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Coronavirus from A-Z A glossary of terms related to the virus and its spread

The situation of the coronavirus outbreak is changing fast. And news and information about the disease can be overwhelming, not least of which are the many new, confusing, and technical terms being used about the outbreak. Understanding these terms is essential to helping people stay... Read More

US army vet studies criminal justice at NCU
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — After four years in the United States army and a tour in South Korea, veteran Antoine Walker has returned to Jamaica, the land he considers home.... Read More

Work from home...but only in theory
What a difference a month makes! Like other life-changing events - say the birth or death of a loved one, or a world war - the effects tend to have a profound impact on our individual and collective perspective. This is what the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to do,...... Read More

E-learning to the rescue
The islandwide school closure resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has turned the spotlight on local and regional e-learning providers, several of which are offering free access to their sites during the public health emergency.... Read More

Below the Bonnet

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Magna Motors commemorates five years of operations in Jamaica this year. In addition to giving customers more #ReasonsToDrive with its 5-5-5-5-5 promotion over the next five months, Magna Motors plans to highlight members of its talented staff. Below, Dervan Saunchez, a... Read More

Students to continue learning while at home during 14-day period - MoE

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

The following is the full text of bulletion 48/2020 which the Ministry of Education dispatched to regional directors, school board chairmen and principals of all public educational institutions on Thursday last advising of the closure of schools for 14 consecutive days and outlining ways for... Read More

NCU suspends classes until March 30

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has announced the suspension of face-to-face classes on all its campuses effective Monday, March 16, 2020 in response to the onset of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Read More

CIBC FirstCaribbean puts in safety rail at Shortwood Practising

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Shortwood Practising Infant, Primary and Junior High School is a safer school thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank which financed the installation of a safety rail to protect students using the corridor and stairs on the grades 1-4... Read More

COVID-19 jobs: Virologist

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Virologists study viruses that affect humans, animals, insects, bacteria, fungi, and plants in community, clinical, agricultural, and natural environments. Their primary work is to figure out how diseases like AIDS, SARS, COVID-19, and hepatitis spread, in order to prevent more rampant... Read More

First SagicorLEAD cohort graduates

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Thirteen employees of Sagicor Group Jamaica who have spent the past 18 months in the company's leadership development programme graduated two Fridays ago. Read More

What's the big deal with experience, anyway? - Part 2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Dear Ashley: Read More

It's Oneika!

Young woman wins inaugural creative entrepreneurship challenge | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

A week ago, development studies master's student Oneika Young was convinced her efforts to come out ahead in a business start-up competition had been dashed. Imagine her feeling then, when on Thursday the South South Collective named her winner of its Creative Enterprise... Read More

And the winners are...

Sunday, March, 8 2020    

HUNDREDS of students from 29 schools across the island gathered at Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last weekend, Friday and Saturday February 28 and 29, for the NCB Foundation-sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Jamaica National Robotics Competition. Read More

What's the big deal with experience anyway? — Pt 1

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 8 2020    

Dear Career Advisor:Why does it appear that all employers are asking for candidates with experience? How are we, as young people, to get experience if we are not given a chance to prove ourselves? It can't be fair! What's the big deal with this stress on requiring... Read More

Job Spotlight: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Sunday, March, 8 2020    

INCREASING production to become more profitable is the goal of every manufacturer, and companies rely upon an advanced manufacturing engineer to achieve that goal. Read More


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