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Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:28 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Modern education is all about empowering students with transferable skills that will hold up to a rapidly changing world. The current cohort of students is comprised of children from both Generation Z (born between 1992-2009) and Generation Alpha (...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AI or not AI? That is the question.Computer scientists in Australia teamed up with an expert in the University of Toronto's department of English to design an algorithm that writes poetry following the rules of rhyme and meter. To test their results...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica, land of wood and water; beautiful,A paradise, nestled in the Caribbean.Military base it became when Spain could not find gol'.About sixteen fifty five Britain defeated Spain and Invest did they in sugarcane cultivation,...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term 'sculpture' can be defined as "the art of creating solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc, out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone". One interesting thing about...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Eleanor Nelson need not hoot any whistle to marshal her little troops; from marching around the community, collecting PET bottles, making art from bottle caps, to lugging suitcase loads of books as her check-in baggage, teaching music, promoting...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Academic writing, public speaking, listening, critical thinking, communication studies, huddled under the umbrella of academic literacies, are seen as "English" courses that students believe they are "compelled" to do.The educators who deliver these...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Xaymaca Part 1 A Dream is Born Authors: L. Wakefield and S. Shakespeare Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Xaymaca unfolds at a relentless pace. With dizzying artistry, the authors use language to capture the brutality and inhumanity of man. It is in...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book review by Jennifer Kay, Associated PressBook: How to Love a Jamaican (Ballantine Books), by Alexia ArthursAlexia Arthurs' short story collection How to Love a Jamaican is a timely exploration of multigenerational waves of immigration, the...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSara Jensen

One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The top two words were "calculation" and "equation".When I asked a room of professional mathematicians...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean territory I have toiled here for decades to help rebuild your post-war country Yet I was wrongly detained, denied legal representation Threatened with deportation My name is Windrush You...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Notice how Suzanne is a name you sing?Hear the echo in the zanne:How it vibrates where the tongue touches the palateand in the larynx, the voice box?Appropriate isn't itFor a singer to be named Suzanne:To encapsulate the sound of your name.To spend...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Words, they are powerful, omnipotent and can change courses - of situations, lives and history -- the glory list can go on and on, but like a precious commodity they need to be used sparingly, appropriately and carefully - as Arundhati Roy, Indian...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, there has been a string of videos circulating on social media featuring inebriated persons expressing their love for rum in song. The lyrics of these songs vary, and some of them are remixes of hymns or popular songs, but the message...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristos Makridis

By 2026, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 per cent over what it was in 2016. Jobs in these fields will require skills in cloud computing, big data collection and storage, information security and...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Contrary to popular belief, embroidery is not an activity that is only employed by grandmothers to pass time by recreating pretty pictures.From time immemorial, societies have found innovative ways to record and transfer their knowledge and history...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fred Kennedy's Daddy Sharpe is a vividly searing narrative delivered in a punctilious and compelling style. It examines a period in history that screamed for humanity's attention; a time when reason stood on its head and mercy was cast aside. For...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the noise becomes too loudshe careens like a John Crow scavenging for foodher thoughts explode like bullets and her eyes swiminto the Rio Grande where she is a rock being cooledby the sweet gentle waterWhen doubt covers him like scabshe...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-six school leaders in the Turks and Caicos Islands were recent beneficiaries of an intensive two-week leadership development training programme facilitated by the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), an agency of the Ministry...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston:The Government of India is organising a quiz contest and is encouraging youth to participate.The Bharat Ko Janiye (Get to know India) Quiz is open to persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), as well as Foreign Nationals...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 11:16 PM
Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnna Bruce-Lockhart

When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift is coming. In 2017, Parker warned that social media "literally changes your relationship with society, with...

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