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Art & Leisure

Farmers wait for prospective buyers for their cattle at British, Clarendon.

This is a piece of history that one has to traverse on a long, winding and rocky road to reach. The road takes a path that was chiselled out on the face of the mountain by slaves. Nestled in the lush mountainous expanse of north-eastern Clarendon...

An Indian traffic policeman stands next to an artwork displayed on a road to create awareness about coronavirus during lockdown in Gauhati, India.

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering some comic relief, wit, and beauty in a world where people are cut...
‘Blue Mangrove’ by Adrian Augier

In the two poems below, the personas are in isolation, but that doesn’t stop the creativity bred from their pandemic observations. – Ann-Margaret Lim (Meeting Ground coordinator) April 2020 My iPhone keeps me company. Plays music for me, shows...

The House of Issa is inviting eligible female students to apply for the Elias A. Issa Scholarship. The House of Issa established the Issa Scholarship for Jamaican men and women in 1938. At the behest of Elias Issa, the scholarship was set up “to...

I should have begun from Monday, but she was really sick on Monday. Today, she looks so bright. She’s beginning to forget things. I wish I could stay longer to help her. She eats when I sit with her. I’m glad when she eats. I learnt her middle name...

Cowrie shells are a group of sea snails that range in size from small to large. These shells are famous the world over, with the most popular species of this shell known as the money cowrie or Monetaria moneta. The money cowrie are double-sided,...

On this Teachers’ Day, I fondly remember Fraulein Daphne Adams, my first German teacher who influenced my love for languages and who transitioned recently in Jamaica. Miss Adams was first and foremost an excellent, no-nonsense teacher of modern...

Written from, different angles and spaces, the poems below testify to the great force of motherhood, which nurtures, strengthens, and manifests love. Happy Mother’s Day – Ann-Margaret Lim Words My mother loved words. Not necessarily in...

St Petersburg is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world – from its European-inspired architecture, its signature colourful, eclectic-style to its neoclassical and Baroque style to its water corridors, and the art, the city is a...
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