Career & Education

Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, WVa — Rahman Barry, MD has been named Resident of the Month of March at Marshall University's Joan C Edwards School of Medicine. Read More

St Jago High students stage mock general election
Students' View Political Party (SVP) won four of the seven seats that were up for grabs in the recent mock election at St Jago High School, as part of the social studies curriculum for fifth-form students.... Read More

4 soft skills you need to win at work by 2020
In early 2019, New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, told the World Economic Forum about her soft skills, the foundation of her personal and political brand: “I am very proudly an empathetic and compassionately driven politician...We need to address the...... Read More

Mico's maths summit set for March 25-27
The Mico University College is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to host the International Mathematics Teaching Summit from March 25 to 27.... Read More

IDB introduces free online courses for education professionals

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched two free online courses targeted at education professionals and students from the Caribbean interested in improving their knowledge. Read More

How PORPE can help your child succeed in school

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

PORPE is a learning strategy based on five steps which aid in test preparation and is particularly useful to secondary and tertiary students. The acronym stands for 'Predict, Organise, Rehearse, Practise, Evaluate'. Read More

NCU gearing up to win innovation contest

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU), winner of the 2018 International Business Model Competition (IBMC), is again seeking to dominate the Development Bank of Jamaica's (DBJ) National Business Model Competition for tertiary institutions at the sixth staging of the event... Read More

How do I fire someone?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

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Jamaican wins MLK scholarship

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

St George's College alum Thair Brown has been awarded the 37th annual Boston College Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Scholarship, the first Jamaican to have received the honour in the history of the award. Read More

Excelsior's College Month starts today

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Starting today, Excelsior Community College will mount a three-week-long series of activities to celebrate its achievements and showcase its offerings. Read More

Royal Caribbean wants more Jamaican workers

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson says senior executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), the second largest cruise company in the world, have advised that they are in need of more Jamaican... Read More

CXC to provide students with e-certificates

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) says it will provide students across the region with e-certificates following a successful trial period. Read More

The Big 'O'

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, March, 10 2019    

In a world still characterised by patriarchal domination, it's natural that the working world also reflects disparity when it comes to women in top corporate and government positions. That inequity is equally evident when we examine the statistics about equal pay for... Read More

Lunching and learning

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Twenty students from high schools across the island who were awarded LASCO Money Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) scholarships this school year to offset examination fees in principles of business, principles of accounts, information technology, economics and French or Spanish,... Read More

How do I write a statement of intent?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I have decided to make a career leap of faith and I'm interested in applying to a Master's programme overseas. One of the requirements of the application is a statement of intent, but I am not a fan of essay writing. Can you offer any guidance about how... Read More


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