Careers & Education

Cross Keys High starts sixth form today

THWAITES… gives blessing to programme

STUDENTS who live in and around South Manchester will have the opportunity to pursue Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level studies at Cross Keys High School, situated in that area, which commences its sixth form programme today. Principal Ralph Nelson, who made the disclosure in a ... Read More

Guild executives with some of the children who were treated. UWI Guild gives back to August Town
JUST two weeks into the start of the new academic year, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Guil ... Read More

workload was hard
and his
Sharon. 9 ones for Avaughn Prendergast
LIFE in the sleepy, rural district of Victoria, St Catherine, was not the best launching pad for a c ... Read More

Let’s talk about engineering Let's talk about engineering
Dr Morais Guy (2nd right), minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housin ... Read More

Venture capital experience for MSBM students

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Lashana Whyte (left) and Latoya Thompson-Hall (2nd left), students of the Mona
School of Business & Management, are introduced to Nigel Romano, vice
president operations of the Caribbean Development Bank by Klao Bell-Lewis,
head of communications at the CDB.

MONA School of Business and Management (MSBM) students Lashana Whyte and Latoya Thompson Hall got valuable lessons in funding entrepreneurship, as guests of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) at the second annual Development Bank of Jamaica venture capital conference held September 9 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. "The conference created an invaluable opportunity for emerging and experienced entrepreneurs to learn about and get up to date with developments in venture capital funding which ... Read More

PHOTO: A Holy Trinity greeting

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

These four young ladies from Holy Trinity High School paused for a moment to smile after performing at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s job fair and
employability session at the Knutsford Court Hotel on September 10. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

These four young ladies from Holy Trinity High School paused for a moment to smile after performing at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's job fair and employability session at the Knutsford Court Hotel on September 10. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) A Holy Trinity greeting --> Read More

Wolmer's Boys' to open new auditorium

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Anglican Lord Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Dr Howard
Gregory (left); Education Minister Ronald Thwaites; school trustee and
chairman of the Wolmer's Boys school fundraising committee Douglas
Orane (2nd right); and school principal Dr Walton Small (right)
converse before the start of the groundbreaking ceremony for
construction of the multi-million dollar auditorium.

COME April 2015, Wolmer's Boys' School will open a new state-of-the-art, energy-efficient auditorium. Dr Walton Small, principal of the 285-year-old institution, said since 1991 the school has been without an auditorium. The $170-million building will utilise the natural elements to foster conservation. "All the rain water that is wasted will be collected. We're going to be building tanks so we can store that water by means of water harvesting. We will also be using solar energy to power part ... Read More

Arnold Foote Foundation disburses over $1m to CARIMAC students

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Arnold Foote (2nd right), shares his contact information with recipients of the inaugural Arnold
Foote Foundation Scholarship: Yohan Lee, Odile Blake (2nd left) and Kevoy Jackson.

THE Arnold Foote Foundation has handed over cheques totalling $1,050,000 to three outstanding Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) students enrolled in the bachelor of arts integrated marketing communications (IMC) programme for the 2014-2015 academic year. They are Odile Blake, Kevoy Jackson and Yohan Lee, who each received $350,000 toward tuition, books and miscellaneous charges. Arnold Foote, chairman of Advertising & Marketing (Ja) Ltd, who was instrumental in the ... Read More

Video workshops a success

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

learn to operate
a video camera.

SOME of Jamaica's leading players in the film/television industry this summer shared their knowledge and skills with 30 young people over 12 days. Drawn from a cross-section of Jamaican society, the 18 to 25-year-olds were exposed, between August 11 and 16 and August 25 to 30, to various facets of the industry. The workshops were offered by Phase Three free of charge to participants as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The participants gave the workshops a big thumbs up. "The worksh ... Read More

Chancellor sees UWI progress in medical research

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

A stroke patient going through her prescribed exercise regime on
the treadmill. The safety harness eliminates the risk of falling.

SIR George Alleyne, chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), has commended the work being done at UWI Solutions for Developing Countries (UWI SODECO), a trans-discipline research entity pursuing solutions to medical and broader socio-economic problems affecting small and developing countries. The chancellor was on his first official visit to the newest medical research facility at UWI, Mona recently, when he was briefed about its research progamme by Professor Terrence Forrester, ... Read More

PHOTO: How do you do?

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

How do you do?

Janet Quarrie (2nd left), project analyst at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Errol Miller, chief technical officer in the Ministry of Labour & Social Security, meet participants at a job fair/employability session at the Knutsford Court Hotel on September 10. The session was hosted by the ministry's Labour Market Information System (LMIS). The LMIS, a free web-based one-stop data information source for job search and placement, is administered by the ministry's Electronic La ... Read More

Government expands opportunities under CAP

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

THE Ministry of Education has expanded opportunities for more than 6,000 students, age 16 to 18, to receive career-related training in 53 institutions islandwide for this school year. Under the revamped Career Advancement Programme (CAP), sixth-form students who are pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) have the option of pursuing both the academic and vocational pathways that will enable them to receive dual certification. The CAP sixth form option will include a skil ... Read More

COK awards scholarships, grants

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Jacqueline Mighty, CEO of
COK Sodality Credit Union, is
assisted by directors of the
board Trevor Blake (centre)
and Al Chambers (right) in
presenting a symbolic cheque
to some of the recipients of
the credit union’s annual

COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union has awarded over half a million dollars in academic bursaries, grants, and scholarships to primary, secondary and tertiary students who have performed exceptionally at their respective levels. At its recently concluded awards ceremony for the annual scholarship programme, students were awarded cash incentives through the Paul Chevannes Scholarship, the Carter-Carter Scholarship, the Bertie Morris Scholarship and the Margaret Rodgers Foundation Grant progra ... Read More

Back-to-school book grants for children of employees of Continental Baking Company

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Back-to-school book grants for children of
employees of Continental Baking Company

Some of the children of employees of Continental Baking Company gather recently after receiving grants. Eighty-eight children of staff members received $10,000 grants to help with back-to-school expenses. The company, owners of the National, HTB and HoMade brands, started the tradition some 27 years ago. The present chairman, Butch Hendrickson, like his father Karl who started the initiative, said he is deeply committed to the National family, and has therefore ensured that this charitable pro ... Read More



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