Career & Education

UWI celebrates 70 years

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will today host an inter-faith service at The UWI Chapel on the Mona campus to kick-start the celebration of its 70th anniversary.The service begins at 9:15 am. Read More

How do I transition back to my 9-to-5?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

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What's a Bombo?

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The American news media was in a tizzy this past week about a word that, with the replacement of the initial vowel, and a different context, would not be strange to Jamaican ears — in bombogenesis.It ought to be the word of the year. Read More

Job Spotlight: Forest Firefighter

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

This is one hot, emergency response career!Recently, emergency crews have been struggling to battle the many fires raging across California. But how exactly do you start a career as a forest firefighter? Read More

Deadline for praedial larceny essay, poster competition extended

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has extended the deadline for entries to its essay and poster competitions.Students now have until midnight on Wednesday, February 28, to make their submissions. Read More

Scholarships & education jobs

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

1Vocational Training Development Institute is offering full tuition scholarships for the Associate Degree in Entertainment and Events Management — a programme that runs on a part-time basis for 27 months, including summers. Read More

Consistent effort, not cramming the night before exams, reaps rewards

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The secret to academic success lies in how well our kids study. It has always been my opinion that one does not need to study harder or for longer hours. Instead, one needs to study smarter. It is a matter of quality rather than quantity. An hour or two a day is usually... Read More

Marine training spots available in Belgium

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

Five candidates from developing countries that are members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) are being offered marine training opportunities, starting this summer.They are: Read More

6 of the best gifts for teachers

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

You may have missed the Christmas gift-giving window, but how refreshing to start the new school term off in your favourite teacher's good graces! Read More

Refining your résumé and cover letter in 2018

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

If making a career change is among your professional development goals for 2018, it is vitally important that your documents are crafted in order to at least get you in the door for an interview. Read More

Caecilius Edwards: A barber and a fisherman

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

For most of his life, Caecilius Edwards wanted to own a boat. He got that chance when he finished second in the 2016 edition of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle, which was held at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Read More

Merry Christmas in 17 languages

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Saying 'Merry Christmas' in your own language is so 19th century. The greeting itself is said to have originated in 1699 when an English admiral used it in an informal letter. The phrase then appeared in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol... Read More

UWI pushes Mixed Methods Research

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

The University of the West Indies, through its School of Education, says it continues to promote the use of Mixed Methods Research (MMR). It is a methodology for conducting research that involves collecting, analysing and integrating... Read More

Do I have to go to the office Christmas party?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Do I have to continue to attend Christmas parties at my workplace? And could I be penalised for not attending? Read More

12 books of Christmas

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

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


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