Career & Education

Scores of students flock UTech Open House

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western Jamaica descended on the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to see what the university had to... Read More

True Blue brew
Lauren LeFranc, a Jamaican entrepreneur residing in the United Kingdom, has won a graduate award from City University of London to expand her already established coffee business — JA Island Roasters. As part of her award package Le Franc also secured a location for her business at the...... Read More

Ever thought of becoming a food/agricultural scientist?
If you've ever explored the ways flavours combine to create a new taste, or thought of ways to increase the shelf life of certain foods, a career in food science could be for you.But those aren't the only two options available. Among other things, food scientists:... Read More

Use information to make a difference in the world — education minister
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has charged young people to use information to increase their own knowledge and marketability and to make a positive difference in the world.... Read More

ACCA, CXC ink deal to improve accounting, other exams

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have signed an agreement to improve the outcomes of finance, accounting and management exams at the regional level. Read More

Meggo makes his mark

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — When Romaine Meggo, a front-desk agent at Grand Pineapple Negril visited Sandals Negril in 2015, he had no idea that it would soon become his full-time stomping ground. He also didn't envision being named the Diamond Team Member after working at the resort... Read More

Sagicor staff funds, awards educational grants

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The financial burden of school expenses has been eased for three high school students following their receipt of educational grants contributed by the staff of Sagicor Group Jamaica. Read More

Vincent HoSang UWI venture competition 2017 launched

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINCE the inception of the Vincent HoSang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) in 2002, many participating teams have been able to successfully transition their business concepts into commercially viable entities. Several teams have also moved on to represent the UWI, Mona,... Read More

Heritage payouts jump to US$36.8M

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The Jamaican arm of Canada-based education savings plan (ESP) Heritage International has announced that the amount it has paid out to subscribers for tertiary education in the past year has increased by almost US$6 million. Read More

Communications professional hosts parenting seminar

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Maverick Communications Limited is seeking to stimulate interest in a parenting seminar it is staging at the end of the month. Read More

Is 'irregardless' a word?

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Having heard this word one too many times, even from people we thought should have been better informed, we sought guidance from the holy grail — the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Read More

SRC invites entries for science competitions

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is alerting students that it is now accepting entries for its science-based essay and oratory, performing arts and poster competitions scheduled to take place between November 2017 and February 2018. Read More

Teacher out of work for three years

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

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CASE interim president targets university status in five years

Friday, October, 13 2017    

INTERIM President of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Dr Derrick Deslandes plans to transform the multidisciplinary tertiary institution into a university within the next five years. Read More

Maggotty High celebrates 'whole' day

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Maggotty , St Elizabeth — Maggotty High School in St Elizabeth has finally replaced the shift system with a whole day structure, and according to principal Sean Graham, all stakeholders are pleased. Read More


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