Career & Education

12 books of Christmas

The gift of reading is undoubtedly one of the best gifts a parent can give to a child, moreso at Christmastime, a season so rich with wonder, excitement, religious themes, and folklore. Read More

Edna Manley, Canadian college start exchange programme
NELSON, British Columbia — A partnership between Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in Jamaica and Selkirk College in the Canadian province of British Columbia has opened the door for Jamaican and Canadian students to immerse themselves in each other's culture...... Read More

Teens more prone to suicide at Christmastime
Tis the season of 'joy and good cheer', or at least that is how the holidays are portrayed by most.... Read More

The re-engineering of Gaby Pierre
The following is a story about finding oneself and one's passion while on the university journey, and the inevitable changing of academic majors that results. It features former American International School of Kingston student Gabrielle Pierre, who was recently awarded a Schwarzman...... Read More

D&G pumps $4M into HEART's CXC night academy

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The Education Ministry has heaped praises on the Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) Foundation for its ongoing support of the development of the nation's youth, following a donation of $4.2 million to the HEART Trust/NTA's CXC Night Academy programme. Read More

Network like a pro this Christmas

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

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Free coding classes for four inner-city schools

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Some 400 students from five inner-city primary schools in Kingston were introduced to computer coding as part of Computer Science Education Week 2017, December 4 to 8, and the global Hour of Code. Read More

Yum, yum! Idioms that make you salivate

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

In the spirit of the festive season and its call to eat, drink, and be merry, here is a list of some food idioms you might find interesting.  1. Easy as pie Read More

ICAJ to offer four-week forensic accounting course

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) has announced a four-week certificate course in forensic accounting.It is scheduled to run from January 6 - 27, 2018 at the ICAJ secretariat, 8 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10. Read More

Gaby goes to China

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

ATHENS, Georgia — Jamaica's Gabrielle Pierre is one of two students from the University of Georgia who have won Schwarzman scholarships and will spend the 2018 school year pursuing master's programmes in China. Read More

Flagship innovators

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At Sandals Montego Bay, approximately 20 young team members comprising line staff, supervisors and assistant managers, are on a game-changing mission as they make their contribution to the development of not just the Sandals flagship resort, but the company... Read More

UWI Open Campus launches online transformational leadership course

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is now accepting applications for what it describes as a groundbreaking online course in transformational leadership designed to equip Caribbean leaders and technical managers in the public, private, civil society and... Read More

Belgian company offers marine training

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (GSR) is offering five training positions to candidates from developing countries under its 2018 contractor training programme.The specific opportunities are: Read More

Shouldn't I be paid for lunchtime?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I work from 8:55am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. That's nine hours, but I get paid only for eight hours. According to my boss, I'm not supposed to get paid for my lunchtime. Is he correct? Read More

Ricardo Mitchell is junior mayor of St Catherine

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Ricardo Mitchell, representing the division of Treadways in St Catherine as junior councillor, was recently robed as junior mayor of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation. Read More



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