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 The ‘taxbreakonaire’ - Kingsley Morgan’s love affair with the written word http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Kingsley-Morgan-s-love-affair-with-the-written-word_71305 When Kingsley Morgan, or the ‘taxbreakonaire’ as cyberspace now knows him, started posting chronicles of his daily adventures to his Facebook page, only in his wildest dreams would he have thought that he would become a social media sensation. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT New book to help students overcome fear of chemistry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-book-to-help-students-overcome-fear-of-chemistry-_67240 Educator Dr Karla Hylton believes students flunk chemistry because of fear; a fear fed by a lack of understanding of the subject’s basic concepts. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Don’t ever settle for mediocrity, Commish tells kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Don-t-ever-settle-for-mediocrity--Commish-tells-kids_71112 Jamaica’s Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams last week advised the 64 recipients of the Jamaica Police Co-Op Credit Union (JPCCU) scholarship and bursary awards to set and maintain high standards as they pursue higher education. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘I have three job offers; how do I choose?’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-I-have-three-job-offers--how-do-I-choose--_71342 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘SPISE’ up your life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-SPISE--up-your-life_71309 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — A month ago, 17-year old Jamaican students Arianna Stephenson and Emmanuel Sylvester didn’t know much about building a wind turbine, or developing and programming an underwater robot. Today, not only can they do both of these things, but they can also programme a computer game, and speak Mandarin. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Improved passes in 13 CSEC subjects http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Improved-passes-in-13-CSEC-subjects_71308 The Ministry of Education has reported improved passes in 13 of the 35 subjects students sat in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination back in May-June. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Reach — a necessary read in these murky times http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Reach---a-necessary-read-in-these-murky-times_71316 Title: Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Dream of swimming with the fishes? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Dream-of-swimming-with-the-fishes_71357 In recent years, marine biology careers have gained great popularity. Many students see it as an avenue to become involved in solving environmental threats to the world’s oceans, a method to study marine environments around the globe, and – it’s cool! Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Get certified! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Get-certified-_71356 The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is expected to host a certification fair for all early childhood institutions (ECIs) this Friday, August 26, at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College, starting at 9:00 am. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Wolmer’s graduate gives back to his alma mater http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Wolmer-s-graduate-gives-back-to-his-alma-mater_71351 Two current Wolmer’s Boys’ School students and one recently placed by the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) have been awarded scholarships totalling $120,000 by the AQuA Foundation, whose executive director is Nigel Pennycooke, a past student. Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Talking Brexit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Talking-Brexit_71332 On Wednesday, August 17, Local Education Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT 14-y-o jewellery maker eyes corporate clients http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/14-y-o-jewellery-maker-eyes-corporate-clients_70400 Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) — Gabriella Spence is no ordinary teen. Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Petersfield High, South Boro Primary named JN champion savers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Petersfield-High--South-Boro-Primary-named-JN-champion-savers-_68625 Teachers Denese Blythe and Avalyn Samuels readily go the extra mile for their students at Petersfield High and South Boro Primary, respectively. They also have one other thing in common — their staunch commitment to help children appreciate the importance of saving. So, when a vacant position arose for a School Savers’ coordinator at each of their schools two years ago, they did not hesitate to accept the role. Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT The art of getting things done http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-art-of-getting-things-done_70307 Title:Getting Things Done — The art of stress-free productivity Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sagicor awards $3-million in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sagicor-awards--3-million-in-scholarships_70384 Financial Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Terminated over social media posts? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Terminated-over-social-media-posts-_70433 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Search on for Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Search-on-for-Commonwealth-Young-Person-of-the-Year-2017_70486 Nominations Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘No student is dunce’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-No-student-is-dunce-_70435 It’s Local Education Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT JCF partners with UWI Open Campus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JCF-partners-with-UWI-Open-Campus_70309 MEMBERS of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are to benefit from academic programmes and other educational initiatives through the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus. Local News Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Sagicor awards $3m in scholarships to staff members’ children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sagicor-awards--3m-in-scholarships-to-staff-members--children_70312 Sagicor Local News Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Schools urged to pay keen attention to NEI report http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Schools-urged-to-pay-keen-attention-to-NEI-report_70157 The document which focuses on 103 schools will be published by the end of this month. Local News Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT UTech to offer pharmacy courses in central Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-to-offer-pharmacy-courses-in-central-Jamaica_69636 Residents of Clarendon and Manchester will have easier access to careers in the lucrative pharmaceutical industry starting January 2017. Local Education Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Curves awards top GSAT girls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Curves-awards-top-GSAT-girls_69673 THE Curves brand of feminine hygiene products, through its local distributor Lasco Distributors Limited, on Friday awarded scholarships to the top-performing girl in each of the six education regions based on the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Local Education Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT J’can students top Kettering University’s summer STEM programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/J-can-students-top-Kettering-University-s-summer-STEM-programme_69674 Six Jamaican students copped all but one of the top awards and scholarships in the 2016 Kettering University Summer STEM Programme called Academically Interested Minds (AIM). The five-week programme saw them pursuing studies in engineering rocketry, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and economics. Local Education Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Major keys for international college admissions — Part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Major-keys-for-international-college-admissions---Part-2_69659 To briefly recap Part 1 of the takeaways from my week and a half at the International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the Chicagoland College Tour: Local Education Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT