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New HEART will be a 'total training institution'

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

The Human Employment and Resource Training National Service Training Agency Trust (HEART/NSTA), the entity created out of the recent merger of the HEART Trust, the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning, the Apprenticeship Board, and the National Youth Service, has embarked on a... Read More

UWI Open Campus and ACCA sign MOU

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

This is a “long overdue relationship”, said pro vice-chancellor and principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dr Luz Longsworth at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Chartered Certified... Read More

HEART trainees attend STEAM conference in National Career Awareness Week

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

Hundreds of HEART trainees and other students from all over Jamaica grasped the opportunity to get exposure to hands-on demonstrations as well as new and emerging careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at... Read More

The entitled child epidemic

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

As loving parents we want our children to have everything we desired when we were children. We want to protect, pamper, provide, and praise our children, but we often end up inadvertently creating a “me, me, me” epidemic. Read More

JMMB lifts staff

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

COWORKING spaces, a nod to the ever-changing demands of the modern working environment, are usually designed for the independent worker and are marketed to creatives, start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises, telecommuting and work-at-home professionals, and people who travel... Read More

CXC makes key appointments to leadership team

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC«) announced on Friday that, as it activates its digital transformational agenda and repositions as an enterprise that facilitates regional integration and development, it has appointed two senior members to its... Read More

Full STEM ahead

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

STUDENTS from 30 high schools across the island will convene in the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College at the end of the month for the second staging of the FIRST« Tech Challenge Jamaica National Robotics Championship to determine which school has built the best robot, and... Read More

Nikolae's journey

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Jamaican Nikolae Beckford left her job in marketing two years ago to volunteer on board the world's largest floating book fair, the Logos Hope. She is one of three Jamaicans among 400 volunteers from across the globe who are currently serving on the ship, scheduled to be in Jamaica from... Read More

SRC to conduct Conversations in Science series

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

The Scientific Research Council (SRC), as part of its 60th anniversary commemoration, will be staging its 'Conversations in Science' series, and is inviting secondary and tertiary institutions to participate in the first session, slated for February 11. Read More

UTech's cream of the crop

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Professor Stephen Vasciannie (centre), president, University of Technology, Jamaica; faculty deans, and other members of the university's administrative and academic management celebrate with high-achieving students who were recently awarded the UTech, Jamaica 60th Anniversary... Read More

Senator proposes commission to look at funding of tertiary education

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Senator Robert Morgan has called for the establishment of a bipartisan commission to look into the funding of tertiary education. Read More

Fellowships, internships, scholarships

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

The Dag Hammarskj÷ld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2020 fellowship programme. The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Read More

Seeds bear the 'bad fruit'

Rev Al Miller | Sunday, February, 9 2020    

The Jamaica Observer headline of Sunday, February 2, 2020 was both disheartening and angering. It screamed that some 110 people had been murdered in January alone — a slight uptick on the 104 killed in January 2019. I'm aware of a further six people who have been killed since,... Read More

Herpetologist takes over at Hope Zoo

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Joey Brown has been in love with reptiles since his boyhood days, so it was only natural that he turned it into a professional career. Read More

Is intellectual property law a good career choice?

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

That was one of the questions with which students of Norman Manley Law School contended this past week as the Norman Manley Law Students' Association hosted Career Week. Read More



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