Careers & Education

Gaby goes to China

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
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
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
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

Art, architecture students awarded CB Facey Foundation scholarships

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

This will be a worry-free academic year for 38-year-old Kevin McIntyre of Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, and seven other tertiary students who were recently presented with full tuition scholarships from the CB Facey Foundation... Read More

54 trained in film-making

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Fifty-four young people from vulnerable communities across the island have been equipped with skills in film-making, having completed training under the University of the West Indies Community Film Project (UWICFP). Read More

Mico Gold Medal awardee: Mervis Johnson

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

This is the last in a series featuring each of the five Mico University College Alumni Association's Gold Medal awardees for 2017.   Read More

PHOTO: Prime ministerial guest

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding (centre) was guest speaker at the annual Mico University College graduation ceremony held last week Saturday. Here, he is sandwiched by Deputy Pro-Chancellor Dr Ryland Campbell (left) and President Dr Asburn Pinnock. Read More

From the bush to the brewery

St Ann woman challenges gender norms | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

With a chuckle, Ann Marie McGeachy recalls how, after seeking employment on a construction site, she was told by the foreman that she was too pretty for the job. Back then, an unemployed McGeachy was not amused, having a young daughter to feed and few options in the big... Read More

Intelligence is not static: Developing a growth mindset in your child

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

Intelligence is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”. Many believe that intelligence is fixed, and some parents even refer to their child as a 'dunce' if he or she is... Read More

Hi from Hayes!

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

These two little beauties from Hayes Infant and Primary School — Marissa Clarke(left) and Petashae Dyer — were partof a troupe which performed a cultural piece at Friday's ground-breaking ceremony for New Fortress Energy's gas-fired Read More

Glenmuir edges out Immaculate for maths quiz win

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

In an impressive show of intellect and mathematical prowess, student teams from Glenmuir High and Immaculate Conception competed for the winning trophy in the finals of the inaugural University of Technology, Jamaica Mathematics Quiz Competition last Thursday. Read More

Can I be fired for bad attitude?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I find myself in constant conflict with my boss who has recently threatened to fire me. Can I be fired for what my boss calls my bad attitude?Regards, CJ Dear CJ: Read More



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