Career & Education

Noah Vaughan – Champion Sheep Farmer

Noah Vaughan has been fond of animals for a long time. His passion for animals, and the fact that his mother is a veterinarian, made his decision to get into farming a no-brainer. Read More

More than just hotels
TO the untrained eye, some placements under the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Internship Programme could seem like a mismatch, given that not all interns are assigned to hotels or other places of direct hospitality.... Read More

Back-to-school guide for teachers
Our focus at this time of the year is, understandably, trained on getting students, and schools, ready for the start of the new school year. But what about teachers? How do they prepare? Do they even need to?... Read More

New principal for St Andrew High
The Board of Management of St Andrew High School for Girls announced on Thursday that it has appointed Keeva Ingram as principal effective September 1, 2019.... Read More

Is HR robbing me of overtime?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:My work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. My HR Manager says overtime starts at 5:30 pm according to the law because of the one hour for lunch. I want to know if this is true or are they robbing me of an hour? Read More

Why do we capitalise the pronoun “I”?

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Even though it feels natural to English speakers, capitalising “I” is unusual. In fact, English is the only language that does it. Read More

Making the most of your summer internship

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Cecile Cooper, culture and human development manager of JMMB, where some 90 students are this year participating in the decade-old JMMB Group summer internship programme, is urging students to make the most of their internship experience, describing it as an audition for their entry into... Read More

Diandra Rowe is Young Champion Farmer 2019

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

When Diandra Rowe walked away from a corporate job in luxury car sales to take the reins at her father's greenhouse farm, it wasn't because she was an expert farmer. She wasn't a stranger either, but her progress to date reveals high-level performance. Read More

'Be thorough in study permit application'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

IMMIGRATION and Mobility Advisor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Omolajipe Sanwoolu is urging international students seeking to attend universities in Canada to be thorough and transparent when applying for their study permit — the document that allows foreign... Read More

When you do what you love…

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

There's a saying that when you do what you love, you never really work a day in your life. It does make a big difference, but the thing is: other factors have to be ideal to bring about this synergy. Often, people think that a particular position is their dream job, until reality... Read More

Sample résumés: To use or not to use

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:Good day, I am seeking your urgent assistance. Please send me a sample résumé and cover letter.Regards,Lurline Dear Lurline: Read More

M&M Jamaica celebrates mathematics excellence

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Top-performing students in mathematics from 12 high schools in the parish of St Elizabeth are being recognised for their efforts by engineering, construction, and project management company M&M Jamaica Limited. Read More

How to make the most of your summer internship

Saturday, August, 10 2019    

CECILE Cooper, culture and human development manager of JMMB, where some 90 students are this year participating in the decade-old JMMB Group summer internship programme, is urging students to make the most of their internship experience, describing it as an audition for their entry into the... Read More

Young champion farmer Matthew Thomas

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Thomas has always had a competitive spirit. It has seen him win several awards at the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, a tally which the youngster intends on increasing at this year's staging set for this... Read More

Low-scoring PEP students to be assigned specialist coaches ­— MoE

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda, says that students who did not perform up to par in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) will benefit from interventions in grade seven. Read More



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