From the bush to the brewery

With a chuckle, Ann Marie McGeachy recalls how, after seeking employment on a construction site, she was told by the foreman that she was too pretty for the job. Back then, an unemployed McGeachy was not amused, having a young daughter to feed and few options in the big... Read More

Intelligence is not static: Developing a growth mindset in your child
Intelligence is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”. Many believe that intelligence is fixed, and some parents even refer to their child as a 'dunce' if he or she is...... Read More

Hi from Hayes!
These two little beauties from Hayes Infant and Primary School — Marissa Clarke(left) and Petashae Dyer — were partof a troupe which performed a cultural piece at Friday's ground-breaking ceremony for New Fortress Energy's gas-fired... Read More

Glenmuir edges out Immaculate for maths quiz win
In an impressive show of intellect and mathematical prowess, student teams from Glenmuir High and Immaculate Conception competed for the winning trophy in the finals of the inaugural University of Technology, Jamaica Mathematics Quiz Competition last Thursday.... Read More

Can I be fired for bad attitude?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I find myself in constant conflict with my boss who has recently threatened to fire me. Can I be fired for what my boss calls my bad attitude?Regards, CJ Dear CJ: Read More

Salada, UCA partner to train, hire students

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

The inability to finance tuition fees and later, to secure gainful post-graduate employment are two common woes often echoed by university students. Read More

Lifelong learning key to success — Williams

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

Those who attended the recent Vocational Training and Development Institute (VTDI) graduation at Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre would have come away with one of three take-aways: the continued relevance of vocational ability, the importance of life-long... Read More

Jermaine's artistic journey to success

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

'Talent is not sufficient for longevity in the career'. Read More

LASCO, MoEYI name 13 finalists for 2017-2018

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

The 20th iteration of the Principal and Teacher of the Year competition co-sponsored by LASCO and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI), has announced the 13 finalists for this year. Read More

GG appoints 2018 crop of I Believe ambassadors

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on Thursday pinned the 37 I Believe Initiative (IBI) ambassadors who will serve for 2018. Read More

Cyber security conference this week

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

The University of the West Indies and its partners will host the fifth National Cyber Security Conference this week under the theme 'Understanding FinTech, Ransomware and Cyber Threats to Governance'. Read More

Students invited to enter Caricom essay competition

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

Tertiary and secondary students are invited to enter the CARICOM Energy Month Regional Youth Essay Competition. Read More

Seabed authority introduces Award for Excellence

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

The International Seabed Authority has issued a call for nominations for the Secretary-General Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research. Read More

Mico Gold Medal awardee: Clinton Hutton

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

Over the next few weeks the Jamaica Observer will feature each of the five Mico University College Alumni Association's Gold Medal awardees for 2017. This is the fourth instalment.   Read More

Security ministry, HEART Trust/NTA partner to help rehabilitate inmates

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

T he second of two cohorts of correctional officers from the Department of Correctional Services has started training under the HEART Trust/NTA's Train the Trainer project aimed at equipping them to deliver National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica... Read More


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