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The 'Rosalee' among thorns

ST ANN, Jamaica — Growing up in the idyllic parish of St Ann, Rosalee Arscott always pictured herself as a woman on top in her career. Little did she know, however, that this long-held dream would come to fruition by chance in what is still a male-dominated industry in Jamaica today. Click here to read Read More

UWI, Brock University discuss institute for Canada-Caribbean studies

AFTER years of partnering on various initiatives, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Ontario-based Brock University are now considering the creation of an institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. Click here to read full story

How do I explain being fired?

Dear Career Advisor:I need your guidance as I am on the job hunt again. I was fired from my last job but I am wondering if I need to explicitly tell a recruiter that I was fired, and how do I explain it?Regards,KC Dear KC Click here to read full story

Private sector supports maths education

The Mico University College is singing the praises of the private sector as several organisations have thrown their support behind the univeristy college’s International Mathematics Teaching Summit scheduled for March 25-27, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Click here to read full story

Bartlett welcomes tourism graduate school

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has welcomed the establishment of a Graduate School of Tourism which will be based at The University of the West Indies’ Western Campus by 2020. Click here to read full story

Complement or compliment?

These two are commonly confused words because they’re pronounced alike and originally shared some meanings.But over time, they’ve become separate words with entirely different definitions. COMPLEMENTComplement with an E is the older of the two words. Its noun sense has been around in English since the 1300s. Click here to read full story

Local produce will improve children's health – Shaw

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says a formal national school-feeding programme using local produce will ensure improved health for children and a stable income for farmers.The Minister, who was addressing stakeholders in the agricultural sector at Dencon Foods and Farm in Spring Plain, Clarendon, on Thursday, said the plan, which will Read More

Social work: A profession worth celebrating

Each March, social workers around the world come together to acknowledge the contributions the profession has made to society. In Jamaica, social workers within organisations and learning institutions organise celebratory events under the themes routinely adopted from the International Federation of Social Workers or the National Association of Social Workers (in the USA), with this Read More

Employee happiness = business profitability

Because I’m Happy Click here to read full story

Honours for Bianca

J ohnson & Wales University (JWU) reported on Friday that Jamaican student Bianca Ebanks, a senior software engineering major, was inducted into the university’s first class in the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. Click here to read full story

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