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Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Growing up with caring parents definitely has its positives. My parents were very patient with me, and they believed in me. Even though they have been retirees for more than twenty years now, they continue to affirm me and love me in their unique...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:09 AMLisa Tomlinson - Contributor

Some persons’ idea of studying film, like any other discipline in the humanities, comes with the perception that the field is a waste of time, offers limited job opportunities, or in the case of film, its focus is exclusively on film-making and...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Pain A new pain has risen today It has left me aching and shaking internally, Everyone sees a smiling face But no one knows I’m breaking with grace, I have no will, to show my torn-up frills, for sympathy is something I do not beg I would rather...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:21 AMAmitabh Sharma - Art and Education Coordinator

Sun – it is life, it is light, and the basis of existence of life on the planet. It is what makes the Earth and the constellations go around it. This Sun has been revered and worshipped across civilizations, in many manifestations, from Aztec, Inca...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:20 AM

We highlight a period of human history when slavery left deep scars not only on the bodies that bore the physical abuse, but on the souls of generations to come. There is not anything ‘human’ about that period of history. Here are some poignant and...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:19 AMMikkala Hutchinson - Contributor

She combines fine art forms with history and culture to create an ingenious mode of delivery, Samantha Campbell says she aspires to use creativity to break new ground, where she can analyse Jamaican culture and engage the public in an entertaining...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:18 AMBarbara Ellington - Contributor

M. Audrey Stewart-Hinchcliffe’s new book, titled The Will To Overcome – Reflections on Circumstance, Vision, Service, is a groundbreaking and timely entrant into the field of public health, given its publication at the height of Jamaica’s battle...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:14 AM

ST PETERSBURG (AP): It is 2014, and you are relaxing with your best friend in a pastel-hued Florida condo the day after Thanksgiving. She’s checking Facebook and you’re on your iPad, playing a video game called Plague, Inc. “You try to kill the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:14 AM

LONDON (AP): A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry. Lack of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:13 AM

LONDON (AP): Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction last Thursday for Shuggie Bain, a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:11 AM
Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMNir Kshetri - Contributor

An online “proctor” who can survey a student’s home and manipulate the mouse on their computer as the student takes an exam. A remote-learning platform that takes face scans and voiceprints of students. Virtual classrooms where strangers can pop up...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:09 AM

SAITAMA, Japan (AP): While surgical masks have been highly sought after this year, Joe Biden rubber masks are also seeing some demand. Ogawa Studios, a Japanese manufacturer, began producing masks resembling the US president-elect in the middle of...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Total COVID-19 cases globally have crossed 500 million, with more than 1.2 million fatalities. We are now experiencing a second coronavirus wave, with many parts of the world reimposing lockdowns. The pandemic has challenged healthcare systems...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:08 AM

My Political Journey: Jamaica’s Sixth Prime Minister A Review by Sir Ronald Sanders This was a journey foretold. In 1962, the Lancaster House Conference in London on Jamaica’s independence had concluded, and Norman Washington Manley had just...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Professor Barrington (Barry) Chevannes, a Jamaican icon, wore many hats – a public commentator, performer and recording artiste, among others – and was passionate about addressing social and cultural issues in the country. He was professor of...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:07 AM

As young as five years old, La Tanya Autry loved visiting local museums like the Detroit Institute of Art with her mom. She relished the shows, dances, and plays she saw there. But as she walked through their halls, she felt a disconnect. There...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:17 AM

At 19, Sashae Cooke says she is looking forward to attaining a degree in economics and readying herself to make a mark, to help with the economic development of Jamaica. “I believe that a degree is an admission ticket for one’s future desires and...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The croaker’s creed My beauty isn’t defined by the texture of my skin, Rebuked and repelled but there’s more deep within. I may not be your favourite, I may never be your cup of tea, But I’m wise beyond my years so take this from me: Life is a...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:08 AM

A short story by Joyette Fabien “Gran, please tell us the breadfruit story again.” Granny Jen smiled. Cris never got tired of hearing that story. “Well, as you both know, I was born a princess. Who remembers why?” Her eyes sparkled as she...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:08 AMMichael Auld - Contributor

Anansi is a Jamaican national folkloric hero who should be so honoured. He is a spider-man. He is believed to be the son of a union between N’yame the Great Sky Father and Asase Ya the Ashanti’s Earth Mother, Goddess of Fertility. His Akan people...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:07 AM

A two-part mural encapsulating the influence of Jamaica’s African ancestral roots and an inspiring tribute to children is adding a pop of colour and inspiration to the Scotiabank Building Society property located at 95 Harbour Street in downtown...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMPrathit Misra - Contributor

Since independence, India’s approach to international relations has been guided by its struggle for independence and solidarity with fellow colonised as well as developing countries. However, it was soon realised that this solidarity should be...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMSydonnia Lyon and Sheryl Garriques-Lloyd - Contributors

Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher, said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This in every way describes a nurse’s journey, beginning with that first step of applying to a nursing programme. A journey filled with excitement...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Asher Garwood, 18, is on his way to realising his dream of becoming an actuary. It is what he has worked towards throughout secondary school. When revealing what his philosophy was, he was quick to quote Marcus Garvey: “God and nature first made...

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