Careers & Education

Kadean Bruce-Miller

BRUCE-MILLER... our clients are important to us

ON a daily basis Kadean Bruce-Miller, JMMB's corporate solutions manager, is leading a team towards accomplishing set goals. Guided by the philosophy that teamwork is the best way to accomplish any goal, Miller began her career at JMMB in 2004 as a client care officer, and later in 2006, while pursu ... Read More

Professor Archibald McDonald (centre), principal of University
of the West Indies, Mona, and Francesca von Habsburg,
founder and chairwoman of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art
Contemporary, ink their signatures to the memorandum of
understanding for the launch of the Alligator Head Marine Lab.
Looking on is Professor Dale Webber, director, UWI Centre for
Marine Science. UWI opens 3rd marine lab in Portland
THE University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contempo ... Read More

Overcome by tears, mother Odette Stables shares the struggle
she has been having with raising her teenaged daughter during
a Rebirth Project workshop at Caenwood Complex. Wayward teen offered scholarship to change her ways
ODETTE Stables has often cried because of the destructive path her teenage daughter has taken, but i ... Read More

was an
journey for me Sherry Perrier takes on Germany
SHERRY Perrier's personal mantra of "I am the change!" is not one to be taken lightly. For several ... Read More

JPS Foundation helps power renewable project at Hampton School

Sunday, April 20, 2014    

Kelly Tomblin (centre), JPS president and CEO, shares a moment with Hampton school staff and
students: (from left) Jerrod Thomas, physics teacher; Sandra Bryan-Lord, acting head of the
science department; Shayonnie Campbell, sixth former; Heather Murray, principal; Abigail Findley,
sixth former, and Keith Garvey, JPS region central director and JPS Foundation board director.

HAMPTON School's renewable energy project has received an added boost through a contribution from the JPS Foundation. A donation of US$1,000 was made to the school on behalf of the foundation by JPS President and CEO Kelly Tomblin during her visit to the Malvern, St Elizabeth institution on April 7. This will be used to further expand their energy conservation thrust. Tomblin, who was accompanied by Consultant Kathleen Sullivan and JPS Region Central Director and Board Director of the JPS Foun ... Read More

85 per cent mastery in literacy by 2015

Sunday, April 20, 2014    

85 per cent mastery in literacy by 2015

JAMAICA is expected to achieve the target of 85 per cent mastery in literacy among grade four students by 2015. This was disclosed by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites at the Western Union Teachers' Workshop held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on April 11. Thwaites explained that this forecast is based on the trends from the Grade Four Literacy Test results, which last year showed girls within reach of the target. "It is based on their performance that the ministry is confident of attain ... Read More

PHOTO: Gender talk

Sunday, April 20, 2014    


Senator Imani Duncan-Price (left) greets Dr Wanda Costen, associate professor at the University of Tennessee -- Knoxville, at a public lecture on the role of gender diversity in maximising economic potential at the Mona School of Business and Management on April 10. Dr Costen, who gave the lecture, has had work published in several research journals. Her research interests include racial and gender inequality in organisations, women and leadership, and strategic human resources. (PHOTO: KARL M ... Read More

Racial disparity in students suspended from public school starts at preschool

Sunday, April 20, 2014    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Even preschoolers are getting suspended from US public schools — and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data from the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that black children represent about 18 per cent of children enrolled in preschool programmes in schools, but almost half of the students suspended more than once. Six per cent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least on ... Read More

British unemployment rate hits 5-year low

Sunday, April 20, 2014    

LONDON, England (AFP) — British unemployment has hit a five-year low of 6.9 per cent, far below most of its European rivals, as the nation's economic recovery picks up speed a year before general elections. The rate for the period beginning December through February compares with 7.2 per cent for the quarter ending January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. The drop beat analysts' consensus forecast of a retreat to 7.1 per cent. "The UK labour market is impro ... Read More

Steven Marston's business sense

By AINSWORTH MORRIS Career & Education writer | Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Steven Marston’s
business sense

STEVEN Marston says being a businessman for the last 21 years has brought him happiness, success, satisfaction, purpose, and most of all, independence. Marston, who heads CAC 2000 Limited, first entered the world of business ownership in 1993 when he saw promise in the business of air conditioning and bought 49 per cent of the company's shares when it was being sold. "The company originally started in 1929... then [eventually] merged into Homelectrix in the early 1980s and re-formed when Homelectrix was ... Read More

Waterford Primary student excels with assistance from enrichment centre

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Maria gets a hug from
reading specialist
Jasneth Myers.

BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond the known and experience the unimaginable. For Maria Willis, a student entering grade two at Waterford Primary, this was not the case. At age six, Maria was unable to read. Now a confident grade three student, Maria's bursting enthusiasm for reading is tempered solely by her quiet demeanour. Reading specialist at Waterford Primary Jasneth Myers recounts that Maria was assessed upon entering grade t ... Read More

KC, Munro move to debate finals

By KARENA BENNETT Career & Education writer | Sunday, April 13, 2014    


KINGSTON College and Munro College will move on to the Burger King National Schools' Debate competition finals, after they were awarded victory over McGrath High and Glenmuir High respectively. The semi-finals, which took place last Tuesday at the Limelight Entertainment Complex in Half-Way-Tree, saw Kingston College going up against McGrath High debating the motion, 'This house prefers investment to environmental protection'. According to the judges, Kingston College "had met the burden of pr ... Read More

Project 1000 benefits 12 schools in Manchester

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Evadne Cowell, training specialist, Digicel Foundation, and Roy Chambers, principal of Nazareth
All-Age, join with students from the school to try out one of the newly handed over computers.

TWELVE schools in northern Manchester are benefiting from computers provided through Digicel Foundation's Project 1000 initiative. Each school received five computers on February 28 at the Greenvale Computer Lab in Manchester. Project 1000 is in keeping with the foundation's aim to meet the United Nation's Millennium Development Goal of achieving 100 per cent literacy by 2015. The ICT equipment will be used to provide additional educational resources to enhance teaching and learning in t ... Read More

IT professionals urged to take advantage of logistics hub opportunities

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Jenson Sylvester (2nd left), director, strategic business,
Columbus Communications (CBS), makes a point during his
presentation at the Jamaica Computer Society’s quarterly
members meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in St
Andrew. Other presenters were, from left, Sezvin Hamilton,
monitoring officer, Ministry of Industry, Investment and
Commerce; Gordon Foote, general manager IBM, Jamaica, and
Dean Smith, president, Jamaica Computer Society.

HAVING outlined the significant role that information communication technology (ICT) must play in the Jamaica logistics hub, industry stakeholders are encouraging IT professionals to be prepared to take advantage of ICT-related opportunities. This was the message conveyed at a recent forum about the role of ICT and the job opportunities for ICT professionals within the logisticS hub ecosystem hosted by the Jamaica Computer Society. "This session was particularly important as it focused on the ... Read More



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