Career & Education

Bar Association honours Anderson, Mahfood, White

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The Jamaican Bar Association has honoured three of its legal luminaries — Justice (Ret'd) Roy Anderson CD, Richard Mahfood QC, and Dorcas White — for their sterling contribution to the practice of law in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Read More

Mentors add value to a child's life

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Parents have a huge impact on a child's life. However, there are other adults who can also be positive role models for your child, particularly those who are disadvantaged in terms of parental support. They are called mentors. A mentor is a caring and... Read More

Kasey Williams, Patricia Lawrence first recipients of CAST scholarship

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Port Antonio, PORTLAND — Kasey Williams and Patricia Lawrence are the first recipients of the Chief Apostle Stanley Taylor (CAST) Memorial Fund Scholarship, presented to them at the Linnette Williams Multi-Purpose Hall here two Saturdays ago. Read More

'No excuses not to learn!'

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The graduation season may effectively be over and high school may be behind them, but that doesn't mean learning is finished. Read More

7 letters to use in your job search

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

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Natalie wins!

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Critical Care nurse at Cornwall Regional Hospital Natalie Hylton Levy recovered from her third-place finish last year to cop the 2017 Nurse of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus on Friday. Read More

In love with volunteerism

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

He has been received by Queen Elizabeth II and has won endorsement from the Governor General, but those experiences pale in comparison to the time he volunteered at a nursing home in St Mary. Read More

Summer of code

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Some 30 young girls from six different primary schools in Kingston & St Andrew have been spending their summer learning to write computer programs and studying animation. Read More

Guidance counsellors to tour Canadian schools

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Four guidance counsellors from Jamaica and one each from Cayman and the Bahamas will tour eight universities and colleges in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick early next month. Read More

How to write an application letter that gets noticed — Pt 2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Dear Tabia:As indicated last week, this second of our two-part response will look at the content of your letter as well as its layout and organisation. Read More

$20-m scholarship for culinary teachers

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Four hundred and fifty Jamaican culinary educators from secondary and tertiary institutions have been awarded scholarships for skills training totalling $20 million. Read More

The truth about international students and 'FULL' scholarships

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

“College admissions”. The big bad words that many students — and parents — face at the end of high school. With all the sources bombarding us when it comes to the college application process, finding the BEST sources can be tough. Obtaining full scholarships to colleges... Read More

Young people need to be taught to become leaders

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

It is commonly held that the youth are the leaders of tomorrow, but it is not an automatic qualification. Getting there requires training and being equipped with specific tools necessary to blossom into the role. Read More

UCJ accredits Midland Bible Institute theology, psychology degrees

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

People wanting to pursue higher studies in theology or psychology now have an additional option with the recent accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica of the first degree programmes offered by Midland Bible Institute (MBI). Read More

SPISE reaches 100

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organisation promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, has announced reaching the 100th student milestone for its prestigious Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Read More



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