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Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Soft skills, otherwise known as life skills, which include employability or work-readiness skills, are seen both locally and globally as being essential to adequately prepare young people for the work world and also to prepare them to be globally...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A new study has found that increasing education by 3.6 years similar to the length of a university undergraduate degree could reduce the risk of heart disease by a third. A decrease of this magnitude is similar to short-term use of a cholesterol-...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This week, we continue our journey as we flip through the pages of the rich history of Jamaica. A collaborative initiative of the Sunday Gleaner Arts and Education section with the National Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica.Creole DishesThese...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

As the 21st century bustles on, technology is determined to mirror natural life in the digital or virtual world, at least, or augment and redefine it, at best. This is what technology has done for the concept of 'flipping', a term that until a few...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:09 AM

MiracleI am tired of eating all this dry breadI look at my salary and bills and I dreadWhere will the next cent come from I wonderI look in the mirror at myself and winkI need a miracle as nothing else will do.I heard my favourite song on the radioI...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let's take a trip, to a land far away in the east where mysticism, hues, romance, aromas and paradoxes run on steroids India, the mere mention of this land transcends one's mind, body and soul into mythical spheres.In the Caribbean, India and...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:Educator and historian, Natasha Henry, says education is a transformative tool that can address anti-black racism. She says education plays a crucial role in combating the racism faced by African Canadians.Based on her work as a...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMA short story by Paul Ivey

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, was a routine day for me at work. But by midway through that Tuesday, my life as I'd always known it since I was born, changed forever. I was at my desk when my mobile phone rang."Paul, Ms Ivey gone!" the female caller...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book: Eleven Testing Years: Dissonance and DisciplineAuthor: Reginald DumasCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyEleven Testing Years: Dissonance and Discipline continues the life journey of diplomat Reginald Dumas. In this revelatory work, Dumas unveils the...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAshish Jhingran

You have an important appointment and the clock seems to be moving faster than usual ... and everything that should not happen does happen - a vehicle has to break down to cause a traffic pile-up; when you reach, the parking lot is full and you have...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nineteen-year old Natasha Thompson is taking the next step towards achieving her dreams as she gets ready to attend the University of the West Indies, Mona, this September.Thompson, who wants to pursue a career in Economics and international...

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

I tell my friend Quasheba, stop up you ears with this beeswax,so that the bantering song of all who get fi leave scotch freedon't mad we who still bind to cane piece. We who get left backbecause spiteful Massa say: "Emancipation is like an aged...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Last year, sixty-seven per cent of the students in the Caribbean passed the CSEC English A summer examination.This year, the region is hoping for even marginal improvement in the ability of school leavers to demonstrate their competence in the use...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPeter Boisseau

In a new twist on first impressions, a U of T (University of Toronto) study finds that people can reliably tell if individuals are rich or poor just by looking at their face.People then use those impressions in biased ways judging the rich faces as...

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

State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green says that plans are in an advanced stage for the creation of an all-island national mentorship scheme.He said the plan involves a partnership with the National Security and Economic...

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...

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