Career & Education

Lifelong educational services aim to reverse unemployment in St Thomas

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

Often referred to as an underdeveloped parish plagued with youth unemployment, St Thomas can now anticipate a “positive wave of change” to emerge during the next few years, if social entrepreneur and native of the parish, Tishauna Mullings, founder of NexxStepp Lifelong Educational... Read More

Holy Family Primary memorialises fallen student with peace garden

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

The downtown Kingston-based Holy Family Primary School has created a peace garden to honour the memory of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes who was killed during a flare-up of violence in Parade Gardens in June of last year. Read More

Teaching our kids self-compassion

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

Self-compassion means extending compassion to one's own self in times of failure, anxiety and or suffering. It is you being kind and understanding to yourself despite personal failings. The act of compassion towards oneself is critical for people of all ages. When we are... Read More

Charmaine Blair-Stewart makes farming look good

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Flanking the east flowing Plantain Garden River in the St Thomas valley are farmers working long hours for seven days in the fields to produce a variety of crops. Forty-four-year-old Charmaine Blair-Stewart is one of them, growing cassava for brewing giant Red Stripe through the company's local... Read More

Three places to keep your emergency fund

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Most personal financial experts will tell you that building an emergency fund is one of the first steps toward financial independence. However, the question that most people often ask is. “Where should I keep this money?” Read More

Inaugural think tank to focus on millennial marketing

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

The Jamaican consumer has evolved and Corporate Jamaica is taking notice. With more than 50 per cent of the population below 31, Jamaican millennials are a force to be reckoned with. They consume more overseas television, online content, services and products than ever before. This has prompted... Read More

Customer service advice from Kaydia Tomlinson

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Poor customer service is a common cry among many clients interacting with both private and public sector organisations these days. In the sea of complaints, often vented on social media, it would seem that there is little, if any, concern for the client's interest or about delivering... Read More

Adventist Christian education: Panacea to societal ills?

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU), which is owned and operated by the Adventist church, is convening a summit to examine the impact of its strand of Christian education on society. Read More

Managing the workplace zombie

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

“I see dead people”. At work. Duppies, zombies, ghosts, whichever term you prefer. People who are there but not really there…or are they? (Cue spooky music...). Read More

Barmaid to jockey

BY RUDDY ALLEN Career & Education writer ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

FOUR years ago, Tameka “Barbee” Lawrence was serving drinks in a bar in Spanish Town. Today, she is a licensed apprentice jockey on her way to fulfilling her dream of winning a championship. Read More

PHOTO: Supporting Abilities

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

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PM to push for Spanish as official second language

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Pointing to the number of Spanish investment projects in the island, Prime Minister Andrew Holness argues that it is of strategic importance that Spanish become the official second language in Jamaica. Read More

US$30 million awarded under tablets in schools project

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Cabinet has approved two contracts totalling US$30 million to continue the implementation of the Tablets in Schools project. Read More

PHOTO: Supporting Abilities

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

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Tara Nunes: in love with client service

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

MANAGING other people's money and ensuring that thousands of clients accomplish their financial goals may seem like a daunting task. Read More



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