Career & Education

Nahekia Blackwood — rising from the ashes

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Wednesday July 15, 2015 is a date forever etched in the mind of Nahekia Blackwood. At approximately 11:15 pm, he stood in horror as he watched hungry flames ravage the home he shared with his family. Blackwood lost everything, and yet, he did not break down. Read More

UK offers thousands of free online courses

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

The British Council has announced that through a partnership with the Study UK campaign, GREAT Britain campaign, and itself, learners from developing nations can upgrade their education by studying over 100 online courses and potentially earn free digital certificates. Read More

Guyana dominates 2017 CSEC exams

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Guyana has dominated this year's Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, taking six of the eight top regional awards, including Overall Outstanding Achievement for the most grades I in a single sitting. Read More

Trench Town Polytechnic looking for more students

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

The two-year-old Trench Town Polytechnic College in St Andrew is looking to boost enrolment as it carries out its mandate to equip people with skills to meet the demands of the labour market. Read More

Confronting child abuse

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Sometimes the war zone is nearer than you think. It's not in a foreign country, not in another land, but right at home where it manifests as the physical abuse of children. Read More

New on the job but missing school

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western Jamaica descended on the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to see what the university had to... Read More

True Blue brew

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Lauren LeFranc, a Jamaican entrepreneur residing in the United Kingdom, has won a graduate award from City University of London to expand her already established coffee business — JA Island Roasters. As part of her award package Le Franc also secured a location for her business at the... Read More

Ever thought of becoming a food/agricultural scientist?

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

If you've ever explored the ways flavours combine to create a new taste, or thought of ways to increase the shelf life of certain foods, a career in food science could be for you.But those aren't the only two options available. Among other things, food scientists: Read More

Use information to make a difference in the world — education minister

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has charged young people to use information to increase their own knowledge and marketability and to make a positive difference in the world. Read More

ACCA, CXC ink deal to improve accounting, other exams

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have signed an agreement to improve the outcomes of finance, accounting and management exams at the regional level. Read More

Meggo makes his mark

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — When Romaine Meggo, a front-desk agent at Grand Pineapple Negril visited Sandals Negril in 2015, he had no idea that it would soon become his full-time stomping ground. He also didn't envision being named the Diamond Team Member after working at the resort... Read More

Sagicor staff funds, awards educational grants

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The financial burden of school expenses has been eased for three high school students following their receipt of educational grants contributed by the staff of Sagicor Group Jamaica. Read More

Vincent HoSang UWI venture competition 2017 launched

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINCE the inception of the Vincent HoSang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) in 2002, many participating teams have been able to successfully transition their business concepts into commercially viable entities. Several teams have also moved on to represent the UWI, Mona,... Read More

Heritage payouts jump to US$36.8M

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The Jamaican arm of Canada-based education savings plan (ESP) Heritage International has announced that the amount it has paid out to subscribers for tertiary education in the past year has increased by almost US$6 million. Read More



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