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 SLB now to charge interest on reducing balance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/SLB-now-to-charge-interest-on-reducing-balance_51526 EFFECTIVE April 1, the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) will be charging interest on the reducing loan balances for new and returning students. Local News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Digicel talks Internet safety with Kingston High students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Digicel-talks-Internet-safety-with-Kingston-High-students-------_51427 TELECOMMUNICATIONS and entertainment provider Digicel joined millions of people across the world Tuesday to celebrate Safer Internet Day, which sought to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, especially among young people. Local News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica increases presence among emerging global leaders in US http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Jamaica-increases-presence-among-emerging-global-leaders-in-US_50899 THE US Embassy in Kingston announced on Wednesday that Anna-Kim Robinson, programme manager of Respect Jamaica, has been granted a White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps (EGLI-Atlas Corps) Fellowship which will see her working with a human rights organisation in President Obama’s hometown — Chicago, Illinois — for up to a year-and-a-half. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Khajay Cotterell: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Khajay-Cotterell--_50174 ONE doesn’t have to look far to realise that stereotypes about gender roles are still pervasive in the Jamaican society. In high school, for example, boys aren’t generally encouraged to pursue home economics, and girls aren’t pushed to take up mechanics, electrical engineering or woodwork, for instance. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Teen moms trained for career development http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teen-moms-trained-for-career-development-_50891 SOME 480 adolescent mothers from the Women’s Centre Foundation will be exposed to sessions on career development this year, through a partnership between the ScotiaFoundation and Junior Achievement Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT $11 million for POA, POB http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-11-million-for-POA--POB_50887 THE National Commercial Bank Foundation on Wednesday presented the Ministry of Education with over $11 million in sponsorship fees for students sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) principles of accounts (POA) and principles of business (POB) in May/June this year. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Involved students are invested students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Involved-students-are-invested-students_50897 IN the first two parts of this series on accountability, a great deal of discussion was held around the levels of educational accountability by the school and parents. Now it’s time to address the student. We acknowledge that all three are key to a forward path, overall student success and outstanding university placement. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT UWI Research Days Feb 17-19 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UWI-Research-Days-Feb-17-19_50863 USING the example of the university’s success with cannabis research, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald has urged the regional institution to be more innovative in its quest to contribute to national and regional development. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Become an entrepreneur http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Become-an-entrepreneur_50968 FOR enterprising STEM students who want to change the world, becoming an entrepreneur is the way of the future. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Library users to access labour market data http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Library-users-to-access-labour-market-data_50862 ALTHOUGH employers now have various media through which they can post job vacancies, many Jamaicans are unable to access the information often advertised in new media. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Don’t fear failing, young entrepreneur tells students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Don-t-fear-failing--young-entrepreneur-tells-students_50888 YOUNG Jamaicans who follow their passion when choosing a career will achieve more than those who focus more on their fear of failure, states 21-year-old entrepreneur Nicholas Kee, who has been following his passion since he started coding at age 12. Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT How do I deal with annoying co-workers? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-do-I-deal-with-annoying-co-workers-_50892 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT ZIKV clean-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/ZIKV-clean-up_50917 Students and teachers of Mount Olivet Primary School in Manchester were busy clearing the schoolyard of overgrown shrubs on Thursday, a day ahead of the national cleanup day for schools, in light of the Zika virus threat. (Photos: Michael Gordon) Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Road safety queens http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Road-safety-queens_50886 Miss Universe Jamaica and National Road Safety Council Ambassador Sharlene Rädlein (second left) is flanked by students of The Hampton School in St Elizabeth (from left) Nicosha Neil, Janice Thomas and Sashan Brown, at the school on Friday, January 29. Rädlein visited to counsel students about the importance of safe road use. (Photo: Clarence Williams) Local Education Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:00:00 GMT Lennon High School student wins fashion technology competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Lennon-High-School-student-wins-fashion-technology-competition_50242 THE tears streaming down Danique Reid’s face as she jumped up and down while gripping the model wearing her design told of the joy that consumed the Lennon High School student. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT Jamaican tops world in GCE math http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Jamaican-tops-world-in-GCE-math_49728 THE Brayton Hall Auditorium at British West Indies Collegiate (BWIC) erupted in ear-splitting cheers when it was announced at a special event two Thursdays ago that the University of Cambridge International Examination Board had named sixth form student Achsah Wildish “Top in the World” for her performance in Advanced Subsidiary-Level mathematics. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT The 411 on video cover letters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-411-on-video-cover-letters_49853 WITH the world of technology constantly evolving, there is no shortage of creativity in the ways people use its tools in their everyday tasks. The world of work is one place where technology has taken a firm hold, with one of the latest trends being the use of video, rather than traditional paper cover letters as part of the job application process. It is also emerging in colleges, according to College Coordinator at the American International School of Kingston (AISK) and founder of AIM Educational Services, Nicole Campbell. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT The key word is balance - A look at parent accountability http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-key-word-is-balance---A-look-at-parent-accountability_50209 IN the last article, the educational accountability of schools was evaluated from a high level. Today, we look at the accountability of parents in the three-pronged school-parent-child matrix that impacts the success of the child in school and in university placement. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT Electrical engineering degree, but no job http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Electrical-engineering-degree--but-no-job_50175 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT High school clothing & textiles route to career in fashion design http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/High-school-clothing-and-textiles-route-to-career-in-fashion-design_50212 GLOBALLY, fashion design has been getting increased attention as an extremely viable skill in recent years, especially in light of the growing decline in mass produced garments from a certain Asian country. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: CXC preppers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CXC-preppers_50194 These Yallahs High School students are better prepared to sit the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)-administered exit exams in May/June this year, after participating in the Jamaica Observer’s CXC Lecture Series at the school last Thursday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior) Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT Teachers at Rousseau Primary trained in asthma management, first aid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teachers-at-Rousseau-Primary-trained-in-asthma-management--first-aid_50258 TWELVE teachers at Rousseau Primary School in St Andrew have been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), asthma management and paediatric first aid under the Health Promoting Schools Programme. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Thwaites launches anti-violence toolkit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Thwaites-launches-anti-violence-toolkit_50260 Education Minister Ronald Thwaites used the launch of the World Bank’s Next GENDERation media toolkit last week to reiterate the ministry’s stance on violence and discrimination in schools. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT 5 Arctic careers you will love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/5-Arctic-careers-you-will-love_50241 IF you think nature is neat and you aren’t afraid of a little cold, one of these careers could be for you. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT Mona wins IDB women in energy contest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Mona-wins-IDB-women-in-energy-contest_50177 The University of the West Indies’ Mona campus bested its sister campuses — Cave Hill and St Augustine — in the recent Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) sustainable energy and gender competition. Local Education Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT