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Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The Royal Ontario Museum, also known as ROM, is an extraordinary place, made even more extraordinary thanks to Jamaica-born Canadian immigrant Michael Lee-Chin, whose pledge of a $30-million gift transformed the ROM dramatically in 2007. But let me...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Cumberland High School was plagued by some serious challenges in previous years – lateness, irregular attendance, possession of weapons, uniform irregularities, gang-like behaviour, gambling, extortion, frequent fights, absence from class, and...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Celebration of Gleaner 185 Cum yah mi fren, mek mi and yu talk Yu nu hear wah a gwan down a Sir William Grant Park Downtown a go buzz like a beehive Nuh Gleaner Company a celebrate 100 and 85, Dem have banner wid dem slogan big and bold ‘...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

In September 1999, an idea was brought to life by Dr Ronald Robinson that would transform university access in Jamaica, increasing the speed at which high-school students matriculated and improving the numbers of those who qualified for entry....

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson reads ‘I am a Promise’ - the story of Jamaican Olympian Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce - to the students of McCam Child Development Centre on September 6. Maj. Gen. Anderson engaged the students of the...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

A trip to Europe for film training and key filming equipment is on offer for young, amateur and aspiring Jamaican filmmakers being encouraged to participate in the European Union (EU) in Jamaica Short Film Competition. The project was launched on...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Inspiring music from 60 instruments filled Ellerslie Pen in Spanish Town, home of Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, on August 21, when graduates from the annual Food For The Poor Summer Band Camp displayed their musical skills before proud relatives...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Book: ‘Another Mother’ by Ross Kenneth Urken “Meaningful figures are mere silhouettes. But suddenly, at some point after the persons left us, we want the truth,” Ross K. Urken Ross Kenneth Urken’s Another Mother is a relentless search for...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:30 AM

BERLIN (AP): Artists in the western German city of Dortmund have sprayed over neo-Nazi graffiti in a street that far-right extremists have long claimed as their territory. Under the watchful eye of Dortmund police, the artists covered neo-Nazi...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:30 AMKaren Cumberbatch - Contributor

We see people moving their hands in the air, conversing without using a voice, and we think ‘deaf’. Most Caribbean people see a deaf person and think ‘dummy’. Political correctness says ‘hearing-impaired’. There are varying responses to the term...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:29 AMAmitabh Sharma

This phenomenon is from the world of make-believe, encased in fables, special effects, action, intrigue, and certainly a product of the flight of human imagination that has not known any boundaries or been conformed by any pre-defined and set...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Conscious voices We’ll not dissolve into the folds of quietude due to fear! Those who try to frighten us are often, themselves, scared. We’ll not allow the bawdy crowd to extricate us from ourselves Or, reach for us, in any way, whilst...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Fragility Part 2, an exhibition of new works by contemporary visual artist and musician, Richard Nattoo, was held July 27-August 24, 2019 at Gene Pearson Gallery. Nattoo, a recent graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:25 AM

It was a job well done as the Creatively Unique and Technologically Enhanced (CUTE) children showcased their talents in dance, drama, music, art and craft, and robotics. The CUTE Summer Blast was organised by JPent Studios as a means of fostering...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Sam Hunt is considered New Zealand’s most popular poet. His latest book, Coming to It: Selected Poems, brings his published work up to 23. Released in 2018 by Potton...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:27 AM

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP): Since 2013, Toni Gerlach has been blowing minds with her blown-glass art at her Mind Blown Hot Glass Studio located in the Pumphouse Coffee Shop and Deli in Deadwood, a quaint little town in South Dakota. “My favourite thing...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMAmitabh Sharma

There is an air of intrigue, a sense of awe, the fear of the unknown and epics that attain mythical proportions – the imposing structures of the Mayan civilisation nestled in the forests of Mexico are the earliest ­habitats of human civilisation...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:24 AM

A shattered start Ferris wheels Starlight and flashing neon lights Santa hats and candy canes Dirty sneakers and chocolate stains Cotton candy and sticky sweet hands Toy stores School trips And boat rides Swimming in the tide Fearless and...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As kids are getting ready to go back to school, in parents are on a shopping frenzy, and one of the hot items on the shopping list is a tablet. They come in various sizes, shapes, and colours, and nearly all have accompanying learning apps. But...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:23 AM
Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Heaven’s Open Book Author: Sheldon Peart Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Heaven’s Open Book lends new meaning to the biblical adage: ‘’Judge not lest ye be judged.’ Author Sheldon Peart encapsulates his defining message in the preface: “...some...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade (also known as the Society for the Abolition of the Slave...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:24 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP): The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan 18 years later: shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines, smashed because they...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:24 AM
Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMOpal Palmer Adisa - Contributor

“My very first lessons in the art of telling stories took place in the kitchen. My mother and three or four of her friends told stories with effortless art and technique. They were natural-born storytellers in the oral tradition.” – Paule...

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