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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

VOCABULARY BUILDER

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

Don't send in a poor application!

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I am the proprietor of a medium-sized business which employs over 50 full-time workers in addition to seasonal workers. Consequently, we frequently receive applications from people seeking employment. I have been noticing a worrying trend; many... Read More

Ja National Service Corps multipurpose building set to improve training delivery

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

The Government says it's on a mission to implement programmes aimed at empowering young people through skills training and work placement opportunities.Speaking at the official opening of the $500-million Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) Multipurpose Building at... Read More

PHOTO: BOOK SHIP'S HERE!

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

Custos Rotulorum of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin (third left) and councillor for the Spring Garden Division in St James Dwight Crawford (second right) cut the ribbon to officially open the Logos Hope book fair to the public, following a ceremony aboard the ship docked in Montego Bay on... Read More

JSSE targets support for Alpha Institute

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

The Consulate of Jamaica in Philadelphia, last week, formalised its commitment to raise capital for the Alpha Institute in Jamaica so that it can continue to provide training and other opportunities for the young men it serves. Read More



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