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 Little Bee 2015 season begins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Little-Bee-2015-season-begins_18559687 THE 2015 season of the Little Bee Spelling Competition was formally opened earlier this month, with children's author Kellie Magnus calling on society to find more ways to enhance learning among young children. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Student fingers greenhouse in agri science success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Student-fingers-greenhouse-in-agri-science-success_18587146 TAYLOR McKenzie, the top-performing student in the 2014 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) agricultural science examination believes the recent renovation of a technologically based greenhouse at Manning's School is one of the major factors which allowed her to excel in the subject. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 38,000-plus for GSAT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/38-000-plus-for-GSAT_18609130 THE Ministry of Education has announced that 38,470 students are confirmed to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, 2015 in 1,112 centres across the island. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Qualified, employed... but unfulfilled http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Qualified--employed----but-unfulfilled_18595734 I went to school, did a business degree and now three-quarter ways into a job for which I am academically qualified, I am slowly and painfully realising that I am fighting a battle I will neither lose nor win. A battle I will not lose or win, is this professional limbo? Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Speak up against sexual harassment — HR officer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Speak-up-against-sexual-harassment---HR-officer_18512499 SEXUAL harassment is any unwelcome, unwanted pressure, or verbal, visual or physical contact of a sexual nature. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT MICO to encourage 'mathematical thinking' at Research Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MICO-to-encourage--mathematical-thinking--at-Research-Day_18608772 SCORES of secondary and tertiary students and teachers from across Jamaica are expected to participate in the Mico University College Research Day this Wednesday, March 25, at the institution's campus in Kingston. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 50 schools in less than 50 months http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/50-schools-in-less-than-50-months_18587152 VERONICA Baker, principal of New Testament Early Childhood Development Centre located in Wynter's Pen, St Catherine, is elated to have received the final basic school building under Food For The Poor's (FFP) 'Jamaica 50' campaign. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT MSBM hosts Emotional Intelligence seminar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MSBM-hosts-Emotional-Intelligence-seminar_18587069 IN response to a call by employers for more rounded employees who possess not only academic training, but also notable soft skills such as Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) recently hosted a student seminar on the subject. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sandals launches regional management exposure programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-launches-regional-management-exposure-programme_18595637 OVER the next 12 months, 100 managers and supervisors at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts across the Caribbean will be the first to participate in Sandals Resorts International's (SRI) newest training initiative -- the Management Exposure Programme (MEXP), the hotel said in a release to the Jamaica Observer. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Like father, like son http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Like-father--like-son_18587161 On March 10, Professor Michael Taylor (second right), senior lecturer and director of the Climate Studies Group at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, delivered the 2015 GraceKennedy Foundation lecture on the topic 'Why Climate Demands Change' at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. It was 23-three years ago that he sat in the same hotel and listened to his father, Reverend Burchell Taylor (second left), deliver the Foundation's lecture: 'Free for All? A Question of Morality and Community'. Here, GraceKennedy chairman Professor Gordon Shirley (centre) presents Rev Taylor with a gift of appreciation for the presentations made by the father-son duo, in both 1992 and 2015. Sharing in the moment are: Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie, chairman of GraceKennedy Foundation and Don Wehby, Group CEO. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT LIME title sponsors of MyLocker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/LIME-title-sponsors-of-MyLocker_18587149 IN keeping with its goal to use technology to meet people's educational needs, telecommunication firm LIME has invested $350,000 in MyLocker -- an interactive, video-based learning platform delivered to subscribers over the Internet. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT A sign of thanks http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-sign-of-thanks_18549007 Nickay Colquhoun (left), a student of the Jamaica School for the Deaf says thanks to JMMB Montego Bay branch team members Floyd Lewis and Tracey-Ann Myrie (right) for a recent donation to the school. The donation will assist the school to provide professional development programmes to teachers with a view to fostering a cutting-edge teaching and learning environment. Shadean Wynter (foreground) and Sophia Reid, also of the Jamaica School for the Deaf, shared in the moment. Local Education Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT NEVA gets high scores http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/NEVA-gets-high-scores_18548997 FOR Dr Neva Alexander, returning resident and proprietor of National Educational Venture Alliance (NEVA), a private firm aimed at assisting students with test preparation and educational recruitment based in Jamaica and the United States, she saw a need to guide local students in their preparation for test and applications for overseas colleges and universities. This gave her the impetus to return home and start her own business, registering NEVA two years ago. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Service builds self http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Service-builds-self_18566430 OFTENTIMES we hear of the need to balance our lives and find time to serve the community. We hear of the fulfilment of giving back, but do we really know the long-term benefits these organisations can give us? Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT When work 'plays mas' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/When-work--plays-mas-_18558229 When most people think carnival the first thought is the beautiful costumes on display. The music is great, but the magic and splendour of carnival are the sights. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guadian's Employee of the Year http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Guadian-s-Employee-of-the-Year-_18567414 Eric Hosin, president of Guardian Life Limited, presents Annett Lennon, supervisor, corporate services, her Employee of the Year award at Guardian Life's 15th Annual Awards ceremony held on Friday morning at the Jamaica Pegasus. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT UTech partners with Great Shape! Inc for world-class dental prosthetic lab http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-partners-with-Great-Shape--Inc-for-world-class-dental-prosthetic-lab_18561122 MANY Jamaicans will have more reasons to smile, thanks to the humanitarian work being done to provide free dentures and partial dentures at the University of Technology, Jamaica's (UTech) recently established Dental Prosthetic Laboratory at the School of Oral Health Sciences, through its partnership with Great Shape! Inc. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT It’s Francophonie Week http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/It-s-Francophonie-Week_18554310 AMBASSADOR of France to Jamaica Jean-Michel Despax officially opened French Language and the Francophonie Week with a cocktail reception and a screening of the Haitian film Biguine at the embassy's Hillcrest Avenue office on Friday. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT BPO to yield 6,400 additional jobs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/BPO-to-yield-6-400-additional-jobs_18567087 Approximately 6,400 additional jobs are expected to be created in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry within the next fiscal year. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SJF supporting the study of Spanish http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/SJF-supporting-the-study-of-Spanish_18561278 THE Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) was once again pleased to award scholarships to young Jamaicans who show a talent for, and an interest in the Spanish language. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hosin: Math skills lead to higher-paying jobs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Hosin--Math-skills-lead-to-higher-paying-jobs_18561272 President of Guardian Life Limited Eric Hosin has noted that graduates who pursue careers that require proficiency in mathematics, such as actuaries, gain better-paying jobs in Jamaica and across the globe. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Diversity and automation to rule 2020 HR needs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Diversity-and-automation-to-rule-2020-HR-needs_18554283 ARGUING that as much as 47 per cent of the jobs now performed manually will be automated by 2020, Alcan professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development Anthony Clayton is urging university students to diversify their areas of study, and is calling on tertiary education institutions to do likewise by revising their curricula to adequately prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Workforce 2035 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Workforce-2035_18560379 THE RJR/ Citizens' Advice Bureau Basic School hosted their annual career day on Thursday, March 12. A large feature of the day was that the little came dressed to represent their career ambitions. During the day they were treated to talks and demonstrations from different professional to pique further interest in the world of work. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT What's in a brand...image? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/What-s-in-a-brand---image-_18566432 Brands play an active part in any consumer life. Whether you support a product or not is usually pegged to a knowlegde of a name, a brand. But how do we formulate in our minds an impression of any product or service provider is link to what we know about it; its brand image. Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT All set for GSAT this week http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/All-set-for-GSAT-this-week_18567912 The Ministry of Education has reported that all is in place for the 2015 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Local Education Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT