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Security guard seeks career change

Dear Career Advisor:I want to change my job; my present occupation is a security officer. I have been doing it for eight years now, but the long hours and lack of relief sometimes make it unbearable. I am in my late 40s and my religious beliefs and practices limit the time and days I am Read More

Rose Gordon celebrates PEP success

Results of Primary Exit Profile (PEP) now in hand, Rose Gordon Kindergarten and Preparatory School in Kingston is singing the praises of the night-time classes it staged to prepare students for the exam.The exams were taken in February, March and April, and the results published in the third week of June. Click here to read Read More

Dillion Grant – the aspiring geneticist

For as long as he can remember, Dillon Grant has wanted to do something major not just for himself, but something that will have national impact. He found the answer in animal genetics — the analysis of the genetic makeup of animals in order discover which genes cause them to behave certain ways or to Read More

Increasing number of J'cans studying in Canada

There is growing demand in Jamaica for Canadian education, Canada’s high commissioner to the country, Laura Peters has said.Peters, who was speaking at Thursday’s pre-departure study briefing session at Canadian High Commission in St Andrew, said the number of Jamaican students studying in the North American country has increased from 400 in 2010 to over Read More

Gordon-Morrison is Sandals Negril’s Manager of the Year

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — She doesn’t usually like the spotlight, but when she copped the coveted title of MVP (Manager of the Year) at Sandals Negril’s annual Prestige Awards, soft-spoken Spa Manager Denise Gordon-Morrison soaked up some of the rays. Click here to read full story

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

'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

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


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