Career & Education

Big up, boss ladies!

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

On Friday, September 21 we celebrated Business Women's Day… well, hopefully at least some of us did. It was an opportunity to celebrate the value female leaders bring to the world of work, especially considering the powerful legacy of lady leadership (the Triple L... Read More

Principal of the Year launches online mentorship, coaching programme for young colleagues

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

The LASCO/Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Principal of the Year 2018, Howard Salmon has unveiled a specially designed online platform which will facilitate leadership training for new and budding principals. Read More

Anastasia Fraser is JN Scholar for St Andrew

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

At 12-years-old, Anastasia Fraser already knows the importance of living a balanced life. Read More

Hype, no substance

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Both audible gasps and “I told you so's” followed the results of the People's National Party vice-presidential race at its 80th anniversary conference when the previously booted Damion Crawford garnered the most votes to be crowned one of the party's four VPs. But commentator Dr... Read More

'Bible course taught me more than church'

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Several students of Whole Life College, a training and leadership institute in Kingston which prepares people for Christian ministry, say its courses have taught them more than a lifetime in church has.One of them is Deidre -Ann Thompson, a recent graduate. Read More

WINDALCO invests $8 million in back-to-school programme

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) has invested $8 million in a back-to-school programme benefitting students in St Catherine, Manchester, St Ann, Clarendon and St Elizabeth. Read More

Are paralegal assistants in demand in Jamaica?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

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J'can awarded China scholarship

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Jamaican student Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People's Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm). Read More

Junior Walker: An ICON for St Ann

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Growing up as one of 10 siblings, St Ann native, Junior Walker always dreamed of studying architecture and becoming one of Jamaica's most renowned architects and lecturers. But when his mother migrated in 2004 and his older sister became his primary caregiver, dreams of that pursuit slowly... Read More

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

September signals a time of adjustment for the entire family as routines and schedules change. Read More

It's OK to fall; success in the process, aspiring scholars told

ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Leaving an established career in the private sector to lead the now Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was a major career transition, says Professor Fritz Pinnock. Read More

48 teen parents re-enter formal school system

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Forty-eight teenaged parents will be able to relaunch their formal education this school year, thanks to bursaries and scholarships made under the Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers (A- STREAM) Programme administered by the Women's Centre of Jamaica... Read More

JPPC increases education support in east Kingston to $11.5 million

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Another 10 students from schools in eastern Kingston will benefit from some $2.5 million towards their secondary education as a part of the Jamaica Private Power Company's (JPPC) Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarship Programme. Read More

59 head back to school with VM Foundation funds

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Fifty-nine students were named beneficiaries of Head-Start scholarships and grants at the Victoria Mutual (VM) Foundation's 2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation at Knustford Court Hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, August 28. Read More

Should I choose IT or writing?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

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