Thu | Apr 26, 2018

Art & Leisure

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:29 AM
Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven finalists from the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) 2018 Public Speaking Competition & 2017 Essay Competition recently met Professor Stephen Vasciannie...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNicola Whitton

Play in education is controversial. Although it is widely accepted that very young children need to play, as they progress through the school system, the focus moves quickly to measuring learning.And despite the fact that play is beneficial...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRonald Thwaites

I wish I had had the opportunity to reading Esther Tyson's Ah Suh Me See It, Ah Suh Me Say It before serving as a minister of government. Yes, I would read her columns in The Sunday Gleaner as they appeared, but the impact of her commentary on the...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP):On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady....

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The Savanna-la-Mar of the '60s was a very happy, peaceful, respectful, fun-loving, and God-fearing town. The tranquillity was only disrupted by sugar trucks racing to the wharf; the pealing of church bells on Sundays; and the annual frantic urgency...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

In the 2017 academic year, the CSEC mathematics examination saw only 50 per cent of the summer cohort passing the subject. At the primary level, the situation was no different.The average score attained on the 2017 GSAT math exam was 62 per cent....

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:08 AMGlenville Ashby

Book: Get on the Bike Author: Marsha Norman Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby Marsha Norman sets the tone with perfect imagery. A bicycle represents movement, a means of taking a rider to a specific destination. Without...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:08 AM

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) on Saturday, April 7, 2018, hosted Sharon Johnson-Wright as she launched her book, Vantage Point - An Anthology of Poems, which is a collection of published Jamaican poetry.Johnson-Wright's anthology touches on...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:07 AM
Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:07 AMPaulette Ramsay

After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the Revolutionary Party and Government changed the names of some towns to the names of different Latin American and Caribbean countries.This explains why some places in Cuba bear names such as Trinidad, El...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Long before Chinese immigrants arrived on the shores of Jamaica, many Chinese-made objects made their way to Jamaica in the cargo of merchants and pirates.One such object that made its way to Jamaica, is this beautifully preserved porcelain figure...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Department of Literatures in English, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, at The University of the West Indies, Mona, will host a host a critical discussion of the record-breaking Ryan Coogler film...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dem ah celebrate Kingston we all agree It is a powerful city for you and me Everything deh ah town, every sin to savings tin wife, husband, sweetheart, furniture, dress and ring Jamaica Kingston have big celebration!but me long fi head gear salvation sun...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:19 AMBrittany Singh Williams

Mastery in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is reflected in a student’s ability to apply content knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the National Standards Curriculum (NSC).  The expected student outcomes in the NSC are grounded in...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:12 AM
Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Jamaica is known internationally for producing world-class athletes in various sports such as track and field, swimming and boxing.One of the athletes who helped to set this foundation of sporting excellence on an international stage was Michael...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Ability - it is a short and a sweet word, but it has a deeper meaning, and, when translated to application, this word becomes the marked difference between leading a 'normal' life and leading one that isn't so normal.In the grand scheme of life, the...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, will host a creative writing workshop facilitated by writer-in-residence Dr Curdella Forbes.The four weekly sessionsof workshop will run four consecutive Wednesdays...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

William Knibb Memorial High School in Martha Brae, Trelawny, alma mater of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, was recently the venue for the launch of a book on the school's history, William Knibb Memorial High School: The First Fifty Years 1961-2011....

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Book: Mouth's Don't SpeakAuthor: Katia D. UlysseWith sheer artistry Katia D. Ulysse delivers a captivating narrative, a case study, no less, that will intrigue any psychoanalyst worth her salt.Mouths Don't' Speak is a disturbing zeitgeist that cries...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):Anish Kapoor's shiny, stainless steel Cloud Column sculpture looks like an object in a sci-fi film, descended from space.The Houston Chronicle reports that no aliens emerged from the monumental artwork, but a small army of installers,...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Esposito

In this era of machine meritocracy, the traditional systems of learning and education must be changed to match the reality of a future dominated by phenomena such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.Self-education at home is already a reality...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMWilliam Phillips

Throughout my four years in high school. I came to learn that it takes merely one person to make a difference for many others. I consider Joel Sadler, a man of passion, ambition and innovation, a prime example. From student to inventor then lecturer...

Pages

Subscribe to Art & Leisure