Career & Education

John Rollins Success sees maths scores improve with Calculation Time

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Student achievement in mathematics at John Rollins Success Primary School in St James was not always a subject that could be discussed with pride.But this was before the introduction of the Calculation Time programme in... Read More

All-rounder Trowers

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Stewarding supervisor at Sandals Montego Paula Trowers was all smiles as she accepted the All Rounder (Supervisor of the Year) award from Director of Food and Beverage Nana Chandrasekar at the resort's annual prestige awards which was held recently. Trowers, who has won several awards... Read More

How to talk to your teenager

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

It is well known that good communication is important in everything that we do. Likewise, it is especially critical for parenting successful kids. Communication is the exchange of thoughts, ideas and information between two or more parties. It is a two-way... Read More

Am I ready for the job market?

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I have completed my degree and I am actively seeking jobs, but I think I am at a disadvantage because most employers are asking for applicants with experience and unfortunately, my programme of study did not include an... Read More

For the love of justice

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

If his case success list is anything to go by, Jason Jones is fulfilling his desire to make a difference in people's lives. With less than a decade in the field, the young attorney has won several landmark cases. But more than the euphoria of the win and the... Read More

UCC to offer cyber security courses

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Fortinet , a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, announced an educational agreement with the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Kingston a little over a week ago which will see the university offering cyber security training... Read More

C'bbean School of Medical Sciences to offer US medical licencing course

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Representatives of the United States-based PASS Programme will conduct classes and tutorials on the United States Medical Licencing Review Programme at the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences Jamaica (CSMSJ) in Kingston for four weeks in July and August this... Read More

Purloin

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Need a new way to say “steal”? Refresh your vocabulary with this seven-letter word that entered English in the 1400s.It's Purloin, a verb that means:1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.2. to... Read More

UWI, UNILAG agree to African and diaspora studies institute

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) in the Nigerian capital and The University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a joint institute to be known as The UWI-UNILAG Institute of African and Diaspora... Read More

'Miss makes maths fun!'

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

[Continued from last week]Crescent Primary School's improved performance in mathematics is worth applauding, maths specialist and the Ministry of Education/ JN Bank National Maths Teacher of the Year... Read More

Big corruption, little corruption all equal Big corruption, little corruption all equal

Christopher Burns | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

It starts with early childhood education and sensitisation programmes. However, if we are to dent corruption and lay the foundation for a fairer and more peaceful society, crucial bureaucratic reforms are also necessary. Moreover, as my friend, Junior, correctly counselled, because the... Read More

Hotel exec tells how she balances work and kids

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Suzanne is a young mother of girls. Happy as she is to have them, she says she agonises every day over whether she is giving them her best. Part of her wishes she could stay home and cater to their every need. The other part of her however, is very much still interested in her... Read More

Exam success 101

BY NICOLE MCLAREN CAMPBELL | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

It's exam season again!!! Whether you are planning to continue studies locally or overseas, exam success is absolutely critical. Contrary to popular belief, US universities do consider performance on internal exams, CSEC/CAPE /IB, as well as... Read More

Being bullied? Count to 10 and walk away

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

What should you do if you're being bullied? Students at Jessie Ripoll Primary were clear on the strategy: count to 10, walk away and report it.It was Teachers' Day, and the school was abuzz with excitement. Students knew things... Read More

PHOTO: My side of the story

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

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