Career & Education

Christmas presents for language learners

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

There are only two more days until the presents under the tree are unwrapped, but for those of you who have yet to go shopping, or who have room for a last-minute addition or two, we have put together a few ideas tailored for children studying languages in school,... Read More

Institutional accreditation lovely Christmas gift — UTech president

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) last week joined Northern Caribbean University and the University of the West Indies when it was granted institutional accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). Read More

Former festival queen to be mentor in We Transform programme

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

Kyesha Randall, the 2016 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, has embarked on the journey of becoming a mentor in the 'We Transform' programme. Read More

Training parents in mathematics can boost student learning — IDB study

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

Parents with low levels of formal education can help their children learn core mathematics concepts and problem-solving skills, a recent study by the Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has suggested. Read More

Should you put Christmas on your credit card?

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

There's no denying that Christmas is an expensive time of year. From presents and parties to festive food and all the home decor and renovations, it all adds up. Read More

UWI climate change expert to receive 2019 ANSA Caribbean Award for Excellence

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

Climate scientist Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies' Mona Campus has been named among the 2019 laureates for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Read More

Grief at Christmas — how children are affected

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, December, 23 2018    

We often associate Christmas with good cheer, merriment and fun. Yet, there are those who unfortunately experience the loss of loved ones around this holiday season. There are also those who may have suffered loss earlier in the year, making this the first Christmas... Read More

New Fortress awards $4-million scholarships to CMU

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

New Fortress Energy has announced a new partnership with Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), which has seen it award 12 students enrolled across various disciplines with scholarships valued at close to $4 million. Read More

Career marketer launches into art

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Tshani Jaja has been a marketer for much of her professional life, having spent the last 16 years practising various specialities in the wide-ranging field — from brand management, content marketing, public relations, sponsorship, events management, to risk mitigation and... Read More

A game with 22 players and 20,000 referees

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

THE 2018 schoolboy football season was a success by any standard of measurement. Congratulations to my home parish school, Clarendon College. They were crowned Olivier Shield champions on Saturday, December 8. Read More

Christmas greetings in 13 languages

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Whether you're a traditionalist and say, “Merry Christmas!”, or are more liberal in your thinking and prefer to use “Happy Holidays!” instead, Christmas is as good a time as any to learn a new language, and the season — chock-full of family gatherings and social... Read More

JP to supply schools, health facilities with green bananas

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

ST MARY, JAMAICA — Jamaica Producers (JP) Group in commemoration of its 90th anniversary which it celebrates in 2019, has announced that it will supply locally grown green bananas to public educational institutions under a new national feeding programme. The bananas will be sold at... Read More

NCEL streams training programmes on YouTube, Facebook

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In response to a changing educational landscape and the need to facilitate increased access to training for school leaders across the island, the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) has taken steps to increase the use of technology in its leadership training programmes by... Read More

PHOTO: CERTIFIED!

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In what is being hailed as the first professional drawing programme to be approved by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET), seventeen teachers of visual arts from various educational institutions were last week presented with certificates of... Read More



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