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Classrooms in many parts of the world are increasingly diverse. International migration patterns have significantly changed the cultural make-up of many industrialised societies and, by extension, their school-aged populations. Such changes are...

It has become almost standard that during the month of February, Reggae Month, and particularly on February 1, the birthday of Dennis Emmanuel Brown, radio disc jockeys will invite their listeners to call in to the various programmes and ­...

As unlikely as it seems, the building in this photograph was once the bustling train station of Montpelier in St James. It was the hub for connecting parts of Hanover and Westmoreland with towns across Jamaica. May Pen, Mandeville, Spanish Town,...

Book: Voices in the Twilight Author: Louis Alexander Hemans Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD   It is easy to get ­bedazzled by an author’s fine ­writing and miss the wisdom that his words convey. One such example is Louis Alexander...

Machine learning is a subcategory of artificial intelligence where one builds models, programmes and applications, which become more accurate over time at predicting outcomes without explicitly being scripted or programmed to do so...

Recently, at the Conference on Caribbean Literature in San José, Costa Rica, I was approached by a Japanese woman who informed me that she had taught in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Mona, in the Japanese programme. As she...

Each year, theatre enthusiasts anticipate a treat of varied productions in Jamaica. Many of these often tackle issues that confront the society daily but might be difficult to talk about. Theatre tends to make such conversations easier because it...

Growing up, Chantal Phillips was not sure whether medical school was for her. It wasn’t because she wasn’t interested, but ­because she couldn’t see anyone like herself practising medicine. Now in her first year of the MD...

India has a new dream, a deep conviction to launch an Indian into space from Indian soil on an Indian rocket, by 2022 which is before the 75th birthday of India’s independence. Work has started at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO...
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