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Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

There are a couple of things that strike a chord with a visitor to the Land of the Rising Sun such as cleanliness, politeness, patience, meticulousness, precision and, there is creativity in every nook and corner of the country – from food...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:24 AM
Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Jamaica has many historical institutions, many of which have helped to shape the direction of the country. Institutions such as the Kingston Parish Church, St George’s Anglican Church, Nuttall Memorial Hospital, the Mico University College, and...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:22 AM

In June 201,9 Meeting Ground had its first outing, featuring poems from Jamaica and New Zealand. The theme then centred on fatherhood. This time around, we give you birds from New Zealand and Jamaica. Works from New Zealand’s Poet Laureate (David...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Book: The Sober Truth: Debunking The Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and The Rehab Industry Authors: Lance Dodes, MD and Zachary Dodes Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD The Sober Truth is a direct challenge to Alcoholic Anonymous’ 12 Step Program,...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:31 AM

In her beautiful, suspenseful and timely new novel “American Dirt,’’ Jeanine Cummins succeeds in taking migration – one of the central issues of our time – and bringing it down to human size. The story of one Mexican mother and her young son...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:30 AM

Kingston, Jamaica Downtown Fleet Street a Mural Mecca Projecting images of inner city life like flash cards On otherwise derelict walls. Artists and volunteers of all stripes Incarnating the spirit...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:30 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

In an updated edition of the best-seller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by New York Times best-selling author Patricia Schultz, the hefty deluxe edition lists a number of inclusions in Jamaica. The sole photo around the Jamaica listing...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:28 AM
Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:28 AM

Writing book reviews can sometimes be intimidating. You read a book that grabs you, but then it is by someone you revere and who is still alive, someone who could pick up the phone and reprimand you for whatever reason. So you sweat more when...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:27 AMDalea Bean - Contributor

I always wanted to be a doctor. Not for the title or the prestige attached to it, but because I wanted to help people. As a child, I had very little ambition apart from doing what I could to assist others in distress, and medicine seemed the best...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially,” said Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India, in his Tryst with Destiny speech on...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:35 AM
Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:35 AMMichael Bucknor - Contributor

“No longer are we preparing graduates for a job in their lifetime, we are preparing them for a lifetime of jobs!” This was the startling revelation from Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE), Professor Waibinte Wariboko, at the...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:34 AM

Book: You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity Author: Don McPherson Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD You Throw like a Girl offers an insightful look into Western patriarchy. It is bold and uncompromising, indicting a long-standing...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:50 AMMegan K. Maas - Contributor

Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-non-conforming way had a new stocking stuffer last year: the gender-neutral doll. Announced in September last year, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls doesn’t clearly identify as...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:49 AM

Editors and opinion writers in the public media have called for an informed debate on the effectiveness and efficiency of the higher-education sector. There is concern that in Jamaica, and the wider Caribbean, the sector might be underperforming...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:49 AM

Century A Century is a special thing It takes time to grow It takes time to become wise Its head of grey Unravels time It is too aged to be young But not too old To revert to youthful things Like crushed Irish Potatoes And long forgotten diapers...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:47 AM

Long Bright River Riverhead books, by Liz Moore The complicated relationship of two estranged sisters who choose different life paths persuasively works as a metaphor for their old neighbourhood, which is in transition. Deftly plotted with strong...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:47 AM

TOKYO (AP): The official posters are out for this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting to graphic design to photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:46 AM

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Ballantine Books, by Cassie Chambers Written by a young lawyer whose roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:46 AM

Ann-Margaret Lim, The Gleaner book reviewer, interviews 13-year old Sofia Ahmed, who wrote The Vow To be Free when she was 11. The book is set in slavery days and follows two children on their freedom run. Sofia lives in the United States but has...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:45 AM
Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:17 AM

BAGHDAD (AP): The sculptures carved by seven art trainees were lined up outside a makeshift workshop in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. With them were posters depicting protesters who have killed in anti-government demonstrations in the past three months...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Vision 2020: Healthy, wealthy and wise Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? With him there is no limit. So glorify God with your body, mind and soul. Whatever you eat, drink, say or do. Do it to the glory of God...

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