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Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:38 AM

The Old Alberga Bridge in Gordon town stands as a testament to Jamaica’s history. The old stone bridge, still in good condition, was abandoned and is now covered by debris and vegetation. Coffee production commenced in the St Andrew foothills of...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:37 AM

With Bob Marley brought to life in Bob Marley in Brixton, Sade, who ‘never liked doing more than one take of a song’, nods to Ted Hughes and his crow poems, the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, which claimed 72 lives, and more shared references...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:35 AM

Third-year Communication Studies student at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Quade Thompson has published his first Book Powetic – Where Power Meets Poetry. The young poet says that his book is a collection of poems that tackle social issues...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Black and blue He loses his fuses And abuses with his fists clenched For his anger pours To have his thirst quenched His temper reacts to his impulsive and obscene curse His fear will tear through your face and hair He is not worth the need...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Students of St Elizabeth Early Childhood Education and Therapeutic Centre in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, got a new therapeutic play area, constructed courtesy of the JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC) in Santa Cruz. The play area, outfitted with a...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMDavid Higgins and Tess Somervell - Contributors

New novels about ­climate change – ­climate fiction, or cli-fi – are being published all the time. The nature of the climate crisis is a difficult thing to get across, and so imagining the future – a drowned New York City, say; or a world in which...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:26 AM

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP): As Doug Lyon bent over his art project, applying blue painter’s tape to paper, he kept asking Hannah Bachmann her opinion. “Nice,” she replied. “Good choice – they’re all good choices.” Lyon, 68, a resident of the Mayfair Village...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

In June 2019 Meeting Ground had its first outing, featuring poems from Jamaica and New Zealand. The theme then centred on fatherhood. This time around, our theme is birds from New Zealand and Jamaica. We present Part II of this exciting...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Self-navigating ­vehicles, intelligent networks, ­machine-to-machine ­learning, robotics, artificial intelligence, ­cryptocurrencies and a host of other technological ­breakthroughs, once ­considered ­farfetched, are ­revolutionising careers and...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Review: Dead to Her Author: Sarah Pinborough Sarah Pinborough skirts the edge of a soap opera as her third novel delves into a morass of marital infidelity, greed and controlling spouses set against the backdrop of a wealthy, insular community in...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Book: In the Land of Men: a Memoir Author: Adrienne Miller Adrienne Miller was 22 years old when she landed a job as an editorial assistant at GQ magazine. The experience provided a solid foundation that eventually opened a door three years later...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:11 AM
Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:31 AM

Toni-Ann Singh Within the shores of the Carriblue Toni-Ann Singh we salute you You make us proud from which to hold The spirit of love Black Green and Gold Swaying ever so gently upon our mind Forever always through the age of time Her humble...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:31 AM

BOSTON (AP): Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is getting ready to show you the Monet. The venerable museum turned 150 on Tuesday, February 4, and one of its biggest birthday gifts is a forthcoming new exhibition offering visitors a chance to see all 35...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:30 AMLetay Williams - Contributor

For a long time, my relationship with literature, and especially with writing, always felt like I was having a secret love affair. I could not talk about it with anyone at the risk of being dubbed weird, despite something that felt so natural and...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Pablo Neruda’s Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines, and Anthony McNeil’s the Catherine Letter are heartbreak poems that first come to mind when thinking of ‘love’ poems. So, too, is the sad Anabelle Lee, by Edgar Allen Poe. The poems below,...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:27 AM

One of the striking features of Barbados’ famous public monument known as the ‘Bussa Statue’ – has a very powerful and moving inscription at its base … “Let my children rise in the path of the morning up and go forth on the road of the...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:26 AM
Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:26 AM

The University of The West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus recognised Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles for his 40 years of unbroken service to the regional University at a long-service awards ceremony on Thursday, January 30, 2020....

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:25 AM

From May 24-28, 2020, the digital magazine PREE ( preelit.com) will be holding its first writing studio ( preewritingstudio.com) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and the Department of...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:24 AM

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, will be special for 60 Jamaican women who will be immortalised in print when the RJRGLEANER Communications Group unveils its specially commissioned book, Jamaican Women of Distinction: Holding Up more than...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:27 AM

The End Isn’t it sad when a writer can’t find the words to write, When a fighter can’t find the will to fight, When the sun has lost its light, its shine, its hope, When the moon is hidden and your life’s a downward slope, Isn’t it sad that the...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

There are a couple of things that strike a chord with a visitor to the Land of the Rising Sun such as cleanliness, politeness, patience, meticulousness, precision and, there is creativity in every nook and corner of the country – from food...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:24 AM
Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Jamaica has many historical institutions, many of which have helped to shape the direction of the country. Institutions such as the Kingston Parish Church, St George’s Anglican Church, Nuttall Memorial Hospital, the Mico University College, and...

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