Category: Education

Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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#WinningSocial: diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from CARIMAC’s Social Media Training

Every summer,  the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) – a department at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona –  hosts a series of summer workshops aimed at helping professionals to acquire media skills through short courses.

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2016-2017

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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: Tishauna Mullings

Name: Tishauna Mullings Age: 26 Your job title: Chief Success Officer Name of Business: NexxStepp Personal Development Services Age at which started business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A successful entrepreneur

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Tyrone Wilson

Name: Tyrone Wilson Age: 30 Name of business: eMedia Interactive & iCreate Institute Your job title: Founder, President & CEO Age at which you started your business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a

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Advice from Jamaican entrepreneurs: Angela deFreitas

Name: Angela deFreitas Name of business: CHOICES Career & Education Advice Your job title: General Manager Age at which you started your business: 35 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A competitive nature Identify one hardship

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Jamellia Blythe

Name: Jamellia Blythe Age: In early 30s Name of business: High Flyer Tutoring Service Your job title: Manager Age at which you started business: 28 What do you think is the most important trait in a successful entrepreneur? You have to be

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What is National Science & Technology Month?

The Jamaican Government observes November as National Science & Technology Month, with the aim of educating people about how crucial science and technology is to national development. Annually, activities are organised with the intention of getting people to make the

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