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Let's get real here. Do I have your permission to keep it real? OK.How do you expect your audience to take your writing seriously if you don't put some attention and detail into your work? While there is a book in each of us, some of us are not...

"I am as old as Jamaica," said Webster Campbell, sitting down under a tree in the grassy expanse of the University of the West Indies, dabbing colour from a palette and meticulously painting an arch on the canvas.For an artist who measures his age...

Buff Bay Primary, in the town of the same name, in the parish of Portland, walked away with the top prize for the school which achieved the most improvement in its management and academic performance during year one of the JN Foundation's iLead...

POEM OF THE WEEK: Heat-ration In A Di Nation What a 'heat-ration' a gwaan in a di nation,Mr Rain guh a divorce court an somewhat succeed wid separation,An a swear seh everybody will realise how 'im really sweetWhen 'im absence bring on di terrible heat...

Books: Freddie's First Race and The Great Compost HeapAuthor: Renaee SmithIllustrator: Somnath ChatterjeeIn these children's books, Renaee Smith proves the axiom that life's treasures can be wrapped in small, unassuming packages. Here, this gem is...

Dear Mama,I read in The Gleaner where one of your sons compared us to some members of the Green Party. So much so that some of its writers recently parodied the matter.I first want to express our extreme displeasure with your son for making such an...

Samsung Experience Store in Tropical Plaza came alive when a group of journalists received tips and advice from the well-known photographer Jeremy Francis on how to capture the uniqueness of Jamaica, this summer and beyond, with a Samsung Galaxy S6...

After my survey of Jamaican poetry appeared last week, I received many calls from people about how to get hold of some of the key titles by Jamaican poets. Of course, many of the works of these poets are long out of print, but there is a rich range...

A picture tells a thousand words and the intricacy of the line work on a wicker chair tells its strength and durability. Art stems from passion, born from an innate love. Interestingly, right across Jamaica, we can see men on the roadside displaying...
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