COLEEN Douglas, director of marketing at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) in St Andrew, says regular operations continue despite a fire at the institution last Friday.
Introducing Kathrine Johnson
While for many 2021 has not been a particularly good year, Jamaican actress Kathrine Johnson is giving thanks for the successes the year has brought in spite of the current global health crisis brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus.
CCI Alliance calls for talks inclusion
THE cultural and creatives alliance formed as an umbrella group earlier this year to speak with one voice regarding matters to do with their industries is expressing concern over its absence from discussions in light of the current pandemic.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The recent announcement of plans for a new monument to be placed in Emancipation Park in tribute to cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, has been positively received by many including members of the local theatre community.More
Sunday, September 5, 2021
A call has been issued for entries for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Interested writers have until November 1 to submit their entries for the annual competition which is now into its second decade.More
Sunday, September 5, 2021
As a global cultural influencer in the worlds of entertainment and lifestyle brands, the intellectual property rights embodied in Jamaican creative expressions — music, culture brands, companies and identifiers — have achieved acclaim despite not being protected. This has...More
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
MORE murals are coming for the walls of downtown Kingston. Kingston Creative, the local organisation focused on social and economic transformation through the arts and culture, is spearheading yet another drive to breathe life into another section of the capital...More
Thursday, August 19, 2021
KING of Jamaican comedy Oliver Samuel is uncharacteristically at a loss for words at Monday's announcement that he will be conferred with an honorary Doctor of Letters by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, in St Andrew, come November.More
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
THE Black Lives Matter movement in the United States may be the catalyst which revives a level of consciousness and the ideals of National Hero Marcus Garvey in popular culture, particularly our music. That is the thinking of noted Garvey scholar Professor Rupert...More
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
THE famous quote by William Shakespeare “all the world is a stage and all the men and women mere players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts,” seemed to have been the central theme at the thanksgiving service for the life of...More
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Despite gaining Independence in 1962, our country still has not been fully decolonised. Instead, we have kept in place the same system of governance that we inherited from the British, one which continues the same oppressive treatment of our citizens, except this time it's through the...More