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Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard

The mystery and obscurity of the unheralded sometimes carries the greatest allure, and behind that allure lay chapters, waiting to be dusted and reread, reinvented.It is the places we don't know that reveal the most interesting facets of life and...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Summer is here, and diGJamaica knows that parents and guardians are on the hunt for activities to occupy these huge blocks of otherwise unoccupied time that have suddenly befallen them and their children. Of course, they're looking for fun, exciting...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of people throughout the region had fun experiences with birds and nature in June during the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival. Dozens of festival events took place on different islands to celebrate the birds that live only here.Activities...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

JAD Binders, owned and operated by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bookophilia on June 29.The MOU formalises arrangements between both entities in which Bookophilia will serve as a retail...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

The enthusiasm of 650-plus students about to graduate from high school was on full display at an event to celebrate their accomplishments and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary education."When I say 'I am,' you say 'great'" said educator...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While you were hereWhile we were together things were different for meBut how much you meant to me was what I failed to seeA bad dream did not matter because into your arms I would crawlBut now all I cling to after nightmares is the cold, bare...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: If I had WingsAuthor: Helen KlonarisCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyHelen Klonaris' If I had Wings captures the harrowing, lugubrious side of existence. Written against the backdrop of Bahamian culture, Klonaris delivers an iconoclastic monument, a...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Mathematics has been a challenge for many students across Jamaica, which is not unique to the island, but is a universal phenomenon. The bigger challenge is for the educators, who are toying with ideas on how to reverse the tide and bring positive...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will be partnering with Coursera, an online, on-demand video education provider, to provide professional development training programmes.Using UCC's online learning portal, learners will have access...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Blooming flowers and the cool shade of trees owe their existence and potency to one simple reason: their roots are well embedded. This fact is often overlooked as everyone is reaping the benefits of the sweetness of the fruits that bear in abundance...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Scientists are in agreement that the human brain operates based on connections, associations, and triggers. They say that the brain does not process information in very linear ways but, rather, iN ways that can seem very random, very non-linear, and...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:Luther Brown, principal of the Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto, says his experience has been good since starting at the school on February 1."The parents are welcoming and supportive, staff are enthusiastic and showing a...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:37 AM
Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:25 AM

Robert Hill, a professor emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles, is considered the world’s leading authority on the global influence of Pan-Africanism in the 20th century. The Jamaican historian is also a leading scholar on Marcus...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:07 AM

Sir George Alleyne is internationally recognised as a leader in the prevention and control of medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease. The Barbados-born physician was appointed by former...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican education system, since independence, has seen its fair share of criticism. Much of this speaks to the inequality in access to the system and the inability to consistently produce skilled, productive, employable and competitive...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Writers often ask the questions: How do I get paid for what I write? What resources are there for me. Let us start with the fundamentals. Nothing is guaranteed, and it takes work and patience, and it also depends on the quality of your writing to be...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

When the teachers complained that incoming students at Rennock Lodge All-Age School were having difficulty with mathematics, Principal Jacqueline Lewis came up with an innovative idea to get the youngsters interested in and acquainted with numbers....

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

How prepared is a new principal for the job of school leadership? How effective can he or she be, moving from classroom teaching to supervising colleagues, to handling the demands of administrative duties? Effective leadership is among the most...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: The 1935 Riots in St Vincent: From Riots to Adult SuffrageAuthor: Adrian FraserCritic: Dr Glenville AshbySocieties, like every organism, go through periods of transition, for better or worse. It's the law and an inevitable dynamic. In his...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Vocational Education and Training (VET) has long been recognised in Jamaica as having a significant role to play in the creation of a highly skilled, productive, and competitive workforce. It is seen as the main vehicle through which the pervasive...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A ceremony to mark the redesignation of CARIMAC as the Caribbean School of Media and Communication will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, starting at6 p.m. at UWI CARIMAC. University leaders, local and regional partners, former CARIMAC students...

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