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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...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert-László Barabási

The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they face are staggering.Despite the introduction of 100,000 new titles each year, only a tiny fraction of these attract a large enough readership...

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

Bubble Christmas in J. A. 1980 something:Irie vibes, with the Christmas breeze And gungo rice and peas.The American Santa would be touching down Soon, with Rudolph and the crew.And the little girl had pictures of a rocking ponya fire engine, a red...

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

In bold and sometimes cryptic language, Tekla Mekfet presents a montage of epistemological arguments that challenge social orthodoxy. Rastafari is hoisted on a heterodox tapestry not only as a socio-political movement, but in Hegelian terms, a...

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

HAVANA (AP):Cuban entrepreneurs and artists are welcoming a series of government decisions to soften laws that they said would have sharply limited private enterprise and artistic expression.The partial rollbacks announced last week may provide...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:18 AM
Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNina Bruni

In 2000, I left my hometown, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to begin my journey at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Later, I enjoyed the tranquility of the Cave Hill Campus of UWI, Barbados, wrapped in its...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"How one shapes their life is always very interesting to me," says Paul Sully, country director of Peace Corps Jamaica. It is a simple yet deep-rooted statement because every one of us has as story to tell, a chapter to write, possibilities to...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmina Blackwood-Meeks

Imagine having something precious stolen from you and its return is conditional on your having the correct environment to repossess it. That exactly describes the case of Nigeria. The collection of over 700 works of art called the Benin Bronzes was...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of Jamaica's largest and oldest voluntary organisations, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, has credited its success and effectiveness to provision of support and measurable feedback from its volunteers....

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will host an international research conference at its main campus in Mandeville from March 27 to 30, 2019, under the theme 'Research: Meeting Human Needs'.NCU President Dr Lincoln Edwards made the announcement...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Just over 5,000 students from across the island graduated recently from the Career Advancement Programme (CAP), with another 399 obtaining their occupational associate degrees from the Centre of Occupational Studies.Over 70 per cent of the students...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

There are seldom occasions and there are rarely people to describe that put one at a loss for words - where similes and attributes seem to lose their sheen. Perhaps, in essence it would be akin to trying to match the intensity of sunlight with a...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: This Is For You Author: Angel Castillo Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby In her first published work, Angel Castillo proves her salt as a writer of enviable range. At the outset, Castillo paints a world of charred ruins gnawing away at her nascent mind...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) will create murals, photos, sculptures, paintings, and other visual art communicating the power of its human-rights provisions on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of...

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