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Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:12 AM

EDUCATION MUST result in purifying one’s perceptions. It must develop and coordinate moral and spiritual urges and ensure good character. While discriminating between ‘good’ and ‘bad’, the educated person must apply the criterion of service to...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) “Whom have I helped today?” That’s the question Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells kids she asks herself every night before she goes to sleep. Her new children’s book, Just Help! How to Build a Better World, challenges kids...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMNicole Plummer - Guest Columnist

AS A student in the Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Mona, in 2004-2005, I was the recipient of the British Council’s Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarship. For a...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMMarcia E. Thomas - Contributor

IN JAMAICA, there is much passion about the human rights abuses of slavery, but do you realise that there is no national monument in Jamaica in memory of the victims of slavery which existed here from 1494 to 1834? The Spanish were involved in...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, singer, actress, and educator, Louise Simone ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE, had the instinctive wisdom to relate language to identity. As a people who have long since lost our identity, we continue to...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMMarcia Thomas - Contributor

I have visited our Parliament, Gordon House, several times. On my first visit, I was extremely disappointed, having visited or seen parliament buildings in other countries, including in the Caribbean. Jamaica’s Parliament has not matched up to my...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The first few days in January is the usual time of the year when most of us take stock of our personal lives and set new goals for a more successful year. If most of us were to carry out a serious forensic evaluation of our pledges over the last...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMSarah Annes Brown - Contributor

Science fiction is a genre very much associated with technological marvels, innovations, and visions of the future. So it may be surprising to find so many of its writers are drawn to Shakespeare – he is a figure associated with tradition and the...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Students! It is not enough to know what inner and external right conduct is. It is vital that both inner and external right conduct is practised. The ancient scriptures, the Vedas, declare ‘Speak Truth and Live according to Right Conduct’. Right...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:06 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic and huge painting “The Night Watch” is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed detail. The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum on Monday put on its digital portal what it...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams - Contributor

Last month, patrons had been mulling over Kenyan Jamaican artist Mazola wa Mwashigandhi’s ‘Messianic Parables’ in his ‘Playground’ studio at Craig Hill in St Andrew. “Messianic Parables is a visual and poetic interrogation and reinterpretation of...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:08 AM

The role of teachers in our education system is extremely important and, very often, the various problems in schools are aggravated by teachers who are not professional, dedicated and committed. What are some of the qualities of a really...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMDarren Fisher - Contributor

Drawing is a powerful tool of communication. It helps build self-understanding and can boost mental health. But our current focus on productivity, outcomes and “talent” has us thinking about it the wrong way. Too many believe the myth of “I can’t...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Each year, thousands of people travel to the Turkish city of Konya to attend a weeklong series of events and ceremonies that mark the death of the 13th-century Islamic poet, scholar, and Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi. Instead of mourning his death,...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:07 AM

“Let us move together, let us grow together Let us foster the knowledge that we have earned together Let us live together in harmony” How many countries have won freedom from foreign rule, but sadly, have not won unity? Students! Unity is...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:07 AM

In this book, Monty Howell. Milestones of life among Rastafari, Linda Ainouche, award-winning documentary director and anthropologist, conveys a unique, unrivalled, and moving insight into the life of Monty Howell, the little-known eldest son of...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Huawei Jamaica, which has been involved in honing with Information Communication Technology (ICT) talent for the past five years through its Seeds for the Future programme, recently hosted a graduation with the attendance of the Juliet Holness, MP...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:14 AM

This collection of essays is the first of its kind to critically engage the oeuvre of Jamaican dancehall reggae artiste Tanya Stephens. Riding the hard-hitting, sensual, realness of Stephens, the contributors tackle her lyricism, social justice...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMLeah Willingham - Associated Press/Report for America

Long after he was killed, Myrtle Green-Burton wouldn’t let anyone wear her 17-year-old son’s high school track team jacket. James Earl Green, an aspiring Olympic runner, was supposed to receive the green and yellow coat at his graduation in...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 3:09 PM

Onerous My life is getting harder First my other mother She decided to change her life and live for the better Then, her husband got shot and saw life’s latter I’m no longer shy; I am going through an ordeal So, my brother’s brother got a...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:07 AM

A teacher is like a guidepost. He or she should guide the students in the proper direction. If the guidepost itself is loose, how can it point to the right direction? So a teacher should have a steady mind. Only then can he guide the students along...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:06 AM
Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMGreg-Louis Austin - Contributor

For some persons, teaching is an opportunity. For others, it is a job. But, for Gralden Pommells, it is a lifestyle; lived with great passion and joy. Her teaching career has impacted the lives of hundreds of children across four parishes:...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

We have all come to know her in adult years as ‘Sister P’ or ‘Mama P’, but did you know that as a child, her pet name was ‘Miss Ted’? And how many of us know that as a child, Portia was a constant dreamer, so much so she would be teased by her...

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