COVID-19 jobs: Medical microbiologist

Medical microbiology is a field of scientific study that includes looking at bacteria, viruses, and parasites — all of which can be seen as the cause, and often part of the cure — for various diseases and illnesses. Degrees can be obtained at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post doctorate levels, leading to a variety

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T&T announces multibillion-dollar COVID package

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The Trinidad and Tobago government on Monday announced a multibillion-dollar package, including a TT$1,500 monthly payment to unemployed persons for the next three months, as the twin-island republic deals with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Finance Minister Colm Imbert, speaking at a news conference at which it was disclosed

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Investing in local start-ups: The second $150 million

Below is an article from FirstAngelsJa, Jamaica’s first angel investor network. For decades, the Jamaican economy has been charact-erised by perennially low growth and high debt, a combination that has systematically hindered the Jamaican Government’s ability to provide quality services and foster economic growth and development. A challenging International Monetary Fund programme and projections for

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Employers urged to consult ministry before terminating employees

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has cautioned employers to consult with her ministry before engaging in what could turn out to be a costly and unlawful dismissal of their employees. “It is, therefore, imperative that employers ensure that, where workers are to be dismissed, they ensure that the grounds for

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Don't send in a poor application!

Dear Career Advisor: I am the proprietor of a medium-sized business which employs over 50 full-time workers in addition to seasonal workers. Consequently, we frequently receive applications from people seeking employment. I have been noticing a worrying trend; many of the correspondences received via e-mail do not have a subject line descriptor and many of

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National Career Awareness Week launched

Broadening students’ horizons about careers and removing stereotypes, is what organisers of the National Careers Awareness Week 2020 are hoping to achieve. The 10th annual staging of the National Career Awareness Week commenced this morning with a special worship service at the Church of the Open Bible in St Andrew. It will be supported by several activities that will

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