Career & Education

Professional qualification useless without soft skills — Prof Oliver

By Jovaney Ashman Career & Education writer | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

An entrenched culture of poor customer service in the country might be the reason the majority of the Institute of International Recognized Qualification (IIRQ) graduating class of 2017 failed the course. Read More

Oh, Canada!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

The 2017 recipients of Global Affairs Canada scholarships participated in a pre-departure orientation session at the Canadian High Commission on Waterloo Road on Thursday. The recipients, fielded from the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology,Jamaica, Brown's Town Community... Read More

Would you allow your child to drop out of college to pursue a dream or build a business?

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

In an article on professional networking platform LinkedIn two weeks ago, tech and entrepreneurship adviser Nerissa Golden wrote that parenting in the Caribbean isn't producing the next Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg being a global... Read More

Things to do this summer

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Now that school's out, with the last remaining ones shutting their doors for the summer last Friday, what are you going to do with the children for the next two months? Read More

Jamaican named EVP, COO at top US university

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Jamaican chemist and entrepreneur Dr Tashni-Ann Dubroy has been appointed executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Howard University, effective October 2. Read More

Purge your résumé!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Have you been sending out tons of job application s but haven't been getting any interest? Read More

What to do now that school's over and out?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Thank you!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Superintendent Jacqueline Green of St Andrew North Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force got a thank-you card and a hug from Immaculate Prep School student Mika Beckford after a recent acitivity in which the senior policewoman participated at the school. They are joined in the photo by... Read More

Early grade literacy gets boost from writers' workshop

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

The local early grade literacy sector received a boost from a recent three-day writers' workshop hosted by the USAID/Latin America and the Caribbean (USAID/LAC) READS Capacity Program to equip budding writers with skills to develop stories and poems for early grade... Read More

Why Caribbean parents aren't raising the next Mark Zuckerberg

BY NERISSA GOLDEN | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

It's 2017 and I swear babies come out of the womb knowing how to handle a smartphone and hack your encrypted iPad. Can't figure out how to use filters on Instagram or add a doggy face to Snapchat? Ask a five-year-old.   Read More

LASCO Teacher of the Year lights up Schoolfield

Monday, July, 3 2017    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — Veteran teacher Ditha Dennis remembers well her fear of Spanish while a student many years ago. Read More

Grenada PM calls on UK to increase scholarships to Caribbean nationals

Monday, July, 3 2017    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on the United Kingdom to increase its quota of scholarships offered to students in the Caribbean. Read More

Royan's living his dream

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

ALMOST all the elements of Royan Prince's childhood conspired to make him a statistic. Parented by a single mother in the inner cities of Kingston, and with no positive father figure, limited resources and negative influences on every corner, Prince would have been a typical product of... Read More

Fulbright awardees 2017-2018 named

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The US Embassy in Kingston announced the 2017-2018 awardees of the Fulbright Graduate Student and the Fulbright (LASPAU) Faculty Development programmes last week. They are Jhordanne Jones, Daren Watson, Patricia Watson, Clavery Allen, Joni Hall, and Jermaine Young. Fulbright graduate... Read More

Government to pay for 8 CSEC subjects for PATH students

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The Government has announced that it will pay examination fees for up to eight CSEC subjects for students on the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) who qualify to sit the subjects. Read More



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