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 Redirect funds from secondary to tertiary education — UWI Guild http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Redirect-funds-from-secondary-to-tertiary-education---UWI-Guild REQUESTING that Government redirect funds from secondary education to bolster what is currently available for tertiary education is one of several alternatives the University of the West Indies, Mona Guild of Students is looking to put forward when it submits a proposal for financing tertiary education at the end of October. Local News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:06:52 GMT Stephen Williams The bee farmer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Stephen-Williams--The-bee-farmer_17438258 FIVE boxes of bees, one smoker, one extractor, a veil and hive tools were what it took to get Stephen Williams formally started in the bee farming business in 2010. These donations from Food for the Poor have been credited with making Williams the successful businessman he is today. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Natalee Passelle chases her dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Natalee-Passelle-chases-her-dreams_17435562 NATALEE Passelle has always dreamed of being a successful, influential businesswoman. And over the years she has proven her absolute determination to achieve that goal with a long list of ventures that began with her selling tamarind balls at primary school, braiding hair to pay for high school, and starting a cleaning business in Montego Bay. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Legacy Scholarship recipient announced http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Legacy-Scholarship-recipient-announced_17435586 TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Chris-Ann Thomas is the recipient of the inaugural University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Casual bag workshop helps entrepreneurs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Casual-bag-workshop-helps-entrepreneurs_17393216 THE Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), with support from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), has been hosting a series of workshops geared towards developing the skills of local entrepreneurs. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT St John Ambulance hosts health, info fair for students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/St-John-Ambulance-hosts-health--info-fair-for-students_17435408 ST John Ambulance helped dozens of children in and around its Camp Road headquarters with health screenings and medical information just in time for back-to-school season at a health fair last Saturday. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Yordel Jackson, Arctic explorer, wants to share her experiences http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Yordel-Jackson--Arctic-explorer--wants-to-share-her-experiences_17438365 YORDEL Jackson, 17, is keen on making another Jamaican child experience the Arctic like she did in July, when she and five other students participated in the Students on Ice Expedition in Canada through a scholarship facilitated by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Abigail Cameron scores 9 big ones http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Abigail-Cameron-scores-9-big-ones_17388690 ABIGAIL Cameron is $45,000 richer today, as her father Andrew made a deal that for every grade one she received in her Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams, he would pay her $5,000. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Grace awards employees' children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Grace-awards-employees--children_17438485 THE GraceKennedy Foundation has awarded 28 of their employees' children with bursaries totalling approximately $1.44 million. Local Education Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Manchester Co-op awards $750,000 in bursaries http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Manchester-Co-op-awards--750-000-in-bursaries_17404203 MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Co-operative Credit Union has this year assisted 21 students with their back-to-school expenses through bursaries valued at $750,000, the co-op's leaders say. Central News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Calling all math teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Calling-all-math-teachers_17406958 THE Ministry of Education is inviting teachers of mathematics to come forward to be trained as specialists in the subject. Local News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Guardian Life 'invests' $2m in students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Guardian-Life--invests---2m-in-students_17406942 TWENTY-THREE students were last Tuesday presented with scholarships and grants at the ninth Annual Guardian Life GSAT Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Local News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT LASCO helps young women http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/LASCO-helps-young-women_17393171 EIGHT female students were awarded scholarships totalling $500,000 towards their secondary education courtesy of LASCO Distributors Limited through their Curves brand of feminine hygiene products. The Curves GSAT Scholarship was established to help empower young women across the island by directly aiding their educational pursuits. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chadrick Barnes’ college dreams fulfilled by donors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Chadrick-Barnes--college-dreams-fulfilled-by-donors_17383335 A few weeks ago Chadrick Barnes was on the brink of despair as he saw his dream of attending the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts slipping away. Although he was accepted into the drama programme at the school, he had no means of coming up with the tuition fees. That was until two angels stepped in. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vaundez Johnson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Vaundez-Johnson-_17393064 VAUNDEZ Johnson, interactive marketing and social media specialist at LIME, has been working in this capacity with the telecommunications company for the last two years. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Earning while you learn http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Earning-while-you-learn_17355313 MORE students are finding it difficult to fund their tertiary education, but while the Government is working on ways to address the issue, Sutherland Global Services, an international business process outsourcing company, has been providing students with jobs so they may earn while they learn. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Smile a while http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Smile-a-while_17393203 From left, Jameili Thomas, Donique Espeut and Shanice Murray wear broad smiles after receiving their awards at the Jamaica Private Power Company's Grade Six Achievement Test(GSAT) scholarship awards ceremony on Thursday. The power company hosted GSAT top students from East Kingston communities at a breakfast at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: IDB talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IDB-talk_17393196 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) executives Donna Harris (left) and Jacqueline Mazza chat with Derrick Kellier, minister of labour and social security, and Everton Pryce (right), senior special advisor at the ministry at the launch of the Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE) at the ministry on August 19. The IDB funded the $8 million upgrade of the ELE which supports the ministry's Labour Market Information System — a web-based facility that provides linkages between job seekers and potential employees. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT How to prepare for your interview http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-prepare-for-your-interview_17355444 RECEIVING a call to attend an interview for a possible job is good news for anyone, especially when they've been unemployed for a long period. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT $3.4 million in grants awarded under Burger King scholarship programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-3-4-million-in-grants-awarded-under-Burger-King-scholarship-programme_17393250 TWENTY-ONE students have received scholarships and book grants valued at more than $3.4 million under the Burger King National Scholarship Awards Programme. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Thwaites throws out education challenge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Thwaites-throws-out-education-challenge_17408640 MINISTER of Education Ronald Thwaites has challenged the people of West Rural St Andrew to place importance on education in their households, emphasising that it was Jamaica's number one priority. General News Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Committee to study tertiary education funding set up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Committee-to-study-tertiary-education-funding-set-up_17408773 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Confronted with mounting demands from tertiary students for financial assistance to foot tuition bills, the Government has established a commission to study the medium to long-term funding of tertiary education in Jamaica. General News Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Huge cost for teachers' leave entitlements http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Huge-cost-for-teachers--leave-entitlements_17390340 IF the Ministry of Education were to replace all teachers eligible for vacation leave in addition to all those who have applied for study leave, and those proceeding on retirement leave — a cumulative total of 2,998 — it would cost the country more than $2.5 billion. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Education ministry to spend $973 million on textbooks http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Education-ministry-to-spend--973-million-on-textbooks_17403329 THE Ministry of Education is spending $973.5 million under the National Textbook Loan Scheme and the Primary Textbook Programme, providing textbooks for students at the primary and secondary levels for the 2014/2015 academic year. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Manpower gives back http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Manpower-gives-back_17388395 Children of employees of Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited pose with staff and sponsors after receiving help from the company last week. Thirty-nine students who sat the recent Grade Six Achievement Test were awarded grants, savings vouchers and back-to-school packages. Local Education Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT