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

Parish Histories of Jamaica Project, a publication by the JN Foundation in collaboration with the Department of History and Archaeology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, was launched recently. Jenny Jemmott of Department of History and...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMErika Heslop Martin - Contributor

In 2020, when information is literally glued to our fingertips, technological innovations fill the stratosphere, the economy is reeling. Under the catastrophic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, one has no choice but to be creative – be creative...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:22 AM

At the outset, author Ivy Slater shares the existential crisis that spurred her to change careers. Slater’s psychosocial experience after the passing of her father and the stagnation she experienced at her printing business proved exhaustively...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:15 AM

COVID-19 nightmare The poet in me lies dormant in this COVID-19 nightmare, So concerned am I, to ensure that I’m taking care Of my person, my property, my family, my friends, Making sure to tie up all loose ends! There’s food to buy, and...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic around the world has taken the world by storm, touching the lives of every human being on Earth. The global nature of the crisis has united us as human beings and tragedy and deaths in any country by COVID-19 worry us all....

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

We continue our journey highlighting the journey of Peace Corps volunteers (PCV). In this third and final instalment, the underlying and broad message is that volunteerism is a combination of one’s personal choices, external influences, and a keen...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM

A ‘Peace of Paradise’ garden has been created in George Headley Primary School, which is positively affecting behavioural change in students. The garden was created by students, teachers, and members of the community for the 2019 Trees for Peace...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

We continue the positive reinforcement of humane spirit and action when humanity, as a collective, is grappling with an unprecedented calamity. “We shall overcome” is the mantra, and going by the ­indomitable strength we possess, we ­definitely...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Lloyd Eubank-Green’s ‘Jamaica’s Gifts to the World’ is concisely and punctiliously delivered. While included in this roster are legendary figures such as Jimmy Cliff, Courtney Walsh, and Michael Norman Manley, others are hardly household names....

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That’s exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:20 AM

The Corona crisis Rona Rona read all about it! On the cover of every newspaper and magazine. News of the Corona crisis is everywhere. People, people be very aware. Mi na try fi frighten yuh or give you a scare This is now the world’s greatest...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator -

We are living in exceptional times – historical, unprecedented, challenging, life-altering - and it is also a time when we recognise the relentless services of those who make a difference, serving, and giving back to communities. It has been an...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Practitioners of allopathic medicine are welcoming the role of complementary therapies in treating patients. In a classic example of East meets West, qigong (pronounced ‘chee-gong’ and also written as ch’i kung) is one of the four pillars of...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMJordi Paps and Cristina Guijarro-Clarke - Contributors

Evolution explains how all living beings, including us, came to be. It would be easy to assume that evolution works by continuously adding features to organisms, constantly increasing their complexity. Some fish evolved legs and walked on to the...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Students from five institutions that are home to IGT After School Advantage (ASA) Centres were an part of educational visit to the Scientific Research Council (SRC) recently. The learning tour was designed in partnership with IGT Jamaica, which...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:21 AM

A short story by Karen Thompson – set somewhere in Western Europe The majestic twelfth-century fortress guards the city’s possessions: its glorious cathedrals, exquisite emporiums, and ethnic markets. In this city dwells a civilisation of...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The advent of Presbyterian missionaries marked a sociological turning point in the annals of Caribbean history. Never short on detail and data is Jerome Teelucksingh’s work, a boon for the student of East Indian Diasporic Studies. Teelucksingh’s...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:24 AM

The Making of a Queen Look at her. Only eight years old. So brave and resilient. Not sunken by her condition. She is my child, But her strength, strengthens me. She is from my womb, And yet her outlook empowers me. She is my midday and...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

Walls – they create barriers, could be seen as divisive, may draw a line between two extremes. For some, they are a blank canvas waiting to be splashed with vivid imagination and colours. These expressions are oft wild, rebellious, and a work of a...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMBruce DeSilva - Associated Press

It’s a cold, snowy winter in Boston, where Malcolm Kershaw, five years a widower, runs the Old Devils Bookstore, a well-ordered mystery bookshop on Beacon Hill. He is not a particularly social sort; his closest companion is Nero, the shop cat named...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Phoebe Douse – said like “Zeus but with a D”– is written and illustrated by L. Samuels. Phoebe Douse: S3A2 shares the story of a young teen, born to Jamaican parents – and raised in Texas with the help of her maternal grandmother – Naan who is very...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Director Guy Nattiv paints a tenebrous world marked by hatred. Still, he leaves the door of redemption ajar. With a mere 18 minutes to deliver a message steeped in symbolical hyperbole, Nattiv leaves little to the imagination. The opening scene of...

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