Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Kadean Bruce-Miller http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Kadean-Bruce-Miller--The-team-leader_16468679 ON a daily basis Kadean Bruce-Miller, JMMB's corporate solutions manager, is leading a team towards accomplishing set goals. Guided by the philosophy that teamwork is the best way to accomplish any goal, Miller began her career at JMMB in 2004 as a client care officer, and later in 2006, while pursuing her MBA, she was promoted to the role of account executive and then corporate relationship manager. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT UWI opens 3rd marine lab in Portland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UWI-opens-3rd-marine-lab-in-Portland_16468640 THE University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA) 21 Academy last month opened its third marine lab in San San, Port Antonio. The lab will be used by students and researchers to study and preserve threatened marine life located along the coast of Portland. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wayward teen offered scholarship to change her ways http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Wayward-teen-offered-scholarship-to-change-her-ways_16416195 ODETTE Stables has often cried because of the destructive path her teenage daughter has taken, but it was these tears that recently moved one philanthropist to promise the Norman Manley High School student a scholarship to attend university if she changed her ways. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sherry Perrier takes on Germany http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sherry-Perrier-takes-on-Germany_16451006 SHERRY Perrier's personal mantra of "I am the change!" is not one to be taken lightly. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT JPS Foundation helps power renewable project at Hampton School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JPS-Foundation-helps-power-renewable-project-at-Hampton-School_16468557 HAMPTON School's renewable energy project has received an added boost through a contribution from the JPS Foundation. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 85 per cent mastery in literacy by 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/85-per-cent-mastery-in-literacy-by-2015_16468582 JAMAICA is expected to achieve the target of 85 per cent mastery in literacy among grade four students by 2015. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Gender talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Gender-talk_16469003 Senator Imani Duncan-Price (left) greets Dr Wanda Costen, associate professor at the University of Tennessee -- Knoxville, at a public lecture on the role of gender diversity in maximising economic potential at the Mona School of Business and Management on April 10. Dr Costen, who gave the lecture, has had work published in several research journals. Her research interests include racial and gender inequality in organisations, women and leadership, and strategic human resources. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Racial disparity in students suspended from public school starts at preschool http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Racial-disparity-in-students-suspended-from-public-school-starts-at-preschool_16324573 WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Even preschoolers are getting suspended from US public schools — and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT British unemployment rate hits 5-year low http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/British-unemployment-rate-hits-5-year-low_16491464 LONDON, England (AFP) — British unemployment has hit a five-year low of 6.9 per cent, far below most of its European rivals, as the nation's economic recovery picks up speed a year before general elections. Local Education Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Steven Marston's business sense http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Steven-Marston-s-business-sense_16380731 STEVEN Marston says being a businessman for the last 21 years has brought him happiness, success, satisfaction, purpose, and most of all, independence. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Waterford Primary student excels with assistance from enrichment centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Waterford-Primary-student-excels-with-assistance-from-enrichment-centre_16434981 BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond the known and experience the unimaginable. For Maria Willis, a student entering grade two at Waterford Primary, this was not the case. At age six, Maria was unable to read. Now a confident grade three student, Maria's bursting enthusiasm for reading is tempered solely by her quiet demeanour. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT KC, Munro move to debate finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/KC--Munro-move-to-debate-finals_16451437 KINGSTON College and Munro College will move on to the Burger King National Schools' Debate competition finals, after they were awarded victory over McGrath High and Glenmuir High respectively. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Project 1000 benefits 12 schools in Manchester http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Project-1000-benefits-12-schools-in-Manchester_16450686 TWELVE schools in northern Manchester are benefiting from computers provided through Digicel Foundation's Project 1000 initiative. Each school received five computers on February 28 at the Greenvale Computer Lab in Manchester. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT IT professionals urged to take advantage of logistics hub opportunities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IT-professionals-urged-to-take-advantage-of-logistics-hub-opportunities_16405488 HAVING outlined the significant role that information communication technology (ICT) must play in the Jamaica logistics hub, industry stakeholders are encouraging IT professionals to be prepared to take advantage of ICT-related opportunities. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tandose Sambo http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tandose-Sambo--Committed-to-making-a-difference-_16380774 TANDOSE Sambo was only six years old when she migrated from Zambia to live with her aunt and uncle in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT English ‘study tourists’ enjoy Jamaican experience http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/English--study-tourists--enjoy-Jamaican-experience_16463463 THE Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership -- Jamaica (IEAL-J) welcomed 11 visitors from England on a reverse study tour and capacity-building exercise from April 2-11, 2014. General News Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT International benchmarking for CCSLC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/International-benchmarking-for-CCSLC_16450741 OVER the next several weeks, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be working with the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) to benchmark the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC). Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Upgrading project solves overcrowding http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Upgrading-project-solves-overcrowding_16449844 NINE hundred and eighteen students and 45 staff members are in a better learning environment due to the improvement of the Hazard Primary School which was undertaken by the European Union Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dr Maolynne Miller The paediatric nephrologist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Dr-Maolynne-Miller-The-paediatric-nephrologist_16380664 IF your child is diagnosed with kidney disease, he or she will most likely be referred to a paediatric nephrologist like Dr Maolynne Miller. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Teachers said to be aiding student cheating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teachers-said-to-be-aiding-student-cheating_16406434 THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is again warning against cheating in its exams, amidst reports to Career & Education that some teachers have resorted to charging their students money in exchange for doing their School Based Assessments (SBA). Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Basil Dawkins encourages students to get involved in theatre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Basil-Dawkins-encourages-students-to-get-involved-in-theatre-_16380662 JAMAICAN playwright Basil Dawkins has encouraged students to become involved in theatre and arts which he says will help them become well-rounded individuals. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT New Clarendon school a boost for early childhood education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-Clarendon-school-a-boost-for-early-childhood-education_16407304 A new school in Ritchies, western Clarendon is being seen as a major boost for early childhood education in that area. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Talking logistics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Talking-logistics_16380793 Charolette Gentles, one of the winners in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce's Logistics Hub Essay Competition makes a point to General Manager of Digicel Business Jason Corrigan during a presentation ceremony held March 12 at JAMPRO. Digicel Business was a sponsor of the competition, providing smart devices for the winners. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Transport Authority assists Chisholm Basic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Transport-Authority-assists-Chisholm-Basic_16363756 CHISHOLM Basic School has received $100,000 from the Transport Authority to develop a play area and other facilities for the over 40 children there. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Union to donate books to schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Western-Union-to-donate-books-to-schools_16387528 WESTERN Union is hoping to donate $400,000 worth of books to 11 primary schools in the Corporate Area, Clarendon and Manchester this week under its I-Pledge initiative which was officially launched last Wednesday at Ascot Primary School in Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT