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Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Photographers of St. Andrew High School (SAHS) Photography Club take a group 'selfie' with Davianne Tucker during the school's Full Exposure photography forum held on March 14. Joining in is SAHS alumni and Sagicor Bank Liguanea and Manor Park...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Spanish Town native Erice Reid and Kalphonse Morris, owner of Urban Art Gallery, will organise the third annual Caribbean Creatives Art Show...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"Gender is not just about women. Men are under social pressure to be masculine," said Mio Akita, community liaison associate and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer at the Bureau of Gender Affairs.The audience was third-form...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

There are ongoing discussions about what other languages apart from English should be taught. A few decades ago, it was Spanish, and more recently, Mandarin has come into focus.There is one language however, that has not received much attention in...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of the key recommendations for jobseekers in today's employment market is not only to pursue a career that they are passionate about, but to also pay close attention to where the new jobs are coming from and to focus their skills and efforts...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTherese Ferguson-Murray

We often hear complaints about the state of our education system, both in the news as well as in our own personal conversations with family, friends, and colleagues.Underachievement, dropout rates, poor teacher quality, a lack of resources, poor...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Once listed as the poorest parish in Jamaica, a recent release of a documented story of the parish of St Mary has revealed its rich history.Bordered by St Ann to the west, Portland to the east, and St Catherine and St Andrew to the south, St Mary...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Introverts often don't think they will enjoy leadership roles, and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought that they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.Whether or...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Civil Rights in America and The Caribbean, 1950s - 2010s Author: Jerome Teelucksingh Jerome Teelucksingh has, arguably, delivered his most compelling book to date. Civil Rights in America and the Caribbean brims over with existential fervour. It...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In Jamaica, there are many awards and medals that are given to persons who have contributed significantly to various areas of Jamaican life and culture. One of the oldest awards in the island of Jamaica is the Musgrave Medal.As a lasting tribute to...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When you wake and things look bleak And the landlord knocks on your door like a freak And the neighbours laugh and mock You look in your closet and only see an old frock Look up to the skies and focus on Jesus.When you get your pay...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has entered a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in offering 5,000 new scholarships under its Early College and Advanced Placement Programme (ECAP).The...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Run Taino Run!!! Yamayeka 2018 will be launched on March 14 at 6 a.m. at Emancipation Park, St Andrew.According to the organisers, this event was inspired by Jamaica's participation in the Peace and Dignity Journeys (PDJ) in 2016.Runners Robert...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a child, you taught me how to spell Taught me how to read and write quite well You taught me geography and the intricacies of the city You showed me how to be brave and not to wallow in self-pity From the moonlit hills of Porto Bello,You...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica's literary industry begins today (March 4) and will conclude on Sunday, March 11.The organisers have indicated that this year, KBF would include events that would appeal to a cross...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A review of Arnold Foote, The Making of a Global Visionary by Dr Angela Ramsay Arnold Foote, the Making of a Global Visionary could easily be renamed Arnold Foote and His Many Lives, for Arnold emerges as a resilient figure who keeps reinventing...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We continue our journey highlighting the artefacts of Jamaica and their place in history. today, we look at Abeng.Jamaica has several Maroon settlements of which Accompong is the largest. Other major Maroon communities can be found in Moore Town,...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"I don't understand," said Conrad Harris, executive director of Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB), "Why do people have to keep low expectations from us?"This is a profound statement, which needs to get the notion and perception that, for people...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSuzanne Francis Brown

Groups of students from every faculty of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona have been coming into the UWI Museum during late January and early February, seeking artefacts they can interpret in the context of themes studied in a course...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:38 AM
Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Using the Historical Thesaurus of English as a data set, which dates back nearly 1,000 years to the period of Old English, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lehigh University and the University of Toronto have developed an...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

In today's world, time has, seemingly, become scarce and with technology giving us tools to effectively manage time and also tasks at hand.Research indicates that some of the best strategies for navigating projects, tasks, and errands, involve...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I first met Patricia "Tricia" Fay on one of her trips to Jamaica. She was travelling with a potter from Saint Lucia, where Fay had lived fortwo years.Fay, a professional potter in Massachusetts, in 1993, she had a graduate degree in ceramics, her...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fall of 2017 was hard for the Caribbean; hurricanes pounded the islands, destroying homes, toppling trees and darkening cities. The storms hurt people and nature, damaging forests, wetlands, and the animals that live in them.Despite these tests...

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