Career & Education

Don't touch my hair!

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Ideas can hit you in the dead of the night; while belting off-key notes in the shower; or spotting a random sign on the road. For 23-year-old Monique Grant, the name for her finger coiling business venture — Don't Touch My Hair — came while on a country bus... Read More

Boys can!

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

The British Council announced on Thursday that it will be presenting its third annual Boys In Education Week from April 29 – May 2, under the theme: Boys Can! Read More

Workshop taps into children's creativity

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Since the emergence of artificial intelligence, there has been increasing speculation about what computers of the future will be able to do; more pointedly, whether they will be able to replicate human skills and competencies. Read More

Draft nutrition policy for schools heads to Cabinet

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says the draft National Nutrition Policy for schools has been completed and will shortly be brought to Cabinet for deliberations. Read More

Careers in biotechnology

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

In very loose terms, biotechnology, or biotech for short, is technology based on biology. Read More

Agriculture students awarded Roger Clarke Memorial Scholarship

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Agriculture is not usually considered an attractive field for young professionals. Just ask Christon Jones, Harrial Sheriffe and Orlando Deer who each suffered resentment at the hands of their friends because of their chosen field of study. Read More

Have you ever felt a frisson?

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Ever felt a sudden, passing sensation of excitement, shudder of emotion, or thrill? There's a name for it — frisson. Read More

The 10 commandments of social media job-seeking

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Bringing mindfulness into schools

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Mindfulness has become a buzzword among modern educators. In fact, in some countries there is a mindfulness revolution happening right now. In others, it is the future of education. Read More

UCC, SBAJ partner for training, internships

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) announced on Friday that they are partnering on a project to provide business training for companies and internships for students. Read More

ARC donates storybooks to Dupont Primary

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Executive chairman of ARC Manufacturing, Norman Horne and members of his team entered an uncharted territory recently, presenting to Grade 1 students at Dupont Primary & Infant School and gifting them with a selection of reading books. Read More

St Jago basks in SCQ victory

BY BASIL WALTERS Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

St Jago High School has had much to celebrate this year, not least of which is its win of the 2019 TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz at the start of the month. Read More

Taxes and holidays

Debra Fraser | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

It's tax time again. Read More

Jamaica, C'bbean have animation potential to develop and creativity to draw on – World Bank

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Underscoring the global value of the animation indistry, the World Bank has commended the Government of Jamaica for the third staging of the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro Descendant Film Festival. Read More

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation offers $8 million in scholarships for 2019/2020

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation announced on Thursday that applications are now open for the 2019/2020 season of its scholarship programme in which some $8 million is up for grabs. Read More



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