Careers & Education

220 tertiary students to benefit from BGLC Education Grant

The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has announced that it will provide tuition assistance for more than 200 students for the 2019-2020 academic year, and has extended an invitation to students who are already attending or are about to enter any tertiary... Read More

Kingston Wharves donates projector to Union Gardens Infant
As part of its ongoing support for the Union Gardens Infant School and to boost the school's interactive learning programme, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) last week donated a projector to the early childhood institution located on Daffodil Avenue, near Tinson Pen...... Read More

Fourteen and making a mark
Egg farmer Rovoni Scott has a heart of gold. The 14-year-old Hopewell High School student recently assisted two fellow students by underwriting the cost for their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams.... Read More

LASCO wades into early childhood assessment
LASCO Money through its partnership with MoneyGram and the Mico University College Students Assessment and Research in Education (CARE) Centre, recently took steps to help parents of 16 kindergarten students identify and address literacy challenges with the hosting of its early childhood...... Read More

The right partner can make all the difference between finding the best and settling for the rest

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

In the 80s and 90s, the US Army had a very aggressive recruitment programme focused on wooing young men in particular to enlist to 'defend the greatest country on Earth'. While the American constitution sanctions drafting recruits, the focus of the recruitment programme was strategic... Read More

NCU dominates national S&T competition

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

Innovation powerhouse Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has retained first place in the National Science and Technology Competition hosted by the Scientific Research Council (SRC). Read More

Girls, women have strong place in engineering — technology minister

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

More of the nation's women and girls are being encouraged to pursue academic studies and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read More

NCU to access billion-dollar funding from proceeds of nutraceutical

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has partnered with ZON International Holdings Limited to raise funds to improve the Mandeville-based institution's research capacity over the next 18 months. Read More

De La Vega City duo win Grace & Staff essay contest

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The winners of the fourth annual Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation essay competition are both from De La Vega City Homework Centre in Spanish Town. Read More

Jermaine Henry: Making life easier for farmers, exporters

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

He is not a farmer, but Jermaine Henry believes that farmers and exporters should have access to capital that will help their businesses grow. For that reason, two years ago he and business partner, 25-year-old Romario Raffington created a trade finance application... Read More

The role of the teacher in moral development

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It is widely accepted that a teacher's role is to educate and facilitate learning. But the impact of our schools and educators in shaping the morals in our younger generation should never be discounted nor overlooked. Read More

Do disciplinary actions apply to company functions on weekends?

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I would like to know what disciplinary actions can be taken against members of staff, who were involved in a fight on a staff trip on a Saturday; and secondly, who can act as representative for one of the members in question? Read More

Trelawny, St Ann schools win big in JGRA quiz

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Spring Garden Primary and Infant School from Trelawny and St Ann's Golden Grove Primary School won the parish leg of the JGRA Region 3 Primary Schools Quiz Competition at the end of June, securing $75,000 per team member for each year of high school and $100,000 for... Read More

Okeito Thompson continues family tradition

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

In 2016 Okeito Thompson experienced a severe setback when dozens of his goats died from an unknown disease.He, however, he did not allow the tragedy to derail his efforts in farming. Read More

'For your dream to be LIT, you have to believe it'

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The auditorium at Kendal Camp in Manchester erupted as Shevauni Powell closed his address to the Mile Gully High School Class of 2019, a week and a half ago.The thunderous applause and a standing ovation were evidence that his words had resonated. Read More



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