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Art & Leisure

“Feet,” once said Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, “what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – True, ‘cause imagination is meant to soar, go beyond the perceivable, explore places, connect with people and experience cuisines and cultures....

Judy Ann MacMillan’s autobiography Born Ya: The Life and Loves of a Jamaican Painter captures with verve and passion the struggles of a light-skinned Jamaican woman to be a painter in the ‘humid island incubator’ of Jamaica in the latter half of...

In his New and Collected Poems (Peepal Tree Press 2018), we travel from Ian McDonald, the dad watching his new-born son sleep to Ian McDonald, the grandpa, watching his granddaughter sleep; from a young man marvelling at the mystery, wander, and...

“You are going to Japan at a very historic time,” said Hiromasa Yamazaki, ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, to the 23 JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme cohort members on July 11 at his residence in Kingston. “It is the dawn of the new...

Constantia Soteriou from Cyprus is the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In Death Customs, Soteriou writes about mothers and wives in Cyprus who were led to believe that their loved ones were missing after the 1974 war when the...

A purple strip in the middle of a piece of repousse art hanging on the wall catches the eye of the viewer instantly. A closer look reveals that they are the tightly squeezed bodies of people – the story of the Middle Passage. This is one of 54...

JAMAICA’S ARCHITECTURAL heritage is one of the most diverse and readily seen examples of the creativity and skill of the Jamaican people. This heritage consists of buildings such as churches, courthouses, industrial structures such as factories and...

“When you’re a nurse, you know that every day, you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” This comment from a retired nurse who served for years at The University Hospital of the West Indies holds true for a young woman who dreamed of...

Truth be Told: Michael Manley in Conversation with Glynne Manley July 6, 1993: Woodclyffe Stables, England August 1, 1994: Ciboney Hotel, Ocho Rios GM: You are approximately two and a quarter years into retirement and right now you are relaxing...
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