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

TOKYO (AP): The official posters are out for this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting to graphic design to photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:46 AM

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains, Ballantine Books, by Cassie Chambers Written by a young lawyer whose roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:46 AM

Ann-Margaret Lim, The Gleaner book reviewer, interviews 13-year old Sofia Ahmed, who wrote The Vow To be Free when she was 11. The book is set in slavery days and follows two children on their freedom run. Sofia lives in the United States but has...

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

BAGHDAD (AP): The sculptures carved by seven art trainees were lined up outside a makeshift workshop in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. With them were posters depicting protesters who have killed in anti-government demonstrations in the past three months...

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

Vision 2020: Healthy, wealthy and wise Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? With him there is no limit. So glorify God with your body, mind and soul. Whatever you eat, drink, say or do. Do it to the glory of God...

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

“Art is all about patience, and you need to enjoy what you are doing,” said Freeha Tanaka as she helped one of her students to meticulously twist a newspaper page to make a papier-mâché box. On their desks was an assortment of materials – plastic...

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

In this the fourth and last instalment of the Jamaica/Puerto Rico Christmas Poetry collaboration, we experience the side of the holidays that would not make the Hallmark movie Christmas list; the side we try to forget at this time of year, but a...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMGlenville Ashby - Contributor

In her 2014 critically acclaimed Mek Wi Laugh & Talk: An Anthology of Jamaican Poems, Donna Hart bared her concerns over the many shortcomings besetting modern society. In my review...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Never Forget I could see her smile From a million miles She was on to you And a blind man would know it too But who am I To want something far above A man that in my mind would never see me As someone he could love I thought I could not...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler/Contributor

The ancient Greeks were some of the earliest people to write about public speaking. They began studying rhetoric in the fifth century BC. “Rhetoric is morally neutral. If people are mindful of ethics, rhetoric can be a powerful tool of both social...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMKate Burridge and Howard Manns - Contributors

There’s no shortage of special days throughout the year. Some – like International Literacy Day – speak to important issues in society. Others speak to our inner dag. On International Talk Like a Pirate Day – an occasion when Americans John Baur (...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM

In the third instalment of our series – Meeting Ground – the holiday poem from Puerto Rico recounts the migrant’s return home and healing Caribbean traditions. – Loretta In this edition Delores Gauntlett, like Mbala and John Figueroa before,...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM

There has no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:05 AM

Book: I am a Promise Author: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with Ashley Rousseau Illustration: Rachel Moss Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD ‘I am Promise’ pivots to children or so it appears. The language is seemingly pedestrian, the illustrations...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP): NotRe-Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars – a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. Yet an accidental fire in peacetime finally stopped the Paris cathedral from celebrating midnight Mass this year for the first time in...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:30 AM

Love? If it ever was I remember her, Blinded – by love, At least that’s what she calls it The constant Badly-batter of his` baby In the corner, Up the road, Down the road, On the steps of their apartment. Anytime he...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:29 AM

National Baking Company recently donated J$500,000 to the Spark It Up Education Grant. Dan-Neil Dunkelly is the second and most recent beneficiary of the education grant. The final-year student of Caribbean Maritime University, pursuing a Bachelor...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

December – it is called the ‘best month of the year’ – for it is at the cusp of ushering in a new year, a time for retrospection and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The events of December 25, leading up to Nativity, may be over 2000 years...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM

In this, the second installment of collaboration between poets of Jamaica and Puerto Rico, we share with you poems from Louise Bennett Coverley, John Figueroa, and Julie Mahfood, and by Ana Portnoy Brimmer, from Puerto Rico. Here’s to poetry and...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM

December 22 should be ­cemented into the consciousness of all Jamaicans. On that day in 1781, the slave ship Zong arrived in Black River with just over half of the enslaved Africans who were forcefully put on the ship in Ghana, and 122 of them had...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:44 AM

Book: “Trace of Evil” by Alice Blanchard (Minotaur) Witchcraft –both historical and current – becomes a gripping metaphor for how violence can continue to permeate a community for decades in this intricately plotted launch of a new series. In her...

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