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Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The FLOW Foundation recently graduated 450 students from its second cohort of the Skills for the Future Programme. The recent graduation now brings the total to almost 600 Jamaicans that have successfully completed the programme, many of whom are...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Last week, my article featured the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Cabinet ministers of 1955 and 1959 under Norman Washington Manley. I was particularly fascinated by Jonathan Grant. I know the name from the eponymous secondary school in St...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Jamaica’s moral and social ethics landscape, and its impact on Jamaica’s present and future development, will be the main focus of the Ninth UTech, Jamaica/JMMB Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture to be broadcast live on TVJ today (Sunday, May 15, at 4 p....

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

Henri Onimus was in his early 20s when he arrived in Kingston from France to teach French at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in October 1975. He was on a two-year teaching assignment in lieu of his military service in France, and he came...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:05 AMElizabeth Steinway - Contributor

Why weren’t women allowed to act in Shakespeare’s plays? – Anastasia, Herdon, Virginia, 15 The role of Desdemona, the devoted, loving wife murdered by her husband in Othello, wasn’t performed by a woman until 1660 – about six decades after...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Today, May 8, we recognise, honour and celebrate mothers – those who have given birth, nurtured and those who have raised a whole village. In spite of their trials and tribulations, they keep a happy face, provide for , nd protect their children....

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, in recognition of its 30th anniversary, will award 30 scholarships to students at the secondary and tertiary level for the upcoming academic year. The foundation’s scholarship application period runs until May 31....

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:07 AM

From 2005, Tricia Nicholas’ love for corporate governance has grown. Corporate governance is a system by which companies are directed and controlled. For Tricia, her experience and law background make her the perfect candidate for this job. She...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:07 AM

American painter Spencer Reinhard is loving the new art he is diligently producing. Currently an artist-in-residence at Blue Macaw in Boscobel, Reinhard says his first trip to Jamaica has stirred his creative senses, and he couldn’t be happier....

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:06 AM

On January 30, I wrote about the first government ministers appointed following Constitutional Reform and the first general election for the House of Representatives held under Universal Adult Suffrage in December 1944. This election was won by the...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:06 AM

A Preponderance of Thoughts is an ode to surviving depression. It outlines the author’s frantic, yet palpable emotions in a fight to stay alive. The poems explore and tackle the many questions asked when one’s mind is spiralling into a perfect...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 9:57 PM

The Gleaner, one of the oldest newspapers in the western hemisphere, predates the abolition of chattel slavery in Jamaica in 1838. It has reported on every major national event and milestone since then. And, its archives are an enviable repository...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:07 AM

In Jamaica’s history, anecdotes abound about people, places and events. Growing up, I heard stories which indicated that some of those elected to the Legislature in 1944 were not qualified. One such was Isaac William Augustus Barrant, who was...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks - Gleaner Writer

Students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts launched ‘State of Mind’ art exhibition at the CAG[e] gallery on campus. By having open dialogues of what the concept of the human ‘state of mind’, through art, and what mental...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Apparitions Hello, ghostly angel of the night, Here, the other ghost of recent apparitions That make the last minutes of a life a worthy passage Dancing at DubC we crossed each other’s eyes smiling As two palms swinging a sweet storm together...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:11 AM

“Therefore, the first task of the teacher is the cultivation of virtue in the hearts of the pupils. This is more vital than the promotion of learning” –Sathya Sai Baba The education system today does not recognise or encourage moral or...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The book Reimagining Caribbean Methodism for Contemporary Society is a collection of lectures, articles, and sermons that are systematised to make a compelling argument for a new vision of Caribbean Methodism that is more relevant to the needs and...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The McWhinnie Abrahams were a prominent family of merchants and planters in and around Chapelton, Race Course, and May Pen in Clarendon, in St Catherine, and in Kingston and St Andrew during the 19th and 20th centuries. The family is linked to...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Jamaica, in every parish, has had many great primary school teachers who were held in high esteem by their students and in the communities they served. Some rose to national prominence. These men and women made a significant contribution to nation-...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMAaron Snoswell and Dan Hunter - Contributors - -

If you’ve seen photos of a teapot shaped like an avocado or read a well-written article that veers off on slightly weird tangents, you may have been exposed to a new trend in artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning systems called DALL-E, GPT...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:06 AM

In this world, no other virtue is greater than love. Love is truth, love is righteousness, and love is wealth. This world has originated from love and is sustained by love and ultimately merges in love. Life bereft of faith and love is meaningless...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:06 AM

In this edition of Meeting Ground we reproduce selected poems from the Mervyn Morris collection titled On Holy Week. These intriguing poems capture the ‘witnessing’ aspect of Easter – crucifixion, resurrection, and the attending humanity of it all...

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