UWI educators urged to get creative
Hundreds of educators who attended the distinguished University of the West Indies (UWI)/Guardian Life Limited Premium Teaching lecture at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, last week were challenged to find more creative ways to engage learners.
The challenge came from guest lecturer, Dr David Yearwood, professor and chair of the Technology Department at the University of North Dakota, who noted that faculty should seek to make their work with students more learner-centred by talking less, asking more questions, allowing students to provide more answers, and avoiding the tendency to jump in prematurely when students are working to solve challenging problems.
PSOJ and others to tackle energy crisis
As debate continues to rage over the recent developments in the planned 360-megawatt project, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, in collaboration with the Jamaica Institute of Management and the University of Technology, has joined efforts to find viable solutions for the country's current energy crisis.
The three organisations will host the first in the 'Series of Conversations about Energy: Finding Jamaica's Optimal Energy Solutions for Growth' at The Terra Nova Hotel, St Andrew, on October 29.
Fort Rocky Beach gets cleaned up
Jamaicans are passionate about the environment when it comes to the location of new port facilities, but not always in terms of our personal behaviour, said Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance Company.
Hind led a team of more than 30 volunteers from the downtown Kingston insurer, joining hundreds of others, to clean the garbage from Fort Rocky Beach last month.
Hanna attends UN's debate
Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna is currently attending the United Nations Third Committee High Level Debate on the Rights of the Child scheduled for October 16-18 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Hanna yesterday delivered Jamaica's statement on the implementation of the country's national programme of child protection and child rights promotion to the plenary meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
She will also participate in a panel discussion today on regional cooperation for the protection of children from violence.
Trade show organisers grateful for support
The organisers of the 2013 Montego Bay Trade Expo have indicated they are pleased with the support received for the 15th staging of the biennial event after three days of entertainment and business deals concluded on Sunday.
"This event was fantastic. I am quite happy, very satisfied," said Gloria Henry, chairman of the organising committee and vice-president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce. "All the participants have expressed satisfaction with their involvement in this year's event."
Hacking responsible for 28% of data loss
A whopping 28 per cent of the electronic data loss is due to hacking, according to a report that was presented during a recent Columbus Business Solution-sponsored Round Table Discussion on Managing Information and Data Risk - data storage considerations, trends and disaster recovery.
The data, which was presented by Daniel Rossignol, director of Global Alliances & Partnerships at Geminare Incorporated, listed fraud and stolen laptop, each at 12 per cent.