Careers & Education

Admiral Bailey slapped with fraud charges

Entertainer Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Entertainer Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey was on Monday slapped with several fraud-related charges. Reports are that about 10:30 am, Bailey attended the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) offices and attempted to renew a passport in the name Micheal ... Read More

of business
research The importance of business research
TRYING to land an investment in your start-up business can be an uphill task and usually it's a busi ... Read More

Xaundre Mohansingh,
Glenmuir’s first place
winner. Glenmuir wins Rita Marley Foundation competition
CLARENDON'S Glenmuir High beat five other schools to win the inaugural Rita Marley Foundation public ... Read More

The importance of good
communication skills The importance of good communication skills
IT is said that great communication skills are the ticket to success in the academic and business wo ... Read More

UWI research to benefit Mona residents

Sunday, February 22, 2015    

The Mona Campus, UWI

RESEARCH done in two communities in the Mona Valley has revealed that a significant number of residents are participating in the global internet revolution, but suffer from lack of adequate accessibility. In addition, the University of the West Indies, Mona study shows that while the residents may have profit-making opportunities at their fingertips, for various reasons they are unable to convert the opportunities into actual ventures. As such, the university is proposing the establishment of ... Read More

Mock exams for grade four literacy test

Sunday, February 22, 2015    

Dr Grace McLean 

THE Ministry of Education says a decision has been taken to provide support for the administration of a mock examination for the 2015 grade four literacy and numeracy tests. Mock examination papers are currently being prepared and will be distributed to schools to facilitate the administration of the examinations on February 23 and 24. The sitting of the 2015 tests was rescheduled to Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1 respectively. The sitting of the tests was initially scheduled for June ... Read More

MSBM post-graduate programmes ranked among top 200 in the world

Sunday, February 22, 2015    

Campus at UWI Mona

THE Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies is highlighted among the 1,000 best business schools in the world, according to Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specialising in higher education, based in Paris, France. In the same vein, its MBA and MSc programmes were also ranked in the top 200 among 4000 post-graduate programmes in the world. These programmes include: Master of science in accounting: Top 200 regional ranking within the ... Read More

How to be a good entrepreneur

Sunday, February 15, 2015    

How to be a good entrepreneur

GETTING started in business isn't easy, and maintaining a profitable enterprise after the initial start-up can be difficult, especially if you don't have good business sense. To make it in business requires more than just a good head for numbers. Businessman and road manager of Yardie Beast Records, Everald Wright, says there are other qualities needed to be a good entrepreneur. 1. Know who you are According to Wright, if you don't know this, then no one else will. "Know yourself, what you l ... Read More

Sisters in air traffic control

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter | Sunday, February 15, 2015    

Kadisha McIntosh.

FOR Kadisha and Allison McIntosh, being air traffic controllers is a job they wouldn't trade for the world. The sisters have always done almost everything together, and so it was no surprise that fate determined that they would also have the same careers. As teens they both attended Immaculate Conception High, and both went to the University of the West Indies. Kadisha, who holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics with a minor in economics, said she's been in the field since 2005; while A ... Read More

Youth intervention programme launches phase 2

Sunday, February 15, 2015    

FOLLOWING the success of last year's programme, phase two of The Re-Birth Project -- an intervention initiative for at-risk youth and their parents -- was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel recently. Established in March 2014, the Re-Birth Project was conceptualised by the Melody Cammock-Gayle-led marketing consultancy team of MC&Associates, comprising 20 students aged 13-15 from Norman Manley and Tivoli Gardens High schools who have the potential to do well academically, but frequently ... Read More

Social media pros and cons for your business

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver. com | Sunday, February 15, 2015    

media pros
and cons
for your

SOCIAL media is a good thing, but it can also be very harmful. It is a great way to build your business, but it can also destroy it in a split second. Though utilised by many businesses, it is important that social media, when used in this regard, is used effectively. Below, Dr Sandra Palmer, chief dream builder at Peak Performance International, explains how social media can make or break a business. 1. Everything is online Once a thread or conversation starts it takes a while before it die ... Read More

Kaveen Balasal's strategy for success

Sunday, February 15, 2015    

BALASAL... I want to leave a lasting
impression on my team members

CUSTOMER service is paramount within the hospitality and tourism industry no matter where in the world you go. Once visitors have discovered a destination's natural beauty and the unique characteristics of its physical offerings, it's the people who set that place apart from its competitors. This is the reason Kaveen Balasal says she's dedicated to developing the people in the industry into exceptional, motivated beings. The recently promoted manager says the human element is of utmost importa ... Read More

School for the blind on drive to increase enrolment

Sunday, February 15, 2015    

Students of the Salvation Army School for the Blind and the
Visually Impaired participate in an information technology class
at the school. (PHOTOS: JIS)

THE Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is on a drive to increase enrolment at the institution. Principal Iyeke Erharuyi is encouraging parents with children who are visually impaired to make the effort and give them the quality education they need. "The Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the right place where they can have that (quality education). We know that parents with children who are blind would want them to be part of the regular school ... Read More

SJF sponsors CSEC oral exams

Sunday, February 15, 2015    

Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, Ministry of Education and Mt Alvernia High School officials with
students of the school after the handing over ceremony recently.

SOME 4,000 students have been assisted with funds to cover the cost of their CSEC Spanish orals this year. On February 3, Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) president Ambassador Aníbal Jiménez-Abascal handed over a cheque valued at $941,460 to the Overseas Examination Commission and the Ministry of Education in a ceremony at Mt Alvernia High School. Beneficiaries are from the ministry's regions 3 and 4 and include students from the parishes of St Mary, St Ann, Trelawny, St Jame ... Read More



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