Career & Education

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

Guardian Group Foundation awards some $7m in scholarships and grants

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

For the upcoming academic year Guardian Group Foundation will donate about $7 million in grants, bursaries, book vouchers and supplies to students across the island, as part of its thrust to positively impact communities. Read More

EduFocal spotlights excellence

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the online learning platform EduFocal hosted its seventh annual Excellence Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Read More

Step inside my office

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Being asked to meet with your manager is enough to give anyone cause for pause. Your mind starts racing, searching for your latest alleged transgression; thinking, “what did I do now?” Read More

Son of the soil

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

What career does a past student of de Carteret College, who later studies finance and international business at the University of Technology, Jamaica, pursue? Farming, of course! Read More

'Bring your projects!'

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) is seeking new investment projects across 12 sectors to promote for local and international investment. Read More

What to study to become a Customs officer

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:My daughter wants to become a customs officer or an immigration officer. She has decided to do the Bachelor of Science Degree in Customs Processing, Freight Forwarding and Immigration. Is this the right field of study? Read More

Photos: Top of the mountain

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

GB Energy Texaco Retailer Annette Wong-Lee presents certificates to Dejonae Walsh and Armani Burnette, this year's Top Girl and Top Boy at Mountain View Primary School at their recently held graduation ceremony. Walsh will be attending Holy Childhood High School in September, while Burnette is... Read More

Dillion Grant - the aspiring geneticist

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

For as long as he can remember, Dillon Grant has wanted to do something major not just for himself, but something that will have national impact. Read More

Increasing number of J'cans studying in Canada

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

There is growing demand in Jamaica for Canadian education, Canada's high commissioner to the country, Laura Peters has said. Read More

Gordon-Morrison is Sandals Negril’s Manager of the Year

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — She doesn't usually like the spotlight, but when she copped the coveted title of MVP (Manager of the Year) at Sandals Negril's annual Prestige Awards, soft-spoken Spa Manager Denise Gordon-Morrison soaked up some of the rays. Read More



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