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Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:10 AM

A MOUNTAIN TRIP Into the mountains zigzags a stony path. Houses are seen afar amid white clouds; Stopping my cart, late maples I’ll admire, Frosty leaves redder than spring flowers. Du Mu (803-852) was an outstanding poet and essayist in the...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Celebrating miracles Happy New Year! That moment you wake up and you can see, feel, hear, taste and smell. That’s a magnificent miracle to many people can’t you tell? Life flows through your body. Your heart warms up with each beat of...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

There is a mystic and time-warped aura around the ceramics of Jag Mehta. One is intrigued by the simplicity of the style, form, shapes, and the rustic finish. The earthiness of the end product that Mehta creates transcends and is reminiscent of...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:07 AM
Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:12 AM

FAREWELL Up beyond the north wall lie the mountains green, down around the east side flows the river clean. Here we bid goodbye, you will have no more of me, drifting along like an unrooted plant you would be. The floating clouds have no fixed...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMTashane Haynes-Brown, Carol Hordatt-Gentles and Sharline Cole - Contributors

When the coronavirus pandemic reached Jamaica in March 2020, and schools were mandated to close abruptly in middle of the school term, the world of teaching changed overnight. Teachers had to switch from teaching in physical classrooms to teaching...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

In March last year, cultural and sports facilities, including museums, galleries, and stadia run by the Government, were closed to the public in keeping with the Government’s strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica and to minimise the...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:08 AM

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and there is certainly something in the air that is indescribable. There are festivities and blessings in abundance – December and Christmas are synonymous. For the Russian Orthodox Church, January is when...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMJamar Grant - Contributor

“You can’t change the world, but you can affect what happens next,” are words that explain the success of 17-year-old Kwame Bennett. With this being his philosophy, it is easier to understand the many accolades that he has received over the years....

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:05 AM

PEORIA, Illinois (AP): No matter how intricate the art or meaningful the message, Andrew Hattermann says his studio’s work comes down to one simple thing: Beauty. “We try to make a church more beautiful than it’s ever been,” the Peorian says. “...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:12 AM

What is your experience being a woman of colour with a doctoral degree? Dr Robyn Hannigan: I am not only a woman who holds a PhD in a male-dominated field, but a woman of mixed heritage (Irish and Native American). There was never a time during my...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Students of Holy Family Primary and Infant School were beneficiaries of an initiative by Boston College and its alumni in collaboration with Royale Computers and Accessories. The students were gifted with tablet computers, which would assist them...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:07 AM
Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMKim Cook - Contributor

In this winter of hunkering down at home, there’s a trend that’s just right for the times: quilts as décor and as art. An artistic quilt might be displayed prominently on a wall, thrown over a couch, or just folded and hung from the rungs of a...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:06 AM

In Robert Jones Jr’s The Prophets, Samuel and Isaiah are two enslaved men in love on a Deep South plantation. They spend their days caring for the animals in the barn, which has also become their haven. It is where they can be together, where they...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:05 AM

2020: A year in review We started 2020 with a very hopeful, positive vision, But this year had its own plans and a very disastrous mission. So instead of abounding greatness, something else became quite clear, And that was a realisation to be...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Whether you are an avid reader or not, you may consider reading Men and Women of God Arise in the Workplace and Conquer! How to Navigate The Seas of Jealousy, Envy and Sabotage. The central theme of this book by Kadeen Dobbs is to teach and train...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:08 AM

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility, tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute couture gown with a...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:08 AM

It is a New Zealand-Jamaica Christmas 2020 and new year 2021 at Meeting Ground. Welcome (or Kia Ora as we say in New Zealand) to Christmas and the New Year. I always think of this period as a baptism or cleansing time before we face the coming...

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

Rotary has initiated training programme for the next generation of peace leaders from various cultures and countries. Since the Rotary Foundation launched the Rotary World Peace Fellows programme in 2002, a total of 1,300 young leaders from across...

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

As 2020 winds down, we take a walk down the lanes of history. World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali visited Jamaica in December 1974 at the invitation of Prime Minister Michael Manley. His four-day visit was considered to be a spectacular...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Patience A mind programmed to wait, Overcoming negative periods, Optimistic, looking forward to something positive Tolerance at its highest level, Humility greatly exercised. Taking life one step at a time. Open your mind, Creativity comes from...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Welcome to the second instalment of this special Christmas edition. The lines below from poets in Jamaica and New Zealand reflect the climatic similarities between both countries, throwing up hardy plants for the season – the red-blossoming...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMPhilip Patterson - Contributor

Developing general pedagogical skills is insufficient for preparing teachers as is having teachers acquiring only content knowledge. The knowledge base of teaching rests at the intersection of content and pedagogy. We can define “pedagogical...

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