Career & Education

Grief at Christmas — how children are affected

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, December, 23 2018    

We often associate Christmas with good cheer, merriment and fun. Yet, there are those who unfortunately experience the loss of loved ones around this holiday season. There are also those who may have suffered loss earlier in the year, making this the first Christmas... Read More

New Fortress awards $4-million scholarships to CMU

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

New Fortress Energy has announced a new partnership with Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), which has seen it award 12 students enrolled across various disciplines with scholarships valued at close to $4 million. Read More

Career marketer launches into art

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Tshani Jaja has been a marketer for much of her professional life, having spent the last 16 years practising various specialities in the wide-ranging field — from brand management, content marketing, public relations, sponsorship, events management, to risk mitigation and... Read More

A game with 22 players and 20,000 referees

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

THE 2018 schoolboy football season was a success by any standard of measurement. Congratulations to my home parish school, Clarendon College. They were crowned Olivier Shield champions on Saturday, December 8. Read More

Christmas greetings in 13 languages

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Whether you're a traditionalist and say, “Merry Christmas!”, or are more liberal in your thinking and prefer to use “Happy Holidays!” instead, Christmas is as good a time as any to learn a new language, and the season — chock-full of family gatherings and social... Read More

JP to supply schools, health facilities with green bananas

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

ST MARY, JAMAICA — Jamaica Producers (JP) Group in commemoration of its 90th anniversary which it celebrates in 2019, has announced that it will supply locally grown green bananas to public educational institutions under a new national feeding programme. The bananas will be sold at... Read More

NCEL streams training programmes on YouTube, Facebook

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In response to a changing educational landscape and the need to facilitate increased access to training for school leaders across the island, the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) has taken steps to increase the use of technology in its leadership training programmes by... Read More

PHOTO: CERTIFIED!

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In what is being hailed as the first professional drawing programme to be approved by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET), seventeen teachers of visual arts from various educational institutions were last week presented with certificates of... Read More

Red Stripe awards centennial scholarships

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In the grand scheme of things, $100,000 is not a whole lot of money when you are contemplating higher education, but for a university student from a modest background, it can be a lifeline. The University of the West Indies (UWI) second-year student, Andrae Bogle was among seven... Read More

First off the press

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Dr Adella Campbell (second left), head, Caribbean School of Nursing at the University of Technology, Jamaica and author of the first book to be published by the UTech, Jamaica Press, celebrates the launch of the book with a symbolic unveiling of a large replica of the book's cover on the... Read More

JN Foundation launches Social Enterprise Jamaica

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

JN Foundation has announced the launch of a new organisation, Social Enterprise Jamaica, which it says will facilitate the growth of the social enterprise sector in the country. Read More

Smyle on top

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — News/Health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Corporal Renardo Smyle might have joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force as a result of financial challenges, but he has come to develop a passion for service and wants to make a difference by putting the knowledge gained from his occupational associate degree to good... Read More

NCU awarded institutional accreditation

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) application to the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for institutional accreditation has been approved, making it the first local university with the designation. Read More

Sandals Foundation introduces engagement programme in western schools

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Keeping children focused both inside and outside the classroom can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned educator and the most well-intentioned parent. Read More



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