Career & Education

Jamaica, USAID invest in US$4-million school safety project

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

Jamaica is to implement a US$4-million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project aimed at reducing crime among the nation's youth. Read More

New Fortress Energy awards scholarships to 5 UWI students

Friday, October, 6 2017    

New Fortress Energy on Wednesday awarded scholarships to five students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus. The students, who are from Clarendon, St Catherine, Kingston, and St James, will each receive $325,000 per academic year, beginning in 2017-2018 and throughout... Read More

IGL 'ignites' with scholarships

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

The Ignite IGL Foundation has awarded scholarships to 10 medical and nursing students at The University of the West Indies (UWI), and bursaries to 22 children of IGL staff members for the 2017/2018 academic year. Read More

Debate — a tool to encourage more dialogue

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

I am firm in my conviction that dialogue eventually solves any conflict, and that as a people, we fail to see its benefits. Being the loudest, attacking the character of the opponent, and using multitudinous creative expletives tend to form the general framework of 'arguing' in Jamaica. Read More

Upcoming accounting changes will impact J'can firms — PwC

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

A number of far-reaching accounting changes on revenue, credit losses on loans and leases take effect in 2018 and 2019. This is according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) specialist partners during the tenth staging of the firm's annual... Read More

Calvin A Hunter Jr — On an Optimist's mission

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

“If you by some miracle would get me out of this, I would no longer be an ordinary boy, but would excel in everything I do and do it to the greater glory of your name.” This was the prayer of Calvin A Hunter Jr one night when a man held a gun to his head and threatened to take his... Read More

Sutherland forges partnership with communities

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

During the recent summer period, Sutherland Community Technology Centre (CTC) facilitated certification at remote locations by partnering with several communities and stakeholders to deliver free Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification to over 200 youngsters from... Read More

It's now CMU!

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

The parade of nations in the flag procession at the Charter Day ceremony at the National Arena on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Read More

250 more youngsters for JNSC

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that, come November, an additional 250 young people will be recruited by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) under the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC). Read More

Geography Awareness Week set for Nov 11-17

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

This year's staging of Geography Awareness Week (GAW) will be dedicated to promoting the use of geography and the relevance of the subject to youngsters and the country. Read More

Manchester schools receive Little Leaders kits

Friday, September, 29 2017    

Early childhood institutions in Manchester received their supplies of Little Leaders learning kits from National Baking Company on Tuesday this week. Read More

STEM has gathered steam

MIGUEL A THOMAS Associate editor thomasm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

There's been talk that the Ministry of Education's thrust towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) areas and methodology has petered out, but, according to chief education officer in the ministry, Dr Grace McLean, it's quite the opposite — it has gathered... Read More

We're sitting on a time bomb!

Al Miller | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

I have been writing articles with the intent to inform and challenge our citizens and leaders to think deeply and act propitiously on the root issues which hinder our nation's progress and prosperity. I believe I am in touch with the realities and I issue both a call and a warning for serious... Read More

CMI transitions to CMU

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will officially become Caribbean Maritime University on World Maritime Day, September 28, at an official Charter Day ceremony to be held at the National Arena in Kingston. Read More

Horace Clarke High and Bull Bay All-Age win SRC science competition honours

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Two rural schools took the top spots in the Scientific Research Council's (SRC) Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean (INVOCAB) Science and Technology Innovation Competition. Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT