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Dollars, Cents and Gasoline

Donovan Brown is a numbers guy; he has been a fan of accounts and mathematics ever since his days at Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High School. This love, Brown says, is what lead him to the front of the classroom, and later, to successfully operating a number of service stations in... Read More

PM youth awardees passionate about service, not rewards
For Ricardo Burke, youth development embodies a personal mission to give children in his community of Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine, and across the country, the opportunities he never had.... Read More

'It's Christmas for the new year!'
Students and teachers of New Works Primary School in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, are expected to have an enhanced teaching and learning experience with the recent handover of computers to the school by the JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC).... Read More

Sir Roy Augier receives UWI Chancellor's Medal
Noted Caribbean historian and professor emeritus in history at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Sir Roy Augier is the 2020 recipient of The UWI Chancellor's Medal.... Read More

The sciences or business? Which career path should I choose?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I am 19 years old and I'm currently working at a financial institution. I was an intern, after which my service period was extended due to my high level of performance. I am seeking advice because I'm now confused about my goals. In high school, I... Read More

This Means War — Part II

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Last article we spoke about the effects the external and internal environments can have on team members' stress levels and how this can manifest into workplace conflict. Emphasis was placed on mitigating potential red flag issues of harassment and tension by implementing effective... Read More

Medical students say UWI Toronto Gala scholarships lifeline to dreams

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Medical faculty students Clifton Thompson and Natasha St Cyr are completing their degrees at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, with assistance from UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship programme. Read More

Politeness pays

Monday, January, 20 2020    

CUSTOMERS don't typically call security firms to say a guard “made my day”; but that's the kind of feedback that Milex Security Services constantly gets about officer Michael Evans. Read More

Parents can help children improve their maths skills

Monday, January, 20 2020    

It is unfortunate that many students find mathematics challenging since, at least at the secondary level, it is usually compulsory for advancement in school, and is often required in the workplace. Read More

Some 300 to be awarded Rio Tinto scholarships, bursaries

Monday, January, 20 2020    

Some 300 agriculture students from secondary, tertiary and vocational institutions are this year slated to receive scholarships and bursaries valued at $23.5 million through the Rio Tinto Legacy Fund. Read More

$29.2 million in scholarships for police kids

Monday, January, 20 2020    

Eighty-three children of active and deceased police officers below the rank of inspector were on Thursday presented with scholarships in the sum of $29.2 million from the Ministry of National Security to pursue tertiary studies this academic year. Read More


BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

IMAGINE needing to start a business but all you have in hand is $1,000. (Yes, you read right: one thousand Jamaican dollars). What venture would you pursue? Would you even bother, considering that the sum — which amounts to lunch money for a day or two — attracts 25 per cent... Read More

This means war!

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

IN these tense political times, with the set-up of police/military checkpoints in several Jamaican towns and the threat of World War III on the global stage, leaders in general, and HR professionals in particular, ought to be mindful of the negative influence that local and foreign... Read More

Glasgow-UWI reparation project begins

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

The historic Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow, has begun its work, UWI announced on Wednesday.  Read More

What is STEM?

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Many people are talking about the benefits of STEM education, but what is STEM and why is it important? Read More


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