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Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Books take us on a quest for acquiring knowledge, enlightening the mind and opening windows to a world of imagination and endless possibilities, but when these are complemented by living those chapters in person, the resultant experiences can be a...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

The reality is that many authors do not have the funds to market their books. This may be a deterrent to many who wish to write and generate sales, but it shouldn't be.Authors should ideally have their own website for the following three main...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

DURHAM, NH (AP):Some University of New Hampshire students say the school has failed to address currents of racism on campus and are demanding that it double the number of students and faculty of colour, offer diversity training for all staff and...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Why am I here?Dear Life,Why am I here?Everyday these trials I try to bearI was born in this society normThat moulded me and made me in this formHow do I know that it is wrong?What can I do to belong?I know this world somehow beganBut how do I know...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In the 10 months since it was launched, the Centre of Occupational Studies (COS) in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has generated much praise from participants who see windows of opportunities in their chosen career paths.Among...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 11:08 PM
Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 11:02 PM
Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:45 AM

If you think that philosophy bears little relevance to societies that are struggling to develop economically and technologically, think again. To those who argue that countries struggling to develop cannot afford to use their meagre resources to...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

The world is changing very fast industries are rising, some evolving, others changing, and numerous crashing. The bottom line is that technology is leading us to more efficient, effective ways of living life; globalisation is interconnecting us all...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The learning experience begins long before one even enters a classroom at the Rennock Lodge All-Age School in east Kingston, where walls are transformed into chalkboards depicting the water cycle, multiplication tables, geometric shapes, and...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When his comfort zone became uncomfortableHe went in search of the woman he'd never met beforeThere she was ...Glowing, not from jewellery or how bright she wasBut because light reflected well from the blood.When their...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, ON:For the past two years, Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, has been developing partnerships with institutions in Jamaica and elsewhere in the world.Its president and vice-chancellor, Gervan Fearon, who is of Jamaican parentage, says...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A local business, since 2004, has been socialising secondary-level students in western rural Jamaica to prioritise mathematics and its potential for personal, professional, and national development."Math is life - a subject that we have to apply...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It was a day in March of 1916, when a few good men were going to learn a hard lesson, and, unfortunately, after countless human lives would have been lost - in this case, without a single shot being fired.This was the time when a new world order was...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:40 AM
Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

According to statistics, approximately five billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. This medium has made its way into the classroom as in the last decade or so, online videos have become a staple in many of our training and classroom...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAisha T. Spencer

The perception many have of the arts is that of a space which harnesses things of symbolic significance that are aesthetically pleasing but that are often not seen as economically viable.It is important that as a society, we begin to appreciate that...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

VENICE, Italy (AP):With nationalism on the rise, political engagement is central to the artistic dialogue at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art fair, which opened on Saturday,May 13.From the main show, 'Viva Arte Viva', curated...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

History, for most of us, is buried somewhere in time, oft excavated from the dirt, sifted from the annals of time. Walking down steep flight of cold concrete stairs at the National Museum Jamaica was walking back in time.Jason Ramsay, keeper of...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A Meadow of Memories (M.O.M.)The feeling that a piece of you is missingThe knowledge that someone is goneFutile efforts to stop reminiscingI blinked and she disappeared before dawnA day as special as this without youBrings back a meadow of...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Volunteers from Scotiabank travelled to nine schools across the island in April, which was observed as Financial Literacy Month, to share the importance of financial literacy.Junior Achievement Jamaica partnered with the bank to present a Financial...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When I first wrote to you about Seattle in 2013, I described the joy of walking the streets of this city, a port on the Pacific Ocean a hundred miles south of the Canadian border.Visiting Pikes Peak Market, riding the Great Wheel overlooking Elliott...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Teaching entrepreneurship in the classroom is relatively new, but with more and more students leaning towards business subjects, there is a growing interest in linking theory and practice.On April 27, the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:16 AM
Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMMatthew Smith

The landmark publication of Claude McKay's Amiable with Big Teeth, appearing for the first time in print in February this year, generated much celebration and reflection in literary circles. Most observers have used it as an opportunity to...

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