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Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 8:49 PM

The Mathematics Marathon, hosted on the grounds of the Mandeville HEART Trust/ NTA’s Adult Education Centre recently, was dubbed a resounding success by scores of candidates who took the CXC (CSEC) Mathematics Examination. The Mathematics Marathon...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:19 AM

PARIS (AP): The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute on Friday, May, 17 to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei, who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his home in New York City. Dozens of employees of the Louvre gathered...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:19 AM

On Tuesday, May 7, staff members of the Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention and the UN Environment Caribbean Subregional Office (CSRO) joined members of the public and private sector in Jamaica in taking part in the annual Read Across Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM

There have been a lot of anxious moments since the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) of the replacement of the Grade Six Achievement Test with the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). Along with students, teachers and...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM
Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Around the world, Jamaican people are known for their ingenuity, style, music, intellectual capacity, sportsmanship, and creativity. When it comes to science and technology, many have put Jamaica on the map, from creating a disease-resistant papaya...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AMFloyd Morris - Guest Contributor

Education is a fundamental means of social transformation and empowerment. It has the potential of making an individual into what or who he or she wants to become. This has been the experience of Senator Dr Floyd Morris, director of the University...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM- Craig Weightman - Contributor

If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a real contribution to the world but aren’t sure you have any really meaningful talents, perhaps you should look at how you play computer games. A growing body of research suggests that the virtual...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Book review of Plastered in Pretty Ann-Margaret Lim Natasha Marks, a St Vincentian author and geography teacher at the St Vincent Girls’ High School, has some serious thoughts on the modern-day world citizen who is hooked on social media,...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:24 AM
Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMAmitabh Sharma

“I subscribe to the sayings of great leaders who maintain that all children are our children,” said Paul Sully, country director of Peace Corps Jamaica. “My years in the Peace Corps have taught me the tremendous value of engaging young people in...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AM

You are Mother When I was wrapped in the Warmth and comfort of your womb, And felt the touch of your love from the inside. When your arms held me for the first time, telling me what Joy and beauty I was, kissing and smiling, not wanting to let...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:21 AMDonnette Zacca - Contributor

“We saw the beauty of this country through your eyes,” might be the apt words that we can use to describe Maria LaYacona, who passed away on Sunday April 28, 2019. On the behalf of the Society we would like to convey our condolences to her friends...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:13 AM

For Alister Sometimes you missed the beat Sometimes we lost sight of the melody Which flattens the chord That overlays the rhythmic foundation. It would have been unwitting That cadence of the Simon/Tobias ‘Folksy Jingles’, written...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:13 AM
Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Crislyn Beecher-Bravo’s foray into the fine arts began around 20 years ago when she started collecting works of Jamaican masters at the encouragement of her maternal aunt. Over the years, her collection grew, and somewhere down the line, the...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMAmina Blackwood Meeks - Contributor

Imagine storytelling being consciously employed in the fight against drugs. Imagine people leaving their homes in times of natural disasters to sit in the rain under umbrellas or traverse muddy terrain to engage with storytellers. These are some...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Book: From Guard House to the Glass House - One Man’s Journey through the Maze of Caymanian Politics Author: J.A. Roy Bodden Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD J.A. Roy Bodden’s From Guard House to the Glass House is an explosive autobiographical work...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:19 AM
Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AMAnn-Margaret Lim - Contributor

Lisa McLean’s Love Has Wrinkles – her first published children’s book – is exactly what Fae Ellington says in her blurb: lovely. As Ellington writes in her endorsement of the book, it “addresses the issue of the importance of the extended family…...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AMWilliam Dixon - Contributor

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a critical component in how governments, businesses and citizens defend themselves against cyber attacks. Starting with technology designed to automate specific manual tasks and advancing to machine...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Internationally, the month of April is observed as the month for the various movements and celebrations. Some of these observances include Autism Awareness, National Garden Month, National Poetry Month, Earth Day, and April Fools’ Day. However, in...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The British Council will be presenting their third annual Boys in Education Week from April 29 to May 2 under the theme Boys Can! This year, the British Council is using their Boys in Education Week of activities as a precursor to their islandwide...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:17 AM

New Limits No man outruns the choices he makes But learns from the chances he takes I am much wiser today Learning to let God lead the way There’s no comparison to my love… Love for my soul dove It’s not only my heart’s desire And for her I...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse in any shape or form Has over the past few years become the norm It should not be tolerated By anyone but hated Domestic abuse Should not be an excuse It is used as a method of control of a partner Be careful it...

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