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$29.2 million in scholarships for police kids

Monday, January, 20 2020    

Eighty-three children of active and deceased police officers below the rank of inspector were on Thursday presented with scholarships in the sum of $29.2 million from the Ministry of National Security to pursue tertiary studies this academic year. Read More


BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

IMAGINE needing to start a business but all you have in hand is $1,000. (Yes, you read right: one thousand Jamaican dollars). What venture would you pursue? Would you even bother, considering that the sum — which amounts to lunch money for a day or two — attracts 25 per cent... Read More

This means war!

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

IN these tense political times, with the set-up of police/military checkpoints in several Jamaican towns and the threat of World War III on the global stage, leaders in general, and HR professionals in particular, ought to be mindful of the negative influence that local and foreign... Read More

Glasgow-UWI reparation project begins

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

The historic Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow, has begun its work, UWI announced on Wednesday.  Read More

What is STEM?

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Many people are talking about the benefits of STEM education, but what is STEM and why is it important? Read More

PISA 2018 results (Vol III) — What school life means for students' lives

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

A positive school climate is one of those things that is difficult to define and measure, but everyone — including parents — recognises it when they see it. The state of the school's facilities, the tone of the conversations in corridors, the enthusiasm of the school staff... Read More

So many career options, which do I choose?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:I will resume school in a few days. I am making very good progress, but truthfully, I do not know what career path to pursue. There are many career options to which my programme can lead, and in addition, I find I have several other interests. Read More

Offer accredited language teaching to all students, says report

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Universities in the UK should consider offering language modules to all students in exchange for credits towards their degree as a way to boost the subject in higher education, a new report suggests. Read More


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