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Stories by Paul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

“Barrington was fixated on ­having a museum established on this property, which was his home and studio for 45 years,” Doreen Watson told a rapt audience. The Orange Park Great House Complex is located in the Yallahs Hills of St Thomas. And it was...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is replete with creative people, many of whom have turned their talents into business ventures. Some of these enterprises have evolved into successful entities, and have even taken a share of the export market, while many others have failed...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Great Huts in Portland will, this evening, host a Bob Marley birthday bash, which will precede several days of film screening inside the Great Room of African House to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Marley. Right Band Entertainment from...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In Matthew Delfosse’s Crystal Box, there are a variety of crystals, of course, to embellish what you already have, and to enhance what you might not have, accessories made of natural and man-made materials. It is a business with a clear purpose. To...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, the Gene Pearson Gallery at the R Hotel in New Kingston, St Andrew, possessed spirits of all sorts. The high spirits of those in attendance, the fine wines, and Alain Hottat’s ‘Nature Spirits’. This is his first solo photo...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The institution of slavery in the British West Indies, of which Jamaica was a part, was one of the most inhumane systems ever created on Earth. It was replete with unspeakable cruelty and the brutal subjugation of people ripped from the bosom of...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Afrocentric people gathered at the Kingston landmark Liberty Hall on King Street last Friday to celebrate Pre-Kwanzaa Fest, marking the black heritage festivities that coincide with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Located at 76 King Street,...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The artist Mazola spends his life collecting junk from all over the place, and he is not afraid to be seen rummaging through a garbage heap, removing things that are no longer of use to the people who threw them away. “So, people might think you...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

“There is a growing consciousness of the need for healthy lifestyles to combat health-related chronic diseases and promoting self-awareness by paying closer attention to one’s own health and well-being. We see the World Health Organization and our...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Visitors to the recently opened AC Hotel Kingston at 38-42 Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew cannot miss the eye-catching and engaging pieces of artwork in its lobby and dining space. The pieces are all over the place in their various media, sizes,...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

You cannot be a major ­stakeholder in the local and international tourism and hospitality industries and not know Dave A. Chin Tung. He is the indefatigable and affable operator of Go! Jamaica Travel, a popular tour agency located along Trafalgar...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

For the current academic year, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has initiated five Jamaica Labour Party national scholarships. “Each Jamaica Labour Party National Scholarship is awarded to an individual with a strong record of academic achievement,...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The weekend of Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3 promises to be a paradisal one as Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival 2019 projects from screens in the throbbing city of Kingston and the verdant parish of Portland. It will be three...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Queen Mother Mariamne Samad passed away in Jamaica on Thursday, September 5. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1922 in a family of Garveyites, she herself evolved into a quintessential Garveyite who was well known about in Garveyism and black pride...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

For years, lower downtown Kingston had been going a through a steady architectural and aesthetic decline. Many buildings had been abandoned, and had become derelict. Several had collapsed, others destroyed by fire and had become shells. The...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Everybody, not just the sweet-toothed loves pastries, even the weight-watcher. These baked sweet things are as irresistible as irresistible gets, making them a gastronomic must-have. Yet they are not so easy to make, and not everybody can make them...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From October 25 to 27, The Temple of Light Centre for Spiritual Living, located at 6 Fairway Avenue, Kingston 10, will be hosting a three-day masterclass at Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in St Ann. Under the theme, ‘Life is precious, handle...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It was a big, delightful plate of poetic rice and peas that SenYAcum, promoters of Jamaica Poetry Festival, served at its ninth staging at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew on Sunday, August 11. And then there was the chicken,...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The familiar sounds of Revival singing and drumming wafted on the wings of the sea breeze coming from Kingston Harbour on Monday, June 10, as the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Artist and sculptor, the late Mallica Reynolds was born in St Catherine on the 10th of February, 1911. When he was 12, he had a religious experience which left him going by the name of Kapo. At age 16, he said he had a vision, and became a preacher...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

More and more people are concerned about environmental degradation and preservation. It is widely believed that some of the cutlery and utensils we use are significantly contributing to the destruction of the environment and so there are efforts to...

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

Former Jamaican prime minister, Edward Phillip George Seaga, a Lebanese Jamaican, born and died in the United States of America, was not only a political policymaker. He was an academic and a participant researcher who documented the evolution of...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Revivalism emerged from the Great Revival of 1860-61, which began from 1858-59 as a great Christian revival, known as The Prayer Meeting Revival. It swept across continental USA, and the British Isles. Tony Cauchi, writing online, says, “The...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It was a book launch with a difference chock-full of Taino cultural and entertainment value when Dr Lesley-Gail Atkinson Swaby took a capacity audience through her journey as a Taino scholar/researcher/archaeologist. The journey, she said, started...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

When the Germans realised that the Russians were advancing in east Poland, they fled the concentration camps, leaving the sick and infirmed and hundreds of dead bodies. Teenager Eva Geiringer and a Polish prisoner of war named Olga had to remove...

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