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Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

With over 60 years of delivering consistent and high-quality programmes, RJR94FM has now increased its local content with the objective of offering listeners programming that reflects the values and concerns of the community in which they serve....

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota Jamaica is inviting students to enter the 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest to use their best creative expression for their chance to win prizes for themselves and their school, and possibly, that trip to Japan.Students up to 15 years old who...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In an effort to take the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to new levels of operational excellence, the company has embarked on a strategic innovative leadership development programme - iLead.iLead, acronym for Leadership, Excellence and Development,...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As preparations continue for the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information continues to heighten public awareness of the initiative.With just-concluded town hall meetings across the island,...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are pieces of history that become part and parcel of life, and as much as one might not realise it, some brand names are synonymous with a country's people. Today, we highlight the Excelsior Cracker Box.Before plastic packaging, tin boxes were...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Queen Mother Miriamne Samad was born in Harlem, New York, is a Garveyite, and has evolved into a black pride/power advocate and activist. She moved to Jamaica in 1975 with her Garveyite husband Abdul Samad who was born here.Queen Mother brought back...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saturday Art-Time, the National Gallery of Jamaica's child art programme resumed for its second term on January 13 and goes on till March 24.Coordinated for youngsters from ages eight to 15 years old, Saturday Art-Time is a weekly series of art-...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When you're in loveit's your blessing or your doom,you try so hard to avoid it,but your soul's repeating it,you've lost your spirit's wingsbut your heart rises up on nothingyou say she's not the one you'd takebut then you phone...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

The meandering path leading to Mount Providence, Clarendon, interchanges with asphalt and gravel. If one swears by Google Maps, its GPS tracking ends in the middle of nowhere. Time to switch apps - ask locals for directions."You are in the right...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

Ian Boyne -Profile of a man Larger than life Our living room guest for almost thirty years Mesmerised epics of blood, sweat and tears Stories of triumph Tumbling fears Many would give up But for inspirational feats Thrashing the odds Winning the fights,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Autobiography of a little Jamaican Boy, Survival of a Delicate Orchid among Thorny WeedsAuthor: Kenneth G. BlakeCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyKenneth Blake is an elder, and a personage deserving of every accolade accorded to him. A treasure trove...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Who is a poet, one might ask a dreamer, one may perceive; with their mind constantly traversing the path of the surreal, fantasy with myriad of thought processes on how they perceive the world and beyond, and percolating the complex thought...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week we highlighted that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is being embraced as a means of internally generating the socioeconomic and technological conditions for development. Critical and relevant humanities...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Texaco recently awarded 12 winners a total of $1.2 million from their just concluded Back to School Brawta promotion. Each individual collected $100,000, and schools of their choice received grants of $100,000 each.The winners were Omar Davis, Cleon...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In our ongoing series highlighting Jamaica's history through artefacts, we focus on the jade petaloid celt (axe head).Petaloid celts were cutting tools that the Tainos made from river stones. These were chiselled and shaped to an edge and made in a...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:42 AM

We are continuing our journey through time to highlight key elements from Jamaica's history through the artefacts. This week we focus on the Pharmaceutical Bottle.  In the late seventeenth century, Port Royal was a bustling trading post...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLisa S. Scott

Parents often receive books at paediatric checkups and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their children is critical for supporting development.The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book review: Jumbie Story Author: Albert Cumberbatch Simon and Simeon Watson are twins - ambitious young men from Guyana with a future that holds promise. They embark on an academic journey at a prestigious university in the US. They are hopeful,...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMWaibinte Wariboko

In varying degrees, many of the contemporary socioeconomic and political problems of post-colonial societies in the 21st century are still traceable directly to their colonial past and their current disadvantageous locations.This system has, over...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

They cannot halt creation with their slugs Since, for every life they claim More great souls, in bodies Come.The universe is wise and calm.It sits patiently looking on At all the vagaries of man Which, in due course Rouse the...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The December 2017 edition of Miami Art Week had over 100,000 visitors converging on the festivities and also saw Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean's visual and performing arts platform, No Commission, back for the second time, under the theme 'a...

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