Career & Education

Farm queen at heart

As National Farm Queen for 2019, Aniecea Wiggan is eager to serve. Her experience in the field of agriculture has prepared her for the journey, one through which she intends to implement agricultural training centres across the island, while encouraging more and more young... Read More

'Pay back those student loans!'
Chevening scholar and University of the West Indies graduate Dainalyn Swaby is urging students who benefit from student loans to make the necessary sacrifices to repay so that others can access the facility.... Read More

Education or experience — Which is better?
The general consensus is that attaining higher education presents one with more employment opportunities. Consequently, the more advanced the accreditation achieved, the more a candidate will have his or her pick of attractive positions. While this is mostly true, there...... Read More

Sorry, there is no 'perfect' résumé
Dear Readers:... Read More

'Don't allow poverty to prevent you from achieving'

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

AT the risk of sounding clichéd, a junior banker took the opportunity last week to impress upon a cohort of young people from bauxite mining communities from South Manchester that education is the surest opportunity they will get to improve their lives and those of their families. Read More

Noah Vaughan – Champion Sheep Farmer

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Noah Vaughan has been fond of animals for a long time. His passion for animals, and the fact that his mother is a veterinarian, made his decision to get into farming a no-brainer. Read More

More than just hotels

BY CHERIECE GOLDING Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

TO the untrained eye, some placements under the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Internship Programme could seem like a mismatch, given that not all interns are assigned to hotels or other places of direct hospitality. Read More

Back-to-school guide for teachers

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Our focus at this time of the year is, understandably, trained on getting students, and schools, ready for the start of the new school year. But what about teachers? How do they prepare? Do they even need to? Read More

New principal for St Andrew High

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

The Board of Management of St Andrew High School for Girls announced on Thursday that it has appointed Keeva Ingram as principal effective September 1, 2019. Read More

Is HR robbing me of overtime?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:My work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. My HR Manager says overtime starts at 5:30 pm according to the law because of the one hour for lunch. I want to know if this is true or are they robbing me of an hour? Read More

Why do we capitalise the pronoun “I”?

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Even though it feels natural to English speakers, capitalising “I” is unusual. In fact, English is the only language that does it. Read More

Making the most of your summer internship

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Cecile Cooper, culture and human development manager of JMMB, where some 90 students are this year participating in the decade-old JMMB Group summer internship programme, is urging students to make the most of their internship experience, describing it as an audition for their entry into... Read More

Diandra Rowe is Young Champion Farmer 2019

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

When Diandra Rowe walked away from a corporate job in luxury car sales to take the reins at her father's greenhouse farm, it wasn't because she was an expert farmer. She wasn't a stranger either, but her progress to date reveals high-level performance. Read More

'Be thorough in study permit application'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

IMMIGRATION and Mobility Advisor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Omolajipe Sanwoolu is urging international students seeking to attend universities in Canada to be thorough and transparent when applying for their study permit — the document that allows foreign... Read More

When you do what you love…

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

There's a saying that when you do what you love, you never really work a day in your life. It does make a big difference, but the thing is: other factors have to be ideal to bring about this synergy. Often, people think that a particular position is their dream job, until reality... Read More



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