Career & Education

Astronomical Association of Jamaica donates 3D posters to Jamaica Society for the Blind

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

IN a bid to open up the cosmos to the unsighted, the Astronomical Association of Jamaica (AAJ) has donated four 3D tactile posters to the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB). Read More

Kiwanis New Kgn celebrates kids

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Kiwanis International celebrated Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) Week from February 18-22, with each day having a different emphasis to encourage service at home, at school, in the community, and among family members. Read More

Can interview questions be illegal?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:Please tell me if there are questions that are illegal to be asked in an interview and, if so, what should I do if I'm asked such a question?Regards,TJ Dear TJ: Read More

Get set for PEP Ability Task paper on Tuesday

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

Thousands of prep and primary school students across the island are gearing up to sit the first component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the Ability Task, even as talk of unpreparedness looms in some quarters. Read More

Sandals MoBay schools hospitality/tourism students

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

OVER 60 level 2 commis chef and culinary students from Trinity Moravian Skills Development Centre and Jonathan Grant High School CAP programme had the opportunity recently to experience the tourism product first-hand, during tours of Sandals Montego Bay. Read More

Do you need life insurance in your 20s?

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

BUILDING a strong financial foundation in your 20s begins with having the right tools. A budget is one of those tools, especially if you're focused on building an emergency fund, saving for retirement or paying off debt. Life insurance is another tool you may want to add to your... Read More

Quality Assurance Week set for March 11-15

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) is gearing up for Quality Assurance Week (QA) 2019, to be held this year from March 11-15 under the theme 'Quality in Higher Education: Managing Expectations and Changes'. Read More

The changing elements of the rat race

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, February, 24 2019    

It's timely, during Black History Month, to reflect on the state of the diversifying labour force and the progress made via the work of trade unions, gender equality pioneers, and greater access to information via the Internet. Read More

Scenes from Jamaica Day 2019

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

Ten-month-old Kyle Malcolm, held by Deejanay Spencer of Bybrook Primary in Portland, waves a replica of the Jamaican flag at Friday's formal observance of Jamaica Day 2019 at National Arena in Kingston. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Should I introduce myself at the interview?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, February, 24 2019    

Last week Jamaica Observer reader Alecia R asked about the protocol of introducing oneself at an interview. We addressed the first two parts of the issue, describing scenarios on arrival and in the waiting room. We close the response... Read More


Sunday, February, 24 2019    

Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural Juliet Cuthbert- Flynn (left) observes as public relations and administration manager of the CHASE Fund Hilary Coulton (second left) assists a young girl to log on to a computer inside Mt James Resource Centre, at its official opening in Brandon... Read More

Nemesis vs enemy

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

We often see these words used interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences between them. An enemy is a foe who's hostile toward the protagonist (or central character) of a story. A nemesis, meanwhile, is an opponent or rival whom a protagonist can't... Read More

Bay Farm and biochem - Alexandra Dixon's quest for success

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Imagine growing up in a community awash with negative influences — the replicating imagery of teenage mothers among them. For 22-year-old Alexandra Dixon, and countless other Jamaicans, this is not hard to imagine — it is their reality. Read More

Protecting children and their grades from impact of divorce

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Divorce, which manifests in the physical separation of parents, represents a major crisis for all children, regardless of their age. Delaying it until the kids are 'old enough' is a common excuse adults repeat, but research has shown that adolescents and young adults do... Read More

From inner-city kid to management trainee

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Each year, hundreds of intelligent young people from all walks of life, with stars in their eyes and fire in their hearts, apply for the Sandals Resorts International Management Trainee Programme. Only a select few, those with that special something, are... Read More


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