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Sir Roy Augier receives UWI Chancellor's Medal

Noted Caribbean historian and professor emeritus in history at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Sir Roy Augier is the 2020 recipient of The UWI Chancellor’s Medal.He was honoured at a ceremony at The UWI Regional Headquarters Building, Mona, two Fridays ago when the medal was presented to him by Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Read More

'It's Christmas for the new year!'

Students and teachers of New Works Primary School in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, are expected to have an enhanced teaching and learning experience with the recent handover of computers to the school by the JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC).The school, with a population of 200 students, previously had only two computers. The JN donation takes the Read More

PM youth awardees passionate about service, not rewards

For Ricardo Burke, youth development embodies a personal mission to give children in his community of Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine, and across the country, the opportunities he never had. Click here to read full story

Medical students say UWI Toronto Gala scholarships lifeline to dreams

Medical faculty students Clifton Thompson and Natasha St Cyr are completing their degrees at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, with assistance from UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship programme. Click here to read full story

This Means War — Part II

Last article we spoke about the effects the external and internal environments can have on team members’ stress levels and how this can manifest into workplace conflict. Emphasis was placed on mitigating potential red flag issues of harassment and tension by implementing effective screening and training measures. However, no amount of pre-employment evaluation or on-the-job Read More

The sciences or business? Which career path should I choose?

Dear Career Advisor:I am 19 years old and I’m currently working at a financial institution. I was an intern, after which my service period was extended due to my high level of performance. I am seeking advice because I’m now confused about my goals. In high school, I was always interested in the sciences and Read More

Dollars, Cents and Gasoline

Donovan Brown is a numbers guy; he has been a fan of accounts and mathematics ever since his days at Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High School. This love, Brown says, is what lead him to the front of the classroom, and later, to successfully operating a number of service stations in Kingston. Click here to read Read More

'Tis the season

It’s that time of year again when we make dietary promises and resolutions that we probably won’t keep. It’s also the time when employees are hopeful, expectant even, that management will open the coffers and give a nice fat Christmas bonus for all their hard work. But not so fast! Click here to read full Read More

I'm being punished for turning my supervisor down

Dear Career Advisor:I feel I am the victim of sexual harassment at my workplace. I have been passed over for opportunities that have gone to others with less qualification and fewer years of service or level of productivity. I feel it is because I have repeatedly rejected my immediate supervisor’s request to go out with Read More

Eat'n eggs – Jermaine Eaton and JSE Farms laying gold

As a child, Jermaine Eaton would only eat eggs. Concerned about his health, his mother Sharon Eaton quit her job to focus on her child’s well-being. But her egg purchases soon become a financial strain, so she decided to start a layer bird farm, thus giving birth to the family’s bread and butter — JSE Read More

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