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Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British Council in partnership with Victoria Mutual Foundation Limited and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI), recently launched a three-year social enterprise in secondary schools programme.Six secondary schools St...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are many everyday objects that are very sentimental to Jamaicans. One such object is a lamp that has illuminated the darkness of many Jamaican households in time gone by.Known more popularly as the Kitchen Bitch, it is also referred to as the...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Artist George Rodney and ceramicist Norma Rodney-Harrack were recently honoured by The Arts Foundation of the Edna Manley College (AFEMC) for excellence in their individual genres.The foundation, on April 22, 2018, at the National Gallery, presented...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Mastery in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is reflected in a student's ability to not only apply content knowledge in mathematics, social studies, English language and science but to demonstrate proficiency the 4C's creativity, communication,...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Living in your Shadow Oh how handsome they were Always wearing a smile She is deaf and blind And he treats her like a child.Aren't they adorable?Isn't she sweet? She is all he wants her to be Obedient, understanding and SILENT.She always seeks...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShelly-Ann Harris

St Francis of Assisi was known for love, faith, and simplicity. But the saint also had some thoughts on carnal, ruddy things like labour.He once said: "He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The struggle to grasp basic concepts of the English language is that much harder for estimated 7,500 persons who have some form of hearing challenges. For them Jamaican sign language (JSL), the native language derived from American sign language, is...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We continue our journey as we chart the course of Jamaica's history through the artefacts. Today we focus on Tuscan oil jars, or 'panya' or Spanish jars as they are more commonly called have become synonymous with Jamaica's heritage and have become...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will host the exhibition John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night from April 29 to July 29, 2018, after its eight-month run at the Perez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM), where it was hailed as one of "the most exciting...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British Council will organise the second annual Boys In Education Week from April 30 to May 3, under the theme: Supporting a Nation of Champions.After getting positive reviews for the inaugural staging, this year's event will focus on boys,...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This spring, groups throughout the Caribbean will be celebrating the birds that are only found here. 40 events on 14 islands are already on the schedule for this year's Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). More than 80,000 Caribbean residents,...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a world driven by technology, philosophy struggles to find relevance. Misconstrued and misrepresented, it is still considered an exercise in rhetoric and abstruse reasoning. But as St Hope Earl McKenzie so well articulates, philosophy, if rightly...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:29 AM
Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven finalists from the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) 2018 Public Speaking Competition & 2017 Essay Competition recently met Professor Stephen Vasciannie...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNicola Whitton

Play in education is controversial. Although it is widely accepted that very young children need to play, as they progress through the school system, the focus moves quickly to measuring learning.And despite the fact that play is beneficial...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRonald Thwaites

I wish I had had the opportunity to reading Esther Tyson's Ah Suh Me See It, Ah Suh Me Say It before serving as a minister of government. Yes, I would read her columns in The Sunday Gleaner as they appeared, but the impact of her commentary on the...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP):On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady....

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The Savanna-la-Mar of the '60s was a very happy, peaceful, respectful, fun-loving, and God-fearing town. The tranquillity was only disrupted by sugar trucks racing to the wharf; the pealing of church bells on Sundays; and the annual frantic urgency...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

In the 2017 academic year, the CSEC mathematics examination saw only 50 per cent of the summer cohort passing the subject. At the primary level, the situation was no different.The average score attained on the 2017 GSAT math exam was 62 per cent....

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:08 AMGlenville Ashby

Book: Get on the Bike Author: Marsha Norman Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby Marsha Norman sets the tone with perfect imagery. A bicycle represents movement, a means of taking a rider to a specific destination. Without...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:08 AM

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) on Saturday, April 7, 2018, hosted Sharon Johnson-Wright as she launched her book, Vantage Point - An Anthology of Poems, which is a collection of published Jamaican poetry.Johnson-Wright's anthology touches on...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:07 AM
Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:07 AMPaulette Ramsay

After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the Revolutionary Party and Government changed the names of some towns to the names of different Latin American and Caribbean countries.This explains why some places in Cuba bear names such as Trinidad, El...

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