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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnna Bruce-Lockhart

When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift is coming. In 2017, Parker warned that social media "literally changes your relationship with society, with...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDanielle Mullings

After weeks of planning, the first-ever National Head Boys and Girls Service Project was born.The project was kicked off with a collaborative service done by head students in Kingston. The head boys, head girls and deputies of nine high schools...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"I'm energised by the passion on this campus," new principal of University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough says.As Wisdom Tettey officially becomes vice-president and principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough, he's got a busy summer ahead...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Of the four C's that PEP students must demonstrate in order to excel - creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration - I like to think of critical thinking as the leader of the pack; we can't learn well without thinking well.Critical...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 11:10 PM

Members of the 32nd batch of Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme were given farewell reception organised at the residence of Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica Hiromasa Yamazaki on Thursday, July 12, 2018. A total 35 JET participants are leaving...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 11:10 PM

The history of Jamaica has been described as a rich and vibrant one, which speaks to experiences of hardships and prosperity; and the growth and determination of a people. Jamaica has seen many chapters in her history, one of the shortest but no...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Effectively addressing mental health issues in the Caribbean is stymied by pervasive myopia and sparse economic resources. That communities and neighbourhoods are incubators for psychological problems should concern policymakers, researchers,...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When Nadia Mitchell stepped into her new office at GK General Insurance's Montego Bay branch in January, she knew she would have a lot to prove. Only a few days after the New Year's Day celebrations marking new beginnings for many across the world,...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ironing is a household chore that many persons take for granted due to the availability and easy use of modern electric irons and clothes steamers.This piece will examine two irons that are very well known to Jamaicans, so much so that they have...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming many human activities ranging from daily chores to highly sophisticated tasks. But unlike many other industries, the higher-education sector has yet to be really influenced by AI.Uber has disrupted the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An Interview with Loretta Collins Klobah by Ann Margaret Lim - Part IIWe continue the interview with Loretta Collins Klobah, whose second book, Ricantations (Peepal Tree Press 2018), is a British Poetry Book Society summer recommendation and a great...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:31 AMStephen Corbett

Access to mobile technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Smartphones are used to make calls, run businesses and organise social lives. But they also raise concerns over their potential impact on our health, society - and education. The UK...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Dreams, they say, are the genesis of greatness, endless flight of imagination, and once coupled with determination, have the power to carve one's place and niche in history.The stories of the passengers of SS Empire Windrush are encompassed by the...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Life is so precious and so short. I have to make decisions. Frustrations and complexities are not part of great unions.I know what I want and I know what is happening.You say you love me but you don't know how to love me. You say "I...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelissa De Witte

The advice to "find your passion" might undermine how interests actually develop, according to new research.In a series of laboratory studies, researchers examined beliefs that may lead people to succeed or fail at developing their interests.Mantras...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Looking regal in his Russian uniform, Cristiano Ronaldo gazes out pensively with his arms folded and "CR7" embroidered near his left shoulder.Behind him is Lionel Messi, also snappily dressed and with the hairs of his...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"We're so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!" said Ingrid Flores, coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). She is delighted to add a new country to her map of events, which is organised every year by BirdsCaribbean....

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Development Bank of Jamaica and its partners hosted a cocktail reception in honour of the university students who won first and second place at the 2018 International Business Model Competition (IBMC) held recently in...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Carbonated water, soda pop, fizzy water, soda water, or soft drinks, as they are more commonly called, and their containers, have a very interesting history....

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Loretta Collins' Klobah second book Ricantations (Peepal Tree Press, 2018) is a British Poetry Book Society summer recommendation. As her editor notes, this new book confirms and builds on Collins Klobah's reputation as a "superb poetic storyteller," which she earned from her first book, The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman (Peepal Tree). It received the 2012 OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature in the category of poetry.

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:13 AM
Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMOlayinka Jacobs Bonnick

The British Council hosted its first festival skills seminar in Jamaica called Festival X, held on Wednesday, June 15, in collaboration with partners the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Jamaica Cultural Development...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: The Blooming SystemAuthor: Sheldon PeartSheldon Peart's That Blooming System is an artful work that imitates life to the ninth degree. It is here that good conscience is turned on its head, and the edict we are our brother's keeper, is...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShawna Shapiro

In recent years, there has been a great deal of public angst about refugee resettlement in the United States and Europe. Americans are deeply divided on the issue. For instance, a Pew Research Center study published in May of this year found that...

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