs of industry are everywhere – in his workshop, in his yard and in his house. For this artist, woodcarver, mould-maker and ceramicist does not subscribe to the notion...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Searching for answers to her religious questions and existence, Dorette Abrahams attended Unity of Jamaica for a while. The type of Christianity she found there was practical. Then, she heard that the founders of Unity, Charles and Myrtle Philmore...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, April 2, it seemed like the entire Jewish community in Kingston and St Andrew had gone out to see and hear Jewish Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss tell her story of inspiration. There were people from other parts of the island, and many...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

A requiem is a mass for the dead, a funeral. It is also the name of Dr Courtney Hogarth’s one-man exhibition at the Olympia Gallery in Papine, St Andrew, from March 7-30. It is an exhibition of more than “30 paintings and drawings influenced by...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:31 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Eva Geiringer was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 11, 1929 in a Jewish family. Nine years later, on March 12, Nazi Germany annexed Austria. This annexation came to be known as the Anschluss. On September 1, 1939, World War II started when the...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Kenyan-Jamaican fusion artist Mazola Wa Mwashighadi is known for his assemblages, made of eclectic materials, some of which he has picked up from off the road. He takes what some people would regard as junk and scrap and turns them into engaging...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Rum, rum, rum it was everywhere. In bottles, in glasses, in cups, in punches, and in people’s guts. What else was to be expected when the event was billed a rum-fest? The ‘rum heads’ and wannabes came out in their bumper-to-bumper numbers with...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Yorubas of Togo, Benin and southwestern Nigeria were one of the largest ethnic groups brought to the West Indies where they were enslaved on plantations. They were not allowed to take their material possessions with them, but their religious...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It could be the taste, the aroma, the perkiness that it stimulates, or a combination of all three, that has made some people slaves to coffee in all its diversity. While it races the heart for some, which is no fun; for others, it is what the...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It is long, and legendary. The valley through which it rushes and meanders is wide and gaping for the most part. It is full of so much life, and it has brought so much joy to visitors and locals. It is a place to swim, to fish, to be caressed and...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Yoruba people of southwestern and north-central Nigeria and southern and central Benin had their own religious beliefs and practices long before the introduction of Islam and Christianity. They believe in a supreme God called Oludumare, who...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In rural Jamaica, the land of wood, water and rock, there is so much that nature has to offer: wood, leaves, grass, fronds, barks, seeds, shells, stones, clay, and mall.From these gifts of nature many things, such as necklaces, clothes, head wear,...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

At Tapioca Village, Devon Pen, St Mary, on Saturday, December 29, for the third consecutive year Tall Tee Sports Foundation recognised and awarded former primary school students in southeast St Mary for their 'exceptional academic achievements'.The...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jewish community recently gathered on the grounds of the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew to celebrate Chanukkah (Hanukkah), one of the most important festivals on the Jewish calendar.Known as the Festival of Lights, which...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, December 3, some members of the Jewish community gathered on the grounds of Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel in St Andrew to celebrate Chanukah (Hanukkah), one of the most important festivals on the Jewish calendar.Known as the festival of...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 11:08 PMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From December 2-9, Jews all over the world are celebrating Chanukah, one of the biggest festivals on their calendar. According to them, "Chanukah is a lesson in life, perhaps the most important lesson you'll ever learn. Chanukah is the story of...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Christmas came early in Jamaica. For two days, Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26, when the Grand Jamaica Ballroom at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel was transformed into a grand pop-up market that sold only Jamaican-made items. Sponsored,...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It was with great pride that five groups of men received their Bureau of Gender Affairs Male Group awards at Jamaica's observance of International Men's Day on Monday, November 19, inside The University of the West Indies regional headquarters...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, November 19, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, in collaboration with UNESCO and UWI's Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), symbolically launched the UNESCO project, Positive Fathering: A...

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