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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

NCU lecturer named Educator of the Year

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

It did not come as a shock to the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) fraternity that Dr Patience Bazuaye-Alonge, Arton Wedderburn, Lucinda Peart, and Dr Marilyn Anderson captured awards at the recent Joint Committee on Tertiary Education (JCTE) awards ceremony. Read More

Improving the slow learner

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, February, 2 2020    

The ability to learn, as with most things, falls within a spectrum. Children learn at different rates. In the classroom there will be many average learners, a few quick learners and a few slow learners. The term 'slow learner' is not a diagnosis; rather, it means that... Read More

Mrs, Miss or Ms?

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I recently participated in an online screening interview. The interviewers were both females who introduced themselves by their first and last names but did not say whether they were "Miss" or "Mrs". They referred to each other by their first... Read More

Mary Poppins

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Students of Lalyce Gray Basic School enjoy refeshments during intermission at the staging the Jamaica Junior Theatre Company's production of Mary Poppins at Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Saturday, January 18,... Read More

Carib Cash reports $1.5 million support to education

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Loan company Caribcash Jamaica has reported that over the last three years, it has invested over $1.5 million in education in the country through school graduation sponsorships, donations, and partnership initiatives to help enhance the lives of... Read More

Dollars, Cents and Gasoline

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Donovan Brown is a numbers guy; he has been a fan of accounts and mathematics ever since his days at Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High School. This love, Brown says, is what lead him to the front of the classroom, and later, to successfully operating a number of service stations in... Read More

PM youth awardees passionate about service, not rewards

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

For Ricardo Burke, youth development embodies a personal mission to give children in his community of Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine, and across the country, the opportunities he never had. Read More

'It's Christmas for the new year!'

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Students and teachers of New Works Primary School in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, are expected to have an enhanced teaching and learning experience with the recent handover of computers to the school by the JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC). Read More

Sir Roy Augier receives UWI Chancellor's Medal

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Noted Caribbean historian and professor emeritus in history at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Sir Roy Augier is the 2020 recipient of The UWI Chancellor's Medal. Read More

The sciences or business? Which career path should I choose?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I am 19 years old and I'm currently working at a financial institution. I was an intern, after which my service period was extended due to my high level of performance. I am seeking advice because I'm now confused about my goals. In high school, I... Read More

This Means War — Part II

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Last article we spoke about the effects the external and internal environments can have on team members' stress levels and how this can manifest into workplace conflict. Emphasis was placed on mitigating potential red flag issues of harassment and tension by implementing effective... Read More


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