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

The fall of 2017 was hard for the Caribbean; hurricanes pounded the islands, destroying homes, toppling trees and darkening cities. The storms hurt people and nature, damaging forests, wetlands, and the animals that live in them.Despite these tests...

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

Professor Kwame Dawes will be the speaker for the Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture Series, the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, announced.The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Educator Karla Hylton will be hosting Studying 101, a workshop designed to help students develop good study habits. The one-day, two-hour workshop, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the AV Centre at St Andrew High...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:06 AMTheresa Peters

Give me a reason Why I should continue When all seems to be lost in the mind Feelings of despair and a waste of time Give me a reason I say My mind is a place Where I can achieve what I dream"Greatness is in the making"Is the phrase I...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

When lights come on, cameras roll, and the action unfolds learning becomes fun. Michelle Serieux, the newly appointed Filmmaker in Residence at The Department of Literatures in English, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, plans to...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Forty students from two St Andrew schools had a chance to get a heads-up and a hands-down on marine ecosystems and their importance.'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future' was the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018, observed on Friday, February 2,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

If you grew up in Kingston in the '70s and '80s, you probably know a thing or two about the JOS (Jamaica Omnibus Service).Looking back, the JOS, called the 'Jolly Joseph', was a cheap and efficient way to get around Kingston. Sometimes, however, one...

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

A new theology school, the Academy for the Study of Religion, was launched at a ceremony held at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies on the Mona Campus last month.The academy, according to its founder and Chief Executive...

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

Parents are aware that the first five years of a child's life are the most important. These are the years that children develop the foundation for future health, development, happiness, and learning achievement at school.Yet, early childhood...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"Do you know what this is?" asked Evan Adams, Peace Corps volunteer, as he raised a plastic soda bottle to a group of grade three Wilmor Prep School students standing in a circle with him under a tree.Some curious stares, some plausible perceptions...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMFaith Nichola

A boy, not unlike them, an Ethilian born of the feathers of the great goddess, yet ...What was he? An anomaly?An abomination. A male child with a girl's wings. White, the colour ... the colour ...They held him down and searched his privates, these...

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

Music is an integral part of Jamaica's cultural fabric. the influence of numerous cultures has been evident in the instruments that have been used over the decades to produce various genres of music. The benta is one such musical instrument, and is...

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

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP):A Vermont high school on Thursday, February 1, began flying a Black Lives Matter flag in what officials said was a commitment to make the mostly white institution more inclusive.The student-led flag raising is part of a...

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

Book: Knucklehead Author: Adam Smyer Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby Adam Smyer delivers an imaginative expose on black psychology, a subject that proves as relevant today as it was centuries ago. This foray into racial archetypes is authentically urgent,...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:08 AMRay Hitchins

As we approach the third decade of the new century, the subject of careers represents a minefield of uncertainty, particularly for parents and their school-leavers who find themselves balancing the pros and cons of tertiary education.At times, this...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Horowitz and William White-Burke

Emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies are rapidly changing how people, business, society, and nations interact. Universities have a pivotal role to play. Their ability lies in three main dimensions: developing new technologies,...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Apart from its pristine tropical beauty, Jamaica is home to some of the world's finest coffee. Our focus today is the Baldwin Son...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Starting in the fall of 2018, most international PhD students at the University of Toronto (U of T) will pay tuition fees equivalent to those of domestic students."This is very positive news for the University," said Joshua Barker, dean of the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

All of us would possibly remember our CXC grades, but would we remember the questions that were asked in the exam?Maybe not. Let's go deeper: Do you even remember the last thing you were taught before the exam? Maybe high school is too far back; it...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Family We need love to set us free said one brother It's not an easy road said another But good morals, integrity and character Then I and my people will never falter Higher level in which my people should reach I'm competent and equip so I'm compel to...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven artists from across the Caribbean got a chance to express their creativity on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.The aim was to #DoBiggerThings. Armed with this piece of technology, some of these artists captured life in photographs while others tried...

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

The 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, China, was a high point in the journey of Jamaican artist Bryan McFarlane.He was not only proud because of the exploits of the Jamaican athletes, led by Usain Bolt, but also because McFarlane himself received a...

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

Throughout decades, Jamaica has been influenced by numerous cultures and their practices, which makes this island nation unique. As we continue on our journey to chart the history of Jamaica through her artefacts, today, we focus on the Limestone...

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