Career & Education

Javanney Campbell proves them wrong

Javanney Campbell, a student at Clan Carthy High School, got eight ones in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams this year.Photo: Michael Gordon

WHEN Javanney Campbell brought home news that he was placed at Clan Carthy High School after sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2011, his family, especially his father, was devastated. So upset was the elder Campbell that he refused food for two whole weeks. In his mind, the youngster ... Read More

Brian Henry, president of the eponymous foundation, presents Crystal Dennis with a symbolic cheque for $1 million in the Irie FM courtyard, recently. (Photo: Courtesy of Irie FM) Crystal Dennis wins Garvey scholarship
Crystal Dennis’s introduction to the world of Black civic leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Tacky ... Read More

The 2016 third form cohort of Wolmer’s Girls’ who passed electronic document preparation and management at CSEC.Photo: Aston Spaulding Wolmer’s third formers nail CSEC EDPM
Nearly 250 third formers at Wolmer’s Girls’ School sat and passed CSEC electronic docume ... Read More

Group Executive Chairman of University College of the Caribbean Dr Winston Adams (left) and CEO of eMedia Interactive Group Tyrone Wilson seal their partnership deal to operate a creative institute.Naphtali Junior UCC launches creative institute
WHEN local digital media company eMedia Interactive Group Limited founder and CEO Tyrone Wilson conc ... Read More

Protecting our children in the digital

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, October 23, 2016    

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Our children are growing up in a digital world far different from when we, as parents, were growing up. The use of media has skyrocketed. Whether it is the television, Internet or video games, there is always competition for our kid’s attention. Entertainment is literally at our kids’ fingertips, making books and studying seem trivial and unappealing. This digital world presents many benefits, and if used in moderation, can be very useful in the quest for academic success, but medi ... Read More

Seprod awards $7m in scholarships

Sunday, October 23, 2016    

Seprod Foundation scholarship awardees from the College of Agricultural Science and Education (from second left) Oshin Gayle, Jahmaine Parkinson, Chadwade Anderson, Samantha Baudoo (third right) and Debra-Kay Hedge (second right) celebrate their awards with foundation directors Peter Thwaites (left), Melanie Subratie and Richard Pandohie. (Photo: Michael Gordon)

THE newest batch of Seprod Foundation scholars were on Thursday presented with their awards at a handover ceremony at Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel in Kingston. The group includes 27 students who sat the most recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and five students from the College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE). The GSAT scholars are: Patrick Sterling Jnr, Karrie-Ann Tapper, Nivek Palmer, Dominic Atkinstall, Tetra Innis, Antonio Thompson, Gabrielle Fletcher, Calvin Barrett, Jorde ... Read More

Tertiary scholarships for Academic Year 2017

Sunday, October 23, 2016    

• The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via from August 8, until November 8, 2016. • The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan is offering full scholarships to exceptionally quailified candidates to pursue a Master of Public Policy, a Master of Public Administration, and Master of Arts in Public Policy Application deadline: November 11, 2016 Admissions notific ... Read More

My supervisor has the sting of a serpent

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, October 23, 2016    

Carolyn Marie SMITH

Dear Career Advisor: I feel like I am about to lose it at work and say or do something I’ll regret. My supervisor is extremely critical. She has the sting of a serpent in her tongue. To make matters worse, she does it publicly and often loudly. She is always loud. I often wonder if criticism is the only thing on her job description. What can I do? If this continues I am bound to explode. GP Dear GP Workplace criticism can lead to an unpleasant work environment, particularly if it&rsq ... Read More

Branson Centre seeks mentors, coaches

Sunday, October 23, 2016    

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean is seeking mentors, strategic and financial coaches, and professional service providers to support its pool of entrepreneurs. The centre, which was established in 2011 as a partnership between Virgin Unite — the not-for-profit foundation of the Virgin Group — and Virgin Holidays, the UK’s leading long-haul tour company to the Caribbean, assists entrepreneurs to launch or scale their businesses for long-term growth. “We&rsqu ... Read More

Flying high

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Career & Education writer | Sunday, October 16, 2016    

One of Sagicor’s top financial advisors Nicolene Taylor (left) with her client, Guardsman Group Limited recruiting officer Godfrey Collins.

ONE rejection after another is how Selena Chin, then fresh out of the University of Technology, Jamaica with a business administration degree, spent the first eight months of her job hunt. But then her luck changed, or perhaps she changed it, having convinced the recruiters at Sagicor Life Jamaica — one of the country’s leading life insurance groups — to give her a shot as an agent for the company. “In the field of marketing you require several years of experience, but ... Read More

Jamaican tops UK high school

Sunday, October 16, 2016    

Jamaica born Lije Johnson scored 12 ‘A’s, including eight A* in the recent GCSE exmas in the UK.

You would probably be hard-pressed to find a Jamaican who cannot recite the gem, “Labour for learning before you grow old, for learning is better than silver and gold. Silver and gold will vanish away but a good education will never decay”. Sixteen-year-old Lijé Johnson, is no different. In fact, the teen said it has permanently imprinted on her to the extent that it guides her study even today, years after learning it in kindergarten. Johnson, who migrated to the UK ... Read More

Immaculate teen bags 11 ones and a two

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Career & Education writer | Sunday, October 16, 2016    

Kianna is flanked by her parents Ileen Davis and Levan Freeman at her graduation this past summer.

Extraordinary results require extraordinary effort. That’s the philosophy which 16-year-old Kianna Freeman says catapulted her to an almost perfect transcript, boasting 11 grades one and a grade two earned at the recent Caribbean Examination Council-administered Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate examinations. Freeman scored straight ‘A’ profiles in mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, Spanish, English A, English literature, food and nutrition, human a ... Read More

MICO hosts 6th special education conference

BY ALDANE WALTERS Career & Education writer | Sunday, October 16, 2016 is our mandate to provide service of the highest quality

MAJOR issues of concern affecting children with special needs in education were focal points of The Mico University College College Child Assessment and Research (CARE) Centre’s sixth Biennial Special Education Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Thursday and Friday last week. Under the theme, “Empowering Teachers: Taking Action to Deliver Quality Education”, the conference focused on five broad areas: reading difficulties, mathematics difficulties, gender-based le ... Read More

Profiling the meteorologist

Sunday, October 16, 2016    

The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and taken Monday, October 3, 2016, at 9:15 am EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew about 220 miles south-east of Kingston, Jamaica. Photo: NOAA/AP

Jamaica’s near miss of Hurricane Matthew last week and the ensuing discussion in some quarters about the accuracy of the storm’s forecast by trained meterologists has put the science of meteorology into sharp focus. We’ll guide you through what it is, what it takes to qualify you, and how much it pays. The most basic definition of a meteorologist is someone who observes, reports and forecasts weather conditions. They also study the characteristics and processes of the atmosph ... Read More



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