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Here comes the boom!

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

All indications are that Jamaica is trending upwards economically — from being ranked 7th in the world on the most entrepreneurial country index in 2015; being awarded a second time by Bloomberg as the world's number one performing stock... Read More

Google, Mona School of Business to teach unattached youth data, technology skills

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Technology giant Google has lent its might to empowering unattached Caribbean and Central American youth by providing them with digital and data skills through a programme called Caribbean School of Data. Read More

Yes, Deer!

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

CONCERNED about the country's high import bill for sheep and goat meat, Orlando Deer has made a commitment to make a valuable contribution to the small ruminant sector, with the hope of slashing the expense. Read More

Effective teaching practices for the primary-level teacher

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

The teaching career is a challenging, unpredictable and mentally exhaustive profession. Nonetheless, it is thought of worldwide as one of the most rewarding careers. Teaching strategies vary with the age group of our students, and teachers must be prepared to handle... Read More

How do I choose a career mentor?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

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Gov't says committed to levelling playing field for secondary education

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says the Government is committed to creating a level playing field at the secondary level in order to ensure that students at both traditional and non-traditional institutions have equal opportunities to excel. Read More

Offer special tuition for technical education — JMEA president

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandhoie has made a push for broadening access to technical education through what he described as special tuition rates for technical fields of study at the tertiary level.The move, he argued, would serve... Read More

Manning's student cops 13 CSEC subjects

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — High achiever Geri-Ann Miller has made her school and family proud, having secured 13 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects, including 12 grade ones, in the 2019 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Exams. Read More

Farming over medicine, actuarial science

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

A career in agriculture was the furthest thing from Matthew Jones' mind throughout high school and university. In fact, he wanted to become a medical doctor, and studied actuarial science. Read More

What's love got to do with it?

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

F or the new generation of workers, company loyalty is often a fluid notion; a commodity to be traded to the highest bidder. Employers of choice must therefore be mindful of the cost and customer service implications of high attrition rates and try to... Read More

Seven essential words of FALL

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

deciduousA deciduous tree is one that sheds its leaves annually, distinct from an evergreen tree that keeps its foliage year round. But this autumnal adjective also has a much more poetic meaning of “not permanent” or “transitory”. Read More

Turning tragedy into success

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

The year 2016 was a defining one for Shamar Clarke. The 28-year-old met in a car accident and barely escaped with his life. Read More

Sheriffe's dream

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

HARRIAL Sheriffe developed a fascination for plant science while roaming the fields of his parents' farm as a young boy. He would walk to the farm, a mile from the family home in Carron Hall, St Mary, to assist with growing sweet pepper, cabbage, and lettuce. But while his parents focused on... Read More

Believe everything is possible, 'Sasco' tells kids

BY CHERIECE GOLDING Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

BEFORE the successes he has been reaping as a recording artiste, “Agent Sasco” struggled with fear and self-doubt.“[When I was in primary school] I believed everything was possible, and so I used to dream a lot. But when I started high school I developed the wrong habits... Read More

Parents, show more appreciation, less criticism

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

One of the most common problems I have found in families is that we tend to criticise others rather than show appreciation. Many parents are too critical of their children and this always does more harm than good. Read More


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