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Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Some persons are self-motivated while others need that extra bit of encouragement at times. it depends on the situation to get people to take action. For example, impending disaster forces people to take action, while money may be a subtle...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

"I have always wanted to become a teacher," says George Lewis. "My father also told me I was always reading a book and teaching reading."And so the journey began 25 years ago, taking Lewis along various paths and honing his experience and expertise...

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

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC):Issues related to regional developments and challenges in the field of education will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of ministers of education to be held here.The Ninth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education ...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

One of the grave human tragedies of World War II in Europe between 1939 and 1945 was the Holocaust. In what is known as Germany's Hitler's 'Final Solution', the tyrannical Fuhrer instructed his soldiers to exterminate Jews and other minorities.To...

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

The House of Representatives, last Tuesday, January 10, started debate on legislation to give the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) university status.The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Bill 2016 was piloted by Minister of Transport and Mining...

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

Author: Dr. Tomlin J. Paul Reviewer: Dr Pauline Williams-Green The title says it all; or does it? Tomlin Paul has been a prominent, experienced family physician for more than 30 years. He applies his enquiring mind to a regular feature of family...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Exams anxiety is as common as the cold in many students, and many undergo it periodically. "I really get anxious whenever the exam cycle approaches," remarked Peta Gaye Brown, a student at the University of Technology (UTech).You can recall how you...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"When you draw the string to shoot an arrow, you are not merely drawing the string, you are looking at discipline, balance, and control," said Jonathan Greenland, director, National Museum Jamaica (NMJ). "That is the best way to look at life from...

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

The PainI feel your pain when you were raped and your attacker showed no remorse as he stared into your eyes and pumped bullets into your fragile bodyI feel your pain as he took your virginity then treated you like a tramp when you told him that you...

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

From the coastlines and mangroves to ponds, lakes and rivers, waterbirds are an ever-present part of Caribbean landscape. They include majestic seabirds, gregarious ducks, elegant egrets, and a host of wading birds that make these islands a seasonal...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAlaina Watts

Early one Saturday morning in December, I hurried to the Forestry Department and was greeted by a sea of colours - ceramics, paintings, jewellery, and functional art under white-roofed tents.It was the annual Potters Fair organised by The...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 11:15 PM
Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:15 AM

Schools, students, teachers and  parents across the island can now gain access to the entire digital library of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information free of cost through the MOEYI Digital Library website- https://www.bookfusion.com...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:14 AMAmitabh Sharma

It is a labour of love, expanding the horizons of learning, taking the flight of imagination beyond the confines of the four walls, yet being on the terra firma much. Three young volunteers of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...

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

Hi Karl,I trust that my letter finds you in great spirit.It's quite possible that you know me. Funny ..., I sometimes wonder if you even do.Perhaps deja vu ... of sorts.You see, Karl, my name is Id, one of three sons to Sigmund Freud. I have been...

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

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has commenced a series of professional development sessions for teachers. This is to provide additional support to a select set of schools as they prepare their Grade 11 students to sit the 2017...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The results of the 2016 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) reflected a welcome resurgence by students of Holy Childhood High School with Samoya Cochrane copping an impressive five...

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

A NEW YEAR A new year!It's like fresh clothes for restless Father Time.No need for baleful minds To lure some idle hands to find Work that the Devil carefully devised To rip some hearts with pain And conjure salty rain, from grieving eyes.A new year!...

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

CHIN UP JAMDUNG Poor likkle Jamdung It a get big mash up Wid di whole heap a shoot down, lick down an chop up!An some a di culprit noh run Dem stan up Like dem willin an waitin fi go chillA lock up Aahi! Di blood roun di place everyday Sick wi stomach Wi...

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

More Jamaican students now have the opportunity to access new occupational studies degree programmes under the direction of the Centre for Occupational Studies, an agency of the Ministry of Education.An occupational degree is an industry-driven...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel:Jerusalem, a hilly composite of the ancient and the ultra-modern, may be the spiritual, religious, historical, and administrative capital of Israel, and Tel Aviv-Yafo, a pulsating Mediterranean seaside municipality, is the...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO. California:While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don't dismiss it as mere child's play.Pepper embodies the ambitions of SoftBank...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Booker T. Washington, American educator, once said, "I have learnt that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."This resonates in the...

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

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