Yoruba stories told in metal

Alao Luqmanis is a cultural diplomat with the Nigerian High Commission in Jamaica, sent by the Nigerian government, on request by the Jamaican Government, to teach a variety of art. He is now...

Preserving memories – Significance of archives and records management

Every day, in our daily living, business transactions, and social interactions, we create memories. In so doing, we try to document aspects of our lives that we consider valuable. The work email, lunch...

Jamaican novelist releases second fantasy-fiction book

Novelist Adam Webb has released his second full-length book - Black Eyes Book 2: The Ancients. This is the sequel to Black Eyes Book 1: The Seventh Spirit, The Ancients which tells the...

New book for women seeks '40' Agreements on Becoming 40

The new inspirational e-book 40 Agreements on Becoming 40 has been released by author and publisher Shelly-Ann Harris. The first instalment in her Self-talk Series, the new e-book sees Harris reflecting on her...

Honouring African scholars

“A community is everything.” So says Professor Njoki Wane, chair of the department of social justice education at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Wane is one of...

Leading with courage

Author: Juleus Ghunta Illustrator: Ann-Cathrine Loo Juleus Ghunta delivers an axiomatic lesson in courage and redemption. Prima facie, it is no more than a child's tale, but behind its unassuming veneer are timeless...

Countryman – celebration of the man and the movie – VIP screening of the...

The screening of Countryman - one of Jamaica's first feature films - will be hosted by RenÈe Robinson, JAMPRO film Commissioner, and Dr Paul Rhodes, founder of Cinema Paradise, on the rooftop The...

JPS Foundation announces CSEC Industrial Technology (Electrical) Examination bursary

The JPS Foundation is inviting qualifying schools to apply for the third year of exam fee bursary for the CSEC Industrial Technology (Electrical) Examination. Applications are now open and close on November 2,...

Salt or pepper … it's all Spice

Just when I thought that football in France was the only way reggae's girls were going to get some new critical attention on the island, the reigning queen of dancehall, Grace 'Spice' Hamilton,...

NCU to host religion and crime-prevention conference

Researchers and experts in the fields of criminology, security, justice, and religion will gather at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) on November 20 for a conference under the theme "Religion and Crime Prevention: A...

Remembering the heroes

When we think about heroes we tend to think about persons with super human strength and abilities, all of whom would have somehow attained their powers through radiation, extraterrestrial contact or even from...

'Riddim' on high-notes – Jamaican poet makes a mark in the UK

Twenty-six-year-old spoken-word poet and actor Renard Anderson, who goes by the name Riddim, is one among many spirited young men inspired by Jamaica in his creative pursuits. Riddim recently returned to Jamaica from...

British Council Programme seeks to strengthen heritage sector

The British Council facilitated a series of meetings and pre-capacity building training and fact-finding visits to heritage sites recently to assess and map the needs of the local heritage sector. Katharine Pugh, UK's...

Singing 'Sly Mongoose' in Cuba

Ninety-one-year-old Ivy Lewis of Guantanamo sang Sly Mongoose - the well-known Jamaican folk song - in a clear voice. At 21, in 1948, she was sent to her aunt, a domestic helper for...

Creativity on a crescendo – Training arts professionals for 21st century

Over the last 30 years, Jamaica has seen a focus on the expansion and development of businesses in the visual and performing arts in areas such as visual arts, music, dance, drama, and...

More than 150 students get tertiary level Gov't of Jamaica scholarships

The Government of Jamaica has provided scholarships to 158 students under the third year of a $1.2B Tertiary Student Funding Initiative primarily aimed at increasing the number of math, science and TVET teachers...

Saluting heroes of the sky

"We should not forget the sacrifices made the by brave men in the World Wars," said Major (Retd.) Johanna Lewin. Somewhere in the vast expanse of serene blue skies, in an era before...

Unsung heroes speak through the arts

Heroes Day always gets me thinking about our past and present and how interlinked they are. There are present-day heroes, but somehow I keep going back to our ancestors and thinking that many...

A tale of modern-day slavery raises troubling questions

Bernice L. McFadden's Praise Songs for the Butterflies weaves through the steely web of human existence where traditions collide with modernity, secularism with spiritism, and the sacred with the profane. McFadden's driving campaign...

Tributes paid to Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" was the underlying message that resonated on October 2 at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, at Jamaica Library Service. In traditional Indian...

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