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Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"Books are a means to an end," says Marcelo Simonetti, Chilean journalist, writer, and screenwriter, and a vociferous proponent of the written word.His journey to the literary world kicked off literary and figuratively after his childhood dream of...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMYvette Rowe

The social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, are a part of our everyday lives, and they are also a manifestation of how digital technology has changed the way we live, work, study and play.These innovations allow us to...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For this Christmas Season, National Museum Jamaica Institute of Jamaica, will be featuring Jamaican Toys.Toys have been an important part of childhood since early civilisation and while children of today are different from those many years ago,...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jackie Ranston's latest venture into Jamaican culture, Masonic Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Volume One, brings to light the individuals who transformed the island in many ways, and in the process, Ranston makes the history of the Freemasons in...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After retiring as chief executive officer of the GraceKennedy Group in 2011, it was his successor, Donald Wehby, who suggested to Douglas Orane that he write a book encapsulating the many speeches he had delivered during an illustrious career with...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:13 AM
Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Love's FireBurning with a fireLike VesuviusI turned to him A stoneRubbing the two sticksOf my love togetherFound himDeathly still, inanimate, coldIt seems there is no honourFor unrequited loversCharting the lastFrontiers of the boldWish I had...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"Bob Marley taught me English," said David Cairol, French songwriter andmusician. "Now I am teaching French through my music."Cairol's love affair of Bob Marley music, Reggae and his education to English language was a result of a mix up his friend...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: An African JourneyAuthor: Barbara EllisCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyBarbara Ellis' An African Journey couldn't be more timely. Slavery has long been dismantled, but its social and psychological impact continues to reverberate for tens of millions...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Finland and other countries are leading the way with innovation in education, and the world is taking notice. The country is the epitome of "What goes for the goose does not go for the gander" , with Singapore now surpassing them in global rankings....

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAnthea Morrison

In several literature classes at Mona over the years, I have thought it useful to cite an early text by Lorna Goodison, Jamaica's poet laureate, which highlights the power of the word. The poem begins: "Some of my worst wounds/ have healed into...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Ras Natango, his wife Tamika and son Ayale are artists and artisans in their own right, and a visit to their property, Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Gardens, in Camrose, St James reaffirms that.Their story is inspirational and colourful. It started...

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

Chilean journalist and writer, Marcelo Simonetti, will be visiting Jamaica from December 1-5 as a guest of his country's mission here.Simonetti is visiting the island to talk about the English edition of his novel Tito, which has been translated...

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

"It's hard work ... literally," says University of Toronto Professor Michael Gervers, an expert on Ethiopian history.Gervers, a professor in the department of historical and cultural studies at U of T (University of Toronto) Scarborough, received a...

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

Eleven Caribbean nationals, supported by the British Council, participated in this year's Animae Caribe Animation Festival earlier this week. They attended the Animae Caribe Animation Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from November 20-...

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

We continue our journey to highlight Jamaica's history through trivia and artefacts. Today we highlight the Home Sweet Home Lamp.This oil lamp is fondly called the Home Sweet Home lamp because of the words that delicately decorate its glass shade....

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:45 AM
Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:08 AM

During the brutal and inhumane slave trade in the 18th century, black families were mercilessly torn apart. Men were tortured and killed, the women raped, children separated from the protective arms of their mothers. Our native beliefs and customs...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

India grows into you, and the reasons could be varying - from the physical attributes to the metaphysical manifestations - then there is intrigue, the paradox of fast-paced chaotic lifestyle juxtaposed with the serenity...

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

The classroom is evolving with integration of technology, the emergence of tools making teaching easy and, at times, fun. But still, there are some challenges that need to be addressed, both in the physical spaces and with regard to the outcomes of...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Two Jamaican-Canadian authors have written new books to inspire children to, in one case, love themselves, and in the other, to believe in the power of faith and prayer.Shakara Andem, who is an early childhood educator and has a passion for writing...

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

We continue our journey down the history lane. today, we highlight Shut or Shet Pan.The Shet pan also known as the shut pan, is a traditional container made of tin. Traditionally, farmers and workers, in general, used the shet or shut pan to carry...

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

A good idea without action is simply a good idea. So many of us, if not all, at some point or another, have great ideas, but we don't always implement them, leaving room for possible regrets.Some share ideas, while others take them; some are...

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