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 How to write that book you've always wanted http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-write-that-book-you-ve-always-wanted_18265440 AT some point in time the idea must have crossed your mind: surely you have enough material to write a book from living all these years, right? Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Crunching numbers with Yannique Humes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Crunching-numbers-with-Yannique-Humes_18247819 THE heart of a business operation is an important piece of machinery, and the accounting department is one such unit that keeps the parts of the hotel industry well-oiled and running. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Effective networking http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Effective-networking_18265433 IN Celia Davidson-Francis' line of work, networking is essential. She is the director of alumni relations for the University of the West Indies, Mona, and when in social settings, she has to know how to work the room so that she can deliver results. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Basic schools get tablets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Basic-schools-get-tablets_18249727 THE Early Childhood Commission has distributed 100 tablets to 20 basic schools in Clarendon in an effort to increase the quality education they deliver. The official handing over of the tablets took place at the Clarendon Early Childhood Resource Centre located at Foga Road in May Pen on January 9. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dealing with a negative coworker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Dealing-with-a-negative-coworker_18272049 NEGATIVE people can be found everywhere and when they're in the workplace, their attitudes don't promote productivity. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT JN pushes exchange to build capacity in rural schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JN-pushes-exchange-to-build-capacity-in-rural-schools_18272058 FIVE rural schools considered to be in need of management support, according to the National Education Inspectorate, are participating in an exchange programme with some of the country's top-performing educational institutions. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Steps to team building http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Steps-to-team-building_18272059 IN every workplace there are talks about building and working as a team, but only few people truly understand how to create the experience of teamwork or how to develop an effective team. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Create a vision board http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Create-a-vision-board_18265441 WHAT do you want out of life? A house, a car, a handsome, sexy man with chiselled abs? Why not put all of this on a vision board? Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Certified http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Certified_18247849 Sandals Royal Caribbean garde-manger Netoya Morgan receives her International Culinary Tour certification from general manager Gerald Christ. Morgan was one of eight persons from resorts in Jamaica who participated in the first International Culinary Tour through the Sandals Corporate University in partnership with Liaison College in Toronto, Canada. The International Culinary Tour exposed Sandals participants to advanced kitchen management, molecular cuisine, food and wine pairing, classical dessert and cuisine as well as a vineyard tour and interactions with award-winning chefs. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT French national honour for two UWI academics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/French-national-honour-for-two-UWI-academics-_18265035 THE government of France has conferred the designation Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de L'Ordre National du Merite) on two members of staff of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. They are Head of the Department of Modern Languages Dr Paulette Ramsay, and Senior Lecturer and former head of the Department of Government Dr Jessica Byron-Reid. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Logo competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Logo-competition_18264792 Stephen Facey, Chairman and CEO of Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Jamaica Limited (Pan-Jam) presents Cheryl Levy with a cheque valued at $20,000 for placing third in the company's 50th anniversary logo competition on January 16 at Pan-Jam's New Kingston offices. The company has integrated the three designs to form the official Pan-Jam 50 logo. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Education ministry to cover exam fees under CVQ programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Education-ministry-to-cover-exam-fees-under-CVQ-programme_18273537 THE Ministry of Education says it will cover examination and registration fees for students who will be assessed in the new subject areas under the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) programme. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to stand out in your company http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-stand-out-in-your-company_18272057 COMFORT in the workplace can equate to being just another fly on the wall or just another office drone, and so in order to be noticed, getting uncomfortable is the first step. Local Education Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:03:00 GMT Islington leading its own transformation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Islington-leading-its-own-transformation The iLead education programme, managed by the JNBS Foundation and the Ministry of Education, is supporting 15 of the weakest-performing schools in the parishes of Portland, St Mary and St Thomas (Region 2), as well as education officers in this region, in order to turn around performance in the schools in a sustainable manner. To maintain the attention on the work of this project, we continue a series of features on schools participating in the programme. Local Education Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT The men behind CraziiSocks http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-men-behind-CraziiSocks AFTER graduating from the University of the West Indies, Mona, over a year ago, Kirk Buchanan and Aldane Dawkins figured that starting a business was the key to their financial independence. Local Education Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Stop dreaming, start doing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Stop-dreaming--start-doing WHILE some people excel at achieving their goals, others remain dreamers and end up imagining what their lives could be like, without making any bold steps. Local Education Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Heritage agents urged to 'up their impact' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Heritage-agents-urged-to--up-their-impact- LOCAL agents for Canada-based Heritage Education Funds International (HEFI) have been urged to "up their impact" in assisting parents to save for their children's tertiary education. Local Education Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT A degree in animation at Carimac http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-degree-in-animation-at-Carimac MORE Jamaicans will now be able to better position themselves to tap into the booming overseas market of animation. Local Education Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Rory DeSilva The brokerage associate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Rory-DeSilva--The-brokerage-associate_18196686 By AINSWORTH MORRIS Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:05:00 GMT A vision for your success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-vision-for-your-success_18196854 BY creating a vision, you can reach far beyond your material existence, get out of your comfort zone, and imaginatively extend yourself beyond what previously seemed impossible. Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT The making of a CB Pan Chicken champion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-making-of-a-CB-Pan-Chicken-champion_18196581 SITRENA 'Jo-Ann' Gilling, the newly crowned CB Pan Chicken champion, has been cooking for as long as she can remember. Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:05:00 GMT Sagicor boosts workforce with internship programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sagicor-boosts-workforce-with-internship-programme_18197126 TWENTY-five tertiary graduates have successfully transitioned from intern to employee status within the Sagicor Group over a 14-month period. Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:05:00 GMT The benefits of a degree in gender studies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-benefits-of-a-degree-in-gender-studies_18196507 THE area of gender and development studies is said to have prospects for economic growth in Jamaica, and more people are opting to do courses in the discipline. Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT New associate degree in logistics management launched http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-associate-degree-in-logistics-management-launched_18196939 A new associate degree in logistics management is among a slew of new educational programmes which have been initiated by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ). Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sandals Foundation reading outreach programme a focus for 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-Foundation-reading-outreach-programme-a-focus-for-2015_18197122 With the recent launch of Project Sprout, a Sandals Foundation literacy programme initiated in several early childhood institutions, Sandals Montego Bay's general manager, Carl Beviere, started the year right by ensuring that the project remains one of the focuses for 2015. Here, Beviere engages five-year-old Danekee Simpson of Leanora Morris Basic School in a literacy activity during a special visit to the school on January 7. The visit was part of the general manager's reconnect activity where top rated travel agents were invited to the school to observe some of the Sandals Foundation projects in the community and to participate in a reading road trip activity. Sandals Foundation, in collaboration with the tour company Island Routes, allows Sandals and Beaches Resorts guests to participate in a weekly reading activity in one of the adopted schools. Local Education Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT