Career & Education

Bay Farm and biochem - Alexandra Dixon's quest for success

Imagine growing up in a community awash with negative influences — the replicating imagery of teenage mothers among them. For 22-year-old Alexandra Dixon, and countless other Jamaicans, this is not hard to imagine — it is their reality. Read More

Protecting children and their grades from impact of divorce
Divorce, which manifests in the physical separation of parents, represents a major crisis for all children, regardless of their age. Delaying it until the kids are 'old enough' is a common excuse adults repeat, but research has shown that adolescents and young adults do...... Read More

From inner-city kid to management trainee
WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Each year, hundreds of intelligent young people from all walks of life, with stars in their eyes and fire in their hearts, apply for the Sandals Resorts International Management Trainee Programme. Only a select few, those with that special something, are...... Read More

Should I introduce myself at the interview?
Dear Career Advisor:Please let me know if it is okay to introduce myself at an interview. I have been on interviews and felt a bit awkward and unsure about whether I should introduce myself or not.Regards,Alecia R ... Read More

Fairfield Int'l hosts corporate open house

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

At the invitation of the governing board of Fairfield International Academy, chaired by Lisa Lake and Adam Stewart, businessowners and managers from Montego Bay and surrounding communities attended a corporate open house at the academy on February 1 to learn about the... Read More

Bio Plastic, PreeLab top Vincent HoSang/UWI venture competition

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition, first introduced in November 2002, was staged on January 30. It encourages members of the university community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses. Students from... Read More

Ensure students eat, are relaxed before PEP — MOE

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Parents are being encouraged to give their children moral support for the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. Read More

Education key to growth, economic development – UWI principal

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Dale Webber is encouraging parents to start saving for their children's college or university education as soon as they are able to, arguing that education is an investment in the... Read More

UWI selected to lead climate-smart world

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The International Association of Universities (IAU) selected The University of the West Indies ( t he UWI) as its global leader in the mobilisation of research and advocacy for the achievement of a climate-smart world. The IAU... Read More

Aulous Madden is Rotary Club of Kingston's Vocational Services Awardee 2019

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Respected Jamaican chartered accountant Aulous Madden, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) in 1988, has received the prestigious 2019 Vocational Services Award from the Rotary Club of... Read More

Of love and Valentine's

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Love knows no grammar.Or does it? You shouldn’t dump someone purely because they write “happy valentines day” on your card... unless the relationship is already teetering, in which case that could be the final straw. Read More

Driving research for social and economic development

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

The University of the West Indies staged the 20th iteration of its UWI Research Days on the Mona Campus from Wednesday to Friday last week, focusing on the impact of the university's research work on social and economic devleopment in the country. Read More

Love at the workplace

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, February, 10 2019    

They are the source of many water cooler conversations, clichés and memes — the stereotypical boss who has an office romance with his secretary. There are even movies about how this sometimes ends up elevating to a full-on relationship, or, you got it, the 'M'... Read More

I need a career change but lack experience in my area of training

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I have read your column and seen where you have helped others with career concerns. I hope you will be able to guide me as well. Read More

SOS happy for technology boost

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

THERE were hugs aplenty from the children as the SOS Children's Village in Stony Hill, St Andrew, welcomed a team from International Game Technology (IGT) Jamaica to their campus on January 22. Read More


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