Career & Education

Gillespie's growth

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Growing up in the sunshine city of Portmore, St Catherine, Ramone Gillespie spent most of his free time on street corners with friends where minor misdemeanours occasionally got him into trouble. This, along with his failure to fully maximise his high school years left him feeling... Read More

Credit cards are useful, but...

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

For a recent graduate fresh out of university and in his or her first job, a credit card can be a a helpful financial tool, but only if used wisely and responsibly. Read More

How to read the textbook

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The textbook is a valuable learning instrument. Unfortunately, many students find it daunting and generally leave them untouched. Read More

Charitable Carmen

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The first thing you notice about Carmen Bartlett is her smile. But what the JN Money family will remember most is her passion for making the lives of those around her better. Read More

How do I dress well on a budget?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

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Corporate women fête Hope Elliott Memorial scholars

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The fifth cohort of the Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship — Kalicia Munn and Danielle Samuda of The Queen's School — got the opportunity last Wednesday to sit at the feet of some of Jamaica's leading female corporate figures at a celebratory luncheon in their honour at the Valencia... Read More

Kei Miller for Caribbean excellence awards

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Jamaican poet and novelist Professor Kei Miller has been selected to receive the 2018 Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) in the Arts & Letters category. Read More

CMU students showcase business projects

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The Air Jamaica building was filled with unusual laughter and excitement three Thursdays ago as Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Pre-university students showcased their business models. The presentation was a final assignment for the entrepreneurship course as a means of helping students get... Read More

Stacey Taylor wins!

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Stacey Taylor of Hatfield Primary and Junior High School in Manchester is the 2018 National Mathematics Teacher of the Year.The announcement was made at Mona Visitors' Lodge in St Andrew, on Wednesday, March 28. Read More

Wanted: male role models

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Corporate executive Xesus Johnston, in response to what he sees as a gap in the socialisation of males, wants more men of his ilk and others to take active roles in the development of young men. Read More

Unity Primary, CIBC FirstCaribbean take on maths problems

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

The study of mathematics is transitioning from the abstract to a more manipulative, hands-on approach and Unity Primary and Infant School is working hard to raise the subject's profile among its students and change negative attitudes and fears associated with it. Read More

Glam up for Carnival

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

A year ago when University of the West Indies student Gabrielle Waite signed up for a job opportunity through the University and College Ambassadors (UCA) website, she had no idea that it would inspire her to start her own business. Read More

Will you please open the door?

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Grade four students of Mona Prep School Shana Alexis Collie and Dijae Esson listen to Alabama-based author and speaker Joyce E Brooks read from one of her books, titled Mr Brown, Will You Please Open The Door? Brooks, who was in Jamaica as keynote speaker at the Carelic Conference hosted by... Read More

PHOTO: All aboard!

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

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CMU president proposes SEZ for St Thomas campus

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock says a special economic zone (SEZ) is to be created at the proposed St Thomas campus of the university. Read More



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