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I just graduated from fifth form and I am awaiting my CSEC results. I have applied to two universities and have received provisional acceptance at both, pending my achieving the respective entry requirements. My acceptance is for a different programme in each institution. I completed the applications because the teacher encouraged us to and since Read More

Mendes makes her mark

At only 24, Jamaican PhD neuroscience student Monique Mendes has been awarded the prestigious diversity fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders in Stroke (NINDS). Click here to read full story

Influenced by football Influenced by football Influenced by football

On the occasion of today’s finale of the 2018 World Cup, in which France faces Croatia in a 10:00 am fixture at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, we pay tribute to the past month of football spectacle — argubaly the greatest show on Earth — by listing a few commonly used English language expressions influenced by Read More

Learn as you play during the summer holidays

We’re already halfway through July, which means there are only about two weeks left for most school-based summer programmes. Many parents, we’re sure, are wondering what to do with their child or children for the rest of the summer vacation to ensure that while they enjoy the holidays, they don’t lose the learning acquired over Read More

Sandals staff reaping benefits of leadership training

S andals resorts in the western end of the island are reporting that they are already seeing a morale boost among their managers and supervisors who were recently trained in the five stages of leadership. Click here to read full story

House or car? Which should I buy first?

M any a young person have undoubtedly asked themselves at some point whether they should buy a house first, or a car. And it’s a question which usually elicits strong and passionate discussions in the financial empowerment seminars she hosts across the country, says Rose Miller, grants manager at JN Foundation. Click here to read Read More

Stephen Levy: Sagicor Group's Team Member of the Year

The evening of March 22, 2018 is one that Stephen Levy, business analyst at Sagicor Group Jamaica, will never forget.That was when the 32-year-old was named Team Member of the Year for 2017 at the company’s annual corporate awards.“No one word can truly capture how I felt in that moment, but afterwards, when the reality Read More

I owe it all to JET, says Canadian high commissioner

Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica Laurie Peters has attributed her success as a diplomat to the 31-year-old Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) .Peters, who brought greetings at Thursday evening’s send-off reception for the 2018 cohort of Jamaicans, revealed that she served as an assistant English teacher in the Japanese prefecture of Sendai for two Read More

Summer Summer reads 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 are our first three picks. She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton Click here Read More

Have what it takes to be a manager? Part II

Companies are completely right to spend a large amount of time and money when selecting supervisors and managers to run their businesses, for any employee who is “not a fit” for the job eventually costs the company in several ways, including lost productivity, reduced employee morale, and replacement costs. But when the miscast employee is Read More

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