Career & Education

Handling stress at exam time

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

We are at that time of year when fifth- and sixth- form students are completing their external examinations while younger students are preparing for their end-of-year internal examinations.It is, unquestionably, a stressful time for students, parents and... Read More

Suzanne Stephenson: A lesson in determination

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

FIVE years ago when new mother Suzanne Stephenson applied for a part-time position at Sandals Royal Caribbean she was turned down on the basis that she did not meet the requisite qualifications.She was disappointed, she said, but rather than curl up and cry, the... Read More

What's wrong with workplace relationships, anyway?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Can I be terminated for having a workplace romantic relationship?My partner, who is a junior staff member, and I have been in love for a few months now. We have been very discreet with our... Read More

Schools ready to offer entrepreneurship training — Gov't

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

One hundred and sixty-eight high schools are prepared to facilitate students in the study of entrepreneurship for the 2017/18 academic year, which begins in September.This is being done under the Junior Achievement Company of... Read More

Tertiary scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

CCRIF-UWI Scholarship ProgrammeProvides scholarships to citizens of Caricom or Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) member countries for undergraduate and postgraduate study at The UWI in fields such as natural resource management, climate... Read More

Tamika's opportunity

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Observer writer honeyghanp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

 Eleven years ago, while working full-time as a brand marketing manager, Tamika Small-Clough stumbled on a challenge she never imagined existed in Jamaica — she could not find quality housekeeping. So the enterprising young woman decided to turn the... Read More

Tertiary scholarships for academic year 2017-2018

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

JMMB Joan Duncan FoundationThe total to be expended for 2017-2018 is upward of $7 million, including $1.75 million in new awards. A portion of the award is to be allocated to support programmes in the creative arts at Edna Manley College of the... Read More

Use your summer

Nicole McLaren Campbell | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Time is one of our most precious resources. For a student, the demands of class, coursework, homework, and exams, plus a life outside of school, seem to leave little time for much else. Extra-curricular involvement, however, continues to be extremely important for students'... Read More

Eight awarded Cuba scholarships

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Like it has done for the past four decades, the Cuban Government on Wednesday awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to Jamaican students to pursue courses in medical sciences in the neighbouring Caribbean country.The... Read More

We have a man problem!

Al Miller | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

I have been pressing us as a nation to face the truth about the importance of family life in nation-building. I have argued that we must attend to fixing and improving the lot of the average family, not only economically, but by creating conditions that will eliminate or substantially... Read More

Competition for benefits of second citizenship is global

Sir Ronald Sanders | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) in the Caribbean have been the subject of much criticism, even though their financial and economic benefits are undeniable. These programmes are operated by Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis, and... Read More

Help! My supervisor, co-workers racist

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I hope you can help me with this issue I am having at work. I feel that if things don't change soon I might end up doing something that I will regret. Many of my coworkers, including my supervisor, are harassing me and... Read More

PHOTO: Sagicor welcomes summer employees

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Sagicor Group Jamaica welcomes its first batch of summer workers for 2017, under the theme: 'Adding Value to Your Professional Experience'. The group of 103 university students will be working for a period of six weeks, and will be spread across the Group in some 77 departments. There... Read More

UWI pushes mixed methods research

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The University of the West Indies is seeking to encourage local and Caribbean researchers to adopt the use of mixed methods research methods, which it describes as “the newest frontier in scientific investigations”. Read More

Select sixth-form engineering students to sit City&Guilds diploma in addition to CAPE

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

SIXTH-FORM students pursuing engineering will now have the opportunity to gain two certifications at the end of their two-year studies instead of one. In addition to the traditional Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Associate Degree in Industrial Technology, they... Read More



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