Career & Education

Entrepreneurs learn the keys to success from Saint International boss

CEO of Saints International’s Deiwght Peters (right) engages chief executive officer of Jamaica Business Development Corporation Valerie Veira (left) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Harold Davis in conversation at a lunchtime mentoring session the corporation hosted on Wednesday at Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. (Photo: Michael Gordon)

He candidly concedes that he made a ton of mistakes on his way to success, but bank staffer-turned-model management mogul and television host Deiwght Peters will gladly tell you that they have served as valuable lessons. That learning from failing, plus “belly bottom burning passion”, d ... Read More

(Front row from left) Director/ principal of the Vocational Training Development Institute(VTDI) Delize Williams, minister of state in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr, senior director for Workforce Development and Employment at the HEART Trust/ NTA Denworth Finnikin, deputy commissioner of corrections in the Department of Correctional Services Joyce Stone and senior lecturer and educational outreach specialist at the VTDI Dr Kordel Brown share a photo op with correctional officers (back row from left) Carlington Russell, Edward Lawrence, Charlane Williams, Cleopatra Howard-Burton, Wayne Laidlaw and Patrick Taylor. The occasion was the recent opening ceremony for the Train-the- Trainer programme at the VTDI. Warders to impart skills training to inmates
AS the prison system inches closer towards a rehabilitative approach to justice, the Ministry of Nat ... Read More

REID... If we are going to make sure that our students master mathematics, the teaching has got to be fun as well (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Teachers urged to find creative ways to teach maths
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid is challenging teachers to find new a ... Read More

Nicole McLaren Campbell and Bishop Henry Fernandez are two of
the speakers lined up for this Friday’s success conference targeting
students and young people. Second success conference this Friday
Students and young people from across the island are being invited to participate in a development a ... Read More

In the fast lane with Red Lane

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Spa manager at Sandals Royal Caribbean Dorothea Grant began her journey with the award-winning resort chain as a front office intern back in 1998. (Photo: Courtesy of Sandals)

Montego Bay, St James — Dorothea Grant’s grasp on team building and revenue management has led the spa at Sandals Royal Caribbean to be one of the top spas in the Luxury Included® resort chain which spans the Caribbean, thereby securing her reign as a manager of innovation and ambition. Her journey to success started with her grandmother, with whom she, her siblings, and other younger relatives were raised. Grant admired the strength of her guardian as she maintained a ... Read More

Correction

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

General Manager of Global Exchange Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, Carlos Matallana (right) in discussion with host of CVM at Sunrise Raymond Pryce, following the Pathways to Success seminar at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies.

In a photo accompanying last week’s publication of a story headlined ‘Pathways to success: Carlos Matallana’s story’, we incorrectly identified host of CVM at Sunrise Raymond Pryce as an attorney-at-law. The correct caption as follows. General Manager of Global Exchange Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Carlos Matallana (right) in discussion with host of CVM at Sunrise Raymond Pryce, following the Pathways to Success seminar at he Mona campus of The University of the West ... Read More

Karen Chin Quee Akin enters next phase after fulfilling career

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

GraceKennedy’s Group CEO Don Wehby (right) and Group Financial Officer Frank James presented retiring chief corporate secretary/legal counsel with a citation on the occasion of a recently held Directors’ Dinner in her honour at Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel. The event was attended by current and past directors, the group’s excutive committee, and Akin’s family. (Photo: Vin McKay)

When GraceKennedy Limited’s history is written, the chapter on Karen Chin Quee Akin will be lengthy, chronicling the sterling contribution of the company’s first in-house senior legal counsel who has made an indelible mark on the success of one of the Caribbean’s foremost conglomerates. The esteemed Chief Corporate Secretary/General Counsel retires on March 31, 2017. Chin Quee Akin joined the GraceKennedy Group in 2003, armed with the expertise and discipline of working with ... Read More

Russia offers geological, marine mining training

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

The International Seabed Authority is headquartered in downtown Kingston.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of the Russian Federation is offering five training places for candidates from developing states, under two separate training programmes, in accordance with its exploration contracts with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts. Both programmes are divided into two parts: (a) theoretical courses; and (b) at-sea training on board research vessels. Under the contract for pol ... Read More

IAJ sponsors MOE’s 2017 Mathematics Initiative

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Math

The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) Vice-President - Life Vernon James last Monday presented a sponsorship cheque in the amount $750,000 to the Ministry of Education for the latter’s 2017 Mathematics Initiative, while urging the use of smartphones and social media to aid the learning of the subject. James, who spoke at the awards ceremony for Mathematics Teacher of the Year, which forms a part of activities for Mathematics Week, underscored the importance of mathematics to the insu ... Read More

Correction

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Dr Ruth Potopsingh, described as the mother of the just-launched Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at the University of Technology, Jamaica, watches as university president professor Stephen Vasciannie (right) greets Professor Thomas Bruckner, lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and head of division, Sustainable Management and Infrastructure Economics at Fraunhofer Centre for Internal Management and Knowledge Economy in Germany at Thursday's launch of the programme on the Papine campus.(Photo: Bryan Cummings)

In this photo which accompanied last week’s publication of a piece announcing the introduction of a Master’s degree in sustainable energy and climate change by the University of Technology, Jamaica, we incorrectly identified Professor Thomas Bruckner (left) as Michael Dumke, Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy in Jamaica. The corrected caption reads: Dr Ruth Potopsingh, described as the mother of the just-launched Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate ... Read More

Different ways to say mistake

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

We’ve all had moments where we’ve really and truly screwed something up (maybe not on a historic, global scale like the February 26, 2017 Oscars). But still, we’re human, and mistakes do happen. There are a lot of words to describe things going south in a hurry. We’ve gathered a few here. You’ll notice they’re very close in definition. Maybe there are so many synonyms for messing up because it can be such an emotional experience. Botch To botch something i ... Read More

Five high schools to be built in five years, says Reid

Saturday, March 11, 2017    

Education Minister Ruel Reid, emphasises a point during a press conference yesterday at his National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston.

Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid says five new high schools are to be built across the island to ease overcrowding. The areas identified are Old Harbour in St Catherine; Christiana, Manchester; and in St Ann and St James. “We have about 85 primary schools and about 166 high schools. Now that we have extended opportunities for everybody to be in high school, we do not have enough, so we need to build some more. Even if five is not adequate, it will take pressur ... Read More

New UTech degree to fill green economy gap

Sunday, March 05, 2017    

Dr Ruth Potopsingh, described as the mother of the just-launched Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at the University of Technology, Jamaica, watches as university president professor Stephen Vasciannie (right) greets Professor Thomas Bruckner, lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and head of division, Sustainable Management and Infrastructure Economics at Fraunhofer Centre for Internal Management and Knowledge Economy in Germany at Thursday's launch of the programme on the Papine campus.(Photo: Bryan Cummings)

The topics of energy and climate change are increasingly dominating conversations from the grassroots to the lecture room and boardroom, but there are precious few locals qualified in the area. Enter the University of Technology, Jamaica. On Thursday, the institution launched a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, being described as the “first of its kind in the region”. It is the brainchild of associate vice-president of sustainable energy, and head of Ca ... Read More

Beckles’ day!

Sunday, March 05, 2017    

Professor Beckles is an economic historian who was installed as the eighth vice-chancellor of The University of the West Indies in May, 2015.

Mayor of the City of Hartford in Connecticut, Luke Bronin declared last Thursday, March 2, 2017 “Sir Hilary Beckles Day”. His proclamation followed a series of public engagements in the city by the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor. In reference to the honour, Mayor Bronin described Beckles’ “global service in the cause of social justice, peace, and sustainable development”. Earlier in the week, Beckles received the prestigious Amistad Award from Cent ... Read More



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