Career & Education

Consistent effort, not cramming the night before exams, reaps rewards

The secret to academic success lies in how well our kids study. It has always been my opinion that one does not need to study harder or for longer hours. Instead, one needs to study smarter. It is a matter of quality rather than quantity. An hour or two a day is usually... Read More

Marine training spots available in Belgium
Five candidates from developing countries that are members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) are being offered marine training opportunities, starting this summer.They are:... Read More

6 of the best gifts for teachers
You may have missed the Christmas gift-giving window, but how refreshing to start the new school term off in your favourite teacher's good graces! ... Read More

Refining your résumé and cover letter in 2018
If making a career change is among your professional development goals for 2018, it is vitally important that your documents are crafted in order to at least get you in the door for an interview.... Read More

Caecilius Edwards: A barber and a fisherman

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

For most of his life, Caecilius Edwards wanted to own a boat. He got that chance when he finished second in the 2016 edition of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle, which was held at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Read More

Merry Christmas in 17 languages

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Saying 'Merry Christmas' in your own language is so 19th century. The greeting itself is said to have originated in 1699 when an English admiral used it in an informal letter. The phrase then appeared in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol... Read More

UWI pushes Mixed Methods Research

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

The University of the West Indies, through its School of Education, says it continues to promote the use of Mixed Methods Research (MMR). It is a methodology for conducting research that involves collecting, analysing and integrating... Read More

Do I have to go to the office Christmas party?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Do I have to continue to attend Christmas parties at my workplace? And could I be penalised for not attending? Read More

12 books of Christmas

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The gift of reading is undoubtedly one of the best gifts a parent can give to a child, moreso at Christmastime, a season so rich with wonder, excitement, religious themes, and folklore. Read More

Edna Manley, Canadian college start exchange programme

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

NELSON, British Columbia — A partnership between Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in Jamaica and Selkirk College in the Canadian province of British Columbia has opened the door for Jamaican and Canadian students to immerse themselves in each other's culture... Read More

Teens more prone to suicide at Christmastime

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Tis the season of 'joy and good cheer', or at least that is how the holidays are portrayed by most. Read More

The re-engineering of Gaby Pierre

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The following is a story about finding oneself and one's passion while on the university journey, and the inevitable changing of academic majors that results. It features former American International School of Kingston student Gabrielle Pierre, who was recently awarded a Schwarzman... Read More

D&G pumps $4M into HEART's CXC night academy

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The Education Ministry has heaped praises on the Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) Foundation for its ongoing support of the development of the nation's youth, following a donation of $4.2 million to the HEART Trust/NTA's CXC Night Academy programme. Read More

Network like a pro this Christmas

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

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Free coding classes for four inner-city schools

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Some 400 students from five inner-city primary schools in Kingston were introduced to computer coding as part of Computer Science Education Week 2017, December 4 to 8, and the global Hour of Code. Read More


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