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Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMPrathit Misra - Contributor

Since independence, India’s approach to international relations has been guided by its struggle for independence and solidarity with fellow colonised as well as developing countries. However, it was soon realised that this solidarity should be...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMSydonnia Lyon and Sheryl Garriques-Lloyd - Contributors

Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher, said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This in every way describes a nurse’s journey, beginning with that first step of applying to a nursing programme. A journey filled with excitement...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Asher Garwood, 18, is on his way to realising his dream of becoming an actuary. It is what he has worked towards throughout secondary school. When revealing what his philosophy was, he was quick to quote Marcus Garvey: “God and nature first made...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:10 AM

October 19 is National Heroes’ Day in Jamaica, and as the poems below remind us of people in the past who fought for freedom, whether from all forms of slavery, or colonialism, they also remind us that there are heroes today still fighting for the...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The National Heroes Park is considered to be one of Jamaica’s most historic sites. It is situated on lands formerly known as Kingston Race Course and is located at National Heroes Circle, close to Allman Town and in the vicinity of two major...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:08 AM

October Moon The moon shines over crystal ships suspended on the October Bay, bereft of gravity and yet tightened to the width of my eyebrows … The silvery midst lights and darks the night’s skin as an outer dream sails on to the void … A...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:07 AMAngela Gorrell - Contributor

The year 2020 hasn’t been one to remember – in fact, for a lot of people it has been an outright nightmare. The pandemic, along with political turmoil and social unrest, has brought anxiety, heartbreak, righteous anger, and discord to many. Amid...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:05 AM

WHO IS A FILM EDITOR? Film editing is described as an art or skill, the only art that is unique to cinema. The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences which create the final motion picture. This...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The virus pandemic won’t stop Charlie Brown, Snoopy, or the “Peanuts” gang from marking an important birthday, and they’re hoping to raise the spirits of sick kids while they celebrate. The beloved comic celebrates its 70th...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

GB Energy-Texaco Jamaica has donated J$1.1 million worth of resources to 11 schools across the island. The evaluation for the adjudication of these awards was done in conjunction with the Texaco Dealer Council led by Derrick Thompson, former...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Book review: Males and Tertiary Education in Jamaica by Herbert Gayle and Peisha Bryan Reviewer: Karen Carpenter The graphic on the book cover, a silhouette of a young male overlaid with stark, bold lettering that reads ‘MALES’, is as intriguing...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Jamaica and Russia may be countries that are separated by time zones, myriad differences – cultural, language, weather, food, among others – but the majority of the people in both the countries swear by the love of tea. Ask any Russian. They will...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:05 AM

Shemar Bernard, a student at Foga Road High School, is exceedingly passionate about becoming a successful, renowned artist. Bernard talked about being a creative and passionate student. He is responsible for many of the stunning art pieces that...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The God in each one of us The God in each of us is not asleep Though most of us have gagged Him, Closed His eyes, and tied His feet! Each day we try to suffocate Him Based on our lurid acts, or, deeds Which, for many, seem...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:10 AM

“Employers prefer humanities graduates,” said Nicole Plummer, associate dean for marketing and outreach in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies, Mona. She added with strong conviction that the faculty was...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMStephen Vasciannie - Contributor

From his position as pastor of this church, the Reverend Dr Devon Dick has offered readers his new book, Enduring Advocacy for a Better Jamaica. This is his third book, the other two being The Cross and the Machete and Rebellion to Riot. The...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:08 AM

During the online series ‘Culture Shock’ with Canute Neil Ellis, which aired live on Facebook, Janine Jkuhl, as guest co-host of the ‘Live Flutes Jamaica and Indonesia’ show, was given a surprise virtual presentation of certification for having...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Fourteen-year-old Adrielle Jackson was a fifth-form student at Portland High School, where she was the head girl and was part of many other school-related activities. She recently completed her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:33 AMHetty Roessingh - Contributor

Do you pick up any old notebook and pen when you need them, or do you have a thing for Moleskines or Montblancs? Whether or not you are picky, know that tools for the hands are tools for the brain. Handwritten notes are a powerful tool for...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:31 AMGodfrey Smith - Contributor

Maurice Bishop was loved by the people. He was the handsome, suave international icon of the Grenada Revolution. Like many gifted leaders, he did not like the tedious minutiae of planning. I met Bernard and Phyllis Coard at their modest home at 2A...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:05 AM

On Monday, September 12, 1988, Hurricane Gilbert made a direct hit on Jamaica, unleashing its fury and a trail of destruction and devastation. Houses were damaged, leaving many people homeless. The hurricane left many streets in Kingston and many...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BOOK REVIEW Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press) The African-American man whose beating by Los Angeles police ignited civil upheaval in 1992 famously said later: “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer to...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:19 AM

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