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Eat'n eggs - Jermaine Eaton and JSE Farms laying gold

Sunday, December, 15 2019    

As a child, Jermaine Eaton would only eat eggs. Concerned about his health, his mother Sharon Eaton quit her job to focus on her child's well-being. But her egg purchases soon become a financial strain, so she decided to start a layer bird farm, thus giving birth to the family's bread... Read More

I'm being punished for turning my supervisor down

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 15 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I feel I am the victim of sexual harassment at my workplace. I have been passed over for opportunities that have gone to others with less qualification and fewer years of service or level of productivity. I feel it is because I have repeatedly rejected... Read More

'Tis the season

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, December, 15 2019    

It's that time of year again when we make dietary promises and resolutions that we probably won't keep. It's also the time when employees are hopeful, expectant even, that management will open the coffers and give a nice fat Christmas bonus for all their hard work. Read More

Bye, bye boardroom. Hello field!

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Residents of New Hall district in Manchester Citerina Atkins and her cousin Roike Campbell wanted to make a valuable contribution to their community. Read More

The value of keeping our cool in the class

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Teaching is a tough job and classrooms can be battlegrounds due to the varied personalities, backgrounds and experiences of the players. Teachers, then, can be likened to the referees in a sporting game whose job it is to ensure that the game is played according to the rules and is fair,... Read More

JN employees learn foreign languages

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

More than 100 employees of Jamaica National Group have spent the last six weeks studying conversational French and Spanish as part of a programme to improve communication with customers who speak foreign languages. Read More

Trailblazers!

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Newly minted clinical pharmacists (front row, from third left) Melanie McHayle Morgan, Seana Sylva Harding, Sadeeta Ramcharan-Lecky, Fedrica Paul, Keisha Dougan, Itrula Brissett-Foreman, (back row, from left) Tyrone Smith, and Tyeesha Palmer celebrate being the first group of graduates from the... Read More

Why is “Christmas” abbreviated “Xmas”?

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Here's a holiday surprise that only the dictionary can provide. Do you find the word “Xmas”, as an abbreviation for Christmas, offensive? Many people do, but the origin of this controversial term might change your mind. Read More

Why should we hire you?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

In love with dirt, trees

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Surfing the Internet, hanging out with her friends and reading are some of her favourite pastimes. But Afrecia Samuels, a 17-year-old student of Manning's School in Westmoreland has a more profound interest — dirt and trees. Read More

More than beer talk

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Big dreams are born anywhere, including in Thornton, St Elizabeth with budding bartender Bronya Maxwell. Growing up in the breadbasket parish, she dreamt early of becoming a food and nutrition teacher after falling in love with the subject at Maggotty High School. Though quite shy about pursuing... Read More

Evaluation versus adulation

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Slowly but surely, we're progressing from the days when years of service or tenure in a position served as proof of an employee's value to an organisation. Those were the days when clocking your hours, coming in early and leaving late proved you were the ultimate team player, willing to... Read More

Bruce Golding re-conferred Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The UWI

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) announced yesterday that it has re-conferred the title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow on Bruce Golding, former prime minister of Jamaica and Mona Campus alumnus, for another five years from November 11,... Read More

LASCO, MoEYI honour 12 more principals, teachers for 2019-20 awards

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

LASCO and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) have announced the 12 educators who will vie for the coveted titles of Principal and Teacher of the Year 2019-2020. Read More

College students awarded SJF bursaries

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

 The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) handed over more than $3.3 million to 49 students from seven tertiary institutions to offset their educational expenses this year. Read More



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