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It's Oneika!

Young woman wins inaugural creative entrepreneurship challenge | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

A week ago, development studies master's student Oneika Young was convinced her efforts to come out ahead in a business start-up competition had been dashed. Imagine her feeling then, when on Thursday the South South Collective named her winner of its Creative Enterprise... Read More

And the winners are...

Sunday, March, 8 2020    

HUNDREDS of students from 29 schools across the island gathered at Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last weekend, Friday and Saturday February 28 and 29, for the NCB Foundation-sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Jamaica National Robotics Competition. Read More

What's the big deal with experience anyway? — Pt 1

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:Why does it appear that all employers are asking for candidates with experience? How are we, as young people, to get experience if we are not given a chance to prove ourselves? It can't be fair! What's the big deal with this stress on requiring... Read More

Job Spotlight: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Sunday, March, 8 2020    

INCREASING production to become more profitable is the goal of every manufacturer, and companies rely upon an advanced manufacturing engineer to achieve that goal. Read More

Vocabulary builder

Sunday, March, 8 2020    

cacoethesPronunciation: kak-oh-ee-theezPart of speech: nounDefinition: an irresistible urge; mania. Origin of cacoethes — dictionary.com Read More

Jo-Ann's lane

Sunday, March, 1 2020    

WHEN Jo-Ann Morris completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and secured a job in her field of study, she was unaware that just a few years later she would be embarking on a completely different career path. Read More

Who will it be?

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 1 2020    

THE three remaining contenders in the South South Collective Creative Enterprise Challenge have another week to go before they will learn who among them will be awarded the $20,000 cash prize and the Creative Start Up Entrepreneur 2020 title. Read More

'JA ripe for education savings plans'

Sunday, March, 1 2020    

As public funding for higher education continues to contract the world over, Heritage Education Funds International (HEFI) is taking steps to continue to bridge the ever-widening gap. Read More

Crazy socks!

Sunday, March, 1 2020    

Using ribbons, pipe cleaners, craft eyeballs, feathers, cotton balls, balloons, and whatever else they could find, staff and students at Liberty Academy at the Priory decorated socks of all colours and types on Tuesday when the school hosted Crazy Socks Day. There were... Read More

Sagicor takes silver HR award

Sunday, March, 1 2020    

MEMBERS of the Sagicor Pro-Millennial Mentorship Society, including 1st Vice-President Stephen Levy (with trophy) celebrate the silver Workforce Optimas Award that Sagicor Group Jamaica received in the category of Vision for 2019. The award was presented last month. Read More

Teaching teenagers diagnosed with ADHD

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, March, 1 2020    

Editor's note: The following is a slightly edited re-run originally published on March 31, 2019  Read More

Why should I use résumé buzzwords?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 1 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I have been sending out many applications but up to now I have not received an invitation to an interview. Read More

Calabar goes 3-D

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor - features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 23 2020    

THE Calabar High School class of 1989 gifted their alma mater with a 3-D printer during morning devotion on Wednesday, and the administration already has plans to not only incorporate the technology into the school's industrial arts programme, but to use it as an income generator as well... Read More

NCU proposes bauxite dirt for cement

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

The use of red dirt from the bauxite extraction process to produce cement, which can be used to build roads is one of several research findings contained in a book presented by Northern Caribbean University Professor, Mark Harris (second left) to Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second... Read More

JLP councillor, aviator shortlisted for Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Jamaicans Stephen McCubbin and Samuel Neil are among the 16 young people from around the world who have been shortlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards. Read More


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