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Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:22 AM
Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAmitabh Sharma

Life is a canvas in many ways. Its blankness inspires numerous creative minds to ip their brushes into the palette, swirl to mix colour, and express their inner thoughts with a stroke of swift movements. But the key is, as summarised by Thomas Alva...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:17 AM

With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard’s debut novel, The Risk of Us, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) illuminates the joys, challenges, fears, and frustrations of adopting a foster child. And while she delves into the minutiae of “the system” and the...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMJelena Damjanovic - Contributor

The temperatures may seem undecided, but the calendar does not lie. Golf season is here, and scientists say there may be a very simple tool to give your game a boost. According to new research from the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Mike Manson’s Down in Demerara is storytelling at its best. Manson’s protagonist, Felix Radstock, is witty, self-deprecating, and disarming, a sympathetic figure on a fact-finding mission in the South American country of Guyana. It is a place that...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Digital badging is a new frontier establishing training credentials and Jamaica is now poised to become one of the first digital societies in the Caribbean through this technology. To this end the Ministry of Education Youth and Information (MoEYI...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Over the last five years, almost 50,000 people on 22 islands have learned new things about birds. They took part in BirdSleuth Caribbean, an innovative programme that uses birds to teach science and conservation. The programme was done by...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

An enthusiastic crowd of creatives gathered at The Haven on Friday, March 29, for a jam session and fundraiser in aid of music education. Saxophonist Dean Fraser and members of the Zincfence Redemption band set a high bar for the acts that would...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Higgler’s Cry Mi spot di jeep! Di police jeep! All Higglers clear di scene Everyday Babylon have wi A sprint and jump Like Delloreen So wha wi fi do When no work no deh And dem close down all di factory? Big Chrismus come Dem a nyaam steak...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The winnerS of the JPS Energy of Jamaica Photo Competition have been announced. After weeks of public voting, internal deliberations and expert judging, Brittanie Martin emerged as the $100,000, winner with a photo entitled ‘Summer Days in Blue...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMLuca Morini - Contributor

Every year, millions of international students travel to different countries to study at university. This, together with a lack of public funding for universities, has created an increasingly competitive market in which universities work directly...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Old King’s House in Spanish Town, Jamaica, has had a very long and complex history spanning colonial and post-colonial eras. The house has had the distinction of being one of the few residential sites of the post-Columbian world, with more than 450...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMAnn-Margaret Lim - Contributor

The narrative poem Prophets by Kwame Dawes captures the ­essence of Jamaican life, depicting the influences of the Bible, reggae and dancehall on the Jamaican psyche through the dual ­depiction of Clarice and Thalbot – both considered ­prophets by...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom will be ­offering two doctoral programmes to qualified individuals through the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), beginning September 2019. Programmes being offered are the Doctorate...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP): Dan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93. Robbins, whose works were dismissed by some critics but later...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Jamaica’s country roads Travelling on Jamaica’s country roads is so relaxing There is so many sightseeing to admire while driving People on the side walks selling different variety of things It is enchanting, whether the wind is blowing, rain...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Williams - Contributor

In February, which was celebrated as reggae and black history month artist and art educator Dushaine Lorraine mounted his first solo exhibition, titled ‘Mental Slavery Revisited’, at the University of Technology, Centre for the Creative Arts. “‘...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMAmitabh Sharma

“It has been 10 years since I left my home, but my mother still puts out Hina dolls every year and sends us a picture of the dolls,” said Haruna Higa, cultural officer at the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica. Dolls, in Japan and many other countries,...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Students and faculty might be curious about the series of four-legged visitors of all shapes and sizes who come through University College. There’s the one-eyed Frenchie, Eddie; Ryder, the fluffy Samoyed; and Bacon, the miniature Schnauzer. They...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:17 AMAldrin Sweeney - Contributor

Many arguments have been made over the past several years emphasising the importance of science-technology-engineering-mathematics (STEM) research and STEM education in Jamaica’s social and economic progress. There are several definitions of STEM...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMAnthea McGibbon - Contributor

Visual artist Bryan McFarlane opened his latest exhibition, ‘New Beginnings’, last month, which is being hosted by hotelier Evan Williams as he launched the Gene Pearson Gallery located at R-Hotel and named in honour of master sculptor, ceramist,...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

We didn’t consider it even vaguely gross, and certainly not remotely criminal, many years ago. But try to imagine nowadays the ghastly horror of returning from church on Sunday after worship to behead a red rooster for dinner. Killing and cooking...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:14 AM

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