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Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Researchers and experts in the fields of criminology, security, justice, and religion will gather at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) on November 20 for a conference under the theme "Religion and Crime Prevention: A Focus on Jamaica and its...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:42 AM

When we think about heroes we tend to think about persons with super human strength and abilities, all of whom would have somehow attained their powers through radiation, extraterrestrial contact or even from a spiders' bite.In Jamaica we have many...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaulette Ramsay

Ninety-one-year-old Ivy Lewis of Guantanamo sang Sly Mongoose - the well-known Jamaican folk song - in a clear voice. At 21, in 1948, she was sent to her aunt, a domestic helper for American Managers with the United Fruit Company in Camaguey, Cuba,...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarol 'Annie' Hamilton

Over the last 30 years, Jamaica has seen a focus on the expansion and development of businesses in the visual and performing arts in areas such as visual arts, music, dance, drama, and arts management, among other areas being referred to as the...

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

The British Council facilitated a series of meetings and pre-capacity building training and fact-finding visits to heritage sites recently to assess and map the needs of the local heritage sector.Katharine Pugh, UK's Chairman of the Advisory Group...

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

Vehicles everywhere, cars, buses, trucks,Trailers, minivans, bikes, bicycles.They form long lines, some form semi-circles,And some look almost like triangles.People walking left and right, Everybody is looking at the stoplight.Drivers, riders,...

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

Twenty-six-year-old spoken-word poet and actor Renard Anderson, who goes by the name Riddim, is one among many spirited young men inspired by Jamaica in his creative pursuits.Riddim recently returned to Jamaica from his second visit to the United...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The Government of Jamaica has provided scholarships to 158 students under the third year of a $1.2B Tertiary Student Funding Initiative primarily aimed at increasing the number of math, science and TVET teachers in the education system. For the 2018...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnn-Margaret Lim

Heroes Day always gets me thinking about our past and present and how interlinked they are. There are present-day heroes, but somehow I keep going back to our ancestors and thinking that many of them were unsung heroes, and as a poet, I believe in...

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

Bernice L. McFadden's Praise Songs for the Butterflies weaves through the steely web of human existence where traditions collide with modernity, secularism with spiritism, and the sacred with the profane.McFadden's driving campaign to shed light on...

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

"We should not forget the sacrifices made the by brave men in the World Wars," said Major (Retd.) Johanna Lewin. Somewhere in the vast expanse of serene blue skies, in an era before dependency on artificial intelligence, human instincts ruled the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" was the underlying message that resonated on October 2 at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, at Jamaica Library Service.In traditional Indian style, Gandhi's bust was garlanded, and there were petals...

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

"I never settle for mediocrity," says Ashleigh James, 2018 JN Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scholarship recipient for Kingston.This 12-year-old has consistently excelled in her studies since starting school when she was three.It was,...

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

With the start of the new school year, the British Council resumed its Core Skills Training Workshops, with a focus on advanced training in student leadership. The teacher-training workshops are aimed at enabling students to lead in a range of...

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

Remains of sculpted stone artefacts and tools from the New Stone Age (about 10,000 BCE to 2,000 BCE) show that the craft of stone carving can be traced back to ancient civilisations and found in many regions of the world.The fundamental techniques...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEugene Williams

I decided to study to become a theatre artist after the overwhelming and enriching experience of the first Caribbean Festival of the Arts, CARIFESTA, in 1972 in Guyana. That first festival captured the tremendous political optimism and the...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKate Torii

All students need to experience the world of work, particularly work of the future, long before they leave school, according to a new report.The latest Mitchell Institute report, Connecting the Worlds of Learning and Work, says that collaborating...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMDilip Menon

No author in contemporary times more wilfully damaged his reputation with cantankerous observations as did VS Naipaul. He had extreme and contrarian opinions on the big issues of the day, from colonialism to Islam and the travesties of nationalism in...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: The Ice Migration Author: Jacqueline Crooks Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Novelist Jacqueline Crooks stares down the prayerful optimist in The Ice Migration. And blink she doesn't.In this literary marvel, life is plagued by harsh relentless forces...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), on Thursday, September 20, launched WKPP's inaugural Energy Debating Competition.Under the theme 'Young Minds Powering Jamaica's Energy Future', JEP's affiliate provided students, teachers, sponsors, and other...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Land; Music PeopleSound systems are in our birth canalsLoving hard is in our brainsRiddim beats in our DNASo we know, Stone Love is in our veinsIt's impossible to be a JamaicanAnd not have music in your bloodWe are all the offspring of...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 8:23 PM

There has been a rise in non-standard forms of employment globally, including increases in temporary, part-time, and temporary agency work, subcontracting, dependent self-employment and disguised employment relationships. Today, approximately 20-...

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