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Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

‘Octochamps’ is a word you might want to remember for the future, the name given this year to the eight co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yes, you read that correctly, eight! That is the amount of spellers who will each be...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Dear Father Dear father, thank you. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being the best father that you could ever be. Thank you for playing, praying and staying with me. Thank you for protecting me and providing for me in...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College will be hosting the first in a series of workshops for parents, teachers, and caregivers of persons living with autism spectrum disorders. The seminars will run from June 26-27 and will feature presentations by...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:23 AM

What does the rediscovery of a painting stored away for safe keeping have to do with the Caribbean’s largest cement manufacturer and the famous fictitious spy character James Bond? Very few people know that one of the founders of The Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Confluence - which is medium and a meeting ground of conversations between poets from New Zealand and Jamaica. We launch this path breaking initiative – bringing together literary minds, their thought processes and critically the people of the...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:13 AM
Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

The complexities of the human brain are best known only to the creator – the metaphysical being that’s omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. As humans we tend to, with our limited knowledge base, perceive things at their face value, and most...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Dear Mother Mother, you are wonderful. A marvelous 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 nurtured...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The Man (In memory of the late Edward Seaga) You may have loved him, or resented him; Revered him, or else, tossed at him proverbial stones. He was one who made his mark upon this island he called home! He was no angel; that’s a given Nor...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:19 AM

As people at the American Alliance of Museums’ trade show passed their hands along the raised figures in touchable versions of a Vietnam War photograph, small metal sensors touched off recordings to explain whose picture they were touching and what...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Jamaica’s traditional job market is currently seeing massive disruption. The once highly demanded degree options are no longer required because corporations employ more efficient and low-cost options: technology. “So what now?” you may ask. “What...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Police Officers’ Club was abuzz with excitement on May 25 as the finals of the Kiwanis Club of Eastern St Andrew-sponsored 2019 Early Childhood School Challenge Quiz Competition got under way. Four finalists vied for the first-prize trophy:...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Ninety-one participants are set to graduate from the Aspiring Principals Programme (APP) on July 9, providing Jamaica with additional skill sets to continue the transformation of the education system. Over the past five years, the National College...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Book: Vinette’s Vignettes Author: Vinette Hoffman-Jackson Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD On the heels of her critically acclaimed Did The Right Sperm Win Vinette Hoffman-Jackson delivers a far more intimate message and proves her salt as a...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:13 AM

FLINT, Michigan. (AP) : Artists from Michigan and around the world are painting 50 murals in Flint to refocus the city’s image on art rather than the lead-tainted water crisis. The Flint Public Art Project’s director, Joe Schipani, tells The Flint...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:26 AMKristin Houser - Contributor

You’re Hired! The next time you interview for a job, the recruiter you need to impress might not be human. Since October of last year, Swedish recruitment agency TNG has been using an artificially intelligent robot head called Tengai to conduct...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Economists have noticed that people can behave inconsistently when making choices. According to economic theory, people should choose the same things every time, under the same circumstances, because they are recognised as holding the same value as...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:25 AM

William Mitchell has been telling stories of those whose voices are unheard – a reporter at Nationwide Network, beyond his daily job of searching for and reporting stories, he has one of his own to tell. Against all odds, Mitchell managed to...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Cultural exchanges, in a variety of forms, remain a focal point of breaking down barriers and improving understanding among people from different backgrounds. The European Union (EU) recognises their immense benefit. That is the overarching...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:25 AMShaunette Jones-Wright - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Picture this: a garden with green, green, and only green. No fragrant blossoms, no colourful flowers, no bees or butterflies. Just green. Widen that picture to include the neighbour’s yard, the community, the country, and the world. What kind of...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:19 AMAmitabh Sharma

Life, they say, is all about finding that equilibrium, work and pleasure being one key component in the grand scheme of it … and when there happens to be a union of both, it’s like finding one’s Zen on a rock and roll … and in Peter Wright’s case...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

“Up until the hackathon, I figured I would be a maths teacher, but now that our team has won this award for our app, I’m really thinking maybe I’m good enough go into IT. I was wondering if I was that good at tech, and now I think I could be,” said...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For 27 years, Liguanea Lodge 1479 has been hosting an art auction, its main annual fundraising event. This year, the event was held on Thursday, May 16, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston According to lodge master Dr Clarence David McGaw,...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides – The Pythagorean Theorem. A fundamental principle in mathematics, it is not surprising that this formula, attributed to...

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