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Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

FERNDALE, Michigan (AP):Richard Phillips said he didn't mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolours in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beginning today (Sunday January 20, 2019) with an open-air worship service at the Coke Methodist Church in Kingston, the Methodist Church in Jamaica will launch year-long activities to mark the 230th anniversary of the landing of Thomas Coke, a...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Against All Odds (A Poem for Jodian)She was high.He took her there;But without warningHe dropped her.And just like that,Her heart hit the pavement.It didn't shatter though,It only broke.Guess he didn't take her high enough.Thank God!Because she...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

An animated set of students started playing rhythms on their desks while others clapped and swayed. Now comes the trick question: What were they doing? The obvious answers could be"They are in a music class"; or "It is free time, so they are having...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMAnn-Margaret Lim

Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong's debut poetry collection goes for the big. A number of weighty themes, from 'taboo' love, whether between individuals of warring countries or the same sex; loss that comes from life-altering situations such...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMKeino Senior

In 2018, the United Nations partnered with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) to mount a visual art competition on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Two of the top three...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM
Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Our world is changing constantly and at an increasingly rapid pace. We're at a unique time in our history when increased longevity is converging with unprecedented technological innovation to disrupt ageing in ways previously unimaginable,...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Prim Lewis, principal of deCarteret College, believes in empowering the students and instilling critical thinking as an integral part of the progress, and she is committed to high-quality education.An educator for over 26 years, Lewis believes that...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Street murals are expressions of post-modern art phenomenonalised in 1970s America by inner-city youth. Expectedly, Jamaican Street Art bears similarities in its existential origins but remains far more thematically homogeneous.On to a sacred and...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

I Dream of a Better JamaicaI Dream of a Better JamaicaA Jamaica -That can create all the jobs the people need.A Jamaica Where everyone is Trained to do somethingA Jamaica Were we can all live in peace and loveA Jamaica Without killingA Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

We continue our conversations with Lasana M. Sekou, poet from St Martin, with Ann-Margaret Lim, as he delves into his latest poetry collection, The Book of the Dead.AML: For 'Murder Shot', did you see an image of a hanging tree? Was that what...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:56 AMRichard Baldwin

“Globalisation 4.0 has only just begun, but we are already vastly underprepared for it,” wrote Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, last month when announcing the theme of Davos 2019. In the...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:10 AM
Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnn Margaret Lim

Lasana M. Sekou, who, in 2018 celebrated 40 years as an author, is revered in St Martin as the national poet. In his long and illustrious career, he has published 20 books, across genres, including, but not exclusive to poetry, fiction, biographies...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Mortimer McPherson of Studio Mortimer is an artist who wears many hats there might be far too many to fit in a sentence, but they fit him quite well.From teaching art, bookbinding, and book care in the public-education system, McPherson has evolved...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Carlong Publishers (Caribbean) Ltd is paying tribute to and honouring the life of Hazel Campbell.Campbell was a member of the Carlong family since 2001 when she was appointed editor of Carlong's Sand Pebbles Pleasure series of children's books, a...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her a paraplegic.But now, the young Venezuelan dancer is pursuing her lifelong...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:11 AM
Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The deadline for Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2019 Poetry Prizes has been extended to January 4, 2019. With over US$4,000 in prizes to be won, this year marks the second cycle of the competition, with the addition of three new prizes funded by Lorna...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Principal of the Simon Primary and Infant, Nova-Dean Samuels-Lee has lauded the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) for the fundamental role it has played in building and promoting leadership in the island's schools.In particular,...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Museum's newest exhibition highlights the timeline of significant instances of UWI student protest over the life of the university and a specific focus on events following the Government's banning of radical...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Bowl go, packy come!" is an old Jamaican proverb which when translated means that one good turn deserves another. This saying came about as it was a very common occurrence in traditional Jamaican life to see covered dishes filled with some...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Anna-K Cuffe told Arts and Education that she is a 'mermaid' - a young woman who goes into the depths to embrace the beauty of marine creatures and returns to land to create clay images of what she has seen.These pieces she sells through her...

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