Career & Education

Ten UWI alumni receive Pelican Awards

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

The Alumni Association of The University of the West Indies (UWIAA) Open Campus on Saturday, October 13, held its second annual Pelican Awards Ceremony and honoured 10 distinguished alumni from five countries across the region who have excelled in their areas of endeavour, and made significant... Read More

Excelsior Community College honours top performers

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Over 200 students of Excelsior Community College who the institution says have distinguished themselves not only in academics, but also in their personal commitments to others and their communities, were honoured at the institution's annual awards ceremony two Thursdays ago. Read More

Canadian college fair on this week

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Twenty-two Canadian universities and colleges will be in Jamaica this week, November 5 to 8, for the annual Study in Canada education fair to offer students, parents and teaching staff the chance to learn about study opportunities in Canada. Read More

The pursuit of a singing career

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

Starting a career in the music industry — where jobs range from the technical to the creative; from business and legal to therapy and coaching — can be daunting, but it can also be as fulfilling, awe-inspiring, profitable, and purpose-driven as any other career choice. It requires... Read More

We must give back to UWI, valedictorian urges

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) alumni have a critical role to play in propelling the university forward and should give back to the institution both financially and in time, Kai Bridgewater 2018 class valedictorian has said. Read More

Jamaican Teas creates career opportunities for the Deaf

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

In a move it says is in keeping with its commitment to workplace diversity and inclusivity, Jamaican Teas Limited has expanded its talent pool by hiring six members of the deaf community. Read More

British Council adds eight schools to social enterprise programme

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

The British Council, on Tuesday, launched phase two of the Social Enterprise in Secondary Schools programme adding eight new schools to the six that took part in the pilot phase earlier this year. Read More

Lifelong educational services aim to reverse unemployment in St Thomas

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

Often referred to as an underdeveloped parish plagued with youth unemployment, St Thomas can now anticipate a “positive wave of change” to emerge during the next few years, if social entrepreneur and native of the parish, Tishauna Mullings, founder of NexxStepp Lifelong Educational... Read More

Holy Family Primary memorialises fallen student with peace garden

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

The downtown Kingston-based Holy Family Primary School has created a peace garden to honour the memory of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes who was killed during a flare-up of violence in Parade Gardens in June of last year. Read More

Teaching our kids self-compassion

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

Self-compassion means extending compassion to one's own self in times of failure, anxiety and or suffering. It is you being kind and understanding to yourself despite personal failings. The act of compassion towards oneself is critical for people of all ages. When we are... Read More

Charmaine Blair-Stewart makes farming look good

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Flanking the east flowing Plantain Garden River in the St Thomas valley are farmers working long hours for seven days in the fields to produce a variety of crops. Forty-four-year-old Charmaine Blair-Stewart is one of them, growing cassava for brewing giant Red Stripe through the company's local... Read More

Three places to keep your emergency fund

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Most personal financial experts will tell you that building an emergency fund is one of the first steps toward financial independence. However, the question that most people often ask is. “Where should I keep this money?” Read More

Inaugural think tank to focus on millennial marketing

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

The Jamaican consumer has evolved and Corporate Jamaica is taking notice. With more than 50 per cent of the population below 31, Jamaican millennials are a force to be reckoned with. They consume more overseas television, online content, services and products than ever before. This has prompted... Read More

Customer service advice from Kaydia Tomlinson

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Poor customer service is a common cry among many clients interacting with both private and public sector organisations these days. In the sea of complaints, often vented on social media, it would seem that there is little, if any, concern for the client's interest or about delivering... Read More

Adventist Christian education: Panacea to societal ills?

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU), which is owned and operated by the Adventist church, is convening a summit to examine the impact of its strand of Christian education on society. Read More



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