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Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Huawei has announced its support for the fifth annual staging of Seeds of the Future programme, with students from The University of the West Indies and The University of Technology, Jamaica participating. Huawei Jamaica has partnered with these...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:07 AM

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University appointed Dr Sarah Clunis as director of academic partnerships and curator of African Collections. She starts on August 30, 2021. Clunis, originally from Kingston, Jamaica,...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:07 AM

These poems are reminders of how great and important fathers are in our lives. Meeting Ground hopes you fully experience the journey in the bouquet of poems. Happy Father's Day to our strong and beautiful fathers. A special shout-out to my dad,...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:10 AM

It is morning Jamaica! Please wake up. Please Jamaica just listen up! The demons are at your gate Your sons and daughters are dying Your babes and suckling are crying If you are not awake soon They may not live to see Noon Several have tried to...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMShort story by Dave Rodney

It was lunchtime at the Ocho Rios resort, and Latoya was having a telephone conversation with a total stranger that was not on her ‘today’s things to do’ list. The female voice on the other end of the line had a Kingston inner-city accent, and...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Ever wondered where that one swanky smartphone or the ‘outdated’ tablet or laptop ends up when they are replaced by their versions 2.0? Most of them end up in landfills across the world. It is estimated that the world produces as much as 50 million...

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:09 AM

An excerpt of Jamaica’s Wild Orchids – A Photographer’s Journey by Denis Valentine Shortly after joining the Jamaica Orchid Society over three decades ago, I recognised the need for high-quality photographs of our Jamaican orchid species....

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:11 AM

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP): The Black Wall Street Market is nowhere near Black Wall Street. The original Black Wall Street vaporised 100 years ago, when a murderous white mob laid waste to what was the nation’s most prosperous black-owned business...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Three Jamaican galleries will showcase a selection of work from 25 Jamaican and Caribbean artists to a global audience with their participation in the inaugural online Atlantic World Art Fair, on the world’s leading commercial art platform, Artsy,...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:07 AM

“Believe in yourself Remove perceived obstacles Creative mind freed.” From rhythm and rhymes to haiku, to just plain speaking, Wayne Smith, on his debut anthology of poems One Voice for Many Hearts, touches the heart with his words of...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:06 AM

An experience shared by Kristen Lobban When we first heard about the pandemic and online school, most of my classmates were excited and we only thought it would be two weeks. Little did we know, we would spend the rest of Grade Five studying...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:06 AM

A narrative by Brianna McFarlane At the beginning of the lockdown, like everyone else, I thought it would be temporary and fun. I was so excited to stay at home because I didn’t have to wake up so early, and I felt that a lot of school pressure...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:14 AM

A narrative by Abigail Martin and Abraham Martin We are so excited about Child Month! We have a month for ourselves to celebrate! I really believe that children are the future and that we should be nurtured, guided, and protected. As we...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:14 AM

High way love The man with his taxi chomping horn honking in peak hours pushing out from the minor road on to the major thoroughfare shoving himself before me and then stopping suddenly to seize the next opportunity simultaneously jerking me to...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:14 AM

Honeybees are big money makers for the agriculture sector. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2019, the value of the US Honey Industry was over US$339 million. According to a Jamaica Information Service report, the Ministry of...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:09 AM

WESTMORELAND, New Hampshire (AP) Much like the round clock faces, gears, and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle. Seaman, 88, has been drawing since he was a boy, and at age 60, left a real estate career...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:18 AM

In the collection of poems below, we hear from daughters in awe of their mothers, sons missing theirs, and mothers taking us into their childbearing confidences, as Meeting Ground expresses gratitude on Mother’s Day. – Ann-Margaret Lim Mother in...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:15 AM

The Pegasus Written by Liu Che Translated by Shi Yonghao Behold, the eye-catching horse Coming from the west yonder, Crossing the boundless desert, Admired by all in alien lands. Behold, the awe-inspiring horse, Born with double backbones...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:15 AM

ALAMEDA, California (AP): Deirdre Freeman walks the mile from her home, lugging a large, colourful painting and tote bag with her hammer and nails. Her destination is a telephone pole at a busy intersection, where she will hang her largest “...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:15 AM

Pandemic demon “Leave us Covid!” I must rebuke, Be gone now! Merciless pestilence, Obey you must; And desist cunningly Stay with your wiles Away to snatch the Next unsuspecting soul. Covid, retreat! Relieve us of your Intimidating presence, I...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:14 AM
Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:24 AMMonique Oates - Contributor -

The College of Agriculture, Science and Education continues to be a viable tertiary option for many of Jamaica’s youth who are serious about making an impact on agriculture, science, and teacher education. As an institution whose revised strategic...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:23 AM

Nostalgia Written by Xi Murong Translated by He Yan Like the clear distant sound of a bamboo flute, The song of my hometown often rings on a moonlit night. Like waving goodbye in fog, The face of my hometown has a vague wistful look. Since...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:13 AM

Look up into the skies. Its vastness intrigues us all, and the billions of unknowns in the skies and the universe – lurking in the darkness, hiding behind vortexes. Space has been, and remains, an enigma for mankind and has inspired science to be...

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