Tue | Oct 23, 2018

Art & Leisure

Ninety-one-year-old Ivy Lewis of Guantanamo sang Sly Mongoose - the well-known Jamaican folk song - in a clear voice. At 21, in 1948, she was sent to her aunt, a domestic helper for American Managers with the United Fruit Company in Camaguey, Cuba,...

Over the last 30 years, Jamaica has seen a focus on the expansion and development of businesses in the visual and performing arts in areas such as visual arts, music, dance, drama, and arts management, among other areas being referred to as the...

When we think about heroes we tend to think about persons with super human strength and abilities, all of whom would have somehow attained their powers through radiation, extraterrestrial contact or even from a spiders' bite.In Jamaica we have many...

Bernice L. McFadden's Praise Songs for the Butterflies weaves through the steely web of human existence where traditions collide with modernity, secularism with spiritism, and the sacred with the profane.McFadden's driving campaign to shed light on...

The Government of Jamaica has provided scholarships to 158 students under the third year of a $1.2B Tertiary Student Funding Initiative primarily aimed at increasing the number of math, science and TVET teachers in the education system. For the 2018...

I decided to study to become a theatre artist after the overwhelming and enriching experience of the first Caribbean Festival of the Arts, CARIFESTA, in 1972 in Guyana. That first festival captured the tremendous political optimism and the...

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" was the underlying message that resonated on October 2 at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, at Jamaica Library Service.In traditional Indian style, Gandhi's bust was garlanded, and there were petals...

"I never settle for mediocrity," says Ashleigh James, 2018 JN Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scholarship recipient for Kingston.This 12-year-old has consistently excelled in her studies since starting school when she was three.It was,...

Remains of sculpted stone artefacts and tools from the New Stone Age (about 10,000 BCE to 2,000 BCE) show that the craft of stone carving can be traced back to ancient civilisations and found in many regions of the world.The fundamental techniques...
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