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Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

There are seldom occasions and there are rarely people to describe that put one at a loss for words - where similes and attributes seem to lose their sheen. Perhaps, in essence it would be akin to trying to match the intensity of sunlight with a...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: This Is For You Author: Angel Castillo Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby In her first published work, Angel Castillo proves her salt as a writer of enviable range. At the outset, Castillo paints a world of charred ruins gnawing away at her nascent mind...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) will create murals, photos, sculptures, paintings, and other visual art communicating the power of its human-rights provisions on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tru Ting Wish I coulda sey how I tun Bruce Leesista,An' karate di bwoy dem, Mek dem run an' bawl fi dem modda, But ah me run from dem blow wow An pull muscle, like Asafa,When me scale de fence After dem tell me get inna de cyar Whey dem ride me down, Hol...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"I met so many Jamaican people, and I felt their kindness during my stay in Jamaica," said Yukino Tsubokura, a 17-year-old student from Yonago High School in Tottori prefecture in Japan. She and her nine classmates had a chance to visit the island...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Nelson

Industry and educators are agreed: the world needs creativity. There is interest in the field, lots of urging, but remarkably little action. Everyone is a bit scared of what to do next. On the question of creativity and imagination, they are mostly...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnn Margaret Lim

It was a heady mix of fine arts, music, poetry, dance and vibrant energy. On Sunday, November 25, the fourth staging of the annual Osmosis Caribbean ArtBeats showcase at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston took the evening to a crescendo....

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmina Blackwood-Meeks

For many years, the month of November has been observed as Youth and Community Development Month in Jamaica. Within the education sector, November is observed as Parenting Month. The activities are intended to assist parents to do a better job to...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In 2015, one of Jamaica's telecommunications companies announced that the number of subscribers to its service who use smartphones surpassed one million.Three years later this number has grown exponentially and is still growing. Cell phones are as...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite the drizzle on the evening of Friday, November 23, viewers poured into The Serengeti, Hope Zoo for the premiere of Manifesto Jamaica's Run Free: The Documentary. The event, which was packed to capacity with...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After a 13-year-hiatus, fine artist Errol Moo Young will showcase his works at a solo exhibition, which will open on Saturday, December 1, at Grosvenor Gallery in Manor Park.The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Aggrey Irons and will run...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Diwali, also referred to as Deepavali or Dipavali, is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November every year.This festival is usually associated with Hinduism, but it is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"Farming can be very creative," said Aika Nakakomi, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer, as she scooped up a handful of compost and sifted it in a plastic barrel cut vertically in half.Creativity began just there, with innovative...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Author Barbara Ellis chronicles a transitional period in the black experience. It is the postslavery era, but freedom brings a new set of challenges.An African Journey is acaptivating sequel that details slavery's aftermath, the curious events...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments, and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonisers can return African art to Africa.The study by French art historian Benedicte Savoy...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Consumption of ganja is embedded in Jamaica, but there is a dearth of research documenting the evolved cultural experience and understanding surrounding this plant. This dearth, and the intrinsic value of the humanities for research on cultural...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

High School Crush Words left unsaid Diaries un-read For fear it would betray The turmoil in my head I see other girls you're with And imagined it was me But hide for shame you will discover My rabid jealousy.I want to unleash passion's fist To make you...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBozhanka Vitanova and Johan Bjurman Bergman

To maximise your chances of building a successful start-up, you should wait until your 42nd birthday to become an entrepreneur, advises a recent MIT study. Unsurprisingly, younger founders are often less experienced and consequently have a lower...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCamille Quamina & Marvin George

Sistren Theatre Collective's Bellywoman Bangarang, directed by Camille Quamina, is the most recent production of the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the second production for this semester.At the time...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Who remembers crabbing in old time Jamaica?I grew up in Westmoreland and as I recall in the 70s, crabs would swarm the parish during heavy rains. As a little boy, the first thing you had to learn before going crabbing was how to hold the crab by the...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Maureen Warner-Lewis projects Archibald Monteath on to a multiplex tapestry ofhistory. Archibald, like slaves before and after him, is swept up by the sociological and psychological curents of a painful era.Throughout, documents, personal narratives...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Thomas

As a child, every November, the little red poppies were sold to aid the veterans of the two world wars, the men at the Jamaica Legion's Curphey Home. I had always heard that the poppies represented the blood of the soldiers who fought and were...

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