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JPPC increases education support in east Kingston to $11.5 million

Another 10 students from schools in eastern Kingston will benefit from some $2.5 million towards their secondary education as a part of the Jamaica Private Power Company’s (JPPC) Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarship Programme.This year’s pledge will take the number of scholars to 48 and the total commitment of the five-year-old initiative to $11.5 Read More

59 head back to school with VM Foundation funds

Fifty-nine students were named beneficiaries of Head-Start scholarships and grants at the Victoria Mutual (VM) Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation at Knustford Court Hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, August 28.Now in its 33rd year, the programme continues to reward scholastic achievement in students who save with Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), whether at the Read More

48 teen parents re-enter formal school system

Forty-eight teenaged parents will be able to relaunch their formal education this school year, thanks to bursaries and scholarships made under the Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers (A- STREAM) Programme administered by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF). Click here to read full story

Junior Walker: An ICON for St Ann

Growing up as one of 10 siblings, St Ann native, Junior Walker always dreamed of studying architecture and becoming one of Jamaica’s most renowned architects and lecturers. But when his mother migrated in 2004 and his older sister became his primary caregiver, dreams of that pursuit slowly dwindled, though the spark was never completely extinguished. Read More

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

September signals a time of adjustment for the entire family as routines and schedules change.But whereas the start of the new school year can be exciting for some kids, it can also cause an increase in anxiety in many others. In fact, countless kids are experiencing a plethora of emotions ranging from dread to excitement, Read More

It's OK to fall; success in the process, aspiring scholars told

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Leaving an established career in the private sector to lead the now Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was a major career transition, says Professor Fritz Pinnock.However, he said, all the emotions that usually come with making those decisions are helpful to connect the dots of life and should be embraced in order to Read More

AQuA Foundation disburses $350,000 in scholarships

The transition from primary to high school when the school year starts this week will be made much easier for four students, having received scholarships from Florida-based AQuA Foundation. In addition, four others who are already in high school have accessed renewed funding which also underwrites all their school fees.Total disbursement was $350,000. Click here Read More

How to handle first-day jitters

Dear Career Advisor:I begin a new job in a few days and I am experiencing a mix of trepidation and excitement. This is not my first job, as I have previously had two full-time positions plus an exciting internship overseas. It is, however, somewhat of a career change, hence my mixed emotions. What should I Read More

For the love of art For the love of ART

To the uninitiated, Mark Hill’s paintings could come across as intimidating. After all, they are not your everyday realism fruits-in-a-bowl. Rather, they are bold, vivid, colourful, geometric expressions which draw on influences of African art as well as the cubist technique co-founded by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Click here to read full story


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