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Knockalva girls get into vision boarding

Vision boarding — the creation of a collage of words and pictures that represent one’s goals and dreams — has become a popular activity in recent years and is revolutionising many people’s approach to new year’s resolutions. The general argument is that visualising one’s dreams and goals as tangible ideas or representations stimulates ones emotions Read More

One year's supply of green bananas for John Mills

John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High School became the first to be selected under JP St Mary’s Heritage Project to receive a year’s supply of green bananas free of cost from the company. Click here to read full story

Transforming education

The newest inductees into the LASCO/Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information (MOEYI) Teacher and Principal of the Year award scheme, Amorkard Brown and Margaret Campbell, can’t wait to use their new platform to effect lasting change in the education sector. Click here to read full story

Longest words in the English language — part 2

Last week we gave you Sesquipedalianism — the tendency to use long words; Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis —the manufactured name of an occupational lung disease (more commonly known as silicosis) resulting from inhaling crystalline silica dust; and Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism — the pretended simulation of the symptoms of pseudohypoparathyroidism, a disorder that acts as if the body is short on Read More

Should I do forensic accounting?

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Jacqueline Donaldson (left), vice-president of group human resource and corporate services at Sagicor Group Jamaica, celebrates with the financial services conglomerate’s top interns for 2018 at its internship graduation ceremony on Friday, December 21 at the company’s New Kingston head office. The interns — (from second left) Nikolaus Richards, Sherice Ross, Romaine Halstead, Junay Buchanan, Read More

Rhode Island names deaf man School Counselor of the Year

PROVIDENCE, Rhode I sland (AP) — A first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year.The Providence Journal reports that 44-year-old Joseph Batiano is the school counselor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Click here to read full story

Longest words in the English

• SesquipedalianismLet’s start off with a word related to the business of “longest words”. Sesquipedalianism is the tendency to use long words. A sesquipedal, therefore, is a person who has sesquipedalian tendencies. Click here to read full story

How to decline a job offer

Dear Career Advisor:I have received my first offer of employment, which a friend is urging me to take, but having reviewed everything, including my career goal, I no longer desire to accept. Would declining the offer verbally be adequate or do I have to write a letter? I don’t know if there is such a Read More

Digital firm, UTech to launch user experience lab

GLOBAL digital company RealDecoy has partnered with the University of Technology Jamaica to launch a pioneer user experience lab early this year.According to RealDecoy, the lab will provide a select group of UTech students with access to lectures, workshops and resources to help them launch their career in user experience design. Click here to read Read More


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