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Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:11 AM

This is a piece of history that one has to traverse on a long, winding and rocky road to reach. The road takes a path that was chiselled out on the face of the mountain by slaves. Nestled in the lush mountainous expanse of north-eastern Clarendon...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering some comic relief, wit, and beauty in a world where people are cut...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:06 AM

In the two poems below, the personas are in isolation, but that doesn’t stop the creativity bred from their pandemic observations. – Ann-Margaret Lim (Meeting Ground coordinator) April 2020 My iPhone keeps me company. Plays music for me, shows...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMPatrick White - Contributor

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in journalism that could decimate media organisations around the world. The future of journalism – and its survival – could lie in artificial intelligence (AI). AI...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Tumbling down The walls cave in tight The bricks shift their place In one sudden gaze The day has changed to night, The stars shimmer in the sky The ground shimmys to the right All that’s in front of me dazzles in my sight My vision breaks...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AM

With all schools closed due to COVID-19 and students staying home, education experts are encouraging parents and guardians to provide the necessary support to ensure that children feel safe, loved, and supported. “Families are handling the pressure...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Despite schools being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, learning continues for tens of thousands of Jamaican students who are benefiting from free access to e-learning platform EduFocal. EduFocal, which prepares students from grades four...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Below, poets from across the world share their pandemic experiences and observations. Edward Baugh’s poem is a gift and a wish for us all. – Ann-Margaret Lim The Plague that first night thrushes woke...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The House of Issa is inviting eligible female students to apply for the Elias A. Issa Scholarship. The House of Issa established the Issa Scholarship for Jamaican men and women in 1938. At the behest of Elias Issa, the scholarship was set up “to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:00 AM

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” so said Mark Twain. As the world passes through this unprecedented phase in history, we are not sure what is rhyming or what has gone terribly out of tune, but as ever, resilience, hope, and...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Cowrie shells are a group of sea snails that range in size from small to large. These shells are famous the world over, with the most popular species of this shell known as the money cowrie or Monetaria moneta. The money cowrie are double-sided,...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:21 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

On this Teachers’ Day, I fondly remember Fraulein Daphne Adams, my first German teacher who influenced my love for languages and who transitioned recently in Jamaica. Miss Adams was first and foremost an excellent, no-nonsense teacher of modern...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMRae-Ann Smith - Contributor

I should have begun from Monday, but she was really sick on Monday. Today, she looks so bright. She’s beginning to forget things. I wish I could stay longer to help her. She eats when I sit with her. I’m glad when she eats. I learnt her middle name...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Written from, different angles and spaces, the poems below testify to the great force of motherhood, which nurtures, strengthens, and manifests love. Happy Mother’s Day – Ann-Margaret Lim Words My mother loved words. Not necessarily in...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

St Petersburg is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world – from its European-inspired architecture, its signature colourful, eclectic-style to its neoclassical and Baroque style to its water corridors, and the art, the city is a...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The engaging storyline and realness of the characters in Barbara Jenkins’ De Rightest Place makes it a book you breeze through in a matter of days. Set mainly in and around a bar called De Rightest Place, in the environs of a working-class...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner - Contributor

She’s what you’d term the consummate creative – through the sensory ‘dry land tourist’ tales of her ‘Right Roun Di Corna’ blog to the pieces in her JadeLauren eyewear brand, Lauren Campbell is colouring the world with beauty, life, and bomb...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Redlining a Holocaust is a rigorously researched oeuvre that establishes Dòwòti Désir as one of the most important figures in contemporary African thought. Redlining is an imaginative and monumental undertaking, a literary, visual, and oratorical...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Let us step away from the dreaded ‘C’ word that has engulfed us and focus on how one can focus on one’s well-being and how Mother Nature provides both the means and the solutions to balance one’s life. Both an art and a science, one of mankind’s...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Let’s have heart Let’s have heart And space ourselves Three feet apart Let’s act fast to bring this disease to its last Let’s have heart and play our part To do our best to turn the spread off Hand sanitizers Elbow coughs Masks and...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM

As the global battle against the deadly COVID-19 disease wages on, with each country’s government, healthcare industry, and general public playing its part in defeating this new and relatively unknown enemy, two seemingly unlikely foot soldiers...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Vodou evokes a schizophrenic response among the misinformed. Reactions abound: apprehension, incredulity, and vilification. It is not that Vodou struggles for meaning. Vodou has its own particular ideal. It is primordial sense. It is very much...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM

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