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Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 8:33 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Professor Verene A Shepherd has used her research hails and knowledge of history to fight for equality when it comes to race and gender and her contribution to developing nations, including Jamaica cannot be understated. Shepherd hails from the...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 8:20 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Norma Rodney Harrack is a ceramic artist, lecturer and writer. She is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the University of the West Indies (Mona) and is recognised as one of the most outstanding ceramic...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 7:25 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Michelle Chong is the co-founder of Honey Bun (1982) Ltd, an organisation she started with her husband. She has been CEO of Honey Bun for the past 35 years. A graduate of the esteemed York University, Toronto, Canada, where she earned a Bachelor of...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 7:16 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Majorie Whylie is a Jamaican pianist, percussionist and educator who was musical director of the National Dance Theatre Company for 45 years. Whylie was a musical prodigy, who began playing the piano at two and a half years old. At just...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies batting coach Monty Desai believes that the West Indies team has the pedigree to come out with a positive result heading into today’s final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Ground in Antigua. The home side face an uphill...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was a day that saw the West Indies bowlers working overtime to pick up wickets, as the visiting Sri Lanka side showed grit and determination with the bat, to seize day three honours in the first Test in Antigua. If the first two days belonged to...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Two days ago, Antiguan Rahkeem Cornwall told reporters that he had “come to make a score” on his home ground and that he did, as the burly right-hander has so far top-scored for the West Indies, to leave the home side in a good position after day-...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:26 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former captain Jason Holder showed his leadership qualities yesterday. This time, it was the ball that he led with, bagging five wickets, as the West Indies held the ascendency after day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in St John’s, Antigua...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 3:08 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Mary Lenora Morris Knibb was a true Jamaican pioneer, leading the charge for women’s rights and could be counted as one of the country’s most vocal women in the pre-independent era. At a time when gender equality was pretty much on the...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 2:58 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It is not uncommon for educators to transition into representational politics and then back to their true love, and such has been the path of Maxine Henry-Wilson. The Manchester native went to high school in St Andrew, at St Andrew High School,...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 2:41 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Una Maud Marson’s love for literature and her determination to fight social injustice have made her name one of the most recognisable among the many great women who found ways of contributing to the more egalitarian societies we live in today...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 2:23 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Growing up in the tough neighbourhoods of East Kingston in the early 1930s, Iris King, who was known for her kindness and dedication to service, knew one day that she would go on to represent the people of those volatile communities. King was one...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

There is a saying throughout the Caribbean that when the West Indies win, all is well in the world, and that statement couldn’t be more accurate now, as the regional side is riding on a high, following back-to-back T20 and ODI series wins against...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It has been seven years since the West Indies last won a One-Day International (ODI) Series 3-0 in the Caribbean, and the regional side did just that yesterday with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Antigua to sweep the series. That win was set...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 9:19 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Music and dance have played a major role in the culture of Jamaica. So much so, that the art forms have gained tremendous exposure worldwide with pioneering musical artistes such as Bob Marley and the Wailers and iconic dancers such as Ivy Baxter....

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 9:12 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Passing by the Amy Bailey (Model) Basic School on Camp Road in Kingston, one would probably not think twice about the woman behind the name. However, the school's namesake, Amy Bailey, was a Jamaican educator, social worker and women's...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 9:04 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

She wore many different hats - influential political activist, journalist, music producer, playwright, artist, lecturer and businesswoman. Among those many hats, Amy Ashwood-Garvey was also co-founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 8:49 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Gladys Bustamante, “Lady B” as she was affectionately called, was a fierce supporter of women’s and workers’ rights. Through her work for the betterment of the working class and children, and her association and partnership...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

After scoring his tenth One Day International century on Wednesday to lead the West Indies to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka, batsman Shai Hope is urging his team to remain focused as they try to seal consecutive victories today...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:24 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

March 1, 2020, was the last time Shai Hope represented the West Indies in a One Day International (ODI), and in that game, the right-hander scored 72 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. Fast forward to a year and nine days later, and the Barbadian...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:29 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies will be looking to get their One Day International (ODI) mojo back, as they kick off the three-match series against Sri Lanka, starting with the opening game today at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua at 8:30 a.m. Jamaica...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Gender parity within sports is ever-increasing, with several women being more and more involved at varying levels, both locally and internationally. Cricket has been a gentleman’s game for centuries; however, more and more females are carving out a...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:44 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican saying “We little but we Tallawah” personifies Clarendon-born singer and songwriter Millicent Dolly May Small aka Millie Small. A true icon in her own right, Small was a pioneer, becoming the Caribbean's first...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:31 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Edith Dalton-James was an outstanding social worker and political activist. The astute pedagogue was a leading educator in the 20th century who used her platform as a teacher to instil knowledge, discipline and seeds of social change in students....

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:18 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Dr Cicely Williams was not only Jamaica's first female doctor but also a pioneer of maternal and child health globally. Dr Williams was always a caring, nurturing soul, and it was those qualities that led her to travel to the UK to pursue her...

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