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 From the dance floor to the canvas http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/From-the-dance-floor-to-the-canvas_17745662 HAND stands, head stands, back flips, glides and hat tricks are what Scion Derby does best, ruling the dance floor at weekly talent shows. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pembroke Hall Primary's success experiment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Pembroke-Hall-Primary-s-success-experiment_17740376 IT has been 47 years since Pembroke Hall Primary School first opened its doors to students, and over the years the St Andrew institution has been living up to its motto, 'Only the best is good enough'. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Daymond Halsall: The locksmith http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Daymond-Halsall--The-locksmith_17758715 DAYMOND Halsall entered the locksmith business in 1996 at age 24, and has stayed to this day, mainly because of how the business has evolved. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT What never to do at work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/What-never-to-do-at-work_17760725 THE attitude you bring to your job can mean the company's success or failure; in fact, you may not realise how critical employees are until your one bad action creates a domino effect for the company. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Got an idea? How to make the bosses hear you http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Got-an-idea--How-to-make-the-bosses-hear-you_17755198 IN any organisation, feeling as if you're counted is a gateway for motivation. But in many cases workers are presented with a hierarchical system, which means that many times their opinions don't get counted, even though they may have the solutions to the company's problems. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Carreras awards over $3 million in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Carreras-awards-over--3-million-in-scholarships_17746312 FOR the academic year 2014/2015, Carreras awarded a total of 30 scholarships valued at $3.7 million -- seven bursaries, seven teachers' college scholarships, seven community college scholarships, five national scholarships, and four visual and performing arts scholarships. Local Education Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT CMI students to receive $5-million tuition grant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CMI-students-to-receive--5-million-tuition-grant_17732492 FIFTY students pursuing undergraduate studies at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will this academic year receive a total of $5 million in tuition grants from the National Youth Service (NYS) under its Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme (AHEP). Local News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Client financial education is Michelle Sinclair-Doyley’s business http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Client-financial-education-is-is-Michelle-Sinclair-Doyley-s-business_17723526 MICHELLE Sinclair-Doyley was appointed manager of client financial education at JMMB in January. She has also served the group as a personal portfolio manager, marketing sales officer, senior administrative supporter and legal secretary. All Woman Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT How to negotiate the right salary, before you take the job http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-negotiate-the-right-salary--before-you-take-the-job_17728277 WITH a less than robust job market, finding employment isn't easy, and you may be tempted to take whatever you can get so you can pay your bills. But just because you may be desperate to find something so you can start paying back your student loans or finally move out of your parents' home, be careful not to show potential employers just how desperate you are. In fact, showing desperation may backfire, in that you may be offered a lower salary than you're worth, or you may be forced to sign a contract that won't be beneficial in the long run. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Personalise your workspace... without getting too personal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Personalise-your-workspace----without-getting-too-personal_17721234 THE appearance of your workspace can either inspire or discourage productivity, and many people use their cubicle walls to express their personality. For those without much of an attachment to the company the space is usually bare; for others, it's a second home. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Starting over in mid-life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Starting-over-in-mid-life_17728274 IN years gone by, it was normal for an employee to stay in one job from graduation to retirement, but this is no longer the case. In fact, it is becoming common practice for people to switch career gears after spending the majority of their lives in a particular industry. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT JMMB provides over $3m in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JMMB-provides-over--3m-in-scholarships_17721876 OVER three million dollars has been donated by the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, to provide financial support for 29 students attending secondary and tertiary institutions islandwide. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT J Wray & Nephew awards scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/J-Wray---Nephew-awards-scholarships_17720794 J Wray & Nephew Limited recently reaffirmed its commitment to education by awarding secondary and tertiary scholarships to 47 students. Among the grantees were students from Waterhouse and Seaview Gardens in St Andrew, and Siloah in St Elizabeth. The company also provided grants to children of employees. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Sandals Foundation's Project Sprout working http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-Foundation-s-Project-Sprout-working_17729602 AT the start of the new school term, the Sandals Foundation initiative, Project Sprout, was further advanced with the hiring and training of eight early childhood education teachers and social workers to work at the foundation's adopted schools -- Culloden Early Childhood Institute (Westmoreland), Seville Golden Pre-school (St Ann) and Leanora Morris Basic School (St James). Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT ROBERTS GIVES BOOKS TO SCHOOLS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/ROBERTS-GIVES-BOOKS-TO-SCHOOLS_17733106 Councillor of the Molynes Gardens Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Council Patrick Roberts presents teacher/administrative assistant Goldeorjoy Foster of Apex Prepartory School located in Tower Hill, West Central St Andrew, with books to assist needy students. Looking on is the school's head boy Keron York. General News Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Women's work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Women-s-work_17673811 Following discussions on 'Women, work and the Jamaican economy' at a seminar hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Kingston on September 30, Dr Kalpana Kochhar (left), deputy director, strategy, policy and review department, IMF; Judith Wedderburn, director of Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; Senator Sandrea Falconer (2nd right), and Therese Turner Jones (right), country representative, Inter-American Development Bank, pause for a chat. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Look, see http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Look--see_17719940 Jaedon Morrison (left) and Raheem Boothe, St Jago Cathedral Prep students, work on their new computers while Stephen Newland, project director, Re-Leaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) and Stephanie Mair, LASCO Distributors marketing executive, look on. Occasion was the launch of LASCO REAP on October 3 at the St Catherine School, which took first place in the LASCO REAP competition earlier this year and won 10 new computers for their lab. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Auburn Basic School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Auburn-Basic-School_17720294 NESTLED in the Kingston 20 community of Patrick Gardens, Auburn Basic School has been around for over 30 years, and has remained an early childhood institution of choice for residents in and around the community. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Computer tablets stimulate students at Salt Savanah Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Computer-tablets-stimulate-students-at-Salt-Savanah-Primary_17719818 THE 236 students at Salt Savanah Primary and Infant School in Clarendon who received their tablets at the start of the new school year are very excited about learning. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Hey there! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Hey-there-_17701773 Here are some more photos from Our Lady of the Angels Prep's Pet Day held at the St Andrew school on October 3. Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Send stories, feedback to: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Send-stories--feedback-to--_17728494 Petulia Clarke, Education editor Local Education Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Forum For Innovations in Teaching begins today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Forum-For-Innovations-in-Teaching-begins-today_17723921 THE inaugural staging of the Ministry of Education's Forum For Innovations in Teaching gets underway this morning at the National Arena. Local News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tablets arouse students' interest at Salt Savannah Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tablets-arouse-students--interest-at-Salt-Savannah-Primary_17715306 THE 236 students at Salt Savannah Primary and Infant School in Clarendon who received their tablets at the start of the new school year are reported to be very excited about learning. Local News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Glowell Prep continues to glow as it marks 18th anniversary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Glowell-Prep-continues-to-glow-as-it-marks-18th-anniversary_17715119 GLOWELL Preparatory School kick-started its 18th anniversary celebration at worship on Sunday at the Portmore New Testament Church of God. Local News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT New Basic School opens in St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-Basic-School-opens-in-St-James_17714881 SENIOR Primary Education Officer at the Ministry of Education's Region Four Hyacinth Stern has welcomed the addition of 30 new classroom spaces for early childhood education in Cambridge, St James. Local Education Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT