Career & Education

Teen farmer to defend Denbigh title this weekend

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

A career in farming would be the furthest thing from the minds of most teenagers. But at 14 years old, Matthew Thomas is an accomplished livestock farmer, raising goats, cows, and sheep. Read More

Beyond the Crown: Safiya Clennon wants to grow minds, not just food

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Safiya Clennon handed over the crown to the 2017 National Farm Queen at the Denbigh Agricultural Show grounds in Clarendon yesterday, marking not the end, but the continuation of what she describes as a rewarding journey. Read More

Life in South Korea

As told by Sabrina Morant | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

I have never stayed away from Jamaica for more than four weeks at a time, so imagine the different emotions that went through me when, in the summer of 2015, I was informed that my scholarship application for a Master of Urban and Regional Development in South Korea was successful. Read More

Buss a Yute!

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

First Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of First Union Financial Group, has launched a programme to assist 30 high school students from across the island with their back-to-school needs this year, and is seeking the public's assistance to identify... Read More

Patois is Jamaica's first language — Education minister

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid says patois must be regarded as a first language for people who have little exposure to the English language. Read More

MoE provides additional $200 million to schools

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has budgeted just over $226.3 million in additional financial support for six Corporate Area high schools and one in St Thomas for fiscal year 2017/ 2018. Read More

'Tek it over'

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Internationally renowned motivational speaker Alvin Day has encouraged more local corporate organisations to develop the culture of leadership among their employees to achieve greater success. Read More

PHOTOS: GSAT awards

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

PetroJam Limited hosted its 12th annual GSAT awards ceremony at Terra Nova hotel on Friday July 28, gifting the top performing boy and girl in the examinations from Greenwich All-Age and St Andrew Primary schools with five-year scholarships valued at $60,000 per year, per student, to cover... Read More

Only 1/3 of countries have national youth work policies, study finds

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Governments should do more to support youth workers by promoting their professional recognition, education and training, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Read More

Our summer reading list

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

If the searing temperatures didn't clue you in, we're in the middle of summer. The obligatory visits to the pool and beach aside, one of our favourite ways to spend the spare time is to dive into books, making sure to include a variety... Read More

CSMSJ on par with other med schools

BY JAVENE SKYERS Career & Education reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

With the expectation to register its third cohort of medical students this September, the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences Jamaica (CSMSJ) is well on its way to carving out a name for itself on the local and international scene with the offering of a doctor of... Read More

From intern to manager

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

For branch development manager with responsibility for JMMB's Santa Cruz and Junction locations, Andre Bromfield, summer jobs were a routine way of spending the holidays while attending Munro College. But on his mother's advice, he stepped things up a notch while pursuing his Bachelor of... Read More

Break the 'bruk-pocket' culture

BY JOVANEY ASHMAN Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Personal financial strategist Kenisha Mais is encouraging Government and parents, to tackle the 'bruk pocket' culture sweeping the nation by teaching children the importance of money management, as early as kindergarten. Read More

Teaching the youth

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

It was Dennis Waitley, an American motivational speaker, who once said that the greatest gifts you can give children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Read More

UCC to broadcast courses on readytv

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced new initiatives to utilise information andcommunication technology (ICT) to deliver more courses and programmes to a larger number of learners in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Read More



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