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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...

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

Growing up, Chantal Phillips was not sure whether medical school was for her. It wasn’t because she wasn’t interested, but ­because she couldn’t see anyone like herself practising medicine. Now in her first year of the MD...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

'The Wyomia Tyus Story' is a timely work that reflects the hybrid dynamics of poverty, race, and gender. Thankfully, we are spared the moral pruning of liberalism and are allowed to make our own judgement on this track and field pioneer.At the...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMEric J. Barron

Today's college students - dubbed Generation Z - are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our students, I find that this...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Recently, the lounge of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation's (JBDC) Incubator and Resource Centre at Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew was transformed into a fusion of art, fashion, style, vibrant colours, and creativity in a showcase aptly...

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

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