Career & Education

Kadeen's comeback

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

 When Kadeen Black got pregnant at age 17, many thought that was the end of her life prospects, but a few weeks ago the 29-year-old front desk agent at Sandals Montego Bay was named the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) Hotel Employee of the Year for 2018. Read More

Dane Warren: Triumph in the face of adversity

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

He's the face behind the 2018 fourth place Old Harbour High School Challenge Quiz team — 23-year-old coach Dane Warren. Read More

Skills key to success in changing world — Green

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Many believe that the fourth industrial revolution is on its way, but State Minister with responsibility for youth in the ministry of education, youth and information Floyd Green believes it's already here because of the major role in plays in everything, from science... Read More

Summer reads

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

There's nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here is... Read More

Look out for early counsellor tells teachers

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Even as they take advantage of the downtime of the summer holidays, a mental health counsellor is advising members of the teaching profession to watch for early warning signs of stress in themselves and among their students when they re-enter the classroom in September. Read More

HEART targets 14 per cent increase in training intake

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

State minister for Educati on, Youth and Information, Floyd Green says the Government expects a 14 per cent increase in the number of students trained in HEART Trust/NTA programmes this year. Read More

Sagicor unveils $12-million reno at three basic schools

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Sagicor Foundation recently reported that the three schools it adopted in the 2017/2018 school year — AME Basic School in Portland Cottage, Clarendon; D Frank's Early Childhood Institution in Greenvale, Manchester; and Haughton Grove Early Childhood Institution in... Read More

Buff Bay High latest recipient of renovated science lab from Digicel

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Students in grades 7-9 at Buff Bay High School in Portland will walk into a newly renovated science lab outfitted with new equipment when they return to school in September. Read More

Observer Study Guides available in May Pen

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

T he Jamaica Observer has expanded the reach of its study guides series in Spanish, English language, History and information technology books in a partnership with Clarendon bookstore Super Deals Bookshop & Gift Centre. Read More

UWI ranked 37th among Latin American and Caribbean universities

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has debuted in the top 40 of the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America Rankings, at number 37. Read More

PHOTO: Meghan's moment

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

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Mendes makes her mark

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

At only 24, Jamaican PhD neuroscience student Monique Mendes has been awarded the prestigious diversity fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders in Stroke (NINDS). Read More

Stephen Levy: Sagicor Group's Team Member of the Year

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

The evening of March 22, 2018 is one that Stephen Levy, business analyst at Sagicor Group Jamaica, will never forget.That was when the 32-year-old was named Team Member of the Year for 2017 at the company's annual corporate awards. Read More

I owe it all to JET, says Canadian high commissioner

BY JESSICA TIMOLL Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Canada's High Commissioner to Jamaica Laurie Peters has attributed her success as a diplomat to the 31-year-old Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) . Read More

Summer Summer reads reads

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

There's nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here are... Read More



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