Career & Education

Are we putting too much pressure on our children?

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

We live in an age of perfection. We want the perfect spouse, the perfect house, the perfect career, and perfect children. But we often don't realise that in this quest for perfection we exert pressure on others and potentially damage our relationships with them. Read More

Rodain Richardson: youth motivator and aspiring politician

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Have you ever heard about Chhaupad?Well, if not, it is a social tradition associated with the menstrual taboo most evident on the western part of Nepal in South Asia. Read More

Runaway horse seals young woman's career decision

BY RUDDY ALLEN Career & Education writer allenr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Abigail Able is a part of a growing number of young women becoming more involved in the unique sport of Thoroughbred racing, and at 22, she is determined to make it to the top of the profession and live out her lifelong dream of being a horse jockey. Read More

PEP is here to stay, Cumberland principal tells Mico students

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Amidst the contention surrounding the implementation of the recently introduced high school placement exam called Primary Exit Profile (PEP), principal of Cumberland High School Darien Henry has appealed to student teachers at Mico University College to support the assessment... Read More

Neisha's sweet tooth

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

By day, Neisha Harper is a supervisor at Esty Davis Caterers and a part-time waitress at special events. Read More

Keenan Falconer is CVSS' Young Leader Awardee

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Twenty-four-year-old Keenan Joseph Falconer has always been a big believer in education as the way to make a difference in the lives of others. His feelings on the matter intensified when coaching his alma mater, Ardenne High School, to victory in the School's Challenge Quiz (SCQ) competition in... Read More

Developing a personal brand

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Brand YOU Read More

Young entrepreneur uses savings to fund her dreams

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

SIXTEEN year-old Ryesha Gordon is a budding entrepreneur who's using her passion for saving and her enterprising mind to build a small business from which she hopes to fuel her dreams. Read More

Bad at networking?

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Network, Network, Network.This seems to be the dominant advice to working professionals these days. Join local organisations, the more prestigious the better. Connect with highly visible and influential people inside and outside your organisation. Participate in social events and get involved in... Read More

Trained teacher can't find work

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

Latin America increases presence in world university rankings

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Latin America has increased its presence in the elite annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, but the 2019 report suggests that universities in the region struggle to ascend as economic pressure and increased... Read More

Model student

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Naki Depass is at a near picture-perfect crossroads in life. Enrolled at t he University of the West Indies, Mona where she's a third-year accounting major, the college student devotes as much passion to mastering mathematical... Read More

14 Caribbean nationals win CCRIF scholarships for 2018

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Regional parametric insurance organisation CCRIF SPC announced its 2018 scholarship winners a week ago, naming 14 Caribbean nationals who won a share of US$129,000 to pursue studies in areas related to disaster risk management. Read More

UWI among top 5 per cent of universities in the world

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the T imes Higher Education ( THE ) World University Rankings for the first time, appearing at 591 out of the 1,258... Read More

Teaching the adult learner

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Learning is a complex process of acquiring knowledge which begins at birth and hopefully continues until death. But the human ability to learn and recall information differs for all individuals, particularly so when comparing adult learners to their young... Read More



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