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 Steven Marston's business sense http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Steven-Marston-s-business-sense_16380731 STEVEN Marston says being a businessman for the last 21 years has brought him happiness, success, satisfaction, purpose, and most of all, independence. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Waterford Primary student excels with assistance from enrichment centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Waterford-Primary-student-excels-with-assistance-from-enrichment-centre_16434981 BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond the known and experience the unimaginable. For Maria Willis, a student entering grade two at Waterford Primary, this was not the case. At age six, Maria was unable to read. Now a confident grade three student, Maria's bursting enthusiasm for reading is tempered solely by her quiet demeanour. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT KC, Munro move to debate finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/KC--Munro-move-to-debate-finals_16451437 KINGSTON College and Munro College will move on to the Burger King National Schools' Debate competition finals, after they were awarded victory over McGrath High and Glenmuir High respectively. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Project 1000 benefits 12 schools in Manchester http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Project-1000-benefits-12-schools-in-Manchester_16450686 TWELVE schools in northern Manchester are benefiting from computers provided through Digicel Foundation's Project 1000 initiative. Each school received five computers on February 28 at the Greenvale Computer Lab in Manchester. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT IT professionals urged to take advantage of logistics hub opportunities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IT-professionals-urged-to-take-advantage-of-logistics-hub-opportunities_16405488 HAVING outlined the significant role that information communication technology (ICT) must play in the Jamaica logistics hub, industry stakeholders are encouraging IT professionals to be prepared to take advantage of ICT-related opportunities. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tandose Sambo http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tandose-Sambo--Committed-to-making-a-difference-_16380774 TANDOSE Sambo was only six years old when she migrated from Zambia to live with her aunt and uncle in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT English ‘study tourists’ enjoy Jamaican experience http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/English--study-tourists--enjoy-Jamaican-experience_16463463 THE Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership -- Jamaica (IEAL-J) welcomed 11 visitors from England on a reverse study tour and capacity-building exercise from April 2-11, 2014. General News Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT International benchmarking for CCSLC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/International-benchmarking-for-CCSLC_16450741 OVER the next several weeks, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be working with the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) to benchmark the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC). Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Upgrading project solves overcrowding http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Upgrading-project-solves-overcrowding_16449844 NINE hundred and eighteen students and 45 staff members are in a better learning environment due to the improvement of the Hazard Primary School which was undertaken by the European Union Local Education Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dr Maolynne Miller The paediatric nephrologist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Dr-Maolynne-Miller-The-paediatric-nephrologist_16380664 IF your child is diagnosed with kidney disease, he or she will most likely be referred to a paediatric nephrologist like Dr Maolynne Miller. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Teachers said to be aiding student cheating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teachers-said-to-be-aiding-student-cheating_16406434 THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is again warning against cheating in its exams, amidst reports to Career & Education that some teachers have resorted to charging their students money in exchange for doing their School Based Assessments (SBA). Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Basil Dawkins encourages students to get involved in theatre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Basil-Dawkins-encourages-students-to-get-involved-in-theatre-_16380662 JAMAICAN playwright Basil Dawkins has encouraged students to become involved in theatre and arts which he says will help them become well-rounded individuals. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT New Clarendon school a boost for early childhood education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-Clarendon-school-a-boost-for-early-childhood-education_16407304 A new school in Ritchies, western Clarendon is being seen as a major boost for early childhood education in that area. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Talking logistics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Talking-logistics_16380793 Charolette Gentles, one of the winners in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce's Logistics Hub Essay Competition makes a point to General Manager of Digicel Business Jason Corrigan during a presentation ceremony held March 12 at JAMPRO. Digicel Business was a sponsor of the competition, providing smart devices for the winners. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Transport Authority assists Chisholm Basic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Transport-Authority-assists-Chisholm-Basic_16363756 CHISHOLM Basic School has received $100,000 from the Transport Authority to develop a play area and other facilities for the over 40 children there. Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Union to donate books to schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Western-Union-to-donate-books-to-schools_16387528 WESTERN Union is hoping to donate $400,000 worth of books to 11 primary schools in the Corporate Area, Clarendon and Manchester this week under its I-Pledge initiative which was officially launched last Wednesday at Ascot Primary School in Local Education Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cornwall College grabs 3 gold medals in Math Olympiad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Cornwall-College-grabs-3-gold-medals-in-Math-Olympiad_16377899 THE Montego Bay, St James-based Cornwall College came away with the most gold medals in the 2014 Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad which concluded on March 22, 2014. General News Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Robert Hunt The geneticist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Robert-Hunt--The-geneticist_16330301 BEING one of the men who orders which herd of swine is suitable for slaughtering at Copperwood Farms Limited, leading to the processing into luscious hams, bacon and sausages, is something Robert Hunt relishes. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Having a positive attitude makes job seekers more marketable — Chen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Having-a-positive-attitude-makes-job-seekers-more-marketable----Chen_16357661 IMMEDIATE Past President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation Wayne Chen says interviewers and employers are more likely to hire job seekers with positive attitudes. He was speaking to final-year students and other job hopefuls and aspiring entrepreneurs at Northern Caribbean University's (NCU) career expo held on March 25. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT GraceKennedy puts over $52 million into education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/GraceKennedy-puts-over--52-million-into-education_16360877 DESPITE the tough economic climate which existed in 2013, GraceKennedy, through its GraceKennedy Foundation and Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation, invested over $52 million in education and education-related expenses last year. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shortwood Teachers' College honours retirees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Shortwood-Teachers--College-honours-retirees_16363551 THE St Andrew-based Shortwood Teachers' College honoured 19 of its retiring staff members on March 20, with tributes, gift packages, plaques and other valuables. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Trelawny school receives assistance from Japanese government http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Trelawny-school-receives-assistance-from-Japanese-government_16360650 STUDENTS and teachers from Wait-a-Bit All-Age in Trelawny will soon benefit from improved facilities as a result of an $11-million donation from the Japanese government. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Japan funds renovation of Clarendon skills training centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Japan-funds-renovation-of-Clarendon-skills-training-centre_16370213 JUST over $10 million will be spent by the Government of Japan to renovate the Crooked River Skills Training Centre in Northern Clarendon in a bid to revive training opportunities for residents of that community and surrounding areas. Local Education Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT Church gives free CSEC classes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Church-gives-free-CSEC-classes_16309801 AT a time when many private institutions are charging thousands of dollars to prepare students for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, one local church has been doing it for free and is witnessing a high level of passes among its students. Local Education Sun, 23 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT UWI to award bursaries to students with disabilities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UWI-to-award-bursaries-to-students-with-disabilities_16315411 BEGINNING September 2014, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will award five bursaries, valued at $50,000 each to five students with disabilities enrolled at the institution's Mona campus. Local Education Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:00:00 GMT