Career & Education

Shelley Maxwell: A 'likkle Jamaican Girl' doing big things abroad

One could safely say her future in the performing arts was inevitable. As a child, she spent a lot of time singing and dancing in her grandmother's backyard and staging mini productions in her living room. Jamaican-born director, choreographer and performing artiste... Read More

Chevening scholarships for 2019/2020 now open
The UK Government has announced that applications for Chevening Scholarships for the 2019/2010 academic year opened last Monday, August 6 and will close on November 6, 2018.There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally.... Read More

Summer reads
There's nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here is...... Read More

How do I compete with millennials?
Dear Career Advisor:... Read More

Fun activities and prizes do not the engaged employee make

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Despite many companies' efforts to create a so-called engaged workforce, surveys conducted in a variety of companies in Jamaica and overseas indicate that only 32 per cent of staff are actually actively engaged. But why is this the case? Read More

SVL to offer $50,000 scholarships at robotics camp

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Supreme Ventures will tomorrow, August 13, open the doors to the third iteration of its Junior Creators Camp, designed to introduce eight to 11-year-old primary school students from across the Corporate Area to robotic engineering. Read More

Aldane's a Maynard Fellow

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Former Wolmer's head boy and Jamaica Observer freelancer Aldane Walters is among the first cohort of media workers in the United States who have been accepted into the Maynard 200 Fellowship. Read More

Dunrobin Primary School teacher tops school savers programme

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

To the more than 600 students at Dunrobin Primary, particulalrly those in grade five, Sandra Graham-Mitchell is more than a teacher. A people person, she is always looking out for the best interest of her students, especially when it comes to money... Read More

Andreas' advice

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

ONTARIO, Canada — ANDREAS Mendes is about to complete his degree in information technology at York University and is awaiting the start of a one-year internship at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in September, which he hopes will lead to permanent... Read More

UWI Open Campus making mark

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Described as the best-kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making a mark on the region's tertiary education landscape. Read More

Summer reads

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

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Cooking for children

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

A s she has done for the past seven years, chef, caterer, and event manager Jennifer Esty Davis has carried on the legacy of the late Dr Heather Little-White by continuing to offer Cooking for Children, a three-week summer programme to help children... Read More

'Better three hours too soon than a minute too late'

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Punctuality has been a pet peeve of mine ever since I can remember. Read More

Charles to receive NCU honorary degree

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has announced that it will be conferring Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles with a Doctor of Public Service honoris causa at its 95th commencement service on the university... Read More

Three games that build brain power

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Most people would find the phrase “educational games” to be an oxymoron, because aren't games, by definition, supposed to be all fun? Read More



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