Career & Education

Father, two sons graduate university together

If the family that prays together stays together, then something has to be said for the family that studies, and graduates, together. Read More

Mico Gold Medal awardee — Dr Yvonne Shorter Brown
Over the next five weeks the Jamaica Observer will feature each of the Mico University College Alumni Association's Gold Medal awardees for 2017. This is the second instalment. ... Read More

85 awarded 2017/2018 UWI Open Scholarship
Eighty-five students from the four campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI) have been awarded Open Scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year.... Read More

Sareika Jamieson: A star on the rise
WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — It is often said that we should work hard in silence and let our success make the noise, but on the night of May 19, as Sandals South Coast celebrated its top achievers, Sareika Jamieson's hard work would no longer be silenced.... Read More

'Antigua's time has come'

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has petitioned The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Council, chaired by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, to become the site of the university's fourth landed campus. Read More

Seprod covers tuition for 32 students

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Thirty-two high school and tertiary students will have their tuition fees covered by the Seprod Foundation this year. Read More

Students spread SDG awareness

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and nearly all 63 members of the House of Representatives were on Tuesday pinned with commemorative Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pins as they arrived for the weekly sitting. Read More

Quit job search for grad school?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

PHOTO: Tertiary trio

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Regional field officer at the Jamaica Observer Harven Burke (centre) and his two sons Kamol (left) and Kemoi all graduated from The University of the West Indies, Mona last weekend. The most senior Burke and Kemoi both did an MBA, while Kamol pursued a bachelor's in operational management. Read More

Rotaract job fair pulls crowd

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

The Rotaract Club of May Pen has reported that it has forwarded some 150 applications submitted at its career and job placement expo a few weeks ago, to four private sector entities which have expressed interest in employing people with specific qualifications. Read More

PHOTO: Sweet deal

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

It's all smiles from representatives of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after announcing concessions for UCC accountancy students to attaining their ACCA professional qualification. From left are UCC faculty members... Read More

Teachers hail British Council core skills programme

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Teachers who participated in the British Council's Introduction to Core Skills Training workshops in Kingston and Montego Bay from October 17-26 are reporting. Read More

'Why I left my nine-to-five'

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Days before Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is observed in the Caribbean, this Wednesday, November 8, a few women in business shared with us their reasons for leaving the corporate world and why they love being entrepreneurs.  Read More

'Old boys' support critical to Wolmer's performance'

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Wolmer's Boys' School principal Dr Walton Small last Wednesday evening called on the institution's old boys fraternity to lend greater support to the school's educational, sports and outreach programmes, insisting that this would be key to ensuring the institution... Read More

Teach kids about sexual safety

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Fresh data on violence against children released by UNICEF last week has put the sexual safety of children into sharp focus. According to UNICEF, over 1,000 boys and girls in 10 of Jamaica's 14 parishes reported sexual abuse in 2016. Read More



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