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Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

AP: Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice prompted the mayor to close St Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years. The high tide...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:33 AM

Jamaica, the Caribbean, and Latin America can be described as multi-ethnic and multicultural spaces with various retentions of the original groups of people who first inhabited the areas. Between 1837 and 1867, over 11,000 free Africans arrived in...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMKarl Salmon - Contributor

It is argued that there are only two forces in this world: good and evil. We encounter this dichotomy throughout our lives, sometimes going through bad experiences in order to achieve good results. Parents will administer corporal punishment (...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

United States Ambassador Donald Tapia recently led the official handover ceremonies of mural paintings within the communities of Rose Town and Standpipe, St Andrew. These murals have been created by partnership between the US Embassy’s Public...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Last Student of Barrington Watson, which opened recently at the Gene Pearson Gallery, features works by Sebastian Elliott, showcasing over 20 original oil paintings that focus on the artist’s journey and the influence of his former teacher and...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Bad All she ever heard was that she was too bad From age ten she had her first man I think his name was Teddy or was it Sam All I know at age thirteen she got pregnant for her first man At age sixteen another pregnancy and a third one for Sam...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner

It was almost a gift that caused Fiona Gordon to become a successful artisan using thread, needles, energy to work. “I have learnt this art from my mother, who usually sews for a living. I would watch her sew...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face, and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Edge Her knees gave out, Her hair fetched up fire. Did you hear her silent shout? Storm enraged the sky Crying darkness against grey ire. Her eyes lulled every tear Her heart denied every sheer. She could fall off A step off the cliff She...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, Japan: Tokyo Skytree Town, home to Japan’s tallest tower, is working to increase the greenery in its vicinity by planting a number of trees and flowers. The aim, according to the management of Tokyo Skytree, is to visually integrate the...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMGirish Kumar Juneja - Contributor

It is rare to come across prophets who are equally revered by the people of different religions, social milieu, and ethnicities. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, is one of them. He was born in 1469 in the erstwhile Punjab province of India....

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Several local and international experts in instructional technology will be among the presenters at an upcoming symposium to be hosted by the Distance Education Centre at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) under the theme ‘Distance Learning: The...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Marketing professional Amashika Lorne has launched a Jamaica-themed colouring book, which, according her, provides much more and has an objective to aid in the transmission of the island’s intangible culture of oral traditions intergenerationally...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

L est We Find Gold, written by Melanie Schwapp and published by Bala Press, will be launched on November 6. The book moves in several directions in a captivating, rhythmic maypole dance of brightly coloured and subtle-hued stories of life, love,...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

Beyond the realms of popular culture, myths, fables, and perceived notions, customs, practices, and traditions that have their genesis in ancient civilisations, have deep rooted meanings, which personify and are key identifiers of a country or...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMCourtney Morris - Contributor

When I was younger, I always enjoyed making things, whether it was food, paintings to hang in my bedroom, or little bowls made from the dirt in my yard. I loved reading and stories. My parents made sure our lives were filled with imagination and...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

After reading the 29 short stories written by Hazel D. Campbell and collected in the 2019-published Jamaica on My Mind, you appreciate the contribution the author made to the island’s creative writing and her role in chronicling and documenting...

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

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP): Tucked inside a museum on the Harvard University campus is a gallery teeming with plants so lifelike in appearance you’d be forgiven for swearing they’re real. But this foliage is glass – really old glass. There’s a...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma - Arts and Education Coordinator

Erin McKoy wears her home on her ring. The distinct map of Texas is more than an adornment. It is being grounded in her roots and is a constant reminder that coming from Sherman, a city of 40,000 ‘somewhere there’ in the United States’ second-...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMSteffon Campbell - Contributor

Life within the humanities has taught me how to speak and how to listen, and as I write this, I realise that those lessons have both denotative and connotative meanings. As a Caribbean School of Media and Communication graduate, I have been blessed...

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

Author: St Hope Earl McKenzie Book: The Rooms of His Life David Alexander Richmond’s life is one of quiet intrigue, one that is authentic and rich in meaning. It is in the rustic culture of Jamaica that an identity emerges, unconstrained by the...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, Japan: It was just a subway trip to help the 2019 cohort of the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) Japan Journalism Fellowship appreciate the public transportation system of the country, but the ride from...

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

Local publisher Ian Randle Publishers (IRP) continues to make waves with a steady stream of new books that belies predictions of the death of the printed book as the publishing company commemorates 30 years of scholarly and general publishing in...

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