Labour Markets and why it should matter to you

Before pursuing tertiary education, it is important to research if your desired field of study will allow you to compete in the labour market. Labour market. That term keeps coming up and some have an idea of what it is but others don't fully understand this economic concept. No worries. After reading this, you'll have a basic understanding of what labour markets are and how they operate.

Defining Labour Markets

Automating Law Enforcement (Pt 1.)

Recently it has been reported in the Media that the security minister and the government of Jamaica has put in a plan to automate police stations and their processes. Thank you creative innovators of Jamaica!!!!! - who ever you are.

You see automating the procedures of the law enforcement offices including that of the courts and tax offices and integrating them could result in greater efficiencies. How so?

Benefits of being affiliated with a youth group

Youth groups have been part of the fabric of many communities for decades. Yet a surprisingly large number of youth have not yet hopped on the train. It’s no surprise that these youth are unaware of the many benefits a youth group could have on them. But never mind as I am a believer that it’s never too late, until God says so, as such  I will explore for you some of the skills and opportunities available to youth through youth group/clubs.


Health and Fitness

5 Reasons to Enter a 5K



5 Reasons to Enter a 5K

Have you ever thought about running a 5K race? 

It seems that in recent times, 5K races are being promoted, with invitations being given, via advertisements, to the public at large, to enter these competitions.

Financing Tertiary Education

Statistics indicate that the demand for funding tertiary education is rising in Jamaica. That means that more persons are pursuing tertiary studies in the country. If only we could retain our educated population. Tertiary education is not cheap! Student loan debts speak for themselves! Tertiary education is one of the most important investments that you can make in yourself but what you do with your qualifications afterwards is up to you.

Chikungunya and Dengue, Preventing and saving yourself.

Just moving away from my comfort zone and to remind each and everyone to protect themselves during this time. Remember the Chikungunya (also known as Chik-V) and Dengue are viral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus Mosquitos. These mosquitos usually bite during the daytime. While Chik-v is currently has the spotlight, please remember that it is not the only virus out there. Also, Chik-V plus any other illness can prove to be fatal according to health authorities.

Remember to;

Parental Control

The Broadcasting Commission is Jamaica's regulatory body charged to monitor contents being broadcast through: Electronic Media, Subscriber TV, Radio and Television broadcasts. Breaches by any service provider could mean sanctions levied under the "Broadcasting and Radio and Re-Diffusion Act 1995" and "Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulation 1996".

What the future of SLB should be

There have been numerous publications about the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) in the media, reiterating that "the delinquency rate now stands at approximately 30 per cent, with approximately $2 billion outstanding in arrears". Before I divulge much into figures, let's first take a look at how it all started.

Living a Stress-Free Life

Living a Stress-Free Life

by Fatima Muwwakkil


While stress may be necessary for human survival, the excess of it certainly affects our health and productivity. In our day to day lives, stress affects peace at home, job performance at work, grades in school and even our eating and mating behaviour.



The first business is School business.

Many of us have heard arguments that disagree with the Jamaican Education system. It promotes the idea that persons need to 'swat and regurgitate' information not allowing us to develop as confident individuals. Then we ask our young people to build a ninth lane on the '100 metre track' of life. This ninth lane involves them starting their own businesses. I personally think we need to revamp our education system if we ever plan to party with the 'FIRST WORLDS.