Career & Education

Meet Zoran Watkis

Zoran Watkis, the 23-year-old project engineer and operator at LNG company New Fortress Energy (NFE), knew from an early age that he wanted to contribute to innovation, and that he wanted to make an impact. That's what fuelled his decision to study mechanical... Read More

Helping your child cope with exam pressure
It is the time of year when fifth and sixth formers, as well as tertiary level students, are preparing for major examinations. The quantity and depth of the material to be studied and learnt may leave them feeling overwhelmed, and even chronically anxious. Parents may...... Read More

The 'Rosalee' among thorns
ST ANN, Jamaica — Growing up in the idyllic parish of St Ann, Rosalee Arscott always pictured herself as a woman on top in her career. Little did she know, however, that this long-held dream would come to fruition by chance in what is still a male-dominated industry in Jamaica...... Read More

UWI, Brock University discuss institute for Canada-Caribbean studies
AFTER years of partnering on various initiatives, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Ontario-based Brock University are now considering the creation of an institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies.... Read More

Stock Exchange opens up to students

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

Students from Knox Community College in Clarendon were the first to participate in an institutional outreach programme by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in observance of the exchange's 50th anniversary. Read More

Canadian college live streams Research Day to C'bbean

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

For the first time in its nine-year existence, Durham College's Research Day was live streamed to multiple islands in the Caribbean in partnership with Digicel and People and Place Inc. The event, which occurred on Thursday, was executed under the theme 'Advancing... Read More

EdTech key to improved educational outcomes — IT business owner

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

LOCAL EdTech company Camble & Co Innovations last week called for the Government to look to educational technology as a viable solution to the challenges affecting the educational system in Jamaica. The company, which provides interactive e-learning apps and software, is confident that with... Read More

Govt to provide funding for ICT entrepreneurs

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Government will be providing funding for promising entrepreneurs engaged in information and communications technology (ICT) this fiscal year. Read More

West St Andrew Kiwanians shore up basic schools' breakfast pantry

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

Recognising the importance of breakfast in improving mental alertness and physical energy at the start of the day, the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, courtesy of Lasco Distributors, recently donated breakfast supplies to three Corporate Area infant... Read More

Stop wasting your breath on these repetitive phrases!

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

We may complain about our parents asking us the same questions over and over, but let's face it: We are all guilty of repetition. Even some of our most everyday language is repetitive. Like “close proximity”. Proximity, by definition, means “nearness... Read More

City and Guilds establishes new tool to validate training credentials

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

GOVERNMENT, through the Ministry of Education Youth and Information, has announced that it will be subsidising some 5,500 students of the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to sit the City and Guilds' (C&G) Customer Service #8992 qualification at Levels 1 & 2. Read More

Having it all

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

One would think that the many trophies in her office or her recent promotion to assistant vice president of capital markets at Sagicor Investments are among Mischa McLeod-Hines' greatest accomplishments. But as she tells the Jamaica Observer, balancing her work and home life is the thing she... Read More

Speak up!

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

For the third-straight year, the Campion College Modern Language Club on Wednesday partnered with Instituto Venezolano para la Cultura y Cooperación (IVCC) to stage 'Speak Up!', a language immersion workshop to assist students with their speaking skills in Spanish and... Read More

JMMB lending up to $5.2 million to MSBM students

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

JMMB Bank and The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) have announced a partnership in which they will offer up to 100 per cent financing for postgraduate students in the department's programme, effective April 1. Read More

NCU, CXC agree to transfer of CAPE credits

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica — Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has entered into an agreement with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to award transfer credit to students with Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) certification. Read More



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