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 Gina fights for sicklers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Gina-fights-for-sicklers_18797725 YOU would think that with volunteer projects at the McCam Childcare Centre, UNAIDS, Crawford Academy and Trailfinders of Canada Gina Hargitay's lap would be full. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Thank you, Prof Harris' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Thank-you--Prof-Harris-_18797503 CURRENT and past awardees of the donor-sponsored scholarship programme at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) on Tuesday heaped lavish praise on vice chancellor Professor E Nigel Harris for his support to the programme over the years. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Future coders http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Future-coders_18811152 SOME 30 girls from five primary schools in Kingston and St Andrew got the chance on Thursday to dabble in coding techniques in recognition of International Girls in ICT Day during a workshop at Start Up Jamaica headquarters on Duke Street in Kingston. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farewell, Vice-Chancellor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Farewell---Vice-Chancellor_18815010 THE youth said "Up! Up!" The more mature bade "Walk good". Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Scotiabank offers US$155,000 in student loans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Scotiabank-offers-US-155-000-in-student-loans_18811160 SCOTIABANK on Thursday launched the Scotia Professional Student Plan with a pilot targeting medical students and offering up to US$155,000 in funding over five years. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'I want to wake up feeling good' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-I-want-to-wake-up-feeling-good-_18811103 TWENTY-two-year-old Jevon Dane of Greenwich Town in Kingston is hoping that a new training programme under the World Bank Funded Integrated Community Development Programme (ICDP) will turn his life around. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Students wow at Earth Day competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Students-wow-at-Earth-Day-competition_18814959 FASHIONABLE garments made from recycled materials, elaborate 3D models, multimedia presentations, original songs and skits were among the items presented by the secondary and tertiary schools that entered the Where the Waste Goes Research Day and Competition on Earth Day. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Unfair that I can't do the subjects I want' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Unfair-that-I-can-t-do-the-subjects-I-want-_18814961 Dear Career Advisor, Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Generation of 'hackers' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Generation-of--hackers-_18803333 THE Hacking Generation Y hackathon in Jamaica last weekend showcased the coding skills of local high school students who had the challenge of spending 30 hours creating computer applications in a competition that attracted more than 52 participants, ranging in age from 13 to 23 years. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Beauty with a purpose http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Beauty-with-a-purpose_18816707 Miss World Jamaica 2013 Gina Hargitay is the face of the newly rebranded Sickle Cell Foundation of Jamaica, adding to an impressive list of charitable projects in which the history and politics student is involved. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT United Way funds degree training for early childhood teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/United-Way-funds-degree-training-for-early-childhood-teachers_18807504 EARLY childhood teachers across the island are to undergo a $30-million training programme to improve their skills and competencies. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT PALAS online scholarship application opens May 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/PALAS-online-scholarship-application-opens-May-1_18808945 PEACE and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc (PALAS) will open its online application process this Friday, May 1 to June 15, 2015. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Correction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Correction_18797570 In last week's issue, we incorrectly identified the person to whom Lascelles Chin presented The Genius of China. The corrected caption follows: Philanthropist Lascelles Chin presents a copy of The Genius of China by Robert Temple to Maureen Thompson, senior director of the National Library Network as a part of his continuing contribution to the nation's libraries. He also presented her with 1421 The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies, making his contribution a total of 28 books to the library service; one copy for each parish library. Local Education Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Students praise Observer CSEC workshop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Students-praise-Observer-CSEC-workshop-_18804384 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of students who turned out at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay for the final of several islandwide CSEC workshops organised by the Jamaica Observer, have described the day's event as largely fulfilling. Observer West Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT White, Adjudah top admin professionals for 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/White--Adjudah-top-admin-professionals-for-2015_18775966 RISK Manager at the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited (EXIM Bank) Odean White and administrator at the University of the West Indies Western Campus, Inderia Adjudah are this year's standard-bearers for professionalism and good work ethic. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT York Castle wins! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/York-Castle-wins-_18766455 YORK Castle High walked away with the champion's trophy and $300,000 as winner of the 2014-2015 season of Burger King's National Secondary Schools' Debating Competition last Wednesday. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT UWI, Ardenne named Sagicor-UTech national debate champions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UWI--Ardenne-named-Sagicor-UTech-national-debate-champions_18755131 THE University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, and Ardenne High School debated their way to top honours in the tertiary and secondary divisions of the 2015 Sagicor UTech National Debating Championship earlier this month. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Do not lie on your résumé http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Do-not-lie-on-your-r-sum-_18766142 Dear career advisor, Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT University grads must have a skill — guild president-elect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/University-grads-must-have-a-skill---guild-president-elect_18755110 DAVIANNE Tucker, 22-year-old president-elect of the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, plans to introduce some ambitious initiatives when she takes her seat next academic year. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Alpha' teacher wins tech prize http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Alpha--teacher-wins-tech-prize_18776446 TEACHER-LIBRARIAN at Convent of Mercy Academy 'Alpha' Hopplin Thompson is the winner of this year's Zed-Makeyla Technology Award for creative use of the classroom management software, RenWeb. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pay increase for early childhood teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Pay-increase-for-early-childhood-teachers_18773756 TEACHERS in the early childhood sector will be receiving a 15 per cent increase in allowance in two tranches this financial year. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT NCU students give to Mandeville hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/NCU-students-give-to-Mandeville-hospital_18774756 A group of communication studies students at Northern Caribbean University donated two nebulisers, five glucometers, a blood pressure machine and a microwave to the Accident and Emergency Department of Mandeville Regional Hospital last week. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Genius http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Genius_18766138 Philanthropist Lascelles Chin presents one of 14 copies of the book The Genius of China by Robert Temple to Ann Marie Francis-Bailey, Executive Secretary of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS), as part of his continuing contribution to the nation's libraries. He also donated copies of 1421 The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies, for a total of 28 books; one copy of each title for each parish library. The presentation was done at the JLS head office in Kingston. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Go-to guide for tertiary scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Go-to-guide-for-tertiary-scholarships_18776703 Cuba/Jamaica Bilateral Programme and Cuba/Caricom Scholarship Programme Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Fluency in Spanish a tremendous asset' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Fluency-in-Spanish-a-tremendous-asset-_18773791 THE Ministry of Education last week reiterated its appeal for students to become fluent in Spanish, describing it a "tremendous asset" which will open up scholarship and employment opportunities in the region and internationally. Local Education Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT