Career & Education

Have you ever felt a frisson?

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Ever felt a sudden, passing sensation of excitement, shudder of emotion, or thrill? There's a name for it — frisson. Read More

The 10 commandments of social media job-seeking

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

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Bringing mindfulness into schools

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Mindfulness has become a buzzword among modern educators. In fact, in some countries there is a mindfulness revolution happening right now. In others, it is the future of education. Read More

UCC, SBAJ partner for training, internships

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) announced on Friday that they are partnering on a project to provide business training for companies and internships for students. Read More

ARC donates storybooks to Dupont Primary

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Executive chairman of ARC Manufacturing, Norman Horne and members of his team entered an uncharted territory recently, presenting to Grade 1 students at Dupont Primary & Infant School and gifting them with a selection of reading books. Read More

St Jago basks in SCQ victory

BY BASIL WALTERS Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

St Jago High School has had much to celebrate this year, not least of which is its win of the 2019 TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz at the start of the month. Read More

Taxes and holidays

Debra Fraser | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

It's tax time again. Read More

Jamaica, C'bbean have animation potential to develop and creativity to draw on – World Bank

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Underscoring the global value of the animation indistry, the World Bank has commended the Government of Jamaica for the third staging of the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro Descendant Film Festival. Read More

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation offers $8 million in scholarships for 2019/2020

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation announced on Thursday that applications are now open for the 2019/2020 season of its scholarship programme in which some $8 million is up for grabs. Read More

Phase 3 offers scholarships, internships to CARIMAC

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Phase 3 Productions has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communication (CARIMAC) to include bursaries and on-the-job training at the television and multimedia production company. Read More

Owen Brown's deepest dive yet

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

They say opportunity knocks only once, but Owen Brown has experienced an anomaly; the certified scuba instructor has twice received full scholarships from his employer, Sandals Montego Bay, to pursue tertiary studies. Read More

Meet Zoran Watkis

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

Zoran Watkis, the 23-year-old project engineer and operator at LNG company New Fortress Energy (NFE), knew from an early age that he wanted to contribute to innovation, and that he wanted to make an impact. That's what fuelled his decision to study mechanical... Read More

Helping your child cope with exam pressure

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

It is the time of year when fifth and sixth formers, as well as tertiary level students, are preparing for major examinations. The quantity and depth of the material to be studied and learnt may leave them feeling overwhelmed, and even chronically anxious. Parents may... Read More

The 'Rosalee' among thorns

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Growing up in the idyllic parish of St Ann, Rosalee Arscott always pictured herself as a woman on top in her career. Little did she know, however, that this long-held dream would come to fruition by chance in what is still a male-dominated industry in Jamaica... Read More

UWI, Brock University discuss institute for Canada-Caribbean studies

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

AFTER years of partnering on various initiatives, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Ontario-based Brock University are now considering the creation of an institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. Read More



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