Career & Education

I need a career change but lack experience in my area of training

Dear Career Advisor:I have read your column and seen where you have helped others with career concerns. I hope you will be able to guide me as well. Read More

SOS happy for technology boost
THERE were hugs aplenty from the children as the SOS Children's Village in Stony Hill, St Andrew, welcomed a team from International Game Technology (IGT) Jamaica to their campus on January 22.... Read More

Pembroke Hall Primary enjoys banana-based breakfast
Jamaica Producers (JP) launched its 'Eat Well with JP St Mary's breakfast programme' on Thursday, January 24, serving over 230 grades four and five students at Pembroke Hall Primary with a fare of green banana porridge, and franks and beans with boiled green bananas.... Read More

US-Jamaican launches book for black girls
The plot isn't unfamiliar — a young girl moves from a small town to a big city, leaving her friends and all that's familiar behind. To make the situation even more stressful, she encounters a bully in her new school. The ensuing events become a journey of...... Read More

Doing it for love Doing it for the love

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Many people are drawn to a career in modelling because of the perceived glamour and potential for fame. Read More

NCU introduces suite of online courses

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Fresh from being designated an accredited institution by the University Council of Jamaica, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is expanding opportunities for working people to achieve higher education from the comfort of their homes. Read More

The benefits of tutoring

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

There is a growing population of middle-to-upper class parents paying for children as young as four to receive private tutoring. In fact, private tutoring has become a booming educational service business, so much so that private classroom sizes are now rivalling those... Read More

Education minister reminds language teachers to upgrade skills, qualifications

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

JAMAICAN teachers of foreign languages are being encouraged to upgrade their skills in order to enhance students' learning capabilities. Read More

200 more primary schools to land maths specialists

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information said it will be increasing the number of expert mathematics teachers at the primary level under its specialist model piloted at the start of the 2018/19 academic year, last September. Read More

Will a video interview put me at a disadvantage?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

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What women, people of colour need to land top jobs

Dr Hume Johnson | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

All successful leaders have it. Professionals tapped for promotion tend to exude it. Beyond sterling job performance and hard work, they must look and act the part. They must possess what is called “executive presence” (EP). So crucial and... Read More

Getting out of debt for the new year

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Getting out of debt and saving money are two of the most commonly made and broken new year resolutions. The reason, as finanical advisor Rose Miller explains, is that the goals are often set in unrealistic terms. Read More

60 UTech, Jamaica students awarded 60th anniversary scholarships

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

President of the University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie on Friday presented $6 million in scholarships to 60 undergraduate students as part of the institution's 60th anniversary celebrations. Read More

Seven reasons you should learn Mandarin Chinese 1 2 4 5 6

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China — the second largest country in the world — and Taiwan. It is also one of the official languages of Singapore and is spoken by many Chinese communities around the world. Read More

A Passion for Cooking

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

At 17, Steveray Smith had a choice to make. According to the law his mother laid down, he was either going to become an electrician, study business, or do food preparation.The decision was easy. Read More


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