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 Thwaites: Education system must meet needs of labour market http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Thwaites--Education-system-must-meet-needs-of-labour-market-_17982270 EDUCATION Minister Ronald Thwaites has reiterated calls for the education system to produce graduates who can meet the requirements of the labour market. Local News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT How to get rich by 35 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-get-rich-by-35_17938667 NO one's goal is to end up a pauper, and while we work for our bosses and collect our pay cheques at the end of each month, our aim is really to get rich fast and retire early in comfort. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Merl Grove ambassadors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Merl-Grove-ambassadors_17945712 Tasha Kay Duhaney (centre), Miss Merl Grove 2014, is flanked by first and second runners-up Kasey Blake (right) and Cailia Adams. The girls participated in a school ambassador pageant on November 8, held to select an official school representative from the student body. Tasha Kay emerged winner from a field of 20 contestants. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT How to deal with a difficult boss http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-deal-with-a-difficult-boss_17931062 WORKING in a toxic environment with a hoggish boss can drain away the fun you are entitled to have while doing your daily tasks. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT PBS to open learning lounge for teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/PBS-to-open-learning-lounge-for-teachers_17925769 PRODUCTIVE Business Solutions (PBS) will be opening a custom-designed learning lounge by mid-December to provide free advanced training for teachers who have received tablets from PBS under the government's tablets in schools pilot project. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT FFP helps young medical student http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/FFP-helps-young-medical-student_17940815 THE charming smile reserved for patients on the wards at the Kingston Public Hospital would have, up to recently, belied the struggles Cordell Green was facing. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Hello from May Pen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Hello-from-May-Pen_17945348 This group of girls from May Pen Prep paused to say hi to the Observer team during a school tour last Tuesday. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Schools shine in fire safety competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Schools-shine-in-fire-safety-competition_17945966 IT was the experience of having started a fire that almost resulted in the destruction of her home which inspired young Canardia Simpson to enter the 2014 Jamaica Fire Brigade essay, poster and song competition. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT My worst job, ever http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/My-worst-job--ever_17926985 IN the job market, we often hear the phrase, 'The race is not for the swift, but for those who can endure'. And many people have had their endurance tested in jobs that they have taken for various reasons -- from the need to boost finances to getting required work experience. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Portmore Community College gets new building http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Portmore-Community-College-gets-new-building_17940869 A new building, constructed by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing at a cost of $2.9 million, was officially handed over to the Portmore Community College on November 5. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT CMI scholarship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CMI-scholarship_17946782 Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne (right), assists Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) president Grantley Stephenson (centre) and CSA conference and operations manager Dionne Mason-Gordon, in handing over a cheque valued at US $20,000 to Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) executive director Fritz Pinnock at CMI on Wednesday. Looking on are 3rd officer Kymani Seymour and navigation cadet Shane Salmon. The donation went towards a scholarship foundation established by the CSA for needy students at CMI. Browne was in Jamaica for CMI's graduation ceremony Thursday. (Photo: Michael Gordon) Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT CHASE signs MOU for training of early childhood teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CHASE-signs-MOU-for-training-of-early-childhood-teachers_17938973 THE Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, Education (CHASE) Fund has formalised its funding arrangement with six teacher-training institutions for the provision of scholarships in early childhood education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ducklings replace genitals in Turkish school texts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Ducklings-replace-genitals-in-Turkish-school-texts_17945921 PICTURES of human genitalia have been removed from a new edition of a standard biology school textbook in Turkey, sparking fresh criticism that the Islamic rooted-government is seeking to promote conservative values. Local Education Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT $114m for school tablet computer content http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-114-m-for-school-tablet-computer-content_17938027 THE Government has spent $114 million for the provision of electronic content on the tablet computers, under the Tablets in Schools pilot programme. Local News Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT A grand tea party http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-grand-tea-party_17891701 RJR Basic School in St Andrew had a mock wedding and tea party on November 6, geared at teaching the students social graces and customs as part of the early childhood curriculum. Here are some highlights. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Signs you are overworked http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Signs-you-are-overworked_17885807 THE math is simple: please the boss, get a raise or some other attractive perk. And as such some employees go above and beyond the call of duty in their jobs, often overworking themselves in the process. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT The right to MATERNITY LEAVE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-right-to-MATERNITY-LEAVE_17885760 SHAUNA-ANN (name changed) was recently dismissed from her job after she had her baby. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Recovering from the edge of extinction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Recovering-from-the-edge-of-extinction_17901464 Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Broad smiles were everywhere as the St Alban's Primary School fraternity recently witnessed the handover of cheques worth in excess of $330,000 for the development of the school. Central News Sun, 09 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT New greenhouse for Manning's http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-greenhouse-for-Manning-s_17863075 MANNING'S School has received a renovated 1,500 square ft greenhouse from Food for the Poor Jamaica in partnership with The Digicel Foundation. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT 5 of Jamaica's promising UWI graduates under 25 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/5-of-Jamaica-s-promising-UWI-graduates-under-25_17863113 THEY'RE five of Jamaica's influential youngsters, representative of what the country's youth are capable of. These young Jamaicans and University of the West Indies (UWI) graduates are smart and full of ideas, proving that the future of Jamaica is bright. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Do you take your job too seriously? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Do-you-take-your-job-too-seriously-_17885688 YOUR career will help build your network and your net worth, but when you move from working to live and start living to work, you may have your priorities jumbled. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT 182 get jobs through NYS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/182-get-jobs-through-NYS_17871187 ONE hundred and eighty-two tertiary graduates began the National Youth Service (NYS) Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP) on October 27 at public and private institutions islandwide. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Learning for Life programme helps to transform 100,000 lives http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Learning-for-Life-programme-helps-to-transform-100-000-lives_17885653 DIAGEO is celebrating the success of its Learning for Life global training programme, an initiative implemented to help individuals across regions develop their skills and build career opportunities. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Scotia Wealth team ignites Trench Town community at annual spelling bee http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Scotia-Wealth-team-ignites-Trench-Town-community-at-annual-spelling-bee_17871007 SOUNDS of laughter, joy and exuberance radiated from the TrenchTown Reading Centre on October 25, as children from the surrounding communities gathered to compete in the annual spelling bee hosted by volunteers from the Scotia Wealth Management team. Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT Hello there! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Hello-there--_17891674 Education Minister Ronald Thwaites meets with students of Bustamante High on day one of the Caribbean Child Research Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre on November 5. The two-day conference was held to promote children's rights. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Local Education Sun, 09 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT