Category: Careers

#Infographic: Where Will The Jobs Be in Jamaica’s Future?






The 2017 National Labour Market Survey has been released, and from this has emerged a list of the occupations or skills that majority of the 660 Jamaican companies that participated in the survey anticipate will be necessary in the country’s future. The infographic








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5 Unusual Careers for Young People






Croupier This is a person at a gambling table who helps with bets and payouts. Ethical hacker A person who is an expert in computing and networking who basically ‘hacks’ into systems to find weaknesses Genealogist A person who studies








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We Connect International Releases Prelim Results from Study on Woman Business Owners in Caribbean & Latin America






WEConnect International in The Caribbean presented preliminary results of a study being prepared with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on March 9, 2017. Increasingly, the positive connection among women, their economic empowerment, the growth of economies,








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What Nutraceuticals Can Do For Jamaica






The nutraceutical industry is worth an estimated $270 billion, and that figure is expected to increase to over $600 billion by 2018. Of the 160 plants declared to have medicinal properties worldwide, over 80 are endemic to Jamaica. Executive director of








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#diGBooks: Jamaican Author Melanie Schwapp Shares About The Writing Process






Each writer’s creative process is different. Some need long strolls on moonlit beaches to find their muse, while others require the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Jamaican author, Melanie Schwapp, has published two books, Lally-May’s Farm Suss (2007),








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Lindy In The Paper: 10 Gleaner Headlines Hailing The Great Lindy Delapenha






A cursory search of the Gleaner’s newspaper archives (which offers more than one million newspaper pages online) on veteran journalist and sportsman Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha will turn up 511 results (to date of this post’s publication). He was not








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10 Amazing Facts About Lindy Delapenha






On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Jamaica lost an illustrious and beloved sportsman and veteran journalist, Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha. (Please see The Gleaner’s story on his death here.) Delapenha has featured on both sides of the coin in media: he








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya Williams






Name: Latoya Williams Name of business: The Generation Tap Your job title: Founder Age at which you started your business: 32 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Vision. You have to be








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya West-Blackwood






Name: Latoya West-Blackwood  Age: 33 Name of business: iPublish Consultancy and iMagiNation Books  Your job title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Age at which you started your business: 30 What do you think is the most important character trait in








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Javette Nixon






Name:  Javette Nixon Age: 32  Name of business: Point Global Marketing Limited Your job title: Founder & CEO Age at which you started your business: 27 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? I think the most








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