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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...

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

Jamaica, land of wood and water; beautiful,A paradise, nestled in the Caribbean.Military base it became when Spain could not find gol'.About sixteen fifty five Britain defeated Spain and Invest did they in sugarcane cultivation,...

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

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term 'sculpture' can be defined as "the art of creating solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc, out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone". One interesting thing about...

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

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Eleanor Nelson need not hoot any whistle to marshal her little troops; from marching around the community, collecting PET bottles, making art from bottle caps, to lugging suitcase loads of books as her check-in baggage, teaching music, promoting...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Academic writing, public speaking, listening, critical thinking, communication studies, huddled under the umbrella of academic literacies, are seen as "English" courses that students believe they are "compelled" to do.The educators who deliver these...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Xaymaca Part 1 A Dream is Born Authors: L. Wakefield and S. Shakespeare Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Xaymaca unfolds at a relentless pace. With dizzying artistry, the authors use language to capture the brutality and inhumanity of man. It is in...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:09 AM

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