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It's Oneika!

A week ago, development studies master’s student Oneika Young was convinced her efforts to come out ahead in a business start-up competition had been dashed. Imagine her feeling then, when on Thursday the South South Collective named her winner of its Creative Enterprise Challenge. Click here to read full story

And the winners are…

HUNDREDS of students from 29 schools across the island gathered at Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last weekend, Friday and Saturday February 28 and 29, for the NCB Foundation-sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Jamaica National Robotics Competition. Click here to read full story

What's the big deal with experience anyway? — Pt 1

Dear Career Advisor:Why does it appear that all employers are asking for candidates with experience? How are we, as young people, to get experience if we are not given a chance to prove ourselves? It can’t be fair! What’s the big deal with this stress on requiring experience? Why is “experience” so in demand? I Read More

Job Spotlight: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

INCREASING production to become more profitable is the goal of every manufacturer, and companies rely upon an advanced manufacturing engineer to achieve that goal. Click here to read full story

UWI, Brock University launch Institute for Canada-Caribbean Affairs

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is describing as historic, last Monday’s launch of a joint institute with Brock University to promote, transform, and upgrade 200 years of solid relations that have facilitated Caribbean development.The launch ceremony was followed by a two-day symposium on Canada-Caribbean relations. Click here to read full story

VOCABULARY BUILDER

gullywasher[ guhl-ee-wosh-er, -waw-sher ] nounChiefly Midland and Western US.Definition: a usually short, heavy rainstorm.WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF GULLYWASHER?Gullywasher, “a short, heavy rainstorm,” is a dialect and regional word in the US Midwest and West. The first half of the word is a variant pronunciation of gullet “throat, esophagus,” from Middle English golet, gulet, from Read More

NCU proposes bauxite dirt for cement

The use of red dirt from the bauxite extraction process to produce cement, which can be used to build roads is one of several research findings contained in a book presented by Northern Caribbean University Professor, Mark Harris (second left) to Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second right). Click here to read full story

JLP councillor, aviator shortlisted for Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Jamaicans Stephen McCubbin and Samuel Neil are among the 16 young people from around the world who have been shortlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards.McCubbin, Jamaica Labour Party councillor-caretaker for the Vineyard Town Division, and Neil, safety manager at Airways International were nominated based on ther charitable work and the ways they align with Read More

Be the best version of yourself, Tapia tells students

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Ambassador Donald Tapia was a guest of the Wolmer’s Trust high schools on Febraury 6, as part of the instituions’ ongoing Chairman’s Forum.The forum, a series of inspirational and motivational talks for sixth form students, is hosted by school board Chairman Milton Samuda. In a candid speech in which he Read More

Latin American, Caribbean universities commit to regionalisation

Latin American and Caribbean universities are working to strengthen bonds between them and have reaffirmed their commitment to regionalisation. Click here to read full story


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