Career & Education

Not enough engineers to meet demand, AEROTEL

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Telecommunications Limited, AEROTEL, has formally launched its 40th anniversary essay competition, a move it said is expected to broaden interest among young people in aviation careers. Read More

Exam techniques

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

So, it's exam season once again and tertiary level students and those sitting external examinations, as well as their parents, are likely stressed and overwhelmed. Internal exams are also just a few weeks away and therefore this is a serious time for students across... Read More

GCSE, AS-level exam papers go missing days before exam

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

UK newspapers reported mid-week that hundreds of students were forced to get replacement test papers for GCSE French reading and writing and AS-level sociology after after a batch of GCSE and AS-level question papers went missing. Read More

Blazing a Trail

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Thirty years ago, there were very few female engineers. In fact, many females would not have had it on their list of possible career choices. These days however, while the number remains proportionately low when compared to males, it is growing steadily. Read More

16-year-old J'can wins Optimist International Caribbean speech competition

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Sixteen-year-old Alexandra Vaz displayed her talents as a skilled orator when she won the Optimist International Oratorical Competition Caribbean District finals in April, finishing ahead of 11 other participants from Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda,... Read More

'Encourage, enable, include me'

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

In recognition of Child Month, observed annually in May, Minister of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) Karl Samuda has urged the public to redouble efforts to protect the nation's children both in physical and virtual spaces. Read More

Vere Tech student wins paid internship

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

SUMMER is taken care of for Eddi Ann Gordon of Vere Technical High School. Read More

Blond vs blonde: What's the difference?

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Grammatical gender is an unfamiliar concept to some native English speakers. If you're learning a language like Spanish, for instance, one of the earliest lessons is that some nouns are feminine (la mesa for “the table”) and others masculine (el café for... Read More

Employee satisfaction = productivity = profitability

Debra Fraser | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

The jury's still out on whether family-owned businesses are better run or are indeed more attractive as an employer of choice for aspiring workers. Certainly, being a privately run enterprise has the advantage of being nimble, where decision-making is concerned, and it... Read More

No scalpels...yet

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Dressed in scrubs personalised son of Dr Zwade Marshall, three-yearold Sule Marshall recently got his first rounds of the physician's life in and out of theatre. No scalpels yet though. It was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the USA on April 25, and pain management specialist at... Read More

Our day at the zoo

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Tiny tots at Little Thinkers Preschool and Daycare learned about different animals last term and spent Thursday morning at Hope Zoo to see some of their favourites up close. Among the hits for them were flamingoes, miniature horses, swans, parrots, African tortoises, snakes, zebras, and... Read More

Has my employer paid over my taxes to the Gov't?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Dear Career Advisor,I hope you can help me. How would you treat a case like finding out your employer did not pay over your statutory deductions for 2013 and 2014? Yours truly, Read More

Development bank, bauxite institute

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Robert Montague is hoping that the new breed of agricultural scientists and farmers will unlock the potential of indigenous herbs and spices, and said as much when he addressed recipients of the Development Bank of Jamaica-funded Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI)... Read More

World Bank at UTech, Jamaica

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Axel van Trotsenburg (5th left), World Bank regional vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Professor Stephen Vaccianne (6th right) with students and executives of both entities at the University of Technology, Jamaica on Monday April 29, 2019, during the World Bank... Read More

JA... Bond's JA

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Columnist Lance Neita, on receiving news of the return of production for the 007 thriller to Jamaica's shores, walks down memory lane to recall the scenes on the island in 1962 when news spread of the intention to film the first in the James Bond series, Dr No. He takes the reader up to when the... Read More



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