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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

Aldane's a Maynard Fellow

Former Wolmer’s head boy and Jamaica Observer freelancer Aldane Walters is among the first cohort of media workers in the United States who have been accepted into the Maynard 200 Fellowship. Click here to read full story

Dunrobin Primary School teacher tops school savers programme

To the more than 600 students at Dunrobin Primary, particulalrly those in grade five, Sandra Graham-Mitchell is more than a teacher. A people person, she is always looking out for the best interest of her students, especially when it comes to money management. Click here to read full story

Andreas' advice

ONTARIO, Canada — ANDREAS Mendes is about to complete his degree in information technology at York University and is awaiting the start of a one-year internship at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in September, which he hopes will lead to permanent employment. Click here to read full story

UWI Open Campus making mark

Described as the best-kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making a mark on the region’s tertiary education landscape. Click here to read full story

Summer reads

 There’s nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here is our fourth list of three titles.  The Female Persuasion by Meg Read More

Cooking for children

A s she has done for the past seven years, chef, caterer, and event manager Jennifer Esty Davis has carried on the legacy of the late Dr Heather Little-White by continuing to offer Cooking for Children, a three-week summer programme to help children learn how to prepare some of their favourite meals. This year, she Read More

'Better three hours too soon than a minute too late'

Punctuality has been a pet peeve of mine ever since I can remember. It has, somehow, become ingrained in our Jamaican society that lateness is a norm, but lateness without valid reasons should never be seen as the standard and should not be condoned. Click here to read full story

Charles to receive NCU honorary degree

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has announced that it will be conferring Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles with a Doctor of Public Service honoris causa at its 95th commencement service on the university campus next Sunday. Click here to read full story

Three games that build brain power

Most people would find the phrase “educational games” to be an oxymoron, because aren’t games, by definition, supposed to be all fun?As it turns out, many people don’t realise that their favourite games are secretly teaching them problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Here are a few that get your brain working while you’re busy having Read More

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