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Art, Music and Sunset Bring KOTE 2016 to a Vibrant Close

Kingston on the Edge 2016 closed with Art, music and a haze-filled sunset

Kingston is a seaside city. This is an easy fact to forget, especially as you hopscotch over fetid water and the cracks and crags in the sidewalk.

Institute of Jamaica Reintroduces Saturday Openings with 'Paint It'

Institute of Jamaica - East Street, Kingston

The Institute of Jamaica is reintroducing its Saturday openings with a touch of colour.

Totlyn Oliver Gives 'Jamaica 101': A Book on Jamaican Culture

Jamaica 101 by Totlyn Oliver Banks

Well-known broadcaster Totlyn Oliver Banks has added to the growing pile of works commemorating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, with Jamaica 101, a book on Jamaican culture.

Olive Lewin Gets Posthumous OM: Culture Dominates Jamaica's Highest Honours

Dr. Olive Lewin to receive Order of Merit, Jamaica's 4th highest honour

When musicologist and folk researcher Dr. Olive Lewin receives her much deserved, albeit posthumous, Order of Merit on Heroes Day 2013, she will become Jamaica’s 11th cultural icon to do so.

Jean Small, Noel Dexter and Marjorie Whylie Receive Philip Sherlock Awards

(l-r) Jean Small, Noel Dexter O.D., and Marjorie Whylie O.D.

Three iconic members of the Jamaican creative landscape, Jean Small, Noel Dexter, O.D. and Marjorie Whylie O.D. received the inaugural Philip Sherlock Centre Award. The award ceremony was held at the Philip Sherlock Centre, UWI Mona, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Literary Patchwork of Jamaican-Chinese Experience

Hannah Lowe reads from Chick: the experience of her Afro-Chinese Jamiacan father

In the plethora of untold stories making up Jamaica’s rich cultural quilt are those of the Chinese-Jamaicans.