Career & Education

9 tips to improve concentration in students

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Students vary immensely in their ability to focus and concentrate. Some students are fidgety and easily distracted while others have the innate ability to sit quietly and absorb every word the teacher says. It is important to acknowledge that not all children who find... Read More

Sandals, HEART Trust create entertainment management course

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Sandals Resorts International through its Sandals Corporate University has partnered with the HEART College of Hospitality Services to launch an events planning and management training programme geared towards enhancing the capabilities of entertainment managers in the hospitality... Read More

55 win UWI Open Scholarship

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Fifty-five new students across the five campuses of The University of the West Indies (UWI) have been awarded Open Scholarships for the 2019/2020 academic year, the university has announced.The scholars are from Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica,... Read More

Gas station owner's rise to the top

Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Owen Chambers comes from humble beginnings in Juan de Bolas, a little-known old Maroon town in the hills of St Catherine. The last of eight children, with the unfortunate circumstance of not knowing his mother, he had dreams of becoming a doctor but quickly dismissed the seemingly lofty... Read More

British Council hosts Global Social Enterprise Expo tomorrow

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The British Council will be hosting its second annual Global Social Enterprise Expo tomorrow at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston starting at 9:00 am. Read More

Desrond Gray making his mark in Desrond Gray making his mark in AGRITOURISM

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Nestled in the community of Norwood Gardens in Montego Bay, St James is D'Boss Agricultural Produce and Exotic Animals. Read More

Planning for success

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

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How to write an effective objective or summary statement — Pt 2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Dear Karen,As promised last time, we will continue with our response to your query regarding suggestions for writing effective career objectives or summary statements this week. Read More

From chef to farmer: the Ramon Rowe story

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

In the beginning, St Thomas-based farmer Ramon Rowe had no intention of making farming a career. After all, he studied culinary arts and had a satisfying job as a chef.However, one day he decided he wanted more. Farming was the answer. Read More

NCU to discuss smart learning technologies

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Several local and international experts in instructional technology will be among the presenters at Thursday's symposium to be hosted by the Distance Education Centre at Northern Caribbean University under the theme, 'Distance Learning: The New Classroom'. Read More

J'can named valedicatorian at Canada university

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Former principal of Allman Town Primary in Kingston and LASCO/Ministry of Education Principal of the Year 2015/2016, Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith headlined one of two commencement services at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in Canada last Sunday as a valedictorian of... Read More

Childhood stress and learning: towards trauma-informed schools

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), referring to traumatic events in childhood (0-17 years), have become so commonplace in everyday life that one can hardly turn on the television or listen to the radio without hearing about horrific experiences that children, not only in Jamaica but... Read More

RYEEPing from the soil

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

With a family of seven to support financially, Althea Dunkley decided to pursue agriculture as a business. After all, her parents had taught her about farming from a young age. Read More

NCU tops debate invitational

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) 'C' team emerged as top debaters and created history two weeks ago as the first NCU team to win the invitational debate series spearheaded by the Mandeville-based institution. Read More

Show me the money

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

The legacy of the garment manufacturing industry which was buoyant in Jamaica in the 1980s and 1990s is that it created the perception that all outsourced business process services are created equal. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More


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