Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant. Read more

Career & Education

Girls, women have strong place in engineering — technology minister

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

More of the nation's women and girls are being encouraged to pursue academic studies and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read More

NCU to access billion-dollar funding from proceeds of nutraceutical

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has partnered with ZON International Holdings Limited to raise funds to improve the Mandeville-based institution's research capacity over the next 18 months. Read More

De La Vega City duo win Grace & Staff essay contest

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The winners of the fourth annual Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation essay competition are both from De La Vega City Homework Centre in Spanish Town. Read More

Jermaine Henry: Making life easier for farmers, exporters

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

He is not a farmer, but Jermaine Henry believes that farmers and exporters should have access to capital that will help their businesses grow. For that reason, two years ago he and business partner, 25-year-old Romario Raffington created a trade finance application... Read More

The role of the teacher in moral development

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It is widely accepted that a teacher's role is to educate and facilitate learning. But the impact of our schools and educators in shaping the morals in our younger generation should never be discounted nor overlooked. Read More

Do disciplinary actions apply to company functions on weekends?

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I would like to know what disciplinary actions can be taken against members of staff, who were involved in a fight on a staff trip on a Saturday; and secondly, who can act as representative for one of the members in question? Read More

Trelawny, St Ann schools win big in JGRA quiz

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Spring Garden Primary and Infant School from Trelawny and St Ann's Golden Grove Primary School won the parish leg of the JGRA Region 3 Primary Schools Quiz Competition at the end of June, securing $75,000 per team member for each year of high school and $100,000 for... Read More

Okeito Thompson continues family tradition

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

In 2016 Okeito Thompson experienced a severe setback when dozens of his goats died from an unknown disease.He, however, he did not allow the tragedy to derail his efforts in farming. Read More

'For your dream to be LIT, you have to believe it'

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The auditorium at Kendal Camp in Manchester erupted as Shevauni Powell closed his address to the Mile Gully High School Class of 2019, a week and a half ago.The thunderous applause and a standing ovation were evidence that his words had resonated. Read More

Over 80 Sagicor Foundation scholarships up for grabs

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The Sagicor Foundation Scholarship programme is accepting applications from tertiary and secondary school students for the 2019/2020 school year.The financial services giant announced last week that it will be awarding 87 scholarships for the new year. Read More

What if employer refuses to pay statutory deductions?

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Cuba must preserve its identity

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

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From the track to the farm Ricardo Chambers uses hydroponics technology in Manchester

Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Ricardo Chambers enjoyed a prolific career on the track. Specialising in the 400m, the Olympian represented Jamaica at several international track meets. But three years ago, he walked away from it all. Read More

PEP students did fairly well but much work to be done — Samuda

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor - features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Karl Samuda has said that while there is work to do, the results of the inaugural sitting of Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is an indication that the education system at the primary level is headed in the right... Read More

Digital safety over the summer

BY DR KARLA HYLTON | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Summer is here once again with long days and short nights, and parents are once again scrambling to find ways to occupy their children. Read More


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