Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Warders to impart skills training to inmates http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Warders-to-impart-skills-training-to-inmates_93611 AS the prison system inches closer towards a rehabilitative approach to justice, the Ministry of National Security, through the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), in partnership with HEART Trust/NTA’s Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) will train 32 correctional officers in various skills which they will impart to inmates across the country. Local Education Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT After the GSAT storm http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/After-the-GSAT-storm_92817 Anxiety and nervousness would have now subsided across the island with the sitting of this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) last Thursday and Friday. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT East Central St Catherine GSAT students get support http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/East-Central-St-Catherine-GSAT-students-get-support_92807 Since 2015, attorney-at-law Alando Terrelonge and his team have been engaged in a programme dubbed ‘GSAT Education Programme’. The effort was aimed at ensuring that the students in the constituency of St Catherine East Central sitting the exam all had an equal opportunity to successfully do so. Now in his first year as the official Member of Parliament (MP), the programme is in year three. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mico launches conversation series http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Mico-launches-conversation-series_92765 The Mico Universiy College announced on Wednesday that it will begin a series of public discussion fora with a view to engaging the nation in the development and implementation of education policy. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nestlé Jamaica takes on youth unemployment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Nestl--Jamaica-takes-on-youth-unemployment_92842 Hundreds of students from university campuses across the Corporate Area flocked Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology, Jamaica’s Papine campus for the second staging of the Nestlé Needs YOUth event aimed at facilitating youth development in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Teachers are therapists too http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teachers-are-therapists-too_91821 Child Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hidden Figures inspires girls who code http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Hidden-Figures-inspires-girls-who-code_91085 Learning how to code is good for your brain’s development and can take you to the top of your chosen profession. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT MIND starts diploma in auditing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MIND-starts-diploma-in-auditing_92774 The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) has launched a Diploma in Auditing programme aimed at enhancing the skills and competencies of auditors in the public and private sectors. Local Education Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT GSAT students get anti-stress lessons http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/GSAT-students-get-anti-stress-lessons_92695 AFTER months of preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), students completed the first set of papers yesterday and will be free when they complete the final sitting today. Local News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Wheatley says UTech’s degree critical to regional cooperation on climate change http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Wheatley-says-UTech-s-degree-critical-to-regional-cooperation-on-climate-change_92267 Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says the Master’s of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change recently launched at the University of Technology (UTech) will play an important role in Jamaica’s collaboration with Caricom on green economy development. Local News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s Michelle Thomas up for Commonwealth award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Jamaica-s-Michelle-Thomas-up-for-Commonwealth-award_92097 Twenty-five-year-old ttorney-at-law Michelle Thomas of Jamaica is a finalist in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Airy Castle readies for GSAT despite fire, no electricity http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Airy-Castle-readies-for-GSAT-despite-fire--no-electricity_92076 Less than a week before its students sit the high-school qualifying Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Airy Castle Primary School in St Thomas has no electricity and does not know when the utility will be restored. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Should I study forensic accounting? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Should-I-study-forensic-accounting_92075 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT In the fast lane with Red Lane http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/In-the-fast-lane-with-Red-Lane_92111 Montego Bay, St James — Dorothea Grant’s grasp on team building and revenue management has led the spa at Sandals Royal Caribbean to be one of the top spas in the Luxury Included® resort chain which spans the Caribbean, thereby securing her reign as a manager of innovation and ambition. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Correction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Correction_92086 In a photo accompanying last week’s publication of a story headlined ‘Pathways to success: Carlos Matallana’s story’, we incorrectly identified host of CVM at Sunrise Raymond Pryce as an attorney-at-law. The correct caption as follows. General Manager of Global Exchange Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Carlos Matallana (right) in discussion with host of CVM at Sunrise Raymond Pryce, following the Pathways to Success seminar at he Mona campus of The University of the West Indies. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Karen Chin Quee Akin enters next phase after fulfilling career http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Karen-Chin-Quee-Akin-enters-next-phase-after-fulfilling-career_92120 When GraceKennedy Limited’s history is written, the chapter on Karen Chin Quee Akin will be lengthy, chronicling the sterling contribution of the company’s first in-house senior legal counsel who has made an indelible mark on the success of one of the Caribbean’s foremost conglomerates. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Russia offers geological, marine mining training http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Russia-offers-geological--marine-mining-training_91816 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of the Russian Federation is offering five training places for candidates from developing states, under two separate training programmes, in accordance with its exploration contracts with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT IAJ sponsors MOE’s 2017 Mathematics Initiative http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IAJ-sponsors-MOE-s-2017-Mathematics-Initiative_91840 The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) Vice-President - Life Vernon James last Monday presented a sponsorship cheque in the amount $750,000 to the Ministry of Education for the latter’s 2017 Mathematics Initiative, while urging the use of smartphones and social media to aid the learning of the subject. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Correction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Correction_92092 In this photo which accompanied last week’s publication of a piece announcing the introduction of a Master’s degree in sustainable energy and climate change by the University of Technology, Jamaica, we incorrectly identified Professor Thomas Bruckner (left) as Michael Dumke, Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Different ways to say mistake http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Different-ways-to-say-mistake_91653 We’ve all had moments where we’ve really and truly screwed something up (maybe not on a historic, global scale like the February 26, 2017 Oscars). But still, we’re human, and mistakes do happen. Local Education Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Five high schools to be built in five years, says Reid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Five-high-schools-to-be-built-in-five-years--says-Reid_92016 Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid says five new high schools are to be built across the island to ease overcrowding. Local Education Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT New UTech degree to fill green economy gap http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-UTech-degree-to-fill-green-economy-gap_91282 The topics of energy and climate change are increasingly dominating conversations from the grassroots to the lecture room and boardroom, but there are precious few locals qualified in the area. Local Education Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Beckles’ day! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Beckles--day-_91329 Mayor of the City of Hartford in Connecticut, Luke Bronin declared last Thursday, March 2, 2017 “Sir Hilary Beckles Day”. Local Education Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deaf we can! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Deaf-we-can-_91371 Social enterprise Deaf Can Coffee has won itself a million-dollar award for topping the inaugural Pitch for Purpose competition mounted by JN Foundation through its Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI). Local Education Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Talk like a sailor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Talk-like-a-sailor_90921 There is a treasure chest of nautical terms and phrases hidden in common English, including ‘gaff’, ‘to cut and run’, ‘groggy’, and ‘aloof’. Here are a few: Local Education Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT