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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Two Jamaican-Canadian authors have written new books to inspire children to, in one case, love themselves, and in the other, to believe in the power of faith and prayer.Shakara Andem, who is an early childhood educator and has a passion for writing...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

An Indian lesson in diplomacyIndia grows into you, and the reasons could be varying - from the physical attributes to the metaphysical manifestations - then there is intrigue, the paradox of fast-paced chaotic lifestyle juxtaposed with the serenity...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

A good idea without action is simply a good idea. So many of us, if not all, at some point or another, have great ideas, but we don't always implement them, leaving room for possible regrets.Some share ideas, while others take them; some are...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

We continue our journey down the history lane. today, we highlight Shut or Shet Pan.The Shet pan also known as the shut pan, is a traditional container made of tin. Traditionally, farmers and workers, in general, used the shet or shut pan to carry...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The classroom is evolving with integration of technology, the emergence of tools making teaching easy and, at times, fun. But still, there are some challenges that need to be addressed, both in the physical spaces and with regard to the outcomes of...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 11:08 PM

During the brutal and inhumane slave trade in the 18th century, black families were mercilessly torn apart. Men were tortured and killed, the women raped, children separated from the protective arms of their mothers. Our native beliefs and customs...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:28 AM

 

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Book: Hadriana In All My Dreams (A Novel)Author: Rene DepestreTranslator: Kaiama L. GloverCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyPublisher: Akashic Book, Brooklyn, NYHadriana In All My Dreams is a compelling monograph. Surreal and imaginative, it is written with...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Some 200 students from two Kingston-based high schools recently benefited from sensitisation sessions about financial literacy. The outreach briefings were organised by the JN Foundation in observation of World Savings Day on Tuesday, October 31.The...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMZachary Beier

Like other disciplines in the humanities, archaeology is dedicated to uncovering human stories. Archaeologists study the things made and left behind by past peoples. We have come a long way from using a shovel and sieve to explore the human past....

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The numbers are appalling: women make up less than 25 per cent of the STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) workforce in the United States. Data from the US National Science Foundation show that between 2006 and 2014, the number of women...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I used to believe what others sayThat I should stay in my laneDon't venture too far and strayFor the edge is where I mightlose myselfNever able to turn back againLiving simple and working 9-5Getting petty cash in order to surviveSome...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Several young photographers walked away with accolades on October 26, at the photography exhibition and awards ceremony staged by the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation at the GraceKennedy Headquarters at Harbour Street.The members of...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeil Armstrong

Toronto, Canada:Toronto-based author, musician, and educator Nadia L. Hohn's Malaika's Costume received an honourable mention at the 2017 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature organised by the Centre for Latin American Studies.The...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In our continuing journey to showcase pieces of Jamaica's history through artefacts and antiquities, we throw the spotlight on the Jamaican one pennyOn November 11 1869, the British Order In Council and Proclamation authorised two coins to be struck...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:07 AM

Why is this doubt lingering within my heart?Surely I know that Christ died on the crossWhen I know that this world we will partI ponder and think back on themillions I have lostTears begins to develop in my eyesAnd the sweet gospel...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenda Anderson

TOKYO, Japan:Japan's animation industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and earlier last month, an exhibition at the anime museum in Tokyo's Suginami Ward was mounted.While the Black Jack and Dragon Ball series and characters like...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When the Taliban took over Kabul, they forbade girls from going to school. There would be serious consequences for disobedience, but that didn't stop Robina Aryubwal and her family.At home in their Soviet-era apartment, she continued her studies in...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Five students at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts were awarded bursaries by International Women Jamaica and a diplomatic couple at the British High Commission. These bursaries total J$150,000.00.Presentations were made...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Our journey to highlight the rich history of Jamaica through the artefacts continues. Today we look at the Asante Stool.This stool was one of six hundred and fifty-nine African objects donated to the Institute of Jamaica by former Venezuelan...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Clarendon native Jessica Chambers recalls that she was not able to read as fluently as others at the age of five years old, although her parents would expose her to books and provide her with the resources she needed, despite their challenging...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fifteen students from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts benefited from a real-life experience in brand development sponsored by three social enterprises, which they worked with over a one-year period.The opportunity for the...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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