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Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:13 AM
Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMIan Randle

A monument dedicated to the memory of Jamaica's master painter Barrington Watson and a permanent resting place for his remains was unveiled at Orange Park in the hills above Yallahs in St Thomas on Sunday, February 19, a little over a year after his...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC), which has overall responsibility for child development from birth to eight years in Jamaica, is using an integrated approach to bringing all policies, standards, and regulations relating to early childhood care...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

I write this article because so many persons have been writing to me saying that they want to write. They have so much to share, but they get distracted, they procrastinate and find all types of excuses as to why they haven't started yet. These are...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The title says it all: Ten Stars: The African-American Journey of Gary Cooper, Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman and Politician by Kendal Weaver.In Jamaica, those of us fortunate enough to have met this Marine general probably did so during his...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Words of LifeI look to the heavens to see His wonderful worksI search the Bible daily to build my inner manI take a walk in the park to hear the birds chirpI say affirmations every day to get off the divan.The Word of God resonates throughout the...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:51 AM
Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Hands of a group of 20-odd grade 1 students of Port Antonio Primary School went up in unison. Everyone was eager to get a chance to be called by their teacher. No calls to go for the next school outing or a picnic, nor is it free period. These...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Business etiquette is an essential soft skill; you need to be aware of your behaviour affects others and the possible damage you may have on valuable relationships that may play a role in your future, or relationships in an organisation or outside...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenda Anderson

Age might just be a number for Kenneth Blake, who, at eighty-two, has only recently pulled back from an active work life, which gave him a chance to be in Jamaica, England, and the United States.Blake tried his hand at creating enterprises, not...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education Youth and Information has endorsed the use of the Stay Alert App developed by the Ministry of National Security. This app is one way for students, teachers, and other persons to be proactive in taking personals steps to aid...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

This was on Monday, February 6. A big, blue and red, two-headed drum was transported, firmly secured on a flatbed truck, from Orange Hall Estates in St Ann to the National Gallery of Jamaica at Ocean Boulevard downtown Kingston.The 30-foot drum,...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) had its first sitting in 1999, becoming the new terminal assessment for primary school students wishing to transition to a secondary school of their choice.On average, 40, 000 students sit the examination each...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Forgive Me My Friend Forgive me my friend of the wrongs I have done you Put them behind you for heaven sake And let us reason for a while Look in my face I know you can Don't let the devil tell you you can't That is his plan to keep us apart Forgiving each...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Seven students and two teachers from Ardenne High School were recently in New York City to participate in the 2017 World Federation of United Nations Associations (UFUNA) conference.In addition to the United Nations activities, Ardenne High students...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Willliams

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It will be marked by a series of events to be announced. This week, Arts and Education was invited to visit the JCF museum at the National Police Academy of Jamaica at...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

First things first. not because the word 'literary' is included in the title does it mean that the person writes your book for you. A literary agent is someone who represents you to traditional publishing houses, an agent, or a representative. He...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The UWI Press has announced its collaboration with BookFusion and is now offering a selection of 293 UWI Press e-books.Joseph B. Powell, general manager of the University of the West Indies Press, in a press release, said: "This digital venture...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:09 AM

GOODBYE TO THE 'PRIVILEGED SPECTATOR' (In celebration of the life of Peter Henry Abrahams)Fly away Peter!It's sweet relief at last In the twinkling of an eye Ninety-seven years Have passed You embraced Jamaica Like a long, lost brother A'Mine Boy' who told...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Georgia Henry is one of those people who will call a spade a spade. A no-nonsense lady, she believes in being frank, fair, and reasonable. She holds no grudges but simply wants the best for her children, the school, and her community.Henry,...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenda Anderson

When filming for a project looking at how autism affects children and their families wraps up in Jamaican in late April, it will be a deeply personal mission for New Jersey-based teacher Lena McCalla Njee.Not only is she signed on...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Authors: Tamika Felina and Prommells Williams Streams of sorrow flow through our lives leaving shattered dreams and forlorn faces. No one is immune to the ravages of time. Tales of doom abound and we do hear many but a handful compel us to listen....

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National College for Educational Leadership [NCEL] will be hosting its first international conference, February 21-22, 2017, at The Pegasus hotel in Kingston.The conference will provide a forum for recognising and sharing some of the educational...

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