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Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In 2006, Facebook was in its infancy, Twitter was being launched, and nobody had iPhones. Ten years on, the world is a very different place, and so is the workplace.Jobs exist now that we had never heard of a decade ago. One estimate suggests that...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This board is used to play a number of variants of the African game known as Oware (Awari), which is among the oldest known games that require intellectual skill.The objective of the game is to capture more seeds than one's opponent.Oware...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As a new school year approaches, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information remains committed to its primary goal of providing formal education to all students. The ministry is also concerned, however, about the holistic development of all...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As youth development specialists have been saying for many years, Jamaica's youth is at a crisis and a crossroads. At the same time, they are very much victims as they are perpetrators of most crimes committed in Jamaica.According to the UNDP...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAshish Jhingran

This is a proverbial case of the last mile of a journey - it seems to be the longest, most enduring and takes the best of performances to successfully cross over the finishing line.Final year of studies at the university or college, likewise, seems...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It was long ago in a silver screen near us when R2-D2, C-3PO, or more recently BB8, awed and mesmerised us with their ability to assist humans and other living species in galaxy light years away. These alphanumeric science fictional droids and...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: The Black Cosmetics KingAuthor: Tony WadeCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyTony Wade's memoir reads like a template for business success. But it is more. Wade makes a sociological statement: A marginalised people can surmount institutionalised...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Our journey continues as we highlight another set of artefacts from the chapters of the island's history, which tell the story of Jamaica being a thriving hub of commerce and trade.Bell from the slave ship 'African Queen'This bell belonged to the...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Lisa Tomlinson's new book, The African-Jamaican Aesthetic: Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders, adds to the body of research examining the ways in which diasporic African-Jamaican writers create their works by tapping into the...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This week, we continue highlighting some artefacts from time immemorial and how they immortalise turning points that changed the course of Jamaica's history. An initiative of Arts and Education in collaboration with National Museum of Jamaica.Jasper...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Chelsea Flower Show, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), attracts international visitors for one week every May when London celebrates nature's beauty and man's efforts to enhance it. So popular is this event that in 1988, they...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Finland's success in PISA a worldwide study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of 15-year-old students' aptitudes in mathematics, science, and reading was a surprise to Finns. In 2006, it was the best-performing...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Canada Representative Office of The Jamaica National Group has partnered with the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) Alumni Association, in Canada, to host its first fundraising dinner to acquire computers for the school.Maria...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bolt to Di WurlTwas Augus 3 in di year 2017 to bi exactWen Bolt enter 'im final race pon London trackAll eyes wuz on di big man Boltfi si how 'im wouda bow outKiss mi neck backA wah jus gwaan pon di trackMeck mi wipe di matta out mi eyeBounty Killa...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Maybe today will be the dayThe birds stay awayAnd not come out to playMaybe today will be the dayThe moon cease to riseAnd the sun stay at bayMaybe today the earth will be no moreAnd the stains of life will wash ashoreMaybe today will be the...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:14 AMAmitabh Sharma

Freedom — this word is as powerful as the emotions and feelings it exudes, and for a nation, when the day dawns, a fresh breath of air, that of new hopes, dreams and the will to make those dreams come to reality. Jamaica in 1962 was a nation...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:07 AM
Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:06 AM

Jamaica turn 55What a way how wi a strive.This year August, Jamaica turn 55.Looking back we come a far way,From donkey caart pon dirt road,To cars an buses on highway.Mi can rememba wen mi was a likkle pickney galAn a hear bout independence an...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

It is said that 'focus goes where energy flows', which in essence means that at times, we allow ourselves to be consumed by things that are not important.Some things are out of our control such as the past, external energy, people, and circumstances...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Twelve software engineering students are receiving practical job experience by working with international companies over the summer.This is under the 'Calico Open Source Software Development Project,' which is being undertaken by the Diaspora...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Khan Academy, created by educator Salman Khan in 2006, hosts one of the largest collections of instructional videos and related activities for the classroom. Their initiatives have now become invaluable assets to teaching and learning across many...

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