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 Managing stress http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Managing-stress_18088421 NO one is immune to stress. It's sure to occur as night follows day. However, Nathaniel Peat, serial entrepreneur and CEO of the London-based Gennex Solar, said although it's natural to be stressed, managing it is essential to preventing failure. Local Education Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT GC Foster eyes university college status http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/GC-Foster-eyes-university-college-status_18123381 RECENTLY installed principal of GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in St Catherine, Dr Joyce Graham-Royal, says she is aiming to transform the institution into a university college. Local Education Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Gifts for the boys http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Gifts-for-the-boys These boys from Leanora Morris Basic School in Lilliput, St James, look quite excited about the toys they got from Santa during a Sandals Foundation-sponsored Christmas treat at their school. Sharing in the excitement is Sandals Montego Bay general manager and Santa’s biggest fan, Carl Beviere. This year the Sandals Foundation will be hosting 90 Christmas treats across the Caribbean with approximately 13,000 children expected to receive gifts for the festive season. Local Education Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:02:56 GMT COJO gala http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/COJO-gala_18122720 NEW York-based charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) this year presented awards to several individuals and businesses who have provided invaluable support to the charity and its programmes. Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Occero Fuller Big dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Occero-Fuller-Big-dreams_18118088 OCCERO Fuller is one determined man. Sent by his mother to live in the country with his great-grandmother as a child, he did not attend school, though the move was made to improve his chances of a better life. But illiteracy didn't stop the young man, who was recently awarded a European Union scholarship to pursue his master's degree in Samoa. Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Racheal Callaghan, social media professional, and one of the awardees. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Racheal-Callaghan--social-media-professional--and-one-of-the-awardees-_18123358 FOUR of Jamaica's aspiring national leaders were recognised for their commitment to leadership development at the Sagicor Life Jamaica Toastmasters Club on December 17. Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Don't ever stop job hunting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Don-t-ever-stop-job-hunting_18117602 LOOKING at the menu doesn't mean you have to order, and the same applies when you're in a job -- you can still look at other openings. Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Should you take that career risk? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Should-you-take-that-career-risk-_18116819 HAVE you reached an all-time low in your career and are wondering if it's worth taking a leap of faith and stepping out on your own? Or do you think it's best to sit in discomfort for a few more years until you're financially stable? Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Samsung Pic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Samsung-Pic_18123369 Terry Ann Tulloch (second left), Samsung representative, takes a selfie with the new Samsung Note 4 to the ladies of LIME (from left), Tanisha Davis, sales operations manager, Rochelle Cameron, head of legal & regulatory, and Karen Philips, head of marketing operations, during the launch of the device at the LIME Carlton Superstore recently. Local Education Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT JIS donates heritage publications to schools, children's homes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JIS-donates-heritage-publications-to-schools--children-s-homes_18108928 Additionally, 67 students at the Grade four level attending the two schools have received individual reading materials. Local News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Wisynco awards $3.5M in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Wisynco-awards--3-5M-in-scholarships_18100839 THIRTY students, representing all levels of the education system, will start the new school term with a major boost having received a portion of a scholarship package valued at over $3.5 million from Wisynco. Local News Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cleaning charms... business savvy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Cleaning-charms----business-savvy_18093941 GROWING up, Natalia Smith loved to clean and would seize every opportunity to join in the household chores. As she became an adult she reach a point in her life in which her income streams slowed. That's when she got to idea to monetise her childhood passion. In 2012, therefore, she started Nat's Charms Enterprise. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT The cellphone entrepreneur http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-cellphone-entrepreneur_18092487 THESE days, the most common device people will have in their possession is not a wristwatch, it's a cellphone. No longer is the cellphone a luxury item; nowadays it has become a common part of our modus operandi to the point where as some of us open our eyes in the morning we reach for the cellphone. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT TPDCo awards winners In Tourism Essay Competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/TPDCo-awards-winners-In-Tourism-Essay-Competition_18089282 The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has awarded six individuals from across the island with cash and prizes valued at over $1 million in their recently concluded Tourism Essay Competition. Also receiving prizes were teachers and schools involved in the competition. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT 450 graduate from Career Advancement Programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/450-graduate-from-Career-Advancement-Programme_18095562 More than 450 students graduated from the rebranded Career Advancement Programme (CAP) during a ceremony held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Thursday. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT UTech transforming Ja's schools 'one project at a time' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-transforming-Ja-s-schools--one-project-at-a-time--_18089260 THE University of Technology, Jamaica, has been making significant contributions to the positive transformation of schools across Jamaica, through its Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies (FELS) students' practicum projects. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT 18,000 tablets to be distributed by mid-December http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/18-000-tablets-to-be-distributed-by-mid-December_18095582 MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell says that 18,000 of the targeted 25,000 tablet computers will be delivered to students before the end of the Christmas school term on December 18. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Japanese ambassador hands over classrooms valued at $11 to Boundbrook Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Japanese-ambassador-hands-over-classrooms-valued-at--11-to-Boundbrook-Primary_18095547 The Boundbrook Primary School is the recipient of three classrooms block courtesy of the Japanese Government through their "Grassroots programme" that were officially handed over and opened by Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Yasuo Takase at the school last week. Local Education Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Wikimedia Foundation and Digicel partner to offer free Wikipedia access http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Wikimedia-Foundation-and-Digicel-partner-to-offer-free-Wikipedia-access_18089579 Digicel and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, announced a partnership to offer free access to Wikipedia to all Digicel customers, whether they are subscribed to a data plan or not. Local Education Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT That elevator pitch... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/That-elevator-pitch---_18093663 WHILE sitting in your final-year class at university, your often heard your lecturer speak of the importance of being able to deliver an elevator pitch — marketing yourself in 30 seconds or less to a prospective business partner or employer. Local Education Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Japanese to the rescue of Buff Bay High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Japanese-to-the-rescue-of-Buff-Bay-High_18094659 WORK is to commence soon for the construction of two additional classrooms at Buff Bay High School in Portland, at a cost of approximately $13m. Local News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT We’ve got the answer! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/We-ve-got-the-answer-_18085623 One eager youngster of Leonora Morris Basic School in Lilliput, St James, jumps to his feet, while another raises his hand in response to Education Minister Ronald Thwaites' question during his recent visit to several basic schools across the parish. Sharing in the moment are (from left) Councillor for the Rose Hall Division, Jason Cummings, and Ashley-Ann Foster, the People's National Party's chairperson for East Central St James. Observer West Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT How are you preparing for exams? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-are-you-preparing-for-exams-_18070510 Most of us can't wait to go on Christmas break, but unfortunately, there is an obstacle before the few weeks of freedom -- exams. Local Education Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Jamaica College reign supreme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Jamaica-College-reign-supreme_18070912 JAMAICA College (JC) capped off a near-perfect season with a 1-0 victory over Clarendon College on Saturday in the ISSA/LIME Olivier Shield match. Local Education Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT When can you really jump ship? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/When-can-you-really-jump-ship-_18064819 SUMBITTING to the will of your leaders in the 21st century is arguably one of the hardest things to do. Likewise, jumping at the beck and call of your boss may irk you just the same. Local Education Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT