Career & Education

Stacey Taylor wins!

Stacey Taylor of Hatfield Primary and Junior High School in Manchester is the 2018 National Mathematics Teacher of the Year.The announcement was made at Mona Visitors' Lodge in St Andrew, on Wednesday, March 28. Read More

Wanted: male role models
Corporate executive Xesus Johnston, in response to what he sees as a gap in the socialisation of males, wants more men of his ilk and others to take active roles in the development of young men.... Read More

Unity Primary, CIBC FirstCaribbean take on maths problems
The study of mathematics is transitioning from the abstract to a more manipulative, hands-on approach and Unity Primary and Infant School is working hard to raise the subject's profile among its students and change negative attitudes and fears associated with it.... Read More

Glam up for Carnival
A year ago when University of the West Indies student Gabrielle Waite signed up for a job opportunity through the University and College Ambassadors (UCA) website, she had no idea that it would inspire her to start her own business.... Read More

Will you please open the door?

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Grade four students of Mona Prep School Shana Alexis Collie and Dijae Esson listen to Alabama-based author and speaker Joyce E Brooks read from one of her books, titled Mr Brown, Will You Please Open The Door? Brooks, who was in Jamaica as keynote speaker at the Carelic Conference hosted by... Read More

PHOTO: All aboard!

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

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CMU president proposes SEZ for St Thomas campus

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock says a special economic zone (SEZ) is to be created at the proposed St Thomas campus of the university. Read More

TAP trainees promised experiential learning

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Participants in the Universal Service Fund (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) will be trained from a well-rounded curriculum, inclusive of face-to-face, experiential and practical exercises. Read More

Security ministry sponsors security science course

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

The Ministry of National Security on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four tertiary institutions for the development of a certificate programme in the fundamentals of security science. Read More

Take up OAS scholarships, organisation urges

KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

The leadership of the Organisation of American States (OAS) is concerned that not enough young people from the Caribbean are applying for the scholarships it awards each year, ostensibly because of perceived language barriers and negative perceptions about educational... Read More

Kiwanis kick-starts Little Bee 2018

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Forty -two basic and preparatory schools will participate in the 2018 staging of Little Bee Spelling, the signature project of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston. Read More

To discipline is not to punish

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Disciplining children is one of the most important yet difficult responsibility of parenting. The goal is to foster acceptable and appropriate behaviour in your child. Unfortunately, in Jamaica, the idea of discipline has become synonymous with punishment. It is... Read More

PHOTO: BYE, GSAT!

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Students of St Francis Primary celebrate at the end of the two-day Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) on Friday. GSAT, which tests ability in mathematics,language arts, social studies and communication tasks, was administered in 1,089 centres across the island this year, to students born in... Read More

UCC to offer postgraduate law

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

As of next academic year, students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will be able to pursue postgraduate programme in law, specifically the Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Law. Read More

SJF helps students prepare for Spanish exams

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

As it has done for the past five years, the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) this year partnered with the Ministry of Education and the National Association of Spanish Teachers (ANPE) to stage Spanish Immersion Days in preparation for the oral component of Caribbean... Read More



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