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

When you wake and things look bleak And the landlord knocks on your door like a freak And the neighbours laugh and mock You look in your closet and only see an old frock Look up to the skies and focus on Jesus.When you get your pay...

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

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has entered a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in offering 5,000 new scholarships under its Early College and Advanced Placement Programme (ECAP).The...

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

Run Taino Run!!! Yamayeka 2018 will be launched on March 14 at 6 a.m. at Emancipation Park, St Andrew.According to the organisers, this event was inspired by Jamaica's participation in the Peace and Dignity Journeys (PDJ) in 2016.Runners Robert...

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

As a child, you taught me how to spell Taught me how to read and write quite well You taught me geography and the intricacies of the city You showed me how to be brave and not to wallow in self-pity From the moonlit hills of Porto Bello,You...

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

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica's literary industry begins today (March 4) and will conclude on Sunday, March 11.The organisers have indicated that this year, KBF would include events that would appeal to a cross...

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

A review of Arnold Foote, The Making of a Global Visionary by Dr Angela Ramsay Arnold Foote, the Making of a Global Visionary could easily be renamed Arnold Foote and His Many Lives, for Arnold emerges as a resilient figure who keeps reinventing...

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

We continue our journey highlighting the artefacts of Jamaica and their place in history. today, we look at Abeng.Jamaica has several Maroon settlements of which Accompong is the largest. Other major Maroon communities can be found in Moore Town,...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"I don't understand," said Conrad Harris, executive director of Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB), "Why do people have to keep low expectations from us?"This is a profound statement, which needs to get the notion and perception that, for people...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSuzanne Francis Brown

Groups of students from every faculty of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona have been coming into the UWI Museum during late January and early February, seeking artefacts they can interpret in the context of themes studied in a course...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:38 AM
Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Using the Historical Thesaurus of English as a data set, which dates back nearly 1,000 years to the period of Old English, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lehigh University and the University of Toronto have developed an...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

In today's world, time has, seemingly, become scarce and with technology giving us tools to effectively manage time and also tasks at hand.Research indicates that some of the best strategies for navigating projects, tasks, and errands, involve...

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

I first met Patricia "Tricia" Fay on one of her trips to Jamaica. She was travelling with a potter from Saint Lucia, where Fay had lived fortwo years.Fay, a professional potter in Massachusetts, in 1993, she had a graduate degree in ceramics, her...

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...

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