Career & Education

Building on dad's legacy

Ask 20-year-old Christon Jones why he is pursuing agricultural studies with hopes of specialising in veterinary medicine and he'll tell you in one word — dad.His father, Christopher Jones, owns and operates a cattle farm in Steerfield, St Ann. Read More

What difference does my e-mail address make?
Dear Career Advisor:... Read More

Mona Heights takes 2019 Western Union IPLEDGE Primary Schools Debate title
Mona Heights basked in the glory of lifting the Western Union IPLEDGE Primary Schools Debate trophy in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.... Read More

NGO inspires young people to get involved in peace building
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) Youth Inspiring Positive Change JA Limited is seeking to engage young people as effective agents of change in the peace building process through a Youth for Peace JA National Campaign.... Read More

Stay-at-home dads and paternity leave: redefining the role of men in the corporate world

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

It's common knowledge that Father's Day doesn't get the same treatment that Mother's Day does. That's partly due to the fact that women often pick up the slack for men. However, enough credit isn't given to the male of the species who are true leaders in their own right, both at work and at... Read More

GraceKennedy names Birthright interns for 2019

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) announced late last week that it will host four university students from the USA, UK and Canada for a five-week professional and cultural internship in Jamaica, from June 28 to August 7, 2019. Read More

UCC public lecture to discuss Jamaica's experience under the IMF Stand-By Arrangement

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) announced on Friday that it is inviting students, representatives from the financial sector, and other stakeholders to participate in a public lecture on its main campus on Tuesday, June 11. Read More

WHO classifies burnout as 'occupational phenomenon'

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally classified a phenomenon that's casually been bandied about the workplace for the past few decades at least — Burnout. Read More

Following her father's footsteps

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The constant theft of her family's livestock made Sonique Bennett's dream of studying veterinary science a challenge. But not one to give up, having adopted the trait from her father, the 24-year-old is today an award-winning bull trainer, and a recent graduate of the... Read More

Unmasking excellence

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The local arm of Junior Achievement, which teaches entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness to primary and high school students, bestowed awards on 40 companies and individuals at its Champions for Youth Awards Banquet two Fridays... Read More

Schools awarded seed funding for social enterprise projects

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

T he eight schools in phase two of the British Council's Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools Programme each recently received close to $100,000 in seed funding to kick-start their projects. Read More

Teaching our children to reason

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

Thinking happens automatically, but we don't always think critically or logically. For that to happen, and for good and robust thinking to become second nature, as with everything else, practice is required. Read More

'At the end of every occupation there's a dollar sign'

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

As a child, Lawrence Lynch was accustomed to seeing his grandfather toiling on his farm in St Thomas. The farm, which featured livestock and vegetables, provided the financial support that Zedekiah Duffus used to support his 11 children. Read More


Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Petrol distribution and marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited (RUBiS) undertook several projects to engage children at Adastra Basic School in Rockfort during Child Month, including Children's Day and Labour Day. The company, headquartered on Windward Road, has... Read More

Who run the world?

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

My , how things and times have changed. If you went into a coma about five or so years ago and just regained consciousness, you'd be surprised at the updates regarding the progress made on gender equality in particular. One needs to look no further than the #MeToo... Read More


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