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Diandra Rowe is Young Champion Farmer 2019

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

When Diandra Rowe walked away from a corporate job in luxury car sales to take the reins at her father's greenhouse farm, it wasn't because she was an expert farmer. She wasn't a stranger either, but her progress to date reveals high-level performance. Read More

'Be thorough in study permit application'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

IMMIGRATION and Mobility Advisor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Omolajipe Sanwoolu is urging international students seeking to attend universities in Canada to be thorough and transparent when applying for their study permit — the document that allows foreign... Read More

When you do what you love…

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

There's a saying that when you do what you love, you never really work a day in your life. It does make a big difference, but the thing is: other factors have to be ideal to bring about this synergy. Often, people think that a particular position is their dream job, until reality... Read More

Sample résumés: To use or not to use

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:Good day, I am seeking your urgent assistance. Please send me a sample résumé and cover letter.Regards,Lurline Dear Lurline: Read More

M&M Jamaica celebrates mathematics excellence

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Top-performing students in mathematics from 12 high schools in the parish of St Elizabeth are being recognised for their efforts by engineering, construction, and project management company M&M Jamaica Limited. Read More

How to make the most of your summer internship

Saturday, August, 10 2019    

CECILE Cooper, culture and human development manager of JMMB, where some 90 students are this year participating in the decade-old JMMB Group summer internship programme, is urging students to make the most of their internship experience, describing it as an audition for their entry into the... Read More

Young champion farmer Matthew Thomas

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Thomas has always had a competitive spirit. It has seen him win several awards at the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, a tally which the youngster intends on increasing at this year's staging set for this... Read More

Low-scoring PEP students to be assigned specialist coaches ­— MoE

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda, says that students who did not perform up to par in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) will benefit from interventions in grade seven. Read More

How is overtime calculated?

with Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

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Nova Scotia wants you!

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — SEVERAL universities and colleges in Canada's eastern maritime province of Nova Scotia are encouraging students from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean to consider studying there, a move that could result in permanent residency or... Read More

Teaching your child how to forgive

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

It may not occur to us, parents, that forgiveness and compassion are virtues that we have to teach our children. Yet, it is a fundamental life tool that promotes peace, empowers your child, and ultimately leads to their strong emotional health. Read More

MoE to spend $817m on textbooks

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

The Ministry of Education, Yo uth and Information has announced that it will spending some $817 million to procure textbooks and appropriate electronic and other supplies to support the implementtaon of th eNational Standards Curriculum and other... Read More

TEF spends $2m to finance TPDCo summer internship

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) put up roughly $2 million for the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) to place hundreds of high school and college/university students in summer internships in public and private sector hospitality entities this year. Read More


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