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'For your dream to be LIT, you have to believe it'

The auditorium at Kendal Camp in Manchester erupted as Shevauni Powell closed his address to the Mile Gully High School Class of 2019, a week and a half ago.The thunderous applause and a standing ovation were evidence that his words had resonated. Click here to read full story

Over 80 Sagicor Foundation scholarships up for grabs

The Sagicor Foundation Scholarship programme is accepting applications from tertiary and secondary school students for the 2019/2020 school year.The financial services giant announced last week that it will be awarding 87 scholarships for the new year. Click here to read full story

What if employer refuses to pay statutory deductions?

Dear Career Advisor,I read your article in the Jamaica Observer dated May 5, 2019 about statuory deductions and I have a further question. What can an employee do if the employer refuses to pay statutory deductions? The labour officers in the parish where I work are aware that the employer is not making any payments. Read More

Okeito Thompson continues family tradition

In 2016 Okeito Thompson experienced a severe setback when dozens of his goats died from an unknown disease.He, however, he did not allow the tragedy to derail his efforts in farming.“The death of the goats affected us tremendously. At the time we lost a lot of kids, pregnant females and ram goats. We had to Read More

Summer internships

• NCB 2019 Innovation InternshipThe National Commercial Bank (NCB) is seeking big thinkers and tech stars to be a part of the financial firm’s digital and agile movement through its Innovation Internship. Click here to read full story

Four new courses for community colleges

Community colleges islandwide have added four industry-relevant programmes to their curricula — Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Associate of Applied Science in Agro-Processing and Business Management; and Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness Tourism. Click here to read full story

Saving the stressed out teacher

Teaching, rated the most noble profession in the world, also ranks among the most stressful. The reason is clear: educators have to grapple with a multiplicity of issues, from large class sizes, increasing workloads, and difficult behaviour from both students and parents alike. Click here to read full story


Duhaje Jennings became curious about bees while he was growing up in St James. The little ‘critters’, as he calls them, stung him on several occasions but that only served to deepen his interest, an interest that would later evolve into his very own business — DADA B’s, the largest producer of bee colonies in Read More

Carl's calling

From a trainee electrician to technical service manager, it has been almost 50 years since Carl “Zaza” Ennis answered ‘his calling’ to work at Appliance Traders Limited (ATL). “I did a five-month stint as an apprentice and quickly realised it would be a good place to start a career, so I applied for a permanent Read More

How do I negotiate an attractive salary package?

Dear Career Advisor:I have been enjoying reading the responses you have given to others. I will be attending a job interview soon and I’m concerned about how to approach the subject of salary. Are you able to provide me with any suggestions as to how to negotiate an attractive salary package from my prospective employer?Yours Read More

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