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Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Last year, the grade four literacy rate stood at 84.6 per cent, moving from 79.1 per cent in 2016. The literacy rate at the national level is also encouraging. The 2015 UNESCO Report on World Literacy puts Jamaica's overall literacy rate at 88.7 per...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Surrounded by myriad of wires, blinking LEDs, and the sound of oft whirring servers fill the room at St Joseph's Teachers College where Takahisa Nawata, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Volunteer along with Chadwick Russell formulate...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMYvonne Teelucksingh

"Mourn not for me, my friends Beautiful is the path I choose to tread:My heart is as free as the wind which embraces the dawn,Before me glows an aura of light leading to the endless joy of heaven, where peace drops gently as the dew, on tired eyelids...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Creating a First World education system has been a priority area on the agenda for many developing countries as this is a key determinant in achieving high levels of sustained economic growth and development.High premium is placed on establishing a...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bellarmine Jars, Greybeard Jugs, Bartmann flasks, and witch bottles are just a few of the names given to this very interesting round-belly bottle.According to Richard McClure, Bellarmine Jars, as they are most commonly called, were extensively used...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the early 15th century, Ahmedabad is the former capital city of the western Indian state of Gujarat.Unlike its neighbouring state of Rajasthan, which is dotted with history palaces, forts, and the desert - Gujarat is...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Portland-based artist Mark Bell has been painting for over 14 years now. Over the almost one and half decade, his pieces have been showcased in various exhibitions, but, he said, he always dreamt of doing a solo exhibition.When Arts and Education...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRichard Bryan

For decades, American junior colleges and universities have provided Jamaican high school students with opportunities to study in the United States through sports scholarships, primarily athletics.An Atlanta-based denominational academy is seeking...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Good manners and respect will help to advance your career, but most important, it will keep you on an upward and desirable path. Remember, it's not what we do, but rather how we do it. It's not what you say, but how you say it that matters most.You...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Great Huts Resort will host the 8th Annual Jamaican Arts Odyssey, which will feature the works of Portland-based artists. The event will support the community homeless shelter.The event is going to kick-off in Kingston on Friday, June 22, at...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than your sexual prowessan ambitious seed bolting to the finish linelaying claim to an eggmore than the surnamesignalling immortalityI left evidence of my existencemore than all the conscious or unconsciousflexes...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One such student was Willando Blair, who says that in addition to his love for the subject, he was motivated to enter the competition with the goal of placing in the top three, and he achieved this, coming third in the eighth grade category...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Humanity has always endeavoured to speed up manual tasks. From the first use of animal bones as tools to the creation of the factory production line, we have always wanted to make things better, faster, and cheaper.But each iteration of automation...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The city of Port Royal is located at the end of the Palisadoes peninsula at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour in southeastern Jamaica. The town was founded in 1518 by the Spanish. It was once the largest city in the Caribbean, functioning as the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:37 AM

Let us take you on a journey to Japan, and give you some insight into the culture there. Japan has a lot of traditional cultures and we would like to introduce to you one of them, “sado” or the tea ceremony, which is, in essence, is to...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was in Seville, Spain, that Tamara Walker experienced a breakthrough while researching the complex relationship between black slaves and pirates in colonial Latin America.Working inside the General Archives of the Indies, the University of...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Jamaican Bauxite: ARetrospectiveAuthor: Anthony R.D. PorterCritic: Glenville Ashby, PhDJamaican Bauxite: A Retrospective explores the unique natural resource of a Caribbean nation. Anthony R.D Porter's exhaustively detailed work is presented...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMOliver Hill

Laura Facey is one of Jamaica's leading contemporary artists for good reason. Her work is rife with symbolism and metaphors that never fail to conjure emotions rooted in the past.Facey's well-proportioned sculpture, Redemption Song, at Emancipation...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Who doesn't love gifts? They take different manifestations and have significance for each occasion. Featured today is a silver case, which was a gift to Jamaica from the United States of America on the occasion of Jamaica's Independence in 1962.The...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British Council recently delivered Unwritten Poems, a project that invited emerging poets to respond to the Caribbean's engagement in the First World War. Even 100 years later, the region's contribution to the war effort is not well known or...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British Council, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI), will be implementing Catalyst, a three-day ideas lab workshop from the 13-15 June at the UWI St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.The workshop aims to harmonise...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Collaborating with others is increasingly becoming a necessity for life success. After all, "no man is an island, and no man stands alone".Strong collaboration skills are necessary to work constructively and effectively in teams so that integration...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:39 AM

Dear Mother Mother, you are wonderful. A marvellous member of the family of God, That’s who you are. Like lilies in the garden, you beautify our lives. You are a blessing. You are an inspiration. From the very beginning you loved me and...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The British Council in partnership with the Calabash International Literary Festival and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is set to produce Walking Cities - Kingston, the latest in the series of global literary documentaries produced by the...

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