Sun | Jan 17, 2021

Art & Leisure

A Lithuanian Orthodox Church believer lights candles before the liturgy on Orthodox Christmas Eve in the Prechistensky, the Cathedral Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Orthodox church cancelled all worship services but is open onl

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and there is certainly something in the air that is indescribable. There are festivities and blessings in abundance – December and Christmas are synonymous. For the Russian Orthodox Church, January is when...

‘Li Bai Spring Evening Banquet’ – painted by Leng Mei.

FAREWELL Up beyond the north wall lie the mountains green, down around the east side flows the river clean. Here we bid goodbye, you will have no more of me, drifting along like an unrooted plant you would be. The floating clouds have no fixed...

When the coronavirus pandemic reached Jamaica in March 2020, and schools were mandated to close abruptly in middle of the school term, the world of teaching changed overnight. Teachers had to switch from teaching in physical classrooms to teaching...

In Robert Jones Jr’s The Prophets, Samuel and Isaiah are two enslaved men in love on a Deep South plantation. They spend their days caring for the animals in the barn, which has also become their haven. It is where they can be together, where they...

2020: A year in review We started 2020 with a very hopeful, positive vision, But this year had its own plans and a very disastrous mission. So instead of abounding greatness, something else became quite clear, And that was a realisation to be...

Whether you are an avid reader or not, you may consider reading Men and Women of God Arise in the Workplace and Conquer! How to Navigate The Seas of Jealousy, Envy and Sabotage. The central theme of this book by Kadeen Dobbs is to teach and train...

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility, tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute couture gown with a...

It is a New Zealand-Jamaica Christmas 2020 and new year 2021 at Meeting Ground. Welcome (or Kia Ora as we say in New Zealand) to Christmas and the New Year. I always think of this period as a baptism or cleansing time before we face the coming...

As 2020 winds down, we take a walk down the lanes of history. World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali visited Jamaica in December 1974 at the invitation of Prime Minister Michael Manley. His four-day visit was considered to be a spectacular...
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