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'Fashion is trillion-dollar industry'

The global fashion industry grew by about 5.5 per cent annually over the last decade, and Jamaican young people are increasingly being urged to explore careers in the field.Most recently, the call was made at the Careers in International Fashion Symposium held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Click here to read full story

Reggae Girlz

Forget the traditional lawyer, doctor, teacher. Five-year-old Kharie Burke of Obistan Kinder Prep wants to become the coach of the country’s female football squad, the Reggae Girlz, so she dressed the part, down to the whistle on her school’s career day last Wednesday.   Click here to read full story

West St Andrew Kiwanians shore up basic schools' breakfast pantry

Recognising the importance of breakfast in improving mental alertness and physical energy at the start of the day, the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, courtesy of Lasco Distributors, recently donated breakfast supplies to three Corporate Area infant schools. Click here to read full story

Stop wasting your breath on these repetitive phrases!

We may complain about our parents asking us the same questions over and over, but let’s face it: We are all guilty of repetition. Even some of our most everyday language is repetitive. Like “close proximity”. Proximity, by definition, means “nearness in place” so there’s no need to say “close proximity”. Here are 10 repetitive Read More

Stock Exchange opens up to students

Students from Knox Community College in Clarendon were the first to participate in an institutional outreach programme by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in observance of the exchange’s 50th anniversary. Click here to read full story

Canadian college live streams Research Day to C'bbean

For the first time in its nine-year existence, Durham College’s Research Day was live streamed to multiple islands in the Caribbean in partnership with Digicel and People and Place Inc. The event, which occurred on Thursday, was executed under the theme ‘Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Click here to read full story

EdTech key to improved educational outcomes — IT business owner

LOCAL EdTech company Camble & Co Innovations last week called for the Government to look to educational technology as a viable solution to the challenges affecting the educational system in Jamaica. The company, which provides interactive e-learning apps and software, is confident that with greater investments in the future of education the nation will see Read More

Govt to provide funding for ICT entrepreneurs

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Government will be providing funding for promising entrepreneurs engaged in information and communications technology (ICT) this fiscal year. She said that the support, which will be made available through the Universal Service Fund (USF), will be earmarked for those who seek to solve real-life problems Read More

Meet Zoran Watkis

Zoran Watkis, the 23-year-old project engineer and operator at LNG company New Fortress Energy (NFE), knew from an early age that he wanted to contribute to innovation, and that he wanted to make an impact. That’s what fuelled his decision to study mechanical engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica, from which he graduated with Read More

Helping your child cope with exam pressure

It is the time of year when fifth and sixth formers, as well as tertiary level students, are preparing for major examinations. The quantity and depth of the material to be studied and learnt may leave them feeling overwhelmed, and even chronically anxious. Parents may likely be feeling the pressure and/or stress of the period Read More


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