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Teachers learn how to draw

Thirteen art teachers from nine inner-city schools, most at the primary level, had the chance to go back to art school two Fridays ago when the MultiCare Youth Foundation (MYF) staged a hands-on drawing workshop at St Michael’s Primary School on Tower Street, downtown Kingston.It was the second this year in an ongoing series of Read More

Debating said to help reduce violence

Debating , the formal style of discussing a topic used in legislative and academic settings,s is not just an excellent tool for developing oratorical and analytical skills. According to former debater-cum competition judge Andre Palmer, it can also be useful in reducing violence. Click here to read full story

St Hugh's, CASE win mural design competition

St Hugh’s High School sixth-former Sabrina Johnson went to her 1:00 pm Information Technology exam on a high on Tuesday.An hour and a half earlier she was named winner in the secondary school category of the Forestry Department’s 80th Anniversary Mural Competition, which will earn her the honour of having her art painted on the Read More

UTech, Jamaica partners with Brock University

The University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica and Brock University, Canada have formalised their intention to collaborate for mutual benefit in advancing scholarship and research.The presidents of both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that extent on the UTech campus last Monday, May 21. Click here to read full story

Grade five students to sit mock exams in June

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will administer two sets of mock Performance Task tests to prepare students to transition from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning in 2019.Students who are currently in grade five and will be the first cohort to sit PEP, will do the Read More

Please help me with my résumé!

Dear Career Advisor:My name is Georgia. I have been trying to secure a new job but to no avail. Can you please take a look at my résumé and let me know what I am doing wrong?I have attached the résumé for your perusal.Thanks in advance.Georgia R Dear Georgia R Click here to read full story

Windies to face India, Australia for World T20 warmup matches

The world’s top T20 side, the West Indies, will face India and Australia in the World T20 warmup round. The ICC announced the pre-tournament matches, which will pit the Windies against the host nation India on March 10 and the Australians on March 13; both matches will be at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Other official Read More

Dodgers name ex-Jays GM Anthopoulos as VP of baseball operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced that former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is their new vice-president of baseball operations. Earlier reports said that the Montreal native would join the Dodgers front office, but it wasn’t yet known what he’d be doing. Anthopoulos left the Jays in October after their first playoff run in Read More

NFL to discuss potential return to Los Angeles

NFL owners are holding a series of talks with the league, with signs pointing to bringing football back to Los Angeles. Reports say the St. Louis Rams, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are holding two days of meetings, with an announcement to follow any time now. Coincidentally, the St. Louis Rams used Read More

Allen Stanford, jailed for fraud in ECB case, speaks out

Convicted fraudster Allen Stanford has spoken for the first time since 2009, when he was indicted for the second-largest investment scam in US history. In 2008, the Texas tycoon inked a multimillion dollar deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for a series of T20 matches in the Caribbean. But the ECB would Read More

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