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Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That’s exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:20 AM

The Corona crisis Rona Rona read all about it! On the cover of every newspaper and magazine. News of the Corona crisis is everywhere. People, people be very aware. Mi na try fi frighten yuh or give you a scare This is now the world’s greatest...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator -

We are living in exceptional times – historical, unprecedented, challenging, life-altering - and it is also a time when we recognise the relentless services of those who make a difference, serving, and giving back to communities. It has been an...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Practitioners of allopathic medicine are welcoming the role of complementary therapies in treating patients. In a classic example of East meets West, qigong (pronounced ‘chee-gong’ and also written as ch’i kung) is one of the four pillars of...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:24 AMJordi Paps and Cristina Guijarro-Clarke - Contributors

Evolution explains how all living beings, including us, came to be. It would be easy to assume that evolution works by continuously adding features to organisms, constantly increasing their complexity. Some fish evolved legs and walked on to the...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Students from five institutions that are home to IGT After School Advantage (ASA) Centres were an part of educational visit to the Scientific Research Council (SRC) recently. The learning tour was designed in partnership with IGT Jamaica, which...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:21 AM

A short story by Karen Thompson – set somewhere in Western Europe The majestic twelfth-century fortress guards the city’s possessions: its glorious cathedrals, exquisite emporiums, and ethnic markets. In this city dwells a civilisation of...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:21 AM

The advent of Presbyterian missionaries marked a sociological turning point in the annals of Caribbean history. Never short on detail and data is Jerome Teelucksingh’s work, a boon for the student of East Indian Diasporic Studies. Teelucksingh’s...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:24 AM

The Making of a Queen Look at her. Only eight years old. So brave and resilient. Not sunken by her condition. She is my child, But her strength, strengthens me. She is from my womb, And yet her outlook empowers me. She is my midday and...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

Walls – they create barriers, could be seen as divisive, may draw a line between two extremes. For some, they are a blank canvas waiting to be splashed with vivid imagination and colours. These expressions are oft wild, rebellious, and a work of a...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMBruce DeSilva - Associated Press

It’s a cold, snowy winter in Boston, where Malcolm Kershaw, five years a widower, runs the Old Devils Bookstore, a well-ordered mystery bookshop on Beacon Hill. He is not a particularly social sort; his closest companion is Nero, the shop cat named...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Phoebe Douse – said like “Zeus but with a D”– is written and illustrated by L. Samuels. Phoebe Douse: S3A2 shares the story of a young teen, born to Jamaican parents – and raised in Texas with the help of her maternal grandmother – Naan who is very...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:21 AM
Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Director Guy Nattiv paints a tenebrous world marked by hatred. Still, he leaves the door of redemption ajar. With a mere 18 minutes to deliver a message steeped in symbolical hyperbole, Nattiv leaves little to the imagination. The opening scene of...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:10 AM

ROME (AP): The paintings, drawings, tapestries, and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael’s works are collectively insured for €4 billion ($4.4 billion) against theft, vandalism, or other damages. But no money...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Education Education, Di ruler of our nation. Without it, there is no elevation. Poverty will only bring frustration to our nation. Let’s make a difference and change our current situation. Education, education, education. What’s happening to our...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:27 AM

It was a joyful moment at Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey, during Black History Month. The poem The Black African Bloom – Tribute to the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, was presented to Liberty Hall by Errol Bean. Participating in...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:26 AM

Shernette Richards-Francis, teacher of English language at Spot Valley High School in Montego Bay, shares that she got involved in robotics following a workshop hosted by The University of the West Indies, Western Campus, and was fascinated by the...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:26 AM
Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Mallica Reynolds, better known simply as ‘Kapo’, was the charismatic leader of the Zion Revivalist Church and the Patriarch Bishop of the St Michael Tabernacle. Reynolds was born on February 10, 1911, in Byndloss, a rural community in St Catherine...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group will this year honour the sterling contributions of Jamaica’s women to development in a unique way on International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8. On the day, every hour, The Gleaner Online will release a special...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Amid widespread concerns about spousal violence directed at women in Jamaica, this year’s International Women’s Day, March 8, takes on greater significance and provides an opportunity to celebrate our women for ‘holding up more than half the...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:38 AM

The Old Alberga Bridge in Gordon Town stands as a testament to Jamaica’s history. The old stone bridge, still in good condition, was abandoned and is now covered by debris and vegetation. Coffee production commenced in the St Andrew foothills of...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:37 AM

With Bob Marley brought to life in Bob Marley in Brixton, Sade, who ‘never liked doing more than one take of a song’, nods to Ted Hughes and his crow poems, the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, which claimed 72 lives, and more shared references...

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