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

Applications for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme are now open. The call for applications opened on September 3, 2018, and closes on November 2, 2018, at 4 p.m., according to a communique sent out by the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica.It...

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

Tea is often thought of as being a quintessentially British drink. They have been drinking it for over 350 years. But in fact, the history of tea goes much further back.The story of tea begins in China. Legend has it that in 2737 BC, the Chinese...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

This feature is Part 2 of Love Affair with Jamaica and The Caribbean published on August 26.The thrills of travel are not limited to Jamaica, and there are over thirty destinations in the Caribbean, all with their charm and allure to varying degrees...

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

It was one year ago that devastating hurricanes hit the region. Throughout the region, many are reflecting on a year of trials and triumphs. People united to help each other recover and rebuild. They also found time to aid birds and the wild spaces...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

The British Council, with the help of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in Scotland and Flag Up Scotland Jamaica, will be donating 118 boxes of books in Braille and large print to the Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

A train pulled by two diesel engines, hauling a dozen creaking, squeaking wooden cars, tearing through the countryside on a quiet, starry night - sounds like the opening scenes of a Western. Rife with anticipation, something is about to go down....

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

"On that night, Tuesday, twenty-ninth (29th) January, 2013, I went for a drive with a friend ... . We suddenly realised something went wrong ... . Although I did not see any weapon, I ... instinctively moved to protect myself. There was a loud, dull...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKarl Salmon

Separation of Church and State is a theoretical concept that defines distance, allowing citizens the freedom to practise any religion of their choice and preventing the government from officially recognising or favouring any religion in government-...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Google recently successfully put its DeepMind artificial intelligence system to work recognising eye diseases. With AI also being used to diagnose cancer, and the launch of AI-driven smartphone apps that can discuss symptoms and triage patients, it...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Therisa Cherian is the current principal of Mount Alvernia Preparatory School (MAPS) in Montego Bay, St James. According to her, the small-population school is a high-performance institution, which has been producing high-achieving students year...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

I was born with a passion for travel and exploration. When I was eleven, I journeyed by two trains from Savanna-la-Mar to Buff Bay and Port Antonio to spend summer holidays with my grandfather on the other side of the island. It was a two-day trip....

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A new online course - the first of its kind - has been developed by the British Council to help international students prepare to study at a university in the United Kingdom.The Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK massive open online...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A rite of passage can be defined as any ceremony that marks important transitional periods in a person's life such as birth, puberty, marriage, having children, and death. Rites of passage usually involve ritual activities and teachings designed to...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHelen O'Sullivan

Take a moment to think back to the first classroom you ever entered. Whether it was at school or a nursery, chancesare there was a blackboard, with coloured chalk where you focused most of your attention. You were probably working from a booklet or...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Black GoldAuthor: Christena AV WilliamsCritic: Glenville Ashby, PhDFrom the outset Christena Williams appears tepid,but slowly, she grows infervour.Her tone and unremitting cadence define a soul rebelling against mediocrity, lassitude, and,...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMIshwar K. Puri

It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs, and exams to earn a useful undergraduate degree that signalled competence and was redeemable for a good job.Employers would spend weeks or months training their...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Internationally renowned dub poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze was honoured with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jamaica Poetry Festival, in association with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).The event took place at the Jamaica Poetry Festival...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Academically, Mount Alvernia Prep School (MAPS), located along Queen's Drive in Montego Bay, St James, is arguably one of the best preparatory schools in all of Jamaica, what with its consistent excellent Common Entrance/GSAT results.So, what is...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear, mom, mamma, mommy I have a clue, just for you Mamma, thank you for all those kisses you showered me with,Thank you for not being missing Thank you for all your wishes,Thank you for all your dreams and aspirations for me,Thank you for...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:28 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Modern education is all about empowering students with transferable skills that will hold up to a rapidly changing world. The current cohort of students is comprised of children from both Generation Z (born between 1992-2009) and Generation Alpha (...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AI or not AI? That is the question.Computer scientists in Australia teamed up with an expert in the University of Toronto's department of English to design an algorithm that writes poetry following the rules of rhyme and meter. To test their results...

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