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Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Intercultural training is a booming business in Europe. The multi-ethnic nature of the continent makes cultural tolerance one of the key ingredients which continues to shape European integration. It was the recognition of this fact that led Dr...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

When the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) met with Minister of Education Ruel Reid last week for their monthly meetings, concerns about the roll-out of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC) were high on the agenda.President of the JTA Howard...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Six out of 10 Jamaicans say they head to private doctors, rather than government-owned hospitals and clinics, when they have health problems.But while poor medical service and the bad attitude of staff figure among the causes Jamaicans shun the...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Counsellor of Political and Economic Affairs at the United States Embassy in Jamaica Christian Redmer has moved to allay fears about the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the Office of President of the United States."This is the 45th administration the...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom Paul Miller has called for more emphasis to be placed on the issue of social justice in Jamaica's education policies."Social justice is a non-...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 11:06 AMAndre Poyser

The Ministry of Education is being heavily criticised for how it has handled the implementation of the new National Standards Curriculum (NSC), which is currently being rolled out on a phased basis by the Ministry of Education.Scores of teachers who...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Chairman of the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC), Noel DaCosta, has expressed optimism that the local government debates planned for November 16 and 23 will increase the level of awareness about the importance of parish and municipal councils."This...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is currently investigating the University of Technology (UTech) for what may be possible procurement breaches.An officer in the procurement department at the university confirmed that the probe has been...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Several industry leaders who were engaged to head the transformation of select high schools into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academies are in doubt about whether or not they still have a role in the initiative that was...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

A group of 30 businessmen who have been meeting for more than 30 years has donated $310,000 to Food For The Poor in aid of the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.The group of men who call themselves Thursdays are from different parts of the island and...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

There are 60 courses of study at the University of Technology (UTech) that are currently not accredited but are being offered to students.The revelation was made by UTech's acting president, Professor Colin Gyles.Gyles, who was speaking at the...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

The University of Technology Academic Staff Union (UTASU) has said its members have suffered tremendously under what it has described as a prolonged period of poor management at the national university.The union has said that the academic staff at...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

Chief Executive officer of the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC), Dr Winsome Gordon, has sought to assure teachers that a new appraisal tool being rolled out by the council is not aimed at maligning them.Speaking at Jamaica's first National Symposium...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 11:00 AMAndre Poyser

The inability of the University of Technology (UTech) to compensate its academic staff competitively has resulted in a mass migration of some of its most highly qualified instructors.Since January, one department with a normal complement of 35 has...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Captain Handel Wellington remembers vividly the first time he took command of a Boeing 777. The route from Doha, Qatar, to Johannesburg, South Africa, was unknown to both him and his first officer and proved to be the most difficult of his...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Even while making it clear that his role as chancellor at the University of Technology (UTech) is purely ceremonial, Edward Seaga...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Moises Vela, a former director of administration in the office of United States Vice-President Joe Biden, has rejected suggestions that the US government has been trying to impose a homosexual agenda through various initiatives it has in Jamaica."We...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

While noting that he has not heard any reports of Jamaican organisations being seriously affected by the massive cyber attacks that crippled a major Internet firm and repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

The University of Technology's appearance before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee revealed a number of short-comings in its operations. Today, we begin an exploration of what is needed to address the concerns impacting the...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Jamaica-born engineer Keith Patterson, who specialises in the design and construction of oil and gas pipelines, still recalls with reverence his contribution to erecting the platform used to extract oil from Arkutun-Dagi, an offshore oilfield...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

The Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) has begun piloting draft appraisal instruments to assess the performance of teachers and principals. The instruments, which were circulated to educators for their feedback, are to be revised after a review session...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Local charity Food For The Poor has indicated that there has been an outpouring of support from Jamaicans for its efforts to deliver relief to Haitians who were displaced after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the island earlier in the month.Chairman of...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

As the Government prepares to enter another round of wage negotiations with public-sector unions, the workers they represent have, through their union boss, signalled that under no circumstance will they be accepting another wage freeze...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

Known as the global capital of fashion and design, Milan is home to The Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), where Stanley Sutherland, a past student of St George's College, has chosen to pursue a...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 10:00 AMAndre Poyser

When the Midfield Terminal Complex Development Project at the Abu Dhabi International Airport is completed, it will increase the airport's capacity by an extra 30 million passengers per year, covering 700,000 square miles with a central space that...

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