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    • Background to Arthur

    • Best friends ; Biographical fiction
    • The author recalls the life story of his best friend, Arthur, who grew up in a church orphanage that believed in raising “ children on religion and starvation”. The harsh cruelty with which he was treated as a child and later hardships in life did...
    • A Man can laugh

    • Boxing ; Love stories
    • Having just won the boxing match, Nick did not like listening to Spink, his manager, telling him that he would only be good for a few more fights because his legs were giving out. Nick’s uncertainty about the nature of the relationship between his...
    • Erna Brodber in new edition of "8'O'clock Jamaica Time---Again".

    • Brodber, Erna; Authors, Jamaican; Theatre - Jamaica; Robinson, Claudia; Seymour, Ossie; Hutton, Rosalind; Brady, Harold.
    • "Jamaicans are a dying species.." is an observation made in this scene of the entirely new edition of "8'O'Clok Jamaica Time...Again", shown at the UWI Arts Lecture Theatre, In fear and trembling are (left to right) Claudia Robinson, Ossie Seymour,...
    • Gravel in his shoes

    • Man-woman relationships
    • The washerwoman did the laundry with meticulous care in the same way that she ordered her personal life, choosing to live above the common concerns and unkind gossip of her neighbours. She just wanted to be left alone to savour the living bond...
    • God made Little apples

    • Man-woman relationships ; Life
    • A husband is fed up with the daily grind that allows him to eke out a decent existence, but prevents him from experiencing the joys of life. He feels trapped by respectability, a low paying job and his growing desire for the youthful live-in helper...
    • Pukka big pooh-bah pay

    • Nationalism ; Jamaica - Social conditions
    • Comments on the military parade put on by the British who made quite a show with their army trucks, motorcycles, ambulances and anti-aircraft guns- but there was no music. The absence of this vital ingredient leads the author to theorize that maybe...
    • And one

    • Philosophy ; Love stories
    • 1,461 persons perished aboard the torpedoed vessel, and the odd figure of one makes the protagonist ponder the meaning of life as “…The vastness of the heavens and its stars made him think of infinity and the relative insignificance of a lone...
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    • Special events - Jamaica; Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (Jamaica); Baugh, Kenneth; Evans-Bailey, C.; Patterson, Wynante; Preston, A. Z.; Vice-Chancellors - Caribbean Area, English-speaking; College administrators - Caribbean Area,...
    • The ground-breaking ceremony for new premises to house the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) took place on Wednesday, March 21, 1984 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, Minister of Health (far right) is seen relaxing after breaking ground...
    • Barometer falling

    • Interpersonal relations; Women
    • The author gives a bird’s eye view of life among a variety of people on a given day and concludes with the story of Connie whose dog had bitten her friend’s child. Every day Connie feared the child’s mother would confront her with a medical bill,...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...

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