Careers & Education

Steven Marston's business sense

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 ... Read More

Maria gets a hug from
reading specialist
Jasneth Myers. Waterford Primary student excels with assistance from enrichment centre
BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond th ... Read More

Munro KC, Munro move to debate finals
KINGSTON College and Munro College will move on to the Burger King National Schools' Debate competit ... Read More

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. Project 1000 benefits 12 schools in Manchester
TWELVE schools in northern Manchester are benefiting from computers provided through Digicel Foundat ... 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

Tandose Sambo

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

SAMBO... you need to pace

TANDOSE Sambo was only six years old when she migrated from Zambia to live with her aunt and uncle in Jamaica. Although it was somewhat heartbreaking to leave her immediate family, she was very happy to travel as the new experience intrigued her. Sambo quickly immersed herself in the Jamaican culture, and now she regards herself as a Jamaican who is committed to making a difference. At Jamalco, where Sambo has been serving as a process engineer in the Technical Department for the past year an ... Read More

English ‘study tourists’ enjoy Jamaican experience

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

The delegation from England which was in Jamaica for 10 days, ending last week, on a study
tour of the island. In back row at right is Jamaican Professor Paul Miller, formerly of the
University of Technology, now of Brunel University in England.

THE Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership -- Jamaica (IEAL-J) welcomed 11 visitors from England on a reverse study tour and capacity-building exercise from April 2-11, 2014. Academic Reader in Education at Brunel University, and President of the IEAL-J, Professor Paul Miller, led the delegation which comprised nine participants from Bay House School and Sixth Form inclusive of Ian Potter, head teacher; David Wiltshire, a member of the board of governors; two teachers and five ... Read More

International benchmarking for CCSLC

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Mathematics teachers Kemol Lloyd (standing at right) and Bharatihj Singh
(standing at left) supervise youths of the YRY project during a mock exam, in
preparation for CXC examinations this year.

OVER the next several weeks, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be working with the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) to benchmark the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC). The benchmarking will seek to compare the CCSLC qualification with similar levels of qualifications in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia. The objective of the benchmarking exercise is to facilitate a wider recogn ... Read More

Upgrading project solves overcrowding

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Achim Schaffert, head of economic, social development and trade, delegation of the European
Union, Keslyn Gilbert - Stoney, acting procurement manager, Jamaica Social Investment Fund,
and students, in one of the new classrooms constructed under the project

NINE hundred and eighteen students and 45 staff members are in a better learning environment due to the improvement of the Hazard Primary School which was undertaken by the European Union (EU) sponsored Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP). Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Keslyn Gilbert-Stoney, acting procurement manager at Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), said the PRP investment was intended to alleviate issues that impacted the learning environment of the students and teachers. T ... Read More

Dr Maolynne Miller The paediatric nephrologist

By AINSWORTH MORRIS Career & Education reporter | Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Dr Maolynne Miller and nurse Sophia West discussing patients' care

IF your child is diagnosed with kidney disease, he or she will most likely be referred to a paediatric nephrologist like Dr Maolynne Miller. Dr Miller, an associate lecturer at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, also conducts private practice at Ruthven Medical Centre and has been a paediatric nephrologist for almost 30 years. "I have the best job possible. I get to play with kids as I help to make them better," Dr Miller said. This week, she shares an insight into her career w ... Read More

Teachers said to be aiding student cheating

BY NADINE WILSON Career & Education reporter | Sunday, April 06, 2014    

THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is again warning against cheating in its exams, amidst reports to Career & Education that some teachers have resorted to charging their students money in exchange for doing their School Based Assessments (SBA). Career & Education was told by a student that the practice is taking place in at least one identified private institution, with teachers at times doing the entire project for a fee. When contacted, assistant registrar responsible for pu ... Read More

Basil Dawkins encourages students to get involved in theatre

Sunday, April 06, 2014    

DAWKINS... there is room for
successful theatre
practitioners in Jamaica

JAMAICAN playwright Basil Dawkins has encouraged students to become involved in theatre and arts which he says will help them become well-rounded individuals. Speaking at an interactive session put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) on World Theatre Day celebrated globally on March 27, Dawkins said he was inspired to enter theatre by his mother in order to help his growth and development. "There is room for successful theatre practitioners in Jamaica; however, you have t ... Read More

New Clarendon school a boost for early childhood education

Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Arnella Morris, principal of Ritchies Infant School looks on as Orville Hill, general manager of
finance from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund speaks to students Petronne Simeson and
Dawnel Hayles in one of the new classrooms.

A new school in Ritchies, western Clarendon is being seen as a major boost for early childhood education in that area. The Ritchies Early Childhood Institution, built to Early Childhood Commission (ECC) standards, is the 10th early childhood facility completed in the last 12 months by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The Government has invested $200 million into the sector during the period. Speaking at the opening of the school on April 2, JSIF's General Manager of Finance Orville ... Read More

PHOTO: Talking logistics

Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Charolette Gentles, one of the winners in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce's Logistics Hub Essay Competition makes a point to General Manager of Digicel Business Jason Corrigan during a presentation ceremony held March 12 at JAMPRO. Digicel Business was a sponsor of the competition, providing smart devices for the winners. Talking logistics --> Read More



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