Thu | Sep 19, 2019

Stories by Paul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, Great Huts Resort and Bayview Eco-Resort, both in Portland, will collaborate to celebrate the healing powers of art during the ninth annual Jamaican Arts Odyssey when the work of Jamaican, British and United...

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

Towards the end of 1943, activities in the labour barracks were winding down. But people all around were dying of hypothermia, diseases and starvation. There were rumours that the Russians were advancing, tension filled the air (even among the S...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In the centre of a round table draped with a white piece of cloth was a bunch of white roses. Surrounding them were white unlit candles. Set next to that table was a very long, white section. Small, white candles were placed along the edges. On it...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The small gathering of Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ­entourage, members of the ­security forces, media ­personnel and ­onlookers, belied the ­significance of the moment. For it was when the president ­himself lay a wreath at...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:39 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said that his two-day visit to Jamaica was aimed not only at strengthening economic, commercial and trade ties between the Caribbean and the West African country, but sought to focus on ancestral links...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

When the Europeans came to what is now known as Jamaica (Yamaye), the Tainos had established themselves in several villages all over the island. They had functional social, commercial, religious and political systems. The cacique (also spelt...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Eva Schloss, nee Geiringer, thought her mother, whom she called Mutti, was killed because she was ‘selected’ by Dr Mengele (Dr Death) himself. While she was going through unimaginable grief and despair, some new prisoners with whom she had come...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

At Birkenau concentration camp, Eva Schloss and her mother, Elfriede, whom she called Mutti, were selected to work in a workhouse called Canada, where they were to cut the lining out of the fur coats of the newly arrived prisoners. They were to...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner met Alex Honegan recently at the Craft Craft Jamaica Pop-Up Craft Village inside the Lindo Auditorium at Campion College in St Andrew. There was a wide variety of items, made of sundry materials, on sale, but the items offered by...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

If the name Angele Smith came up in a conversation, right away people would remember him as the Rising Stars alumnus who has been making a big name for himself in the local and international music industry. The man, who was born in Westmoreland, is...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Gestapo officers and their guards dragged Eva Schloss (nee Geiringer), her father Erich; her mother, Elfriede; and brother Heinz from their hiding places and brought them to a Gestapo headquarters in Amsterdam, where 15-year-old Eva, Erich and...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

If you were not told before you saw Margaret Chen’s 12 pieces of artwork now on show at Olympia Gallery in Papine, St Andrew, you would stare in awe at how different they are and wonder what they are composed of. The pieces are being exhibited...

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...

Pages

Subscribe to Paul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer