Career & Education

Have what it takes to be a manager?

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Aspiring Ainsley just passed his 90-day probation at an entry-level job and schedules a meeting with HR to ask where he can apply for a manager position. Ambitious or delusional? Who knows, maybe a bit of both! But it begs the question: How do you know if you are management material? What are... Read More

Wolmer's Boys' claims road safety competition

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Wolmer's Boys' School claimed the inaugural Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety school banner competition mounted by Grennell's Driving School as part of its 10th annual expo at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre two weeks ago. Read More

UCC to offer CXC associate degrees in historic franchise agreement

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and regional external examination body Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) have entered into a partnership agreement that will see UCC offering CXC associate degrees (ADs). Read More

Alliance Française appoints new head

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The Alliance Française de la Jamaïque has announced its appointment of a new executive director in the person of Marie-Noëlle Brunot. Read More

This is for mom!

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Jayden Ebanks received the highest Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) marks among his peers at St Andrew Preparatory this year. He scored 100 per cent in mathematics, 100 per cent in social studies, 99 per cent in language arts, 98 per cent in science, and 12/12 in communication task. Read More

Going for the win

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Jessie Ripoll Primary School is going for the win in TVJ's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, by preparing, with its own intra-school competition which it staged two weeks ago. Read More

CXC appoints former HEART/NTA head

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has made some key appointments to senior posts effective June 1 and July 1, 2018. Read More

Disabled among Nestlé Jamaica's 2018 summer internship cohort

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Nestlé Jamaica opened its new head office in Ferry Pen, St Andrew (off the Mandela Highway), to 25 young people for summer employment last Monday. Read More

Glengoffe reviving straw weaving tradition to tackle unemployment

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

A group of teenage boys watching curiously as 85-year-old Olga Stephens demonstrate basic straw-weaving techniques is not a scene witnessed often in the rural community of Glengoffe, St Catherine. But members of the rural community, once considered the mecca of straw weaving in Jamaica, are... Read More

Munro, Hampton take M&M maths competition

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Munro College and Hampton School dominated the 2018 staging of M&M Mathematics Competition, the finals of which were recently staged in St Elizabeth. Read More

CIPR to establish network in Jamaica

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) International Committee member and accredited practitioner, Richard Rose has announced plans to establish a network in Jamaica for public relations and communications practitioners, and like-minded professionals, interested in discussing and... Read More

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open July 1

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The Rhodes Trust has announced that applications for the Rhodes Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on July 1 for most of the Rhodes constituencies. Read More

Don't break your child's sleep regimen during the summer

Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

The days have definitely become longer and school summer break is right around the corner. As the daylight hours lengthen, many parents become relaxed and a consistent sleep schedule for kids often get thrown out. In fact, sleep is usually one of the most disrupted routines over the summer... Read More

Lessons my daddy has taught me

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Father: Mark SimpsonChildren: Nathaniel, 8, and Kyle, 10 He has taught us a lot and is always teaching us things. He has taught us to care about others and to think before we act.   Read More

Taking the lead

Debra Fraser | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Welcome to the first edition of Launching Leaders a bimonthly conversation about leadership and people engagement, better known as human resources. It encompasses leadership strategies, management issues, recruitment, business services outsourcing and just about... Read More



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