Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 29, 2009
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Coming soon ... Dreadlock Superhero
Back when comic books were the rage, Jamaicans were fascinated by the heroics of Superman, Batman and Spiderman. Thanks to an American artist, they will soon have a superhero of their own.

UTech focus - Partnership with ITU and CISCO Systems
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has partnered with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland, and Cisco Systems, California, USA, for the establishment of an Internet Training Centre at the university's Papine campus.

NCU Bulletin - University focused on national development with $10B software grant from Siemens
It was the attentive ear and responsive attitude of a sensitive listener that recently made the $10 billion software grant from Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Inc possible.

Sunday Sauce - Of egos, honours and awards
Now, just when I thought Kanye West was the most arrogant creature on Earth, I was stunned to read a newspaper story recently of an army man who was not pleased about the fact that some persons that he nominated to be bestowed with national honours were rejected.

Andy Ballentine shows off more signature paintings
Gallery Pegasus is proud to present Andy Ballentine's third solo exhibition titled 'Variations', featuring the artist's signature paintings of fruits and vegetables. He will also show some of his landscape, old houses and a new line of painted bottles.

Literary Arts - In the spirit of confession
The AME Zion Church is packed. People are singing and dancing. The Zion drums beat. Red, white and blue tunics are soaked with sweat. In the centre of the church is a table covered by all sorts of paraphernalia and food, food to feed the ancestors. Their spirits are among the throng.

'Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs' launched at Ashanti
Appropriately, Yvonne McCalla Sobers started with a proverb when she spoke at the Ashanti Restaurant, Hope Gardens, St Andrew, last Sunday afternoon. It fit not only the occasion, the launch of Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs, which she has compiled with Askhari Johnson Hodari...

Book Review - Home-schooling: Barbara Blake Hannah's story
The author is known in the world of media for being an author, film-maker, former senator and an ardent advocate of the Rastafarian faith. The book is the story of an idea, demonstrated successfu by a woman about her own personal experiences of home-schooling her son, Makonnen.

UCC graduates fit for export
The graduating class of 2009 of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) had a lot to cheer for as the graduands walked tall to receive their degrees at the convocation ceremony held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on Sunday, November 22.

Albert Huie wood prints to fund development of printmaking
The Olympia Gallery launched its 9th Annual Group Exhibition on November 26. In its traditional ritzy style, the gallery plans to offer collectors the opportunity to purchase a selection of rare Albert Huie woodcut prints.

National Visual Arts exhibition opens in Mandeville on Thursday
On the final leg of its journey across the island, the National Visual Arts Exhibition travelling showcase opened at the Bloomfield Great House in Mandeville on Thursday, November 19, featuring more than 100 medal- and merit-winning works from the 2009 Competition.

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