Careers & Education

Shashana Lawrence is LASCO Nurse of the Year

Shashana Lawrence, 2014/2015 LASCO Nurse of the Year, receives her trophy from
Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson (second left), chairman and chief executive
officer of LASCO Group of Companies Lascelles Chin (second right), and managing
director of LASCO Distributors Limited Peter Chin.

CRITICAL care nurse Shashana Lawrence was in disbelief on being declared the 2014/2015 LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year. As the youngest nominee, the 30-year-old said, although she scored high marks in the final round of the judging, she thought a more experienced and mature nurse would have received th ... Read More

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association Mark Nicely JTA braces for legal action from losing presidential candidate
Dr Mark Nicely, president of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) says his organisation is prepari ... Read More

Red Stripe Jamaica’s
outbound logistics
manager Rennae
Ennis-Lutas. The outbound logistics manager
AFTER serving as a telemarketer, secretary, receptionist, data entry clerk, export account clerk, ex ... Read More

Earl Cummings
on the job. AC tech with the Midas touch
AN eternal optimist who is as jovial and hardworking as he is dedicated to his purpose, Sandals Roya ... Read More

Glenmuir wins in photo competition

By AINSWORTH MORRIS Career & Education writer | Sunday, July 20, 2014    

The top three performing students in the 2014 JN Foundation Resolution Project (from second
left) Carl Simpson, Jodi Morgan and Mikhail Henry, share a moment with Alicia Glasgow (left),
former project officer for the JN Foundation Resolution Project; Earl Jarrett, chairman of JN
Foundation and Amashika Lorne, project officer, JN Resolution Project.

JODI Morgan, final-year student at Glenmuir High, has been named the most outstanding participant in the 2014 Jamaica National (JN) Foundation Resolution Project. She beat out 108 secondary school students who submitted photographs for the annual project, copping the winning awards in the categories of Body Image Male, Emerging Photo Advocate, and People's Choice Award. "I am elated. It came as a surprise to have received so many awards. Being a member of the JN Resolution Project was a humbli ... Read More

She's a winner

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

She’s a winner

Wadada Dixon of Watsonton Primary School in Clarendon, winner of the best poem award in the LASCO Re-Leaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP), shares lens time with Stephen Newland, LASCO REAP programme director, at the awards ceremony at Hope Gardens recently. She's a winner --> Read More

Book lists reduced for new school year

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

THE Ministry of Education says book lists distributed by schools for the next academic year have been significantly reduced compared to previous years. The reduction is a result of the ministry's recent decision to restrict supplementary textbooks to only those it approved and to limit the quantity required per student in each grade. Following this exercise, students in grades one to three are now required to purchase one language arts and one maths textbook only. Students in grades four to si ... Read More

West End graduation

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

West End graduation

Carisha Crowl (left), teacher at West End Early Childhood Institution in Negril, Westmoreland, presents tokens of appreciation to Kendra Johnson of the Sandals Foundation during the institution's recent graduation ceremony. West End is one of 26 schools across the Caribbean which have been adopted by and receive support from the Sandals Foundation, including participation in the organisation's Reading Road Trip. Education is one of the Sandals Foundation's focus areas. West End graduation --> ... Read More

Edufocal awards top GSAT, CSEC students

BY GORGETTE BECKFORD Career & Education writer | Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Edufocal CEO Gordon Swaby (back right) and Edufocal Chairman Peter Levy pose with Edufocal GSAT and CSEC awardees (from
left) Matthew Irving, Shamique Francis, Shantol Barton, Tyrese Bryan, Thaia Malcom, Danielle Lindo, and Kariem Lloyd.

EDUFOCAL has awarded nine students for performance in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Shamique Francis (last year's top GSAT performer), David Ramdeen, and Shantol Barton (top performer) were awarded for excellent work in CSEC, while Danielle Lindo, Thaia Malcom, Kariem Lloyd, Courtney Seivwright, Matthew Irving, and Tyrese Bryan (top performer) were awarded for their work in the GSAT. In addition to the plaques and ... Read More

Career talk for Campbell's Castle Primary

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Senior reliability engineer
Karen Walker interacts with
students at Campbell’s Castle
Primary School during a
Jamalco in Schools session
recently.

JUST over 100 students at Campbell's Castle Primary School in south Manchester recently benefitted from a presentation that focused on careers in the engineering field. The presentation was an initiative of the Alcoa Women Network and formed part of the Jamalco in Schools programme which seeks to educate young minds about the industry. Senior Reliability Engineer Karen Walker advised the students that in her area of specialisation -- predictive engineering — great emphasis is placed on ... Read More

PHOTO: Here Sir! Calabar history

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

HERE, SIR! CALABAR HISTORY

Former Prime Minister P J Pattersoon (second left), as well as Dr Vin Lawrence (left), Calabar High Principal Albert Corcher (second right), and Rev Karl Johnson (right), chairman of school board, peruse a copy of The History of Calabar High School 1912-2012 written by Arnold Bertram (centre). Occasion was the official launch of the book at Sagicor Auditorium in New Kingston last Thursday. Patterson, himself a Calabar old boy, in his guest address, praised Bertram -- also a Calabar past student ... Read More

Two St Elizabeth schools to be upgraded

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

TWO schools in St Elizabeth are to benefit from improvement works which will create a more comfortable environment for students and teachers. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) signed contracts valued at approximately $29 million on July 11 for the refurbishing of Austin Primary located in Myersfield, and Bethlehem All-age and Infant School in Malvern. The projects, which are to be undertaken over a period of three months, are being done through the community investment project financed ... Read More

Top GSAT students

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Top GSAT students-20

After being named the top GSAT student overall and receiving prizes for scoring the highest grades in five GSAT subjects, Mount Airy All-Age graduate Brittanie Morgan (third left) needed some help holding all her awards during the school's recent graduation ceremony. Here she receives support from Mayor Bertel Moore (right); Principal Karen Anderson McKenzie (third right); guest speaker Evelyn Walden-West (second left); and Sandals Foundation representatives Kendra Johnson (left) and Trevesa Da ... Read More

Bill Express invests in education

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

PATH top scholars and GKMS executives are all smiles at the Top Achievers’ Awards ceremony.
Front row L- R: Toshiba Alexander; Kayann Boucher, Elizabeth Brown and Texroy Brown. Back
row L-R: Sandra Forbes of GKMS; Shanna-Kay Wright; Sherika Anderson and Michael
McNaughton, also of GKMS.

BILL Express has pumped $540,000 into this year's Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) Top Achievers' Awards. The two top scholars — Toshiba Alexander of Knox College and Texroy Brown of Dinthill Technical High -- attained 10 and nine distinctions respectively in the 2013 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and will each receive a cash prize of $120,000. Alexander is a prefect and member of her school's quiz team and environmental club, w ... Read More



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