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Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

Ian Boyne -Profile of a man Larger than life Our living room guest for almost thirty years Mesmerised epics of blood, sweat and tears Stories of triumph Tumbling fears Many would give up But for inspirational feats Thrashing the odds Winning the fights,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In our ongoing series highlighting Jamaica's history through artefacts, we focus on the jade petaloid celt (axe head).Petaloid celts were cutting tools that the Tainos made from river stones. These were chiselled and shaped to an edge and made in a...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Autobiography of a little Jamaican Boy, Survival of a Delicate Orchid among Thorny WeedsAuthor: Kenneth G. BlakeCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyKenneth Blake is an elder, and a personage deserving of every accolade accorded to him. A treasure trove...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Who is a poet, one might ask a dreamer, one may perceive; with their mind constantly traversing the path of the surreal, fantasy with myriad of thought processes on how they perceive the world and beyond, and percolating the complex thought...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week we highlighted that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is being embraced as a means of internally generating the socioeconomic and technological conditions for development. Critical and relevant humanities...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Texaco recently awarded 12 winners a total of $1.2 million from their just concluded Back to School Brawta promotion. Each individual collected $100,000, and schools of their choice received grants of $100,000 each.The winners were Omar Davis, Cleon...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:42 AM

We are continuing our journey through time to highlight key elements from Jamaica's history through the artefacts. This week we focus on the Pharmaceutical Bottle.  In the late seventeenth century, Port Royal was a bustling trading post...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLisa S. Scott

Parents often receive books at paediatric checkups and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their children is critical for supporting development.The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book review: Jumbie Story Author: Albert Cumberbatch Simon and Simeon Watson are twins - ambitious young men from Guyana with a future that holds promise. They embark on an academic journey at a prestigious university in the US. They are hopeful,...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMWaibinte Wariboko

In varying degrees, many of the contemporary socioeconomic and political problems of post-colonial societies in the 21st century are still traceable directly to their colonial past and their current disadvantageous locations.This system has, over...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

They cannot halt creation with their slugs Since, for every life they claim More great souls, in bodies Come.The universe is wise and calm.It sits patiently looking on At all the vagaries of man Which, in due course Rouse the...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The December 2017 edition of Miami Art Week had over 100,000 visitors converging on the festivities and also saw Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean's visual and performing arts platform, No Commission, back for the second time, under the theme 'a...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Port-of-Spain:Jamaican poet and novelist Kei Miller is among the four laureates announced by the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence for its 2018 Awards.The Laureates were proposed by country nominating committees and selected by a...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With several documented Georgian sites and infrastructure nestled in communities and towns across Jamaica, local lovers of history and architecture, as well as visitors are always sure to have a rich experience when touring these locations....

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

We all have innate, God-given talents and skills. what's important is to discover those skills and strengthen them.For this, there are several questions one must answer: What do you find interesting? What do you naturally gravitate towards? What are...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:53 AMAmitabh Sharma

  Education — it’s a life long journey, every day we live, we learn, we evolve — both in the realms of the classroom and critically al fresco — for knowledge is there for us to grasp.  Arts and Education, in 2017,...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:50 AM

  FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP)  Mirta Martin's journey to West Virginia has been long. She was recently named the next president of Fairmont State University. But before that, she escaped from communist Cuba, lived in a Spanish convent and...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:21 AM

Today we focus on Corn Cob Dolls, which are made from dry corn cobs and scraps of clothing. In the Post Emancipation period, Corn Cob Dolls were popular among young girls, just as Gigs were to boys. These dolls were made by attaching a smaller...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:11 AM

  On Thursday, December 14, seven trainees successfully ended a 12-week art and craft workshop project in a certificate ceremony held at Adult and Special Education Division of HEART/NTA, 47B South Camp Road, Kingston. This division, which...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaulette Ramsay

'The Tower at the End of the World' was the title given to a conference on literature and islands held by the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands in May.The Faroe Islands, or the Faroese, comprise eighteen islands located between the Norwegian Sea and...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If you consider it, language, or the command of a language, can be considered a sixth sense. Language allows you to communicate, to exist, to simply be in any space to carry out the exhausting or mundane things we go through in life. Yet we are...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Poor nutrition is a fact of life in the Philippines, where nearly half of all households don't consume enough protein and about 35 per cent of children under the age of five have anaemia. A new project by the University of Toronto's David McMillen...

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