Career & Education

In love with dirt, trees

Surfing the Internet, hanging out with her friends and reading are some of her favourite pastimes. But Afrecia Samuels, a 17-year-old student of Manning's School in Westmoreland has a more profound interest — dirt and trees. Read More

More than beer talk
Big dreams are born anywhere, including in Thornton, St Elizabeth with budding bartender Bronya Maxwell. Growing up in the breadbasket parish, she dreamt early of becoming a food and nutrition teacher after falling in love with the subject at Maggotty High School. Though quite shy about pursuing...... Read More

Evaluation versus adulation
Slowly but surely, we're progressing from the days when years of service or tenure in a position served as proof of an employee's value to an organisation. Those were the days when clocking your hours, coming in early and leaving late proved you were the ultimate team player, willing to...... Read More

Bruce Golding re-conferred Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The UWI
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) announced yesterday that it has re-conferred the title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow on Bruce Golding, former prime minister of Jamaica and Mona Campus alumnus, for another five years from November 11,...... Read More

LASCO, MoEYI honour 12 more principals, teachers for 2019-20 awards

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

LASCO and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) have announced the 12 educators who will vie for the coveted titles of Principal and Teacher of the Year 2019-2020. Read More

College students awarded SJF bursaries

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

 The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) handed over more than $3.3 million to 49 students from seven tertiary institutions to offset their educational expenses this year. Read More

If I do my work well why should the time I get to work matter?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

ICWI Foundation awards over $400,000 to cover CSEC fees

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Twenty-seven students from nine high schools across the island have accessed over $400,000 in bursaries from the fourth annual Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI) Group Foundation High Schools Essay Competition to cover fees associated with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate... Read More

Dr C Justin Robinson promoted to professor at UWI Cave Hill

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced the promotion of Dr C Justin Robinson as the newest professor at The UWI Cave Hill Campus.The appointment took effect October 2, 2019. Read More

JPS pays for CSEC electrical exam

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Foundation has paid the fees for 444 public secondary school students to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) industrial technology (electrical) examination in 2020. Read More

Social enterprise on show

Saturday, November, 30 2019    

Handbags, bows and decor items made by the members of the social enterprise club at Herbert Morrision Technical High School on display at the second annual Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Expo staged at Spanish Court Worthington by British Council and its partner VM Foundation. The expo,... Read More

Digital learning platform to help students displaced by Hurricane Dorian

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Approximately 1,000 students in The Bahamas who were displaced by the passage of Hurricane Dorian in September will now receive unparalleled academic support with the introduction of a One-on-One digital learning platform.The e-learning programme, which was launched... Read More

With schools shuttered, Haiti children also endure crisis

Monday, November, 25 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — In the middle of the deadly political unrest that has rocked Haiti for more than two months, another crisis is unfolding — most schools are closed, leaving Haitian children with nothing to do and their parents flailing to... Read More

Gayle's goats Young Manchester man makes stable living rearing goats

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

As a child, LaFrance Gayle developed a love for animals. Whether they were dogs, cats or goats, he would often take care of the injured ones that roamed his community of Top Hill in Manchester. Read More

Banking it is! UWI student settles on career path

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Daniel Levy is well on the way to attaining a BSc in Business and Finance from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) with plans to complete studies next year, and now, having spent an entire day at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank's New Kingston headquarters, he is even more... Read More


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