Career & Education

Mellisa's Ride

BY RUDDY ALLEN Career and Education writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Mellisa Ward's unique position in the male-dominated sport of horseracing as a female apprentice rider doesn't go unnoticed. The ability to position horses and judge pace is allowing her to make a name for herself as a tough and spirited... Read More

Good news for Jonathan Grant

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

From unsatisfactory to good; that's the progress Jonathan Grant High School has made in the five years since the National Education Inspectorate's (NEI) first report in 2012. Read More

The reading garden

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Nestlé Jamaica is hoping to inspire reading and improve literacy levels in select primary schools. Towards that end, the company and its partners recently created reading gardens at three primary schools — Ensom City in St Catherine, John Mills in St Andrew, and... Read More

Sanmerna awards $1 million in GSAT scholarships

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Career & Education writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

For the third-straight year this year, Sanmerna Paper Products Limited and the Sanmerna Foundation Ltd have awarded scholarships to students of Balmagie Primary School based on their Grade Six Achievement Test scores. Read More

Allow your children to make mistakes

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

It appears to me that we are bringing up a generation of kids who are terrified of blundering or not knowing the correct answer to a question posed in a class. If students are afraid of making mistakes, then they will likely be afraid of trying, which has self-esteem... Read More

How to write an application letter that gets noticed — Pt 1

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Kindly give me some pointers on how to put together an application letter that not only gets read, but which also results in a call to interview. Thanks.Tabia W. Dear Tabia: Read More

Professional qualification useless without soft skills — Prof Oliver

By Jovaney Ashman Career & Education writer | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

An entrenched culture of poor customer service in the country might be the reason the majority of the Institute of International Recognized Qualification (IIRQ) graduating class of 2017 failed the course. Read More

Oh, Canada!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

The 2017 recipients of Global Affairs Canada scholarships participated in a pre-departure orientation session at the Canadian High Commission on Waterloo Road on Thursday. The recipients, fielded from the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology,Jamaica, Brown's Town Community... Read More

Would you allow your child to drop out of college to pursue a dream or build a business?

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

In an article on professional networking platform LinkedIn two weeks ago, tech and entrepreneurship adviser Nerissa Golden wrote that parenting in the Caribbean isn't producing the next Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg being a global... Read More

Things to do this summer

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Now that school's out, with the last remaining ones shutting their doors for the summer last Friday, what are you going to do with the children for the next two months? Read More

Jamaican named EVP, COO at top US university

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Jamaican chemist and entrepreneur Dr Tashni-Ann Dubroy has been appointed executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Howard University, effective October 2. Read More

Purge your résumé!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Have you been sending out tons of job application s but haven't been getting any interest? Read More

What to do now that school's over and out?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

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Thank you!

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Superintendent Jacqueline Green of St Andrew North Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force got a thank-you card and a hug from Immaculate Prep School student Mika Beckford after a recent acitivity in which the senior policewoman participated at the school. They are joined in the photo by... Read More

Early grade literacy gets boost from writers' workshop

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

The local early grade literacy sector received a boost from a recent three-day writers' workshop hosted by the USAID/Latin America and the Caribbean (USAID/LAC) READS Capacity Program to equip budding writers with skills to develop stories and poems for early grade... Read More


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