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Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHelen O'Sullivan

Take a moment to think back to the first classroom you ever entered. Whether it was at school or a nursery, chancesare there was a blackboard, with coloured chalk where you focused most of your attention. You were probably working from a booklet or...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Black GoldAuthor: Christena AV WilliamsCritic: Glenville Ashby, PhDFrom the outset Christena Williams appears tepid,but slowly, she grows infervour.Her tone and unremitting cadence define a soul rebelling against mediocrity, lassitude, and,...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMIshwar K. Puri

It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs, and exams to earn a useful undergraduate degree that signalled competence and was redeemable for a good job.Employers would spend weeks or months training their...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Internationally renowned dub poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze was honoured with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jamaica Poetry Festival, in association with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).The event took place at the Jamaica Poetry Festival...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Academically, Mount Alvernia Prep School (MAPS), located along Queen's Drive in Montego Bay, St James, is arguably one of the best preparatory schools in all of Jamaica, what with its consistent excellent Common Entrance/GSAT results.So, what is...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear, mom, mamma, mommy I have a clue, just for you Mamma, thank you for all those kisses you showered me with,Thank you for not being missing Thank you for all your wishes,Thank you for all your dreams and aspirations for me,Thank you for...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:28 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Modern education is all about empowering students with transferable skills that will hold up to a rapidly changing world. The current cohort of students is comprised of children from both Generation Z (born between 1992-2009) and Generation Alpha (...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AI or not AI? That is the question.Computer scientists in Australia teamed up with an expert in the University of Toronto's department of English to design an algorithm that writes poetry following the rules of rhyme and meter. To test their results...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica, land of wood and water; beautiful,A paradise, nestled in the Caribbean.Military base it became when Spain could not find gol'.About sixteen fifty five Britain defeated Spain and Invest did they in sugarcane cultivation,...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term 'sculpture' can be defined as "the art of creating solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc, out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone". One interesting thing about...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Eleanor Nelson need not hoot any whistle to marshal her little troops; from marching around the community, collecting PET bottles, making art from bottle caps, to lugging suitcase loads of books as her check-in baggage, teaching music, promoting...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Academic writing, public speaking, listening, critical thinking, communication studies, huddled under the umbrella of academic literacies, are seen as "English" courses that students believe they are "compelled" to do.The educators who deliver these...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Xaymaca Part 1 A Dream is Born Authors: L. Wakefield and S. Shakespeare Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Xaymaca unfolds at a relentless pace. With dizzying artistry, the authors use language to capture the brutality and inhumanity of man. It is in...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:09 AM
Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book review by Jennifer Kay, Associated PressBook: How to Love a Jamaican (Ballantine Books), by Alexia ArthursAlexia Arthurs' short story collection How to Love a Jamaican is a timely exploration of multigenerational waves of immigration, the...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSara Jensen

One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The top two words were "calculation" and "equation".When I asked a room of professional mathematicians...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean territory I have toiled here for decades to help rebuild your post-war country Yet I was wrongly detained, denied legal representation Threatened with deportation My name is Windrush You...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Notice how Suzanne is a name you sing?Hear the echo in the zanne:How it vibrates where the tongue touches the palateand in the larynx, the voice box?Appropriate isn't itFor a singer to be named Suzanne:To encapsulate the sound of your name.To spend...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMArmitabh Sharma

Words, they are powerful, omnipotent and can change courses - of situations, lives and history -- the glory list can go on and on, but like a precious commodity they need to be used sparingly, appropriately and carefully - as Arundhati Roy, Indian...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, there has been a string of videos circulating on social media featuring inebriated persons expressing their love for rum in song. The lyrics of these songs vary, and some of them are remixes of hymns or popular songs, but the message...

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