JAMAICA GLEANER - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  1. The day Halifax froze

    It was a day in March of 1916, when a few good men were going to learn a hard lesson, and, unfortunately, after countless human lives would have been lost - in this case, without a single shot being fired.This was the time when a new world order was...
  2. Rennock Lodge All-Age School | constantly rising above challenges

    The learning experience begins long before one even enters a classroom at the Rennock Lodge All-Age School in east Kingston, where walls are transformed into chalkboards depicting the water cycle, multiplication tables, geometric shapes, and...
  3. Preparing for jobs of the future

    The world is changing very fast industries are rising, some evolving, others changing, and numerous crashing. The bottom line is that technology is leading us to more efficient, effective ways of living life; globalisation is interconnecting us all...
  4. Humanities in action | Practical relevance of philosophy

    If you think that philosophy bears little relevance to societies that are struggling to develop economically and technologically, think again. To those who argue that countries struggling to develop cannot afford to use their meagre resources to...
  5. Poems

    When his comfort zone became uncomfortableHe went in search of the woman he'd never met beforeThere she was...Glowing, not from jewellery or how bright she wasBut because light reflected well from the blood.When their...
  6. Local business encourages love for mathematics

    A local business, since 2004, has been socialising secondary-level students in western rural Jamaica to prioritise mathematics and its potential for personal, professional, and national development."Math is life - a subject that we have to apply...
  7. Brandon University develops partnerships in Jamaica

    Toronto, ON:For the past two years, Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, has been developing partnerships with institutions in Jamaica and elsewhere in the world.Its president and vice-chancellor, Gervan Fearon, who is of Jamaican parentage, says...
  8. Chapters of history that teach the future

    History, for most of us, is buried somewhere in time, oft excavated from the dirt, sifted from the annals of time. Walking down steep flight of cold concrete stairs at the National Museum Jamaica was walking back in time.Jason Ramsay, keeper of...
  9. Humanities in Action | Literature Education in the service of Popular Culture

    The perception many have of the arts is that of a space which harnesses things of symbolic significance that are aesthetically pleasing but that are often not seen as economically viable.It is important that as a society, we begin to appreciate that...
  10. Students get trained in financial literacy

    Volunteers from Scotiabank travelled to nine schools across the island in April, which was observed as Financial Literacy Month, to share the importance of financial literacy.Junior Achievement Jamaica partnered with the bank to present a Financial...
  11. Seattle encore

    When I first wrote to you about Seattle in 2013, I described the joy of walking the streets of this city, a port on the Pacific Ocean a hundred miles south of the Canadian border.Visiting Pikes Peak Market, riding the Great Wheel overlooking Elliott...
  12. Video authoring made easy

    According to statistics, approximately five billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. This medium has made its way into the classroom as in the last decade or so, online videos have become a staple in many of our training and classroom...
  13. Venice Biennale taps artistic angst amid rising nationalism

    VENICE, Italy (AP):With nationalism on the rise, political engagement is central to the artistic dialogue at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art fair, which opened on Saturday,May 13.From the main show, 'Viva Arte Viva', curated...
  14. This Week's Shutterbugs

  15. Poems

    A Meadow of Memories (M.O.M.)The feeling that a piece of you is missingThe knowledge that someone is goneFutile efforts to stop reminiscingI blinked and she disappeared before dawnA day as special as this without youBrings back a meadow of...
  16. Connecting learning to the real world

    Teaching entrepreneurship in the classroom is relatively new, but with more and more students leaning towards business subjects, there is a growing interest in linking theory and practice.On April 27, the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs...
  17. Humanities in action | Relevance of history in a digitalised world

    The landmark publication of Claude McKay's Amiable with Big Teeth, appearing for the first time in print in February this year, generated much celebration and reflection in literary circles. Most observers have used it as an opportunity to...
  18. The importance of managing finances

    It is ironic to be writing about finances as I have had my own share of challenges, but I know of so many people who are faced with this obstacle. It is for this very reason I thought it important to share. The key is to avoid falling into a bad...
  19. This Week's Shutterbugs

  20. Education Matters | Int'l conference on TVET for May 10

    The Third International Conference on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean will be held in Montego Bay at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa under the theme 'TVET for Sustainable Regional Development'.TVET, by way of...