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Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, singer, actress, and educator, Louise Simone ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE, had the instinctive wisdom to relate language to identity. As a people who have long since lost our identity, we continue to...
With the move to Kingston, the Government, under Governor Sir John Peter Grant, bought Headquarters House on Duke Street for £5,000.

I have visited our Parliament, Gordon House, several times. On my first visit, I was extremely disappointed, having visited or seen parliament buildings in other countries, including in the Caribbean. Jamaica’s Parliament has not matched up to my...
The 2021 case surrounding the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in Paradise, St James, after three members were allegedly killed in a ritual, is a good example of the kind of analysis we use in interpreting both historical and contempor

The first few days in January is the usual time of the year when most of us take stock of our personal lives and set new goals for a more successful year. If most of us were to carry out a serious forensic evaluation of our pledges over the last...

The role of teachers in our education system is extremely important and, very often, the various problems in schools are aggravated by teachers who are not professional, dedicated and committed. What are some of the qualities of a really...

Each year, thousands of people travel to the Turkish city of Konya to attend a weeklong series of events and ceremonies that mark the death of the 13th-century Islamic poet, scholar, and Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi. Instead of mourning his death,...

In this book, Monty Howell. Milestones of life among Rastafari, Linda Ainouche, award-winning documentary director and anthropologist, conveys a unique, unrivalled, and moving insight into the life of Monty Howell, the little-known eldest son of...

“Let us move together, let us grow together Let us foster the knowledge that we have earned together Let us live together in harmony” How many countries have won freedom from foreign rule, but sadly, have not won unity? Students! Unity is...

Huawei Jamaica, which has been involved in honing with Information Communication Technology (ICT) talent for the past five years through its Seeds for the Future programme, recently hosted a graduation with the attendance of the Juliet Holness, MP...

Long after he was killed, Myrtle Green-Burton wouldn’t let anyone wear her 17-year-old son’s high school track team jacket. James Earl Green, an aspiring Olympic runner, was supposed to receive the green and yellow coat at his graduation in...

For some persons, teaching is an opportunity. For others, it is a job. But, for Gralden Pommells, it is a lifestyle; lived with great passion and joy. Her teaching career has impacted the lives of hundreds of children across four parishes:...
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