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Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Celebrating Jamaica's history through its culture and tradition today we showcases a symbol from the revelry of Jonkunoo.Cow HeadThe Cow Head is among a plethora of possible characters such as Pitchy-Patchy, Devil, Warwick, Belly Woman, and Horse-...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many school administrations at the primary and secondary level have been grappling with the gap between the academic performance of boys and girls. The challenge has been how to improve the performance of the boys without undercutting the attention...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCheryl Peltier-Davis

At the age of 12, when prompted by my primary school teacher to write about what I wanted to do when I left school, I wrote a two-page essay on what my dream job was: a flight attendant.Fast-forward 39 years later and that essay would read quite...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAnn-Margaret Lim

As a student at the St Andrew High School for Girls, on a certain bench at lunchtime on a certain part of the compound, goose bumps would take me, and you couldn't tell me otherwise that my ancestors weren't under my feet.Jamaica had plantations...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This bright, energetic, motivated millennial is passionate about achieving difficult organisational goals and inspiring work teams while staying focused on the big picture of national development and economic growth.These are the qualities that...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

'Jamaica Moments' was launched in Kingston 15 years ago. it is a collection of haiku poetry written over a period of 30 years. Each time American poet L.A. Davidson visited the country, she captured moments to remember in the exquisitely concise...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 1:56 AMAmitabh Sharma

Most Jamaicans would remember, and perhaps swear by Lada, the no-frills, no-nonsense car from the erstwhile USSR. That was in the 80’s – a time and era that seems as far distant as that icon on four wheels. The world has changed in...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 1:07 AM
Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"Out of Many, One People" is Jamaica's motto, which speaks to the uniqueness as a people, the individual thoughts, attitudes, and cultures that come together to make us one as a people.But many children in school may feel closer to "Out of many,...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

We continue our journey delving into the rich history of Jamaica, today we find out about the Silver Commemorative Candelabrum.Silver Commemorative Candelabrum - East Queen Street Baptist Church,1846.The ornate Victorian Candelabrum was commissioned...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It may seem like a big jump from studying ancient hominins to coywolves, but for palaeoanthropologist Lauren Schroeder, understanding the hybridisation of a modern species may provide important clues about the evolution of early humans.Schroeder...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: The Mystical Qigong Handbook for Good HealthAuthor: Dr Glenville AshbyReviewer: Jack Magnus for Readers' Favourite, Kentucky, USAThe Mystical Qigong Handbook for Good Health is a nonfiction self-help book written by Glenville Ashby. Ashby has...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This summer, the National Youth Service (NYS) placed approximately 25,000 young people in internships across the island. Last year, the target was approximately 15,000, which suggests that the Government sees the value of these internships and the...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:35 AMAshish Jhingran

At some stage in your life you might have taken an IQ test and compared your intelligence quotient score with that of Einstein, who is considered a benchmark of intelligence; if not, you would have at least heard the term IQ or Intelligence...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:11 AMIan Randle

Jamaicans have always been known to travel far and wide, seeking opportunities for higher education.Although many students are attracted to the Ivy League universities e.g. (MIT, Princeton, Harvard) some of them go to other colleges and universities...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:11 AM
Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:10 AM

My special day is here at last!Today I will be wed.Heart's a flutter; knees so weak,Excitement fills my head.She mops my face and fluffs my dressShe guides me to my quest.She compliments and reassuresMy Chief is just the...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:10 AM

Our journey continues as we unearth rich history and heritage of Jamaica through artefacts. Today we highlight an embodiment of power from Africa.Ceremonial SwordsThese Elaborate Ceremonial Swords originate from the Yoruba people of Nigeria and are...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

The phrase life is a cartoon has never had greater meaning than it has today. Our fascination with cartoons can be dated, far back as 1843 when an Englishman John Leech, shared his comic-like satire, Etchings and Sketchings.By the 1960s, the cartoon...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Japanese government handed over Calculation Time booklets to the Ministry of Education. these booklets will be used across schools in Jamaica that have implemented the Calculation Time Programme during the2017-2018 academic year.With funding...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAlaina Watts

"One of the challenges I had when teaching children how to read was that there was a lack of concentration," recalled Lena Gouldbourne, a retired teacher. "They were not interested. They preferred to watch TV and play video games."Yes, Jamaicans...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenda Anderson

If children are taught the basics of mathematics in a way that they can understand, not only will they learn it well, but they will be able to teach their peers and craft a career path that can literally change the quality of their lives and Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Imagine, if Warren's mother told him to shut up and his response was "mommy, bad words spoil good days", well I would probably cease, to have any more days, let alone good ones.But here we are in 2017, and a little seven-year-old boy is using the...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:08 AM

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