Career & Education

Glengoffe reviving straw weaving tradition to tackle unemployment

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

A group of teenage boys watching curiously as 85-year-old Olga Stephens demonstrate basic straw-weaving techniques is not a scene witnessed often in the rural community of Glengoffe, St Catherine. But members of the rural community, once considered the mecca of straw weaving in Jamaica, are... Read More

Munro, Hampton take M&M maths competition

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Munro College and Hampton School dominated the 2018 staging of M&M Mathematics Competition, the finals of which were recently staged in St Elizabeth. Read More

CIPR to establish network in Jamaica

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) International Committee member and accredited practitioner, Richard Rose has announced plans to establish a network in Jamaica for public relations and communications practitioners, and like-minded professionals, interested in discussing and... Read More

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open July 1

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The Rhodes Trust has announced that applications for the Rhodes Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on July 1 for most of the Rhodes constituencies. Read More

Don't break your child's sleep regimen during the summer

Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The days have definitely become longer and school summer break is right around the corner. As the daylight hours lengthen, many parents become relaxed and a consistent sleep schedule for kids often get thrown out. In fact, sleep is usually one of the most disrupted routines over the summer... Read More

Lessons my daddy has taught me

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Father: Mark SimpsonChildren: Nathaniel, 8, and Kyle, 10 He has taught us a lot and is always teaching us things. He has taught us to care about others and to think before we act.   Read More

Taking the lead

Debra Fraser | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Welcome to the first edition of Launching Leaders a bimonthly conversation about leadership and people engagement, better known as human resources. It encompasses leadership strategies, management issues, recruitment, business services outsourcing and just about... Read More

Hundreds to experience university in PCJ/UTech internship programme

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and the University of Technology, Jamaica on Thursday launched an internship programme they say is designed to afford young people between 18 and 35 years old the opportunity at a pre-university experience. Read More

Damian Cain: Survival of the fittest

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

When Damian Cain left his home and family in Goshen, St Elizabeth, for Kingston over a decade ago in search of better opportunities for himself and his family, little did he realise that his journey would be one requiring the survival of the fittest. He remembers... Read More

A hole in one

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Organiser of the Jamaica Pro Golf League Series 2018 Major Desmon Brown may just have found himself the first Jamaicans who will qualify for the PGA Tour Latin America Golf Tournament among the 19 Harbour View Primary School students he guided through an introduction to... Read More

Father extends farming legacy with $5-m Red Stripe/JNSBL loan

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

For 69-year-old Antonio Porter, farming is a legacy, a way of life he inherited from his father, and one that he will be able to pass on to his children, thanks to a new partnership between Red Stripe and Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL). With the approval... Read More

George Headley grab second consecutive hold of Western Union Primary Schools' Debate title

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

“ As we said in the semi-finals, we were going to take home the trophy. And so we did. So said, so done.” Read More

Celebrating success

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

As happens each year when the results are announced, prep and primary schools across the island are swept up in a wave of emotions, ranging from joy and relief to disappointment. This year was no different, except that it represents the last time Jamaican students will... Read More

Apply for EU-funded scholarships, delegation urges

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The European Union delegation in Jamaica is drumming up interest in the range of tertiary scholarships available under the Erasmus Mundus programme. Read More

Courts Jamaica scholarships open

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Furniture and applicance retailer Courts Jamaica on Friday announced the opening of the 2018 application season for its annual customer scholarship programme branded 'Dare to Dream'. Read More



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