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New Fortress Energy awards 22 university scholarships

New Fortress Energy awards 22 university scholarships

NEW FORTRESS Energy (NASDAQ: NFE) continues to demonstrate its commitment to education in Jamaica by awarding a total of 22 tertiary scholarships and 27 high-school bursaries to high-achieving students across the island. This represents an investment of over J$10.5 million for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The scholarship handover at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to 11 recipients took place on Thursday, October 10. At the event, officials from New Fortress Energy and UWI discussed the expansion of the company’s partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, UWI, Mona... read more

Jamaica Youth Motivators hosts ‘Adapting to Your Environment’

Ardenne students engaging in an active discussion with host Leneka Rhoden.

THE JAMAICA Youth Motivators is a non-governmental, non-profit charity organisation dedicated to youth development and empowerment through advocacy, mentorship and volunteerism. As a major part of our initiative as a youth-led group, we hosted a three-day series, from Friday, April 12, to Sunday, April 14, which entailed workshops with the objective of motivating and inspiring our audience of youth and adults, equipping them with the tools to drive their own success and with a renewed perspective.

On Friday, April 12, we hosted our first workshop under... read more

its multiple name change before finally transitioning into Penwood High School.

Exploring the ICT lab.

“As the present captain for this ship it is my vision for Penwood High to be the premier high school, offering a comprehensive education utilising the best practices in international secondary education. We will continue to play our part as we advance the welfare of the whole human race,” she said.

Specially invited guest, keynote speaker, and Member of Parliament for the Kingston and St Andrew Division, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, highly praised the educators and administrative staff for their efforts in maintaining discipline, in light of previous... read more

Penwood High welcomes newly furbished ICT centre

“It’s a great lab and far better than the first. I believe this is a significant gain to our school and will definitely aid in sharpening our computer literacy skills,” stated fourth form student Tyrese Lindsay.

THE STUDENTS of Penwood High School are now boasting the acquisition of a newly constructed state-of-the-art information and communication technology centre. The school held its official opening ceremony of the centre in the auditorium under the theme ‘Creating Vision, Enacting Change, Moving Forward,’ on Friday, October 4.

“Alumni, students, and parents, welcome to the official opening of our new computer lab. Students, a great deal of effort and care has been put into the design and construction of your new computer lab. Penwood has endeavored to use only the latest and most... read more

St George’s College marks 170th anniversary

Members of the St George’s College (StGC) Manning Cup team.

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, St George’s College launched the celebration of its 170th year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit, held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev Kenneth D. Richards, DD, archbishop of Kingston. He was assisted by visiting Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana, the Most Rev Gabriel Doe Kumodji; the Very Rev Christopher Llanos, SJ, regional superior of the Society of Jesus in Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica; Rev Fr Rohan Tulloch, SJ, acting Jesuit superior and chairman of the board of St George’s College; and other priests and... read more

Youthlink CSEC Seminar makes math, English fun

THE GLEANER’S Youthlink hosted the 19th staging of its annual CSEC seminars on April 3, 2019. The event was established to highlight challenging topics students may face in the upcoming examination period and prepare students to tackle these topics as best as possible. Habitually, the five-segment seminar would commence in Savanna-la-Mar then on to Montego Bay. This year’s seminar saw over 400 students participating. Students also got the opportunity to compete in fun math and English competitions to win prizes, courtesy of Youthlink, and also showcase their talents as DJs. Andrea Hill,... read more

Youthlink CSEC seminar takes over Ocho Rios

THE GLEANER’S Youthlink continued the 19th staging of its annual CSEC seminar on April 5. As with all the other seminars, the main goal was to highlight these challenging topics students may face in the upcoming examination period and preparing them to tackle these topics as best as possible. Routinely, the five-segment seminar commenced in Savanna-la-Mar then moved to Montego Bay for the western sections. Ocho Rios initiated the seminar for the central areas of the island.

Students got the opportunity to compete, as always, in exciting maths and English competitions to win prizes,... read more

St Jago High School is champion of SCQ 50

ON Tuesday, April 2, the institution on Monk Street, Spanish Town, lifted the Schools’ Challenge Quiz Cup for the fifth time in the 50 years that the compe-tition has been in existence.

The match started with the Opening Challenge, during which teams answered questions alternately.

Kingston College had won the toss but allowed St Jago to go first. St Jago took the lead at the start of the section, but was one point behind Kingston College by the time the four-minute round was complete.

Kingston College ended the round on eight points.

The second part of the... read more

Rita Marley Foundation competition winners visit UWI, UTech

Five top performers in the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Annual Essay and Public Speaking competitions were special guests of the president of University of Technology, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, and the principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Dale Webber.

Students engaged in discourse on various educational and social issues at a round-table meeting with Professor Vasiciannie. When Westwood High School’s Wendy-Ann Ivey (second-place winner – Public Speaking Competition 2019) posed a poignant question about what advice he has given to students which they did... read more

Vere Technical High School wins 2019 Katalyxt Youth Innovators’ Competition

KATALYXT IS a division of Mint Management and Finance Services Limited with the responsibility of aiding the growth and development of small and medium-size enterprises in Jamaica. The long-term goal is to develop the Jamaican business community by identifying and training existing and prospective entrepreneurs in order to increase their chances of success.

This year marked the eighth staging of the annual Katalyxt Youth Innovators’ Competition. Young innovators from third to sixth form are targeted for participation and the objectives of this competition include:
1.... read more


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