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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

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

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

Tassan Stewart set on a career in software engineering set on a career in software engineering Tassan Stewart

If Tassan Stewart has her way, in the near future computer users in Jamaica and elsewhere will benefit from programmes she has had a hand in building. The 18-year-old software engineering and economics student at The University of the West Indies is big on coding and can’t wait to make her mark in the world 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

CIBC lauded for support of summer programmes

As hundreds of children complete summer camps, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has come in for high praise for its financial support and contributions to programmes which were mainly remedial, rehabilitative and educational.The bank helped to offset the costs of six summer camps in Kingston and St Mary, over the past two months. Click here to Read More

Profiling the 2018 Chevening Scholarship awardees

BROWN, Vashan Click here to read full story

UWI Open Campus to reopen in the Turks

The U niversity of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus is partnering with the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to reestablish a physical presence in the territory with the re-launch of The UWI Open Campus Turks and Caicos. Click here to read full story

Khalil Walker's CSEC success

The average student usually sits eight Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate subjects at the end of fifth form. But Manchester High School student Khalil Walker isn’t average; he sat 11 subjects and passed each with straight ‘A’ profiles.Walker scored grade one in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geography, Spanish, French, technical drawing, additional mathematics, English Language, and Read More

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