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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

Be the best version of yourself, Tapia tells students

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Ambassador Donald Tapia was a guest of the Wolmer's Trust high schools on Febraury 6, as part of the instituions' ongoing Chairman's Forum.The forum, a series of inspirational and motivational talks for sixth form students, is... Read More

Latin American, Caribbean universities commit to regionalisation

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Latin American and Caribbean universities are working to strengthen bonds between them and have reaffirmed their commitment to regionalisation. Read More

Everybody has a price

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, February, 23 2020    

We'd all like to think that we don't have a price, but we do. There's your personal net worth - your total assets value after liabilities and recurring expenses and there's public value, an organisation's perceived contribution to society - both of which are quantifiable, one more than... Read More

Caring managers linked to increased motivation at work — study

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

In organisations where managers proactively express care for the well-being of workers, stress level is generally low and motivation to work generally high. This is among the findings of an islandwide study that was conducted between July and October 2019 among 46... Read More

Boss wants us log restroom breaks

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I often read your column and find it interesting. As you have guided others, I hope you will be able to assist me as well. Read More

UWI, Brock University launch Institute for Canada-Caribbean Affairs

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is describing as historic, last Monday's launch of a joint institute with Brock University to promote, transform, and upgrade 200 years of solid relations that have facilitated Caribbean... Read More


Sunday, February, 23 2020    

gullywasher[ guhl-ee-wosh-er, -waw-sher ] nounChiefly Midland and Western US.Definition: a usually short, heavy rainstorm.WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF GULLYWASHER?Gullywasher, “a short, heavy rainstorm,” is a dialect... Read More

HEART/NSTA pushes volunteerism

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

The Human Employment and Resource Training/National Service Training Agency (HEART/NSTA) Trust is seeking to build civic responsibility amongst Jamaicans through its volunteer programme. Read More

New Fortress puts energy into mathematical Olympiad

Friday, February, 21 2020    

NEW Fortress Energy is the new title sponsor of the 10th staging of the Jamaica Mathematical Olympiad, held annually by the Department of Mathematics at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Read More

Erica Taylor: The woman for the job

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

Being told “it's a man's world” does not faze Sandals Marine Division's only female shipwright Erica Taylor.Instead, it motivates her. Read More

Wigton solar thermal course to teach there's more to solar than photovoltaics

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

“When you hear about solar most people think of panels and photovoltaics, however that is only one application of solar energy,” Wigton Windfarm's Managing Director Earl Barrett explained. Read More


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