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 Manufacturing jobs jump by 10 per cent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Manufacturing-jobs-jump-by-10-per-cent_18857788 THE sectors that grew the most in terms of number of people employed between January 2014 to January 2015 were 'Manufacturing' and 'Transport, Storage and Communication', according to information published by the Ministry of Labour. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Senior citizens complete computer training course http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Senior-citizens-complete-computer-training-course_18857779 SEVENTEEN senior citizens from Montego Bay graduated a week ago from a computer training course designed by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) to assist members to use its online banking service. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT ‘The moment art really connected for me’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-The-moment-art-really-connected-for-me-_18857765 TWENTY-four budding visual artists from the American International School of Kingston (AISK) swept the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) visual arts competition on March 29, earning the Summit Award for the Top School. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Celebration http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Celebration_18863040 Colourful blue and yellow balloons are released into the air in symbolic celebration of the launch of EduCom Cooperative Credit Union Limited, last Thursday. The credit union, which is a merger of the AAMM and UWI (Mona) credit unions, is the fifth largest in Jamaica, with an asset base of over $5.4 billion and membership of over 27,000. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sandals Corporate University principal gets international award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-Corporate-University-principal-gets-international-award_18849993 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Principal of Sandals Corporate University (SCU) Dr Phillip Brown, was among six people recently honoured by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) for outstanding leadership in hospitality training and education. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT A promotion is not an entitlement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-promotion-is-not-an-entitlement_18850251 Dear Career Advisor, Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT For the love of reading http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/For-the-love-of-reading_18857817 WASHINGTON, DC — The Read Across Jamaica Foundation (RAJF), a non-profit organisation promoting literacy across Jamaica, is seeking to raise US$3,000 by May 18 to buy and distribute books to Jamaican schools. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Your phone could disqualify you from CSEC exams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Your-phone-could-disqualify-you-from-CSEC-exams_18797732 CLAREMONT, St Ann — Educator Sonia Lee has warned students who will be sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams this May/June that if they are caught with cellphones during the exams, they will be disqualified. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'A cut above the rest' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-A-cut-above-the-rest-_18849924 IT is not a traditional high school, but that has not been a deterrent for students attending Old Harbour High, who consistently perform well academically, and excel in sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities. Local News Fri, 01 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT 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