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Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Since the 2016 election of United States (US) President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy that same year, Appalachia has returned to the national ­spotlight in the US...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:19 AM

KIRKLAND, Wash (AP): Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed by...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:19 AM

A British judge has ruled that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw legal stones, rejecting a claim that a viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery invaded the privacy of residents in luxury apartments next door...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:19 AMAmitabh Sharma

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Technology is all around us, and when used properly, it has many positives. Although those positives are well documented, many people are not convinced that using technology in the classroom is a good thing. After all, many students, while at home...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:14 AM

On Tuesday, February 12, The Western Tertiary Debates Competition was launched at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St James...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMGlenville Ashby

Earl Lovelace needs no introduction. Masterfully original and versatile, his literary work has captivated ­generations. Honoured with ­numerous awards, including Trinidad and Tobago’s Chaconia Medal (gold), the President’s Medal...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:02 AM
Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Recorded history has shown that humans have had a long-standing fascination with flying, so much so that Greeks immortalised it in the my

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Saint International models made history as they were showcased in the coffee table book Balenciaga: Winter 18 that chronicles backstage, rehearsals, and runway action of Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2018 show held last year March in Paris. The book...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

As unlikely as it seems, the building in this photograph was once the bustling train station of Montpelier in St James. It was the hub for connecting parts of Hanover and Westmoreland with towns across Jamaica. May Pen, Mandeville, Spanish Town,...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Classrooms in many parts of the world are increasingly diverse. International migration patterns have significantly changed the cultural make-up of many industrialised societies and, by extension, their school-aged populations. Such changes are...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Immerse   I arrive at swimming dive in the pool, a cooling sensation greets me – so familiar, but it gets better every time.   I remember the first time – I cried. Now the bubbles that rise deliver a message.   I rise...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:15 AM

It has become almost standard that during the month of February, Reggae Month, and particularly on February 1, the birthday of Dennis Emmanuel Brown, radio disc jockeys will invite their listeners to call in to the various programmes and ­...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The last lines in the foreword of Bobby Sullivan’s Revolutionary Threads read, “With cooperative economics, together we can build an inclusive future truly worth living.” In the same afterword, he admits that he has woven together...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:27 AM

"Sometimes,” said Nicole Collado, “you just need to listen.” It is a simple, yet profound statement. Often times a lot of us hear but not listen. Collado, a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) at York Castle Primary School in St Ann...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Machine learning is a subcategory of artificial intelligence where one builds models, programmes and applications, which become more accurate over time at predicting outcomes without explicitly being scripted or programmed to do so...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Recently, at the Conference on Caribbean Literature in San José, Costa Rica, I was approached by a Japanese woman who informed me that she had taught in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Mona, in the Japanese programme. As she...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Book: Voices in the Twilight Author: Louis Alexander Hemans Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD   It is easy to get ­bedazzled by an author’s fine ­writing and miss the wisdom that his words convey. One such example is Louis Alexander...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Kingston-based New Local Space (NLS) has been granted a three-year partnership with the Prince Claus Fund in the Netherlands. “From the beginning, we had a belief that if we did what we could with the modest resources we have to support...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Each year, theatre enthusiasts anticipate a treat of varied productions in Jamaica. Many of these often tackle issues that confront the society daily but might be difficult to talk about. Theatre tends to make such conversations easier because it...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Peru is a South American country that is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a bio-diverse country with habitats...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

India has a new dream, a deep conviction to launch an Indian into space from Indian soil on an Indian rocket, by 2022 which is before the 75th birthday of India’s independence. Work has started at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO...

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