Career & Education

Fletcher hopes to inspire more female jockeys

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Samantha Fletcher is one of four licensed female apprentices to pass out at the recent Jamaica Racing Commission graduation ceremony, topping the class in academics. Read More

DEAFinitely readers

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Eleven students from schools for the deaf across the island participated in the Jamaica Association for the Deaf's (JAD) inaugural reading competition late last year, vying for prizes including Most Outstanding Reader and Vocabulary Genius. Read More

Five reasons to learn Danish

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Over the next few weeks we'll provide you with a list of reasons you should pursue studying a foreign language, starting with Danish. Read More

'Disability does not mean inability'

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

D r Curtis Sweeney loves his job. He cherishes the opportunity to work with at-risk youth from various communities across the island in an effort to empower them to one day realise their full potential. Read More

Charter 'Career Academy' would combine high school, college

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

ROCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — By the time he graduates from Spaulding High School in June, PJ Perkins will already have interviewed with a local aerospace manufacturing company. And the ink will barely be dry on his diploma when he collects a college certificate a few days... Read More

Love children for who they are, not whom you'd like them to be

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Happy new year, all! Let us greet 2019 with a new, improved attitude towards our children. Many of us are so caught up with enhancing our children that we often forget to notice and comment on the 'good' qualities. Read More

The pros and cons of résumé templates

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:Good day. I am writing asking if it is possible to receive an updated template of a résumé. I will be applying for a professional job and would appreciate the assistance.Thank you. God Bless.U Taylor  Read More

The importance of trust in leadership

BY Kimberly R Seymour-Brown | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Who determines who is a 'good leader'? Is it the leader? Is it the team being led? Is it the results that the leader brings? What if the team consistently brings excellent results? Can we assume the leadership is exceptional? I've been ruminating on this for some time,... Read More


Sunday, December, 30 2018    

As if the words to Auld Lang Syne weren't difficult enough to remember, ringing in a brand-new year comes with some particularly befuddling grammar landmines. Read More

Meadowbrook High impresse at US robotics competition

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

ATLANTA, Georgia — Three students from Meadowbrook High School in St Andrew were special guest participants at the Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS) earlier this month and impressed competition organisers with their quick thinking. Read More

7 of the hottest jobs for 2019

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

With the constant evolution that is digital technology — think: Internet of Things (IoT), aritifical intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity — there is little wonder that some of the most in-demand jobs for 2019, according to recruiters and career site experts consulted by... Read More

5 reasons to learn a new language

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

We're pretty sure many of you will scribble “learn a new language” on your list of New Year's resolutions for 2019. Learning a new language is always a good idea, but how do you decide, of the more than 3,000 all over the world, which one to choose? Your decision could be based on... Read More

Kansas teen to get high school,

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

ULYSSES, Kansas (AP) — A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma — and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree. Read More

Gift or present?

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

Especially at this time of year, the ubiquitous season of giving, we'll hear and use the words “gift” and “present” interchangeably. They are synonymns, of course, but how did that come to be? Read More

'Twas the night

Lance Neita | Sunday, December, 23 2018    

THE Christmas story, as told in Luke and Matthew, is a thrilling narrative of those momentous events that took place leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Read More


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