JAMAICA GLEANER - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Jamaican students on historic robotics feat

    It was long ago in a silver screen near us when R2-D2, C-3PO, or more recently BB8, awed and mesmerised us with their ability to assist humans and other living species in galaxy light years away. These alphanumeric science fictional droids and...
  2. Preparing for life after school

    This is a proverbial case of the last mile of a journey - it seems to be the longest, most enduring and takes the best of performances to successfully cross over the finishing line.Final year of studies at the university or college, likewise, seems...
  3. Chapters from Jamaican history

    Our journey continues as we highlight another set of artefacts from the chapters of the island's history, which tell the story of Jamaica being a thriving hub of commerce and trade.Bell from the slave ship 'African Queen'This bell belonged to the...
  4. Trials and tribulations behind business success

    Book: The Black Cosmetics KingAuthor: Tony WadeCritic: Dr Glenville AshbyTony Wade's memoir reads like a template for business success. But it is more. Wade makes a sociological statement: A marginalised people can surmount institutionalised...
  5. Education Matters | Guidelines for PE and contact sports in schools

    As a new school year approaches, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information remains committed to its primary goal of providing formal education to all students. The ministry is also concerned, however, about the holistic development of all...
  6. This Week's Shutterbugs

  7. Coming together for effective youth development

    As youth development specialists have been saying for many years, Jamaica's youth is at a crisis and a crossroads. At the same time, they are very much victims as they are perpetrators of most crimes committed in Jamaica.According to the UNDP...
  8. Lessons from Finland's 'education miracle'

    Finland's success in PISA a worldwide study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of 15-year-old students' aptitudes in mathematics, science, and reading was a surprise to Finns. In 2006, it was the best-performing...
  9. Chapters from Jamaican history

    This week, we continue highlighting some artefacts from time immemorial and how they immortalise turning points that changed the course of Jamaica's history. An initiative of Arts and Education in collaboration with National Museum of Jamaica.Jasper...
  10. Japan's state minister of foreign affairs visits Randolph Lopez School of Hope

  11. CCCD Alumni Association to partner with JN for fundraiser in Toronto

    The Canada Representative Office of The Jamaica National Group has partnered with the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) Alumni Association, in Canada, to host its first fundraising dinner to acquire computers for the school.Maria...
  12. Poems

    Bolt to Di WurlTwas Augus 3 in di year 2017 to bi exactWen Bolt enter 'im final race pon London trackAll eyes wuz on di big man Boltfi si how 'im wouda bow outKiss mi neck backA wah jus gwaan pon di trackMeck mi wipe di matta out mi eyeBounty Killa...
  13. Laura Tanna | From London with love

    The Chelsea Flower Show, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), attracts international visitors for one week every May when London celebrates nature's beauty and man's efforts to enhance it. So popular is this event that in 1988, they...
  14. Poems

    Maybe today will be the dayThe birds stay awayAnd not come out to playMaybe today will be the dayThe moon cease to riseAnd the sun stay at bayMaybe today the earth will be no moreAnd the stains of life will wash ashoreMaybe today will be the...
  15. This Week's Shutterbugs

  16. New book focuses on the African-Jamaican aesthetic in literature

    Lisa Tomlinson's new book, The African-Jamaican Aesthetic: Cultural Retention and Transformation Across Borders, adds to the body of research examining the ways in which diasporic African-Jamaican writers create their works by tapping into the...
  17. Jamaica turns 55 | celebrating the history of a nation

    Freedom — this word is as powerful as the emotions and feelings it exudes, and for a nation, when the day dawns, a fresh breath of air, that of new hopes, dreams and the will to make those dreams come to reality. Jamaica in 1962 was a nation...
  18. Jamaican students gain work experience with Diaspora-owned companies

    Twelve software engineering students are receiving practical job experience by working with international companies over the summer.This is under the 'Calico Open Source Software Development Project,' which is being undertaken by the Diaspora...
  19. Techno-Tools for the classroom | Khan Academy Offline offers wealth of knowledge

    Khan Academy, created by educator Salman Khan in 2006, hosts one of the largest collections of instructional videos and related activities for the classroom. Their initiatives have now become invaluable assets to teaching and learning across many...
  20. Poems

    Jamaica turn 55What a way how wi a strive.This year August, Jamaica turn 55.Looking back we come a far way,From donkey caart pon dirt road,To cars an buses on highway.Mi can rememba wen mi was a likkle pickney galAn a hear bout independence an...