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Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:22 AM
Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMRichard Guy - Contributor

The Jamaica sugar planter in the mid-18th century was a man marked for his great wealth, ostentation, and excesses. In 1771, a popular play opened in London. In the opening scene, there was a bustling preparation for a planter’s return to London...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:19 AM

First Responders to the call to rebuild England, bomb blasted, needing restoration. Ambitious, courageous bands of pilgrims who acquired the seventy five pounds fare and sailed in tailored outfits with brown grips to be met with: “Why leave...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:19 AMEarl Moxam - Contributor

In the 75 years since Jamaica attained Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, it has been quite rare for our political representatives and leaders to share detailed reflections on their lives and time in public service. The memoirs written by our...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 1:32 PMLaura Tanna/Contributor

We hadn’t been to Toronto for 23 years and wanted to see our good friend, bridge champion Sami Kehela, so we decided to visit the city Sami calls home. He is Canadian by way of Iraq, India, Jamaica, and California. See what I mean about...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:24 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): Franck Louissaint sighed and frowned as he stepped on to his patio and flung aside shower curtains protecting a painting by a former voodoo priest who became a renowned Haitian artist. The painting from the 1960s once...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:24 AM

I all but forgot i all but forgot how to love but then you came a little baby a little lookalike a little not so like we were fitted with dress same style different colours when, i hated then but now love i all but forgot how to write...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:22 AMJohn Heitmann - Contributor

Originally created in Germany at the behest of Adolf Hitler, the Beetle ended up being exported around the world, and every country that sold the car absorbed it into its own culture. In Mexico, it was dubbed the ‘Vocho’, and became popular among...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:20 AM

“Feet,” once said Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, “what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – True, ‘cause imagination is meant to soar, go beyond the perceivable, explore places, connect with people and experience cuisines and cultures....

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAnn-Margaret Lim - Contributor

In his New and Collected Poems (Peepal Tree Press 2018), we travel from Ian McDonald, the dad watching his new-born son sleep to Ian McDonald, the grandpa, watching his granddaughter sleep; from a young man marvelling at the mystery, wander, and...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Author: Vinette Hoffman-Jackson Book: Did the Right Sperm Win 2 Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD In Did the Right Sperm Win 2, Vinette Hoffman-Jackson lends her experience as a motivational speaker to the written word. This time though, we have the...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnnie Paul - Contributor

Judy Ann MacMillan’s autobiography Born Ya: The Life and Loves of a Jamaican Painter captures with verve and passion the struggles of a light-skinned Jamaican woman to be a painter in the ‘humid island incubator’ of Jamaica in the latter half of...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

JAMAICA’S ARCHITECTURAL heritage is one of the most diverse and readily seen examples of the creativity and skill of the Jamaican people. This heritage consists of buildings such as churches, courthouses, industrial structures such as factories and...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

“When you’re a nurse, you know that every day, you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” This comment from a retired nurse who served for years at The University Hospital of the West Indies holds true for a young woman who dreamed of...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

“You are going to Japan at a very historic time,” said Hiromasa Yamazaki, ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, to the 23 JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme cohort members on July 11 at his residence in Kingston. “It is the dawn of the new...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

A purple strip in the middle of a piece of repousse art hanging on the wall catches the eye of the viewer instantly. A closer look reveals that they are the tightly squeezed bodies of people – the story of the Middle Passage. This is one of 54...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Constantia Soteriou from Cyprus is the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In Death Customs, Soteriou writes about mothers and wives in Cyprus who were led to believe that their loved ones were missing after the 1974 war when the...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

This week, we present the fourth and final instalment of the extract from ‘Truth be Told: Michael Manley in Conversation’ by Glynne Manley. October 22, 1993 – Nyumbani GM: Just to complete this small portrait of Horace Clarke, is it true that...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:16 AM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP): Japan’s culture of cute makes no exceptions for poop. It gets a pop twist at the Unko Museum in Yokohama near Tokyo. Here, the poop is artificial, nothing like what would be in a toilet, and comes in twisty ice cream and...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON (AP): A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMThuong Hoang and Guy Wood-Bradley - Contributors

If you’ve ever participated in a virtual-reality (VR) experience, you might have found yourself navigating the virtual world as an avatar. If you haven’t, you probably recognise the experience from its portrayal in film and on television. Popular...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMKarl Salmon - Contributor

My first informal lessons in black history were as an infant sitting with my parents on Saturdays in the family room digesting a steady diet of North American adventure films starring white explorers in Africa encountering and defending...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Jamaica’s National Standards Curriculum (NSC) is rooted in the local context and is designed to meet the needs of the Jamaican learner. It allows for the interrogation of national requirements and international expectations and places them in local...

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